Painting Program

You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is, because this is all part of experience, and the more experience you have, the better it is... unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far. - Alice Neel

We love painting here at the Dojo and are excited to share our passion with students. For session 3, we are offering the following classes.

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Basics of Still Life Painting

This course is an introduction to the basic skills, tools, materials, and techniques used in painting with oils or acrylics. The student paints from direct observation using the still life as subject matter. Emphasis is on solving the problems of representing form in space by applying the elements of composition, perspective, value, and color.

The class, offered for the first time in Session 2, will meet Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, starting May 22nd, 2018. The class will be taught by Denise Fulton and the cost to register is $275.

 
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Introduction to Figure Painting

This course is an introduction to painting the draped and undraped life model with emphasis on direct observation and accurate representation. Students learn to convincingly depict the life model through the study of light sources, color palettes and compositional devices using various painting techniques. 

In Session 2 we are offering a series of five classes that will meet Thursdays, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, starting May 24th, 2018. The class will be taught by Anne Nelson Sweat and the cost to register is $375.

 
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Painting the Costumed Figure

This course focuses on painting the costumed life model with emphasis on direct observation and accurate representation. Students learn to convincingly depict the model as well as fabrics and texture through the study of light sources, color palettes and compositional devices.

In Session 2 we are offering a series of five classes that will meet Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, starting May 23rd, 2018. The class will be taught by Karen Maness and the cost to register is $450.

 
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Plein Air Architectural and Landscape Painting

Experience the joys (and challenges) of painting outside. Join Karen Maness as she explores Austin's inspirational views -- both natural and architectural.

In Session 2, we are offering a series of five plein air adventures on Sunday mornings, 8:00 - 11:00 am, starting May 27th, 2018. The class will be taught by Karen Maness and the cost to register is $450.