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Friday, November 19, 2010

Still Life Workshop, Jan. 13-16, 2011, Norcross GA

Join us at Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross GA for Charles' first workshop of 2011. 

Utilizing the still-life, the focus of this workshop will be to inspire the student to move forward into a more satisfying way of handling paint - to gain control of the rich medium of oil paint with confidence and understanding. 

Charles will challenge those who attend to develop a painting using a logical and progressive approach, to paint directly without drawing or under-painting. Informative and passionate, he approaches art instruction by addressing visual principles and the material power of technique to equip the student with the skills to fulfill their own artistic vision.

The weekend will begin with a Thursday evening demonstration (which will also be open to the general public for a small fee), followed by 3 full days at the easel. 

Online registration is available for both the workshop and the Thursday demonstration on Kudzu Art Zone's website. For download and sharing, a PDF version of the flyer is available.

The Still-Life: an oil painting workshop
January 13-16, 2011
$375 ($325 for KAZ members)
Kudzu Art Zone
116 Carlyle Street, Norcross GA

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Works: "Variation on a Melody"

Charles' beautiful new painting, "Variation on a Melody," seems so very rich and lush to me. I can almost feel the crisp cool air of autumn as I look at that beautifully painted old gilt vase, surrounded by lady apples, grapes and the season's last foliage. Red berries speak of a cozy winter, while a branch of white flowers hints at the promise of spring to come. (20 x 16, oil on panel)


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Johns Creek Arts Center Painting Classes begin in January

We're very pleased to announce that, beginning in mid-January 2011, Charles will be teaching at the Johns Creek Arts Center in Johns Creek, Georgia.

"Intermediate and Advanced Oil Painting" will be offered on Wednesdays, in both the morning and evening. Classes are 3 hours long.

Intermediate and Advanced Oil Painting
Jan. 19 - March 9, 2011 
(8 week session)
Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
                     7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
$180 for 8 weeks

Class description:
Solid instruction without academic conformity, this class is offered to painting students hungry for moving their art forward. Primarily an oil painting class, the instructor teaches with the individual artist in mind. Utilizing still life and model, the student will be trained to look, to see, to think in a sensitive way while gaining control of the rich medium of oil paint with confidence and understanding. Informative and passionate, Charles approaches art instruction in a logical and progressive manner by addressing visual principles and the material power of technique in order to equip the student with the skills necessary to fulfill their own artistic vision.