Duff classes – spring 2019

Contemporary Landscape
This class will cover the basic foundations of landscape painting with a focus on atmospheric perspective, accurate color mixing, composition, and photo interpretation. Through demonstrations, individual instruction, group critiques, and lectures on the history of landscape painting to the present, students will be encouraged to find their own personal direction as the create contemporary works of art. Demonstrations will be done in oil. However-acrylic, gouache, and watercolor painters are welcome too.
Tuesdays, April 9-June 18; 7-10p; or Fridays, April 12-June 21; 9a-Noon; Level 2 & up: $287 BBAC Members, $327 Guests, $5 Materials Fee

Plein Air Landscape
This class will cover the basic foundations of plein air landscape painting with a focus on accurate color mixing, brushwork, paint handling, composition, and simplification of form. The class will meet each week at a different location and work on site. Students will gain confidence and learn the essential techniques of plein air painting through demonstrations, individual instruction and group critiques. In the case of inclement weather, the class will meet at the BBAC to work from their photo reference and sketches. Demonstrations will be done in oil. However, acrylic, gouache and watercolor painters are welcome, too. A portable easel is required for this class.
Wednesdays, May 15-June 19; 9a-3:30pm; all levels; $340 BBAC Members, $380 Guests, $5 Materials Fee

The Sea & Sky
In this class students will explore the fundamentals of painting the sea and sky in dramatic seascapes and landscapes. Utilizing a limited palette and with a emphasis on shapes, values, edges and color, students will gain confidence while creating vivid and dynamic works of art. Throughout the course, students will receive individual instruction, and will benefit from demonstrations, group critiques, and lectures on the sea and sky as a favorite subject of painters from the past to the present. Both oil and acrylic painters are welcome.
Thursdays, April 11-June 20; 9a-Noon; Level 2 & up; $287 BBAC Members, $327 Guests, $5 Materials Fee

Advanced Studio Practices
This class is for advanced students who wish to further their drawing & painting skills while investigating, visualizing and developing a personal body of work. Students will refine their technical skills, expand their knowledge of materials and process, and benefit from individual instruction, group critiques and lectures on classical and contemporary studio practices. Students should bring their current works-in-progress, reference materials, and their preferred medium to class.
Fridays, April 12-June 21; 1-4p; Level 2 & up; $287 BBAC Members, $327 Guests, $5 Materials Fee