CLASSES & EVENTS
To learn to draw or paint in oils for beginner to intermediate, we have a weekly mentorship class with Cary Jurriaans either for half a day or a full day.
The idea is that rather than providing a structured teaching program the instructor helps the student achieve what they wish to achieve on a completely individual basis. This involves always drawing or painting from life not photos. The instructor will paint /draw along with the students as well as guide them.
For additional information please visit caryjurriaans.com and https://www.facebook.com/jurriaanspaintings/.
MENTORING ATELIER WITH CARY JURRIAANS
Coaching and Mentoring Program
When: Thursdays from 10-12.30 and 12.30-4 pm
Where: WIFAS studio , 813 Edgecliff Drive, Langley, WA
Cost: $80 whole day; $40 half day
Skill Level: All levels
This coaching & mentoring program is for beginner and advanced, youth to adult. This is not general instruction but rather a personal approach to addressing the needs and goals of the individual at their level.
In painting, we begin with a clear understanding of values using a limited palette. Drawing, composition and shading are essential for all observational art. Drawing will start with the basics, master copies and cast drawing.
After retiring to Whidbey Island, I discovered Whidbey Island Fine Arts Studio in Langley. Having always had an interest and some ability in art, I was happy to find that it had an affordable ongoing atelier/mentoring program. I spent two years working with Cary Jurriaans starting with honing basic drawing skills in pencil and charcoal; and progressing to learning Old Master techniques in oils. I worked once/week with Cary and a handful of other island artists in a supportive, congenial environment of gentle guidance and encouragement one-on-one with Cary. I have found success in my art, personally and professionally which continues to enrich my life. This would never have happened without WIFAS and Cary's unique atelier program. I recommend it for anyone who wishes to learn or improve oil painting techniques.
Claudia Mitchell, Freeland, WA
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Saturday afternoon Figure Drawing
As a service to our community we are making our workshop space at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds available to all interested artists to come and draw and paint from the live model. To sign up for these please sign up at meetup.com and search for the Langley Figure Drawing Group.
The group meets for 3 hours from 1 pm to 4 pm most Saturdays and the charge is $20 which covers expenses only.
Testimonials about Cary's mentoring program
"I want to thank you for giving me a wonderful experience. It simply drives home the importance of good instruction with serious artists! I have never seen such a good portrait demonstration!"
"It was a wonderful workshop. What a beautiful island. It was such a nice break! Ned was very informative and personable. And everywhere I go now I look for shapes and color values. It's like losing your golf ball. You look for it everywhere you go."
"Thanks for putting this workshop together and being a terrific host. Look forward to seeing you again and enjoying another workshop."
"Thanks so much for putting on a wonderful workshop....you really took customer service to a new level! You were so kind and generous and I really appreciate that. The workshop was wonderful I learned a ton and I hope I can make it up to Langley next year for more fun and learning. And painting on the coast would be just gorgeous, and I LOVE boats at marina's...."
"I wanted to thank you for hosting this workshop. It couldn't have been more perfect. The instruction was amazing. That was a great partnership of John and George. They worked really hard to make us better than we thought we could be."