"As an artist I seek to explore composition, texture and space while maintaining a clear color key and value structure. I travel often and consider my ongoing study of history, science and language as an essential part of my work. The subjects of my work range from portrait, to figurative, landscapes and still lives as they are directly inspired by life."
This semester (winter/spring) Kathiucia will be teaching Beginning Figure Painting and a plein air class, "Painting the Outdoors." Below she decribes her upcoming classes.
Beginning Figure Painting
Session 1: 1/9 - 3/20 (no class 1/16 & 2/20) Mondays 2pm - 5pm
Session 2: 3/27 - 5/22 Mondays 2pm - 5pm
"This class will be centered around the accurate depiction of the human form. A variety of traditional methods for tackling the complexity of the live model will be discussed and demonstrated and instruction will be catered to each individual student. Techniques for the accurate representation of shapes, anatomy, proportion and rhythm will be examined in depth as will an understanding of light and the rendering of volume.
The class will begin with simple exercises to understand different applications of the medium and basic artistic principles. As the student advances they will gain consistency and be able to tackle more complex concepts, color palettes, and application methods. Please note: some drawing principles will be addressed.
The class is structured so that the student can continue to build on past lessons and experience. This allow serious students to keep forward momentum as they progress in their understanding of fundamental concepts and as artists."
Painting the Outdoors
Session 1: 1/12 - 2/10 Thursdays 10am - 1pm
Session 2: 2/16 - 3/16 Thursdays 10am - 1pm
Session 3: 3/23 - 4/20 Thursdays 10am - 1pm
Plein air classes are held off-site at different locations throughout the session. In these classes students will be working on small panels, 5"x7" and 4"x6"
"Through plein air painting students will learn about color, light and composition. We'll cover basic perspective as well as review materials, and different application methods and procedures.
Emphasis on color matching and basic color concepts will be covered and re-enforced as we encounter different painting situations. By starting with simple technique we will be able to improve and add on new layers of understanding for a more dynamic and complex execution, eventually leading to highly realized finished paintings as well as a deeper connection with nature and life. It's a win-win!"
See a full schedule with tuition here.