Seeing the World in Big Shapes…and Learning to Paint that Way

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Judith Spitz
Course Meets
04/03/2018 - 04/24/2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM on Tue
$200/ 4 sessions
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
Absolute beginner Beginner
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Many beginning and even intermediate painters use small brushes and attempt to paint photographically. This class will help the student to see and understand objects as “shapes of value” rather than the things that they are. The student will practice seeing the shape of a flower, the shape of an eggplant, the shape of a clove of garlic instead of the object itself. The student will begin this journey using large brushes, a limited palette and large canvas boards. Judith will share with the student the joy of painting value rather than the frustration of anticipating a finished product. After a few sessions, Judith will have the student add a color or two to the palette while still stressing the “value of value”. Students will have the opportunity to finish with a critique, thus learning from Judith as well as from each other.