OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING
Coaching & mentoring program is for beginners and advanced youth to adult age. This is not general instruction but a rather personal coaching addressing the needs and goals of the individual at their level. We begin with a clear understanding of colour using a limited palette. Drawing, composition and shading are essential because they are directly related to colour. Students explore mark making with charcoal and graphite and move on to a better understanding of composition.
We work from original photographs that we edit, models, still life and imaginary creativity. Painting styles vary from traditional Grisaille layered with glazes, to Impasto/direct painting. Realism and impressionism are also explored. Subject matter is mostly the choice of the artist.
My goal is to find out the goal of the students and help them get there. Each person in an individual and will produce a painting with their own style.
Students come usually once a week and sometimes twice a week depending on their goals. It is an on going program that develops the artists and their work. There is no requirement for a six week workshop. Each session builds the skills.
Some of the artists have been coming for four or five years and some are selling their work regularly.
It is a stress free environment where four to six artists can explore and work freely.
No Art Experience Necessary
Student Comment: A Workshop Testimonial
“Taking art classes with Odette had made a world of difference. Before, I had taken several beginner’s classes but always stopped. I had no confidence and a fear that I just couldn’t do it — that I was not an artist. Odette’s skilled, compassionate and insightful approach got me going and has me motivated to be whom I can be – it is all just fine. Thank you Odette. I am learning about colour, shape and value a little at a time, and, to take time to see. You have inspired me.”
Barbara Clough, M.A.
Reiki Master and Reflexologist