Classes in the Back Door Studio
Claudia Herber, our
Back Door Studio Coordinator
Currents Classes - Register Today - Any Time
Discover the beauty and technical effectiveness of painting in acrylics. The workshop will cover all aspects of painting with this extremely versatile and tactile medium. We will practice brushwork, paint mixing and application. In this fun, encouraging atmosphere, everyone from beginners to more advanced painters, will benefit from learning how to create acrylic paintings with emphasis on your own artistic interpretation. If you have supplies, please bring them. Select materials to sample, plus assorted paper and canvas will be available.
Use Coupon Code 191019EarlyBird
Expand your artist's tool box! The dremel is a magical tool that lets you drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish, and grind materials such as glass, plastic, wood, metal, tile, and more. In this two-day class you’ll work with hard and soft materials using dozens of bits contained in the tool box purchased from the instructor. You'll make a small book filled with all the samples you created in various materials. This class will help you to create in a whole new way! Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to work with materials beyond paper and fabric. All skill levels are welcome. Sign up early, class size is limited.
In this workshop we’ll use texture to create expressive paintings in water media. A textural substrate may be the first place the artist enhances and supports their concept. Texture creates a sense of depth and makes a painting more dynamic. Texture can be applied under the painting, over the paint or even collaged or applied later. DAY 1: You will make a value study and then design and sketch a subject over a textured background after watching these demonstrations: 1. Making highly textured watercolor paper using gesso; 2. Pouring paint over textured paper for a background start; 3. Making a quick drawing, painting over the texture with watercolor. DAY 2: There will be a design lesson and slide talk. You will then experiment with different types of texture and design and work on paintings with instructor’s guidance. Class will end with an art share to celebrate our successes and consider what we might improve.
Use Coupon Code 200118EarlyBird
Learn to paint more loosely and simplify your color mixing during this three-day oil painting workshop with Eugene artist Sarah Sedwick. Working from a live model, we’ll use the famous Zorn palette - three colors plus white - to create beautiful, naturalistic skin tones. There are many benefits to using a limited palette, and the technique can be applied to any kind of painting you want to do - landscape, still life, even abstract! The alla prima painting style, in which a work is begun and finished in one or two sittings, while the paint is still wet, is lots of fun and perfect for exploring the portrait in oils. A combination of demonstrations, short exercises, and longer-duration paintings will familiarize you with Sarah’s approach to the portrait. Instruction will be in oils, but acrylics are also welcome. Beginning to advanced artists, ages 15+.