If you or someone you know can't draw, but wish you could, and believe you can't learn, these classes are for you. Drawing does not require giftedness or talent. When properly taught and practiced, drawing is a skill that can be acquired.
Weekly Beginning Drawing Classes Begin September 17, 2020 Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Weekly Intermediate Drawing Classes Begin September 17, 2020 Thursdays, 2:00 to 4:30 PM
Still Life Demo with Philippe Gandiol August 14, 2020 5-7 PM
About the Demo:
During the hour and a half demonstration, Philippe Gandiol will highlight the different steps to create a successful painting. Starting with composition, which includes division of space, focus point, shapes and balance. He will move on to values and edges ( squinting, contrast, comparison). He will also discuss color and light (temperature, chroma, value, highlights and accents).
The final 30 minutes will consist of a Q & A. Philippe will answer any questions that you may have about the process.
This demo will be held via Zoom. The Zoom invitation will be sent to participants two days prior to the demo. All participants should check their internet connection, speakers, and microphone prior to the demo.
Philippe Gandiol, an award winning Northern California painter, was born and raised in France and moved to California in his early 20’s. He has painted with oils for over 30 years. He pursued an independent program of study taking classes in France, San Francisco and Sacramento and with several renowned West Coast painters. Philippe likes to paint a variety of subjects like landscapes, cityscapes, still life and figures “en plein air” or in the studio. He works as much as possible from life, believing that only in life can he find the full range of light and color he wants in his paintings and the spirit and mood of his subject matter. He is actively involved with the California artist community, art events and fundraisers. He also participated in juried art festivals in Easton, Sonoma, Carmel, Napa and Los Gatos to name a few. He teaches privately out of his studio or in the outdoor and also offers painting workshops. As an instructor, Philippe is appreciated as a thorough, supportive and inspiring mentor.
This years annual drawing and reception will be held on October 4. Art donations are accepted through August 23, by appointment only. This is an important fundraiser for our center.
Celebrating the Figure is cancelled. In addition, the Friday Morning Figure Drawing Class will not meet on August 14 as origionally scheduled. We will send a new start date when we are able to reopen.
The WASH Open Show is now an ONLINE SHOW. Registration deadline has been extended to August 13, 2020 at midnight. You may have up to three entries accepted into this competition. For information and to register, go to: https://client.smarterentry.com/wash
Entry Deadline August 8
65th International Open Juried Art Exhibit. “We need to be visionary to be bold.” -Angela Hunt