Be inspired by masterpieces of art history! Have you ever wanted to learn more about the paintings that you see in museums? Have you ever wanted to know more about how they were painted? Have you ever wanted to learn about formal elements of painting like color theory, composition, and things to draw? If so, then this is the course for you! We will study the masterpieces of art made by famous artists of the past and present and learn why they are so great. We will then make master copies, an exercise which has been done by artists of every generation to observe closely and learn the lessons that artists who have come before us have to teach us. You will be amazed at how much better of an observer and a painter you will become by studying these masterworks closely. Be ready to make some beautiful work!
I love teaching art because it keeps me going back to doing diverse activities in regards to different types of art and techniques. If you have ever wanted to delve more deeply into understanding and creating art, I can help! Let’s enjoy art together! My courses will be in painting. I have professional experience as an artist and sculptor. I have completed a prestigious sculpture commission for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and have had my sculpture inspired by King Lear permanently installed in Stratford-upon-Avon. From my courses you can expect to take a closer and more observant look at master paintings. You will improve your painting skills such as color mixing and brush technique. You will come away with paintings that I hope will beautify your home! Anyone can create art!