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WINTER/SPRING 2021 (a half session option is available at $380)

Bethesda:                                                                             Directions to Bethesda Studio


#2 Beth - Academic Portrait Painting 
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
15 session course  01.06.21-04.14.21
Price: $670

#3 Beth - Academic Painting (Still Life)
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
15 session course 01.06.21-04.14.21
Price: $670

#4 Beth - Still Life Painting
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
15 session course 01.07.21-04.15.21
Price: $670

#5 Beth - Still Life Painting
Friday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
15 session course  01.08.21-04.16.21
Price: $670

#10 Beth - Children's Class
Friday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
15 session course 01.08.21-04.16.21

Price: $450

#11 Beth - Still Life Painting
Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
15 session course  01.09.21-04.17.21
Price: $670

GEORGETOWN:                                                                   Directions to Georgetown gallery

#6 Geo - Academic Drawing 
Sunday  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
15 session course 01.03.21-04.18.21
Price: $670

#8 Geo - Still Life Painting
Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
15 session course 01.07.21-04.15.21
Price: $670

#9a Geo - Academic Drawing (Model) Children's
Sunday  10:00 AM - 12 PM
15 session course 01.03.21-04.18.21
Price: $450

#9b Geo - Painting
Sunday  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
15 session course 01.03.21-04.18.21
Price: $670

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"Model" courses  are  based on  the  approach  used  by  the  traditional art schools where figure painting/drawing was considered the most  important genre.

~ This approach includes thorough drawing, understanding  of   the  structure and anatomy of the human figure,  ways of   measuring proportions, seeing the unique characteristics  of the form, learning to  see tonal  values in relation to the whole rather than to the neighboring areas.

~ The principals    of   creating a three-dimensional  illusion  by  using  corresponding  tonal values are very significant  to  the course.  We will  analyze  such terms as highlight,  light,  shade, reflection, and cast shadow.

~ Color mixing  is a  very  important  topic  of  the course. The first thing in mixing the right color is   seeing  the  color   right  (meaning in  relation to other colors) and   then   finding appropriate pigments on one’s palette. Flesh tones mixing will be also addressed.

~ Studying  specifics  of oil paint   as  a  material and paint application are other important topics of the course. Some painting experience required.  

 "Still Life"
 courses  are   based on a  traditional  realistic  approach. Structurally  the courses consist of two-three long-term assignments. Especially since the era of  Cezanne the art of still life lost its label of a secondary genre. It became the true artist’s laboratory, a "model of the world" of some sort, where such important terms like composition, color, texture, material and even emotions come to play.

~ Color and  color  theory  are  the  most important topics  of  the  course. They will include complimentary colors, transformation of color in light and in shade, color harmony. Various color schemes will be used in studio installations.

~ Different   painting  techniques  are  studied  on  such  examples  as the Dutch, Chardin, and other  masters  of still life.  Studying  specifics  of oil paint   as  a  material  is another important part of the course.

Please call 301 263 0000 or e-mail  to WintrPalce@aol.com to check availability.



1. Stretched canvas.
2. Willow charcoal medium /medium- 1 box 
. Charcoal eraser
5. Palette Box (Blue Plastic Lid) 
6. Disposable Palette Pad
7. Palette knife (optional)
8. Palette cups w/lids, double
9. Oil paints: 
Basic colors:
Titanium White (large tube)
Ivory Black 
Burnt Umber 
Yellow Ochre 
Phthalo Green
French Ultramarine
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow 

Additional Colors:
English Red or Red Oxide
Raw Sienna
Permanent Geranium
Alizarin Crimson
Lemon Yellow
Phthalo Blue 
10. Paint thinner (Odorless) Gamsol
11. Medium for oil painting (medium drying time)
12. Brushes:
Brushes should not be too soft or too hard. Large and middle size should be flat. The length should not exceed the width significantly. Synthetics are sometimes very good and not too expensive. Soft bristle brushes are good. Look for brushes for oil/acrylic.  Wide brush 1 - 1 1/2" width (some household brushes will do)
13. Paper towels or Painter’s Cloth (sold at Home Depot, etc.) to wipe brushes.

Email: wintrpalce@aol.com
Phone: 301 263 0000
Address: 1054 31st Street NW Washington DC 20007

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