CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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I have been teaching throughout the pandemic using Zoom, and I will continue to do so, even though I have also gone back to teach inside some studios. I also hold private and small group painting lessons in my studio barn.

 

My students range in ages from teens through seniors, and the ability level is from the very beginner through advanced painters. I'll meet a painter wherever they are!  I love what I do.

Just Ink! Capturing your World in a Sketchbook

Offered through the Currier Museum of Art
5-Fridays On Zoom  September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28  10 AM to noon

Using a few lines and spots of diluted India ink you can capture the essence of a scene and make a beautiful sketchbook page. With a good quality book, an ink pen and a small capful of ink-wash is all you need to record your travels, or to make a sketch of a scene in your own backyard. Emily Passman will walk you through the steps and skills needed to make a simple drawing a real keeper. All levels welcome. Class is conducted in real time (EST), scheduled through Zoom. Link will be provided prior to first class

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Just Ink! Capturing your World in a Sketchbook

Offered through the Currier Museum of Art
5-Fridays On Zoom  September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28  10 AM to noon

Using a few lines and spots of diluted India ink you can capture the essence of a scene and make a beautiful sketchbook page. With a good quality book, an ink pen and a small capful of ink-wash is all you need to record your travels, or to make a sketch of a scene in your own backyard. Emily Passman will walk you through the steps and skills needed to make a simple drawing a real keeper. All levels welcome. Class is conducted in real time (EST), scheduled through Zoom. Link will be provided prior to first class

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Sketch to Paint in the Alla Prima Style FULL

Offered through Concord Art Association and Museum

Five week class in-person on Mondays  September 12 – October 24 (No class September 26, October 10)
 

It’s time to give your painting a push!  Using a photo only as a reference and starting point…Emily will encourage you to take some chances, and breakthrough fears about your painting process.  Through a series of guided exercises, Emily will assist you to find fresh ways of seeing, using your tools, choosing color and creating composition.  Push to a larger format and follow new techniques to bring more expression and immediacy to your work.

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Painting Techniques Using a Photo as Reference

Offered through Munroe Center for the Arts

4 Tuesdays in September  6, 13, 20, 27  1–3PM

Using photos as a reference, students will learn methods of translating the information from a photo into an exciting painting. Artists may use oil or acrylic, and we will cover basics of painting techniques including brush strokes, color mixing, layering, finding/making composition, and stretching value and light. Some painting experience is preferred. 

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Expressive Realism-Small Group Intensive Workshop (Limited to 5 Painters)

Offered in-person in my studio, Lexington, MA- (Proof of Vax and Booster required)
4 Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29.    10–1 PM $360
(NOTE-same course offered in October on 3 Wednesdays)

Making paint feel fresh and spontaneous is a goal for many painters. In this course, I will work with painters in my studio with exercises that will encourage and help create more vibrancy in your work. These exercises will promote a keen sense of seeing and a new way of responding to your subject. Subjects will be either an interior right in front of you, scenes from the window or using a photo. Through demos, “easel-time” and non-threatening critiques, your work will reach a new vibrancy.
Participants may paint in oil or acrylic.

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Private Sessions/Critiques

Offered in-person in my studio, Lexington, MA
or on Zoom 

Private sessions are designed by you. Perhaps you need techniques to get you going, assistance on a painting in which you are involved, or a lesson about techniques and materials. My fee is $110 hour.

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