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Spring/Summer 2016 Classes- will be offered this semester that meet once a week for 10 weeks. Students will attend classes at the private studio of Adrian Gottlieb just north of downtown Los Angeles near the Dodger Stadium. Price $850 includes registration and model fees
PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN OILS-
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ( from May 7- July 9)
**BRAND NEW***** PORTRAIT PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS IN GRISAILLE
Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ( from May 8- July 10)
All classes are limited to 7 students
PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN OILS
Adrian Gottlieb’s classic painting course centers on sight-size as well as analytical drawing, proportion, gesture as the foundation for portrait painting. During the course, students will create a fully finished painting from scratch, painting alongside Adrian as he explains each stage of his direct portrait painting method, step by step. Techniques include but are not limited to alla prima, wet in wet and transparent vs opaque color with a goal of achieving luminosity and capturing the illusion of form. Long poses are essential to Adrian’s approach therefore, live models return each week to pose in the same position (conforming to the original pose as closely as possible) for the full ten sessions.
PORTRAIT PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS IN GRISAILLE focuses on the earlier stages of painting, giving students the opportunity to develop their understanding of Adrian’s foundation principles of drawing and painting. This course emphasizes achieving a consistent level of accuracy during each stage of the portrait process before moving on to the next step. Students will practice accurate drawing, identifying large shapes and rendering form in full value monochrome during this 10 week course as they develop the portrait in charcoal and continue it into a finished underpainting. By working in monochrome (black, white and raw umber), students can concentrate on developing their skill at rendering form and light during the practice of oil painting before learning how to manipulate color.
-Brianna Lee, artist and teacher at Klein Academy of Art
Don’t miss this opportunity if you are a serious painter! Adrian is THE best teacher I’ve ever had. I studied under him for 6 years and learned so much..! Thank you Adrian. I wish I could take it again!
– Chie Yoshii, artist
Painter and portraitist, Adrian Gottlieb, offers instruction in painting methods developed from the Renaissance through the early 20th century with a particular emphasis on Gottlieb’s ongoing research and experimentation with 16th and 17th century painting techniques. Gottlieb shares his working studio with a select group of 7 students who wish to pursue introductory through advanced painting methods and techniques.
While the concentrated focus of this course is on painting techniques and specifically Painting the Portrait in Oils, the importance of developing strong drawing skills is stressed. As an artist trained in the atelier tradition, Gottlieb’s program centers on sight-size as well as analytical drawing, proportion, gesture – all as the foundation for figure and portrait painting.
Painting the Portrait in Oil is not an introductory painting program; therefore, Adrian prefers that applicants possess a level of drawing proficiency that assures they are ready to study beginning painting through advanced and professional level painting techniques and methods. Intermediate level and advanced level painters are very welcome since the program is designed in the apprenticeship style – each participant, works at their own level of achievement and advances from that point onward. Students advance by way of systematic progression, working at individual speeds as they accomplish and build on techniques and methods.
Students work under north-facing natural light from skylights or artificial light in a 1000 sq. foot studio space. 5500k fluorescent tubes with wide reflector hoods provide supplemental lighting as necessary. Long poses are essential to the accomplishment of fully finished paintings; therefore, live models return each week to pose in the same position (conforming to the original pose as closely as possible) for the full ten sessions. Techniques include but are not limited to alla prima, wet in wet and transparent vs opaque color with a goal of achieving luminosity and capturing the illusion of form.
Adrian Gottlieb regularly paints alongside students, maintaining close interaction and allowing for a more spontaneous response to student needs. PAINTING THE PORTRAIT IN OILS and PORTRAIT PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS IN GRISAILLE is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. and runs for ten weeks.