PLEIN AIR ALLA-PRIMA PAINTING
NEW DAY TUESDAYS 9:30 - 12:30
Instructor: Sue Charles
Painting a landscape alla prima, all in one go, is exciting and difficult. Emphasis will be getting to the heart of the landscape by simplifying what we see...using placement, proportion and color to express space. It's not about being correct, it's about satisfactorily expressing what you perceive—what made you want to be a painter in the first place. This class will paint outside at various locations around the north shore. In inclement weather class will paint inside at BCAC, either still life or from photographs. First class begins with a slideshow. Handouts. All levels. (Min 6 students.Max 15.).
Interested in the following class? Email Sue!
UNINSTRUCTED FIGURE DRAWING/PAINTING
THURSDAY EVENINGS 6:30 - 9:30
Coming September (8 evenings)
Moderator: Sue Charles
(Min 8 artists, Max 15)
Figure painting has long been the benchmark for sharpening all your drawing and painting skills. This uninstructed series, moderated by Sue Charles, follows a format of 15 mins of short gesture poses, followed by two 10 minute poses and finishing with one pose for the rest of the evening.
About the instructor
Sue Charles, BFA Painting, Boston University College of Fine Art
Sue has been painting for twenty years and has taught painting since 2002. She emphasizes teaching the acquisition of observation skills—perceiving a painting as a series of abstract hierarchal relationships , and trusting and encouraging each artist's original work methods and expression. Sue has won numerous awards for her paintings—most recently for best oil in the NAA Regional Show 2016. Sue is represented by Powers Gallery in Acton, Alpers Gallery in Andover, Islesford Artists Gallery on Little Cranberry Island, ME , the South Street Gallery in Hingham. She works in studio 110 at 14 Cedar Street Studios in Amesbuty, MA. www.suecharlesstudio.com.