Figure & Flower: Painting & Drawing

Stephanie Goldman

Beginner – Advanced


Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM–1:30 PM
June 17–21 (5 days)
La Jolla Studio
$240/260 (includes model)

Figure & Flower: Painting & Drawing

Course Overview:

In this class, using a new model every week, we will focus on learning how to construct a portrait or full figure, with special attention to the five main features of the head. Each week we will break down one of the main features and learn the nuances of the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and neck.

Beginners are encouraged to work in pencil or charcoal, while those with more experience may work in other mediums, such as watercolor, acrylics, or oils.

All levels are welcome, as instruction is given on an individual basis.


Course Materials:

You do not need to buy everything on this list. Only buy materials that relate to the medium you plan to work with or bring your own basic supplies.

Canvas: a variety of sizes—panels or stretched canvas; all canvases should be toned with a medium gray or any medium value color, as all work will be done under artificial light.

Brushes (a variety): filbert #2 and 4 and bristle blend rounds, #1, 2, and 3. (Several of each are recommended, the filbert for massing in large areas and rounds for refining shapes and more precise work.)

Oil paint (palette consists of a warm and cool variation of every color except orange): Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Green Pale, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, Titanium White, Ivory Black, and any special colors you like.

Other: palette: 11” x 14” or larger, wood or glass (plastic palette saver is most convenient to keep your palette in), palette knives, Viva-brand paper towels, Liquin or Gamblin stand oil, palette cups, odorless mineral spirits, sketchbook, 4B pencil, razor blade, kneaded eraser.

  • Attention: Artists & Craftsman Supply (Hillcrest) will be able to assist with any materials needed for the class. Bring only what you plan on using.

Register For Class Through the Athenaeum

  • individual instruction
  • your choice of materials
  • email handouts
  • class demonstrations

Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM–1:30 PM
June 17–21 (5 days)
La Jolla Studio
$240/260 (includes model)

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