Painting Workshop: Edges


Learn to create hard, soft and lost edges that will bring your painting to life

Frieda's Front, 24" x 13", oil on canvas

November 15-17, 2013

Are you ready to enhance your paintings, and learn the skills needed to take your work to the next level? In this class, we will focus on advancing your ability to apply techniques in seeing, identifying, and controlling edges, allowing you to create more vivid and dynamic paintings. When applying paint to a canvas, the tangent space, or edge, between two colors can be characterized as soft, hard or lost, and this class will help you clarify when and how to zone in on these unique concepts, including how to:

  • Recognize the relationship of shapes within your painting.
  • Use brush strokes to create hard, soft, solid, broken and lost edges.
  • Manage a range of tools including brushes, painting knives and rags for maximum effect.
  • Mix paints effectively to achieve the appropriate texture.

First, we will investigate how to see these edges, then we will discuss ways to establish corresponding qualities in the work using a range of tools, including brushes, painting knives and rags.

Plenty of painting will happen in class, and Seamus’s passion for painting ensures every lesson is fun! It is an engaging opportunist to develop your expression and vision.

This series is useful for both beginning and intermediate painters; emphasis on oil paints, other media welcome. Some painting experience necessary. Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Class limited to 12 students.

Seamus Berkeley is an international award-winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“Seamus is a wonderful teacher, bringing excitement and encouragement to his classroom. I always come home with a new tidbit to make my paintings even better, even though I have been painting for several years. I recommend him as a teacher 100%.” ~ Shanna

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
November 15-17, 2013
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition:
$325; ($295 paid in full by October 15, 2013)
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