We currently offer the following beginning and intermediate drawing courses.
Please call (206) 334 2885 or email wyatt.studioparadiso@gmail.com for schedule.

FOUNDATION FIGURE DRAWING

This course is designed as an introduction to the technical issues of drawing the human form from direct observation and from memory. Basic ideas of planar analysis, figure structure and three-dimensional form-conception will be discussed throughout the six weeks class. Artistic anatomy will be introduced. Learning is for the student a quest to understand. This course will ask students to challenge their assumptions, ideas and habitual perception. 8 weeks. $350

ALL LEVELS

FIGURE DRAWING II

This course is designed as a continuation of the principles of life drawing as they were introduced in the foundation class. The study of anatomy is strongly emphasized, starting with an analysis of the human skeleton and learning how the major muscles groups relate to the bones. The instructor uses lecture with a variety of visual learning aids and detailed schematics to help inform the daily practice of life drawing. The goal of this course is to improve the artist’s power of observation by providing a basic understanding of the body’s underlying structures. Strong emphasis will be placed on anatomical issues such as proportional relationships, muscle origin and insertion, surface forms and skeletal structure. 8 weeks. $350

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL


EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING

Explore the varied possibilities of line, mark making and mixed media to convey meaning, emotion and symbolism in a personal way. Delve into the realm of the imagination and play by combining abstract and representational imagery. Create your own unique art by layering traditional art materials in new and unexpected ways. 8 weeks. $350

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Slideshow below contains students artwork.

INTRO TO OIL PAINTING

Learn about color and its various properties, how to mix color and when to apply the technique of glazing. The course begins with monochromatic painting and how to effectively see value. Then, working from still life, students are able to introduce a limited palette and play with various color shifts.  Take this course and surprise yourself by how fast you learn the basics of oil painting. 8 weeks. $350

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FOUNDATION FIGURE PAINTING

This course is for those students who already have a strong drawing background, but not necessarily painting experience. This is a hands-on course that briefly discusses the preparing of a painting surface and technical issues pertaining to various materials used for oil painting. Students learn to work directly from life with a nude model, beginning with “wipe-outs”, quick studies on a toned surface that emphasizes the light to shadow relationship. 8 weeks. $350

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

CREATIVE PAINT WORKSHOP

Perfect for the person who wants it all. This course embraces a holistic approach to making art. Beginning with the concept of art journaling, students will take a journey that includes experimentation with oil paint, watercolor, drawing, collage, photocopy, transfers and encaustic, all done on pages in each person’s own sketch book journal. Each page will result in a stunning multi-layered composition of varied imagery, color, and texture. 8 weeks. $300

ALL LEVELS

Slideshow below contains students artwork.