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Hello Painters!

Fall 2023 Classes listed here.

All the best to you,

Emily Passman

Landscape Study: From Sketch to Paint, (online class)

A class offered through Currier Museum of Art.

September 22, 29, October 6, 13,  20

Sketching is a wonderful way for painters to heighten their seeing, and to take visual notes as a means to begin a painting. Intended for students with painting experience (acrylic or oil), this online course focuses on the art of sketching as an approach to beginning a painting with immediacy and freshness. We will be sketching with paint directly onto the canvas before and during the development of a painting. Class is conducted in real time (EST), scheduled through Zoom. Link will be provided prior to first class.


Oil Painting: Beyond The Basics, (online class)

A class offered through Rockport Art Association & Museum
5 Wednesdays, 10 AM – 1 PM
October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 2023

This course is focused on techniques to push your paintings to a new level.

Find better texture, use more paint, push color, and experiment with various ways to use brushes. Learn layering techniques that all make your work richer and create edges that sing. During part of the course, we will be taking earlier paintings and giving them a new life. Come with a couple of “duds” – we all have them!

All levels welcome. Space is limited to ten participants. Emily will send you an invite with the Zoom link before the meeting.

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Sketch to Paint in the Alla Prima Style,
(in person)

Offered through Concord Art Association and Museum 

In-person. Mondays September 11 – October 30, 2023

10am – 2pm (No class Sep 25 + Oct 9)

Alla prima is the Italian word for “at one time.” Adding a sense of immediacy and freshness to your painting is what we will focus on in this class using either oil or acrylic. Painting “Alla Prima” allows the artist to spend more of their energy “seeing” the subject and painting the essence of it without feeling stuck on the details. In this class, we will work on learning techniques that promote a looser feeling in the brushstrokes and overall mood of the pieces we create. We’ll work on a series of small drawings and color “etudes” (studies). Emphasis will be on creating a series relating one subject, then moving to another. We will focus on landscape, interiors, tablescapes, small objects, and still lives. The format of the class will be a combination of demos, discussions, “at-easel” time, and the sharing of one’s work.

Private ZOOM classes or critique sessions

I have slots available during the summer in person in my studio. 

Email me to arrange.

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