CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Hello Painters & art enthusiasts!
My fall classes on zoom went great and I am looking forward to the new year and a few new classes.
Hope you find something that meets your 2023 schedule in the list below.
All the best to you in the new year,
Just Ink! Capturing your World in a Sketchbook
Offered through the Currier Museum of Art
5-Fridays On ZOOM
January 20 – February 17, 1 to 3 PM EST
Winter is here, and it’s cold. A great thing to do in the warm, quiet of one’s home is to draw with ink in a sketchbook, either a scene out the window, a view from a photo, or the interior right in front of you.
Skills will cover using line and ink wash to make varied types of mark making, capturing perspective, and some basic drawing skills that will enhance your sketch.
Painting Techniques: A Deeper Study
2 sessions of the same course remaining – on ZOOM
Offered through Concord Art Association & Museum –
Each session is 6-Mondays On Zoom 1–4 PM EST
Session 1 - (complete)
Session 2 is approaching - February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13
Session 3 - March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1
Using a combination of photos, observing interiors, and window views as subject matter, Emily pushes painters in techniques of layering paint, finding more expressive edges, using the element of sketching back into their work, pushing unexpected composition, furthering color exploration and learning methods of moving their work from an ordinary place to a new level of excitement. Painters will write goals for themselves and meet with instructor individually to gain more support to follow their personal direction.
The Chair! Back by popular demand
Offered on ZOOM from my studio to yours.
3 Thursdays. March 16, 23, 30 1–3 PM EST
A chair is a perfect still life, an object we all relate to, that has personality and is a perfect study for perspective, form, light and shadow. In this informal yet hard-working class, we will focus on a chair as a subject, from making sketches to search for correct perspective, through the painting of a chair. Participants may paint in oil or acrylic. Materials list sent upon registration.
Expressive Realism: Intensive Workshop on ZOOM
Offered on Zoom from my studio to yours.
(8 Painters MAX. FULL-waiting list available)
6 Tuesdays, January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28 1–4 PM
Making paint feel fresh and spontaneous is a goal for many painters. In this course, I will work with painters on 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 from life or photos. Through demos, “easel-time” and non-threatening critiques, your work will reach a new vibrancy.
Participants may paint in oil or acrylic.
Painting from Photographs
Offered on Zoom through
Munroe Center for the Arts
4 Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 1–3 PM EST
It’s time to give your painting a push! Using a photo only as a reference and starting point, students will be pushed to take some chances and break through fears about their painting process. Through a series of exercises, students will be guided to find fresh ways of seeing an old photo through cropping, inventing color, and creating composition. This class will help you to loosen up and follow new techniques to bring more expression and immediacy to your work.
Oil for Acrylic Painters offered from my studio to yours on ZOOM (max 8 artists)
3 Wednesdays February 8, 15, 22. 1–3 PM (EST)
So, you're very comfortable with acrylics, have a handle on the medium, yet you keep thinking you might like oils. You certainly will. It is buttery, stays wet, and blends beautifully. We will cover layering techniques, varied mixing strategies, brushwork, and experimentation of various substrates (canvas, oil paper, board). Take the jump and learn to paint in oil.
Buildings: Get the Perspective - Add the Expression!
(max 10 artists) Offered on Zoom through Rockport Art Association & Museum
5 Thursdays February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2
Once the perspective is right, you can add all the expressiveness into a painting that you want! Learn some tips and tricks to getting correct perspective - with no math talk - learn to see, find the angles, make great drawings, and add the build-up of paint. Using photos or sketching from life, this class is hard-working yet informal. Oil or acrylic painters are welcome.
Paint Your Interior
(max 8 artists) Offered from my studio to yours
4 Wednesdays on Zoom March 15, 22, 29 1–4PM (EST), April 5 12–3PM (EST)
(8 Painters MAX) $480
Look no further than your studio space, the hall across from you, the kitchen right nearby and draw and paint these familiar scenes from start to finish. Oil or acrylic painters will gain new momentum and take a few chances with composition, size, color techniques, and applications of paint to achieve what painters have been doing for centuries.