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Workshop:


Get Me Started--Oil Painting

Saturday, April 16, 1pm - 4pm, $60 includes materials, Spring Still Life will be our focus.
at
Round Hill Arts Center, Hill High Orchard Building, Round Hill, VA
It's easier to paint with oils than you think! I will introduce the basics of oil painting, from composition to color theory. You'll be amazed at what you can do in three hours! Click on the link below then scroll down.
Click here to register.

Private and Semi-Private Classes
for Adults and Children:


For Adults:


Painting Light From Life

Classes of 3 or more students in my Purcellville studio: $12/student per 3-hour class

or
Private Lessons available in my Purcellville studio: $20/student per hour


I'll shed light on the basics of painting the still life. With focus on color theory, values, edges, materials and paint application, students will soon be on their way to exciting and luminous compositions.
Click here for a suggested materials list.


Drawing with Pencil to Prismacolor

Classes of 3 or more students in my Purcellville studio: $12/student per 3-hour class
or
Private Lessons available in my Purcellville studio: $20/student per hour


Draw? Yes you can! Students start with simple shapes as they define value, form and negative space in charcoal, conté and graphite. A progression to color explores the surprising and varied characteristics and techniques of colored pencil. Drawing drapery will be included. Advanced students may work from class still life or subject of their own choosing. Click here for a suggested materials list.

For Children:

The Art of Drawing

Classes of 3 or more students in my Purcellville studio: $15/student per 2-hour class, materials provided

or
Private Lessons available in my Purcellville studio: $30/student per hour, materials provided


Ages 10 and up. Learn the fundamentals of drawing in a positive and fun atmosphere. The class sheds light on the mysteries of drawing by teaching the basic concepts that are the heart of the art of drawing. Students will learn the basics for drawing objects, be introduced to the foundations of perspective, form and shading plus numerous other techniques to enhance creativity. The Art of Drawing course goes beyond basic skills to increase confidence.




Still Life, Landscape and Figure
Painting and Drawing in Tuscany
2-Week Workshop in Seravezza, Italy
Instuctor: Kurt Schwarz


                     
Montorno -- View from the studio
        Montorno -- View across the valley

Enjoy two glorious weeks – with eight solid days of painting and drawing instruction and demonstration provided by Kurt. All levels of experience are welcome. Your painting and drawing subjects are boundless. A model is provided every day, the Montorno studio grounds and the quaint village below beckons and everything can become an intriguing still life – whether you pick it right from the tree or find it in the market. This intensive workshop will help you grow as an artist, like no once-a-week class can do.
The meals and wine (provided every day you are in the studio) are unforgettable! Group field trips, your own excursion and getting to know the wonderful people of a town where very few tourists tread round out this very special experience.
Accommodations are in one of the quaint houses in downtown Seravezza. Double-occupancy and shared bath (unless otherwise specified) breakfast, snacks and plenty of coffee are provided in your house. Transportation to and from the studio is also provided every day.


Visit Montorno.com for more info and to watch the video


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