1. Figure & Flower –  Painting & Drawing – Stephanie Goldman


Monday–Friday, 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
June 18–22 (5 days)
La Jolla Studio
$210/230 (includes model)


Course Overview:

Start off your summer with a week of painting the figure and flowers. All new set-up and model for the whole week. Paint one painting or a new painting every day. Instruction is individual and will incorporate solid drawing and painting techniques for gaining a deeper understanding of proportions, anatomical landmarks, tonal values, edges, color and abstract relationships. You may work in oils, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, watercolor, or pastel. The pose will be set in-the-round and viewable from all angles. You can practice painting the whole figure with the flowers or only the portrait.

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 LeMonday, *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.


*Required colors for the class

  • 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
$210/230 (includes model)

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