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Learn how to paint what you see and use your acrylic paint in ways you never knew it could be used! Mix color like a pro, use layers to your advantage, and make fun paintings of whatever you like. We will start wherever your skill level is now, even if you've never touched a paintbrush before. Let's create together!
Acrylic Painting Workshops have been proven winners in teaching the fundamentals of acrylic painting, Covering everything from stretching canvas, placing a protective coating and base, paints and brushes with examples to walk you through to creating wonderful pieces of art. For advanced levels the Grisalle method is a mature way of providing an underpainting study for your work.
Become the artist you always wanted to be! Whether you are an aspiring artist, a total beginner, a teen building a competitive portfolio, or someone who's always wanted to learn to paint, I will help you develop your technical skills and find your voice as an artist! In our lessons, you will paint from life, exploring composition, concept, and mood through creative assignments. You will train your eye as you paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits, figures, abstractions, and beyond! I will show you examples of historical and contemporary painting as we practice a range of techniques. You will gain confidence through practice and experimentation as you work towards developing your own style as an artist! And most importantly, you’ll have fun! I can’t wait to work with you! *Due to Covid-19 I am temporarily not offering at-home travel lessons. All lessons will be online only until further notice.
Kiersten's fine art lessons focus on two central ideas: 1. Helping students understand and refine excellent technique, and 2.Cultivating, encouraging, and polishing each student's individual style. Kiersten incorporates concepts and exercises based on the atelier, a classical French program that teaches practical, time-tested methods used by master artists throughout history. Lessons usually follow a specific schedule, one that Kiersten has adjusted and perfected through the years. Each class begins with an introduction, followed by an exercise or art game that helps students to warm up and focus on practicing a skill without the pressure of learning while trying to create a finished piece. Next, Kiersten gives a lecture-usually with a slideshow of examples- and/or does a demonstration for the students(s). After this, students work on an assigned project, which is often taught in a step-by-step manner, and finally, students are given time to work on an individually chosen piece under instruction. Kiersten emphasizes spiral learning, learning through repetition, moving forward at a sustainable pace, challenging students to reach full potential, and teaching students the little-known, highly effective methods of the masters. She is also very passionate about tailoring lessons to best fit each student's unique learning style, needs, and interests.
Students can expect to focus on learning a good foundation. I am familiar with several different approaches when working with acrylic paints. They include but are not limited to; direct painting, graphic approach, building up of layers using glazes and dry brushing. I also sensitive to the surfaces acrylic is used on; paper, canvas, fabric, metal and wood are just a few.
Learn the absolute basics of Acrylic painting. Get comfortable with your tools and the process of painting. Lovejoy will help you with blending, brush pressure, strengthen your observation skills, and start the basics of learning to see the value scale. You will learn how practice improves your skills and comfort level. Receive super positive support, encouragement, and constructive steps to progress your skills. Lovejoy is a teacher with 20 years of experience while living up to her name. Lovejoy will set you up with weekly painting objectives and offer feedback on advancing your skills 1 painting at a time. Within a matter of a few months, your confidence in your news skills will grow exponentially. You will learn how to look at an image you want to paint and break down each component into simple steps to accomplish. Just by going through the process of painting, you are successful. The only way to fail at painting is to not paint at all. Do you need a constructive critique? Schedule a session, and I will give you an overview of your strengths in the selection of work you show me, and directions to pursue to improve and strengthen your skills. A critique is not a session where your artwork is torn apart and told how bad it is, a critique is a place to discuss where you have come from, where your skills are now, and how to move forward to accomplish your goals. If you would like to have a critique discussion please schedule a session via zoom or a travel session where I come to your studio or home. Please note that when you sign up for a class/session, that time is yours, Lovejoy requires a 24-hour notice for canceling or switching times. She turns away other work when you book a session.
Wether you're an intermediate or beginner come ready to learn how to paint! Although this is my first time teaching I will work my hardest to get you to your painting goals. I have been a self-taught artist all my life and have some experience taking art classes online. I have experience in still life and landscape painting. If your just starting out we can practice with acrylics, but I also work with oils and water-mixable oil paints. I hope to share my love my love of painting with you
Had a great lesson with David, Decided to purchase a few hour one time lesson to paint a picture with my wife. David did a great job. I was very happy how he accommodated us and the time he put in bef
Daniel (Acrylic Painting lessons with David Z.)
David is very experienced and knowledgeable for many art forms. And is very personable also.
Karin (Acrylic Painting lessons with David Z.)
I held a virtual team painting event and invited Sharon to be our tutor. My team has a tight budget, but Sharon managed to fit the painting kit under the budget & the paint was high quality! She also
Huan (Acrylic Painting lessons with Sharon M.)
I am learning so much with Sharon! She is encouraging and helpful in her feedback, knowledgeable, talented, and has a warm and caring, presence.
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