Date/Time: Friday-Sunday / April 20-22 / 10:30-4:30 pm
Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787
Location: Cole Art Studio, located downstairs on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020
Painting is simply telling a story without words. Learn how to create beautiful figurative paintings, using the environment and the human figure to express your ideas.
How do you create a story? What elements should you use to create the narrative and how do you put it together into a cohesive whole that invites the viewer to engage? Whether painting people in glowing cityscapes, warm interiors or in landscapes, Jennifer Diehl is an amazing artist who has delighted us for years with her ability to paint a visual narrative that we can “walk into”.
Jennifer says, “In order to say what you want in a piece, you have to create an environment for the story and also be able to put any elements in that story that you need. Using the environment and the human figure to work hand in hand to express your ideas is a crucial tool in your toolbox.”
In this 3-day workshop, Jennifer will guide students in how to use light, color, perspective and design to paint that environment you can use to tell a story; how to paint natural looking figures and connect them to their environment to help tell that story; and how to pull it all together to communicate through your painting. With simple steps, Jennifer Diehl will demonstrate how to capture people in interiors, landscapes or cityscapes in oil or acrylic painting.
Come and learn from one of the most beloved artists and instructors of Cole Gallery to use the human form to tell your story.
Did you know? You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class. Artspot's Web Site
Please bring 2-4 photos that you may have taken on your travels or in your daily life that you would like to paint. I would suggest that the photos be brought and displayed on a laptop so that you can zoom in and see the image larger if need be. Jennifer will also bring some images to choose from.
Oil Paints (Use artist quality paints, not student or hobby grade):
Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.