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Lately, I have been teaching private painting lessons (besides my group classes)
and it has been so nice to slow down and focus on one student!
So, last night I took an online painting class myself as a treat, an artist's date!
The painting below is in process and still on the easel but 3/4 of the way done.
What a treat it is for a teaching artist to take a class.
I do not have time to take a class in person since I am teaching a lot of art and painting classes. So, the online version is great because I can stop the class and go back when I next have time.
I needed to loosen up with portraits again (haven't painted one in awhile) and have fun with values, color and of course start with an exciting composition.
The online class was taught by Emma Petitt at www.artistmagic.online
We used photographs of portraits that included hands! Lots of videos to work from. She is a very good teacher. She chooses photos as resource and let me tell you,
it is simply for composition and lighting as we change all the features to make the portrait our own.
My painting looks nothing like Emma's and that was part of the beauty of the class!
I used my own style but learned some fun techniques. More to come!
The above mentioned workshop is one I have had the pleasure of facilitating in different locations over the course of the last few years.
I have had two out of town students ask me if there was an online version of this class so I am considering making this my next online class.
I have made one before but it was my first so hoping this one has less technical problems.
Of course I love teaching/facilitating in person but when an art class is online,
it lives forever. A student can go back and rewind the videos and
that is so helpful! I have taken online art classes myself and just love
going back and reviewing!
So, my question to you all is, would any of you like to take this online class also? I will make it for under 50 dollars cost to you but I do need more than two students interested.
Thanks for any comments below or simply email me
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