On-going Classes with Marie Massey

Painting Classes with Marie Massey

 Location: Monterey Youth Center at 777 Pearl St, Monterey, CA 93940. All levels are welcome.

To register, please contact Marie Massey at 970-222-1652 or mm@mariemassey.com

When: Thursday Mornings from 10am to 1pm

Dates: June: 7th, 21st, and 28th, July: 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th Aug: 2nd, 9th, and 16th.

 The “painting in layers” method enables the artist to get beyond the minutia and put down  on  canvas their unique vision and interpretations. Artists will learn how to quickly build a composition with depth and values starting with a small sketch on paper with pencil. The next step is to use this sketch and a reference photo(s), if desired, and  transfer  the sketch to canvas. Artists will build the structure of their painting with the first two layers in colors complementary to the final colors.

They will solve problems in the first 2 layers, working out the important value and compositional relationships. Then they will learn to apply the final layer to bring  in relevant detail, subtle light effects and color to create sparkling paintings. Personal style and expression are encouraged. Students will receive instruction on subjects including the principals of composition, perspective, values, edges, techniques and color. Demos, individual instruction, and critiques will be given.

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