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High Low Art Space (https://www.highlowartspace.com/) is an artist run community in SE Portland providing weekly classes and open figure drawing sessions. Private drawing lessons are also available upon request.

Upcoming events (5)

Fundamentals of Painting and Color (Online Workshop)

Online event

$225.00

CLASS SUMMARY This course is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to paint media and color, providing a solid foundation for your painting career. Using historical paintings as examples, we will explore the essentials of painting in an easy to understand, nuts and bolts method. No previous painting experience needed. FORMAT We will meet once a week on Fridays from Nov. 6th - Dec 11th for a live Zoom session. The first half of the class students will receive personal critiques and draw-overs in photoshop based on the previous week’s homework. The second half of class will be live lecture and demonstration. SYLLABUS Week 1 Becoming familiar with our materials and how to use them to their best advantages. Talking about the differences between painting media. Week 2 An overview of basic paint exercises and their importance. Week 3 Introduction to the fundamental components of color and mixing basics. Week 4 Primary color biases and how to use them to paint accurate secondary colors, color matching exercises. Week 5 The importance of controlling paint application and thickness. Week 6 Accumulating our new knowledge for a master copy! MATERIALS You may use any painting media for this class but I will be using the following: Fredrix canvas pad size 18x 24 A variety of filbert bristle brushes, any brand A variety of flat and round, soft, synthetic brushes, any brand Linseed Oil Paper towels or blue shop towels Oil Paints (Winton by Winsor Newton and Gamblin’s 1980 are good quality, inexpensive student paint brands to use for this class) : Hansa Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Vermilion Hue or Cadmium Red Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Blue Alizarin Crimson Transparent Red Oxide Pthalo Green

Fundamentals of Drawing and Observation (Online Workshop)

Online event

$225.00

CLASS SUMMARY This beginner course will give you the tools you need to start drawing confidently. This class is perfect for people who have never drawn before, or need to fill in some gaps in their knowledge of drawing basics. FORMAT We will meet once a week on Saturdays for a live Zoom session. The first half of the class students will receive personal critiques and drawovers in photoshop based on the previous week’s homework. The second half of class will be live lecture and demonstration. SYLLABUS Week 1 Familiarizing ourselves with our tools and the fundamentals of design. Week 2 Learning the basics of measuring and how to develop a proportionally accurate drawing Week 3 Intro to the basics of structural and planar drawing. Observing the world in perspective. Week 4 Intro to optical drawing and the basics of light and shade, how values are influenced by form. Week 5 Learning to render using structural and optical methods together in harmony. Week 6 Learning to use everything we’ve studied together in a drawing. MATERIALS LIST 18x24 Drawing paper pad. Look for pads labeled “charcoal paper” or “drawing paper” Willow or vine charcoal Kneaded eraser 2 Conte 1710 B “Pierre Noir” Charcoal pencils 2 Conte 1710 B “Sanguine” Charcoal pencils Razor blades “for pencil sharpening” Sandpaper block or pad Mono Zero eraser

Landscape Sketching 101 (Online Workshop)

Online event

$225.00

CLASS SUMMARY This course is designed to give you a comprehensive intro to landscape painting and composition. Landscape sketches are perfect to use as references for more finished works, or as finished art in their own right! No previous painting experience needed. FORMAT We will meet once a week on Sundays from Nov. 8th - Dec. 13th for a live Zoom session. The first half of the class students will receive personal critiques and draw-overs in photoshop based on the previous week’s homework. The second half of class will be live lecture and demonstration. SYLLABUS Week 1 Getting familiar with our materials and the fundamentals of design. Week 2 Learning to manipulate and control paint for different effects, washes, gradients, solid passages etc. Demo on painting clouds. Week 3 Basics of perspective and how to use it practically in our sketches. Week 4 Seeing values accurately and it’s importance in landscape. Week 5 Painting trees and foliage with simplification. Week 6 Basics of composition and how to manipulate photo reference or reality for artistic purposes. MATERIALS LIST You may use any painting media for this class but I will be using the following: Hot press watercolor paper, I like buying watercolor sketchbooks. Get a medium size, about 5 x 10 inches Soft synthetic brushes, a variety of shapes and sizes Water container Paper towels or rag Painter’s Tape Pencil + Eraser Gouache Paints: Titanium White Brilliant Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Lemon Yellow Flame Red or Cadmium Red Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Blue Alizarin Crimson Pthalo Green

Fundamentals of Painting and Color (Online Workshop)

Online event

$225.00

CLASS SUMMARY This course is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to paint media and color, providing a solid foundation for your painting career. Using historical paintings as examples, we will explore the essentials of painting in an easy to understand, nuts and bolts method. No previous painting experience needed. FORMAT We will meet once a week on Fridays from Nov. 6th - Dec 11th for a live Zoom session. The first half of the class students will receive personal critiques and draw-overs in photoshop based on the previous week’s homework. The second half of class will be live lecture and demonstration. SYLLABUS Week 1 Becoming familiar with our materials and how to use them to their best advantages. Talking about the differences between painting media. Week 2 An overview of basic paint exercises and their importance. Week 3 Introduction to the fundamental components of color and mixing basics. Week 4 Primary color biases and how to use them to paint accurate secondary colors, color matching exercises. Week 5 The importance of controlling paint application and thickness. Week 6 Accumulating our new knowledge for a master copy! MATERIALS You may use any painting media for this class but I will be using the following: Fredrix canvas pad size 18x 24 A variety of filbert bristle brushes, any brand A variety of flat and round, soft, synthetic brushes, any brand Linseed Oil Paper towels or blue shop towels Oil Paints (Winton by Winsor Newton and Gamblin’s 1980 are good quality, inexpensive student paint brands to use for this class) : Hansa Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Vermilion Hue or Cadmium Red Cobalt Blue Ultramarine Blue Alizarin Crimson Transparent Red Oxide Pthalo Green

Past events (510)

Figure Drawing Session

High & Low Gallery

$10.00

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