Classical Painting Techniques



Cottage Street Studios (1 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA 01027, Easthampton MA)

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Lively on-going discussions of current and historical movements in painting, a library, visual resources, still life materials and personal stations with storage for personal equipment all provide a stimulating environment where the artist’s individual expression is encouraged. Participants benefit greatly from each other’s explorations and achievements in a supportive setting. All levels are welcome.  Six weeks commitment.