July 12, 2011

Still Life and Portrait Demonstrations in Oil

Taught by Natalia Andreeva 
Sunday, July 17, 2011
9:30 – 2:30 pm
$25 - Call 231-547-2333 to register.

Morning Demonstration – The Still Life
9:30 – 11:30
Sushki by Natalia Andreeva
The Alla Prima Still Life Demonstration will show you how to build up confidence in speaking the language of art.  Alla Prima paintings are quick and completed in one session while the paint is still wet. Learn how to evaluate the tonal values of color, spots, shapes and the direction of light.

11:30 – 12:30 Break
 (Bring a Sack Lunch)

Afternoon Session – The Portrait
12:30 – 2:30

Ukrainian Girl

Whether you are a professional artist or beginner, painting from the live model is a powerful way to rapidly improve your skills. We will explore the unlimited possibilities of painting the portrait via Alla Prima in various mediums and will learn to work with a limited palette and achieve accurate proportions through study of facial structure and anatomy.

After the demonstrations students are invited to work on their own paintings.

About the Artist
Natalia emerged as an artist from the rich artistic climate of Novosibirsk, in Siberia after graduating from its most prestigious art college. During her classical education in the canons of European art she was greatly influenced by eastern philosophy. Consequentially, Natalia's work is a harmonious marriage between spontaneous expressions and classical realism.
Among Natalia's favorite themes are exquisite landscapes, depicting the subtlety of nature, still life, where vibrant shapes and internal dynamics are shown in contrast to the commonplace subjects, and finally, figures and portraits brimming with humanity, and giving testament to the beauty and harmony of the human condition.  Visit her website: http://www.andreeva.com/