PAINTING THE HORSE -
Other Animals: October 15-18, 2012
Witherspoon Fine Art has been providing creative oil painting classes
since 1998. Owner/certified art instructor, Kay Witherspoon provides you with exceptional value and maximum enjoyment!
The class environment encourages artists to
relax, focus on their creativity, and thrive in the company of their
fellow students and the instructor.
The workshop is located in the 1800 sq. ft. studio, with its large and
exceptionally well lighted classroom.
Workshop size is kept small and open to students of all levels. The
intensive, 3-day painting program explores: the challenges of studio painting and
working from photographs; color mixing, composition development;
landscape and background
development, anatomy and form. The morning session includes critiques
and demonstrations. Students will work on their own paintings about three quarters of the time with personal
assistance from the instructor.
*An optional half day class in drawing will be held on Monday, the day before the
start of the workshop. Techniques and materials to enable accurate
rendering of the anatomy using photographs will be
assistance as needed.
Drawing class (optional):
Mon, Oct 15..........Cost: $ 45..........Material Fee:
*Fee includes: Various pencils, Drawing papers, Rulers
Students are asked to bring a photo (reproduction) of the image and
of the size they wish to work on . (Kinkos can help with
Tue-Th, Oct 16-18..........Cost: $300..........Material Fee:
*Fee includes: paper towels: solvent; hand cleaning soap;
and extensive student booklet on color; basic art principles;
composition, etc.; and pigments.
Students are invited to bring painting or two for critique sessions.
Additional works will be critiqued in a manner to demonstrate
art principles being presented in the handouts. We discuss what
exhibition jurors look for, principles of rendering three-dimensional
form; and composition designs that maximize the nature and character of
the animal and that elicit strong emotional qualities in the viewers..
Witherspoon will bring several works and canvases to demonstrate color
mixing and techniques and to demonstrate for student's how they might
consider rendering parts of their own work on their own canvases.
learned from experience that artists primarily think visually so I
prefer to communicate visually. One of the best ways I have found
to do this is to demonstrate - only with the permission of the student -
how to mix and render color and form on their own canvas, then watch as
they work on the same area. I demonstrate in a manner that
respects the students unique style while providing possibilities that
may maximize that style.."