Tag Archives: Oil painting

Garden Inspired Painting Workshop

In this 3-hour workshop students of oil paint or acrylics will explore painting styles by studying contemporary artists.  The objective is to investigate ways of seeing nature and rendering works inspired by floral arrangements plucked from Roberta’s garden.  This is not a realistic class but a way to capture the flutter of a petal, the arch of a stem, and colors of the sky in line and in gestural paint. 

Roberta will teach the basics but let painters pursue their own paths.  Students bring their own paints, brushes, and canvases to create abstract backgrounds with a simple palette of three colors in opaque medium focusing on light to illumine the surface.  The aim is to let the soul of the painter come through the painterly brushstroke, use of color, and form of the arrangement.  

The fee for the one-day workshop is $65 and is limited to 10 students.

Roberta Shea is a Newtown painter known for her highly-textured vibrant paintings of the natural world. Her abstracted paintings are about the physical process of painting inspired by Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism. Looking closely at other artist’s works informs her canvases and her students.

She studied at Southern Connecticut State University, Creative Arts Workshop, Washington Arts Association, and Society of Creative Arts in Newtown, taught art at Masuk High School, adult education and afterschool programs and conducted tours at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

She has exhibited locally in Connecticut, New York, and New Hampshire and is represented by Gallery 21 at Arts Escape.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class.(One time only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.

Painting Creatively from Photos

Oil & Acrylic Workshop

Most artists use source photos in some capacity when they work, whether to jog their memory of a particular place and time or to record specific visual details to incorporate in later pieces.

In this workshop students will learn to paint in a creative, personal, and expressive way using reference photographs – freeing them from copying.

Learn to dismiss the sense of obligation to show exactly what is depicted in the photo and feel free and inspired to manipulate the composition, assuring vitality and making the painting your personal creation.

Bring several canvases and reference photos. A suggested materials list will be provided upon registration.

The one-day workshop fee is $65 and is limited to 10 students.

Souby Boski has been an Art teacher in the CT public schools and Adjunct Professor of Art at Naugatuck Valley Community College. Since 2004, she has been teaching painting classes and workshops at area art education venues in CT, NY, MA and FL.
 
She holds a BA in Art Education from Stetson University and a MALS in Art from Wesleyan University. She has studied painting with nationally recognized artists and teachers: Eric Aho, Ira Barkoff, Lois Dodd and Ruth Miller.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class.(One time only) Don’t forget to bring your vaccination card. Masks are optional.

Demo: A Preview of Oil Painting Foundation Class

In this session, students will see a demo of “One Process: Draw, Compose, Oil Paint,” a step-by-step process to prepare them for Patty’s oil painting class, which will give students a clear path to mastering drawing and color-mixing skills to create a beautiful painting.

Patty will demonstrate and discuss classical color principles from yellow, red, and blue–the source of all color–plus white, as well as showing how lively brushstrokes can transform the simplest composition, derived from a value-based charcoal drawing, into a luminous rendition.

This demo is an introduction to Patty Fogle’s fall oil painting class. Details are forthcoming on the fall class.

*** Masks are optional. All students must be vaccinated.

Patty Fogle grew up west of Boston — later traveled to Europe, East Africa and then to the outer edges of western Ireland, which continue to influence her art.  For the past 15 years, Patty has been a member of the Faculty at the Washington Art Association in Connecticut, where she teaches Masters Classes in Drawing & Painting.

Website: www.pattykevillefogle.com