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.
MENTORING ATELIER WITH CARY JURRIAANS
Coaching and Mentoring Program
When: Thursdays from 10-12.30 and 12.30-4 pm (from 9/21)
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.