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“The Tailored Atelier”: Painting with Charles Philip Brooks

In this ongoing class, students will develop and execute variations on a theme, creating a body of work over time. Personal attention and mentorship is offered to each student. Students will make a unified, harmonious series of works. Students will have the opportunity to study: Traditional Oil Painting with a Limited Palette, Making Old Master Copies, Plein-Air and Impressionist Landscape Painting, Techniques of Underpainting, and Alla Prima Painting in Oils. Emphasis is placed on creating harmonious effects and learning how painters solve problems. Long term students will paint landscape or seascape subjects on location in oils, carefully studying light, color, form, and atmosphere. Impressionist and Tonalist oil painting techniques will be addressed. Students will learn to translate what they see into well-organized masses and well-seen value. Students supply reproductions to copy. Book and Materials lists are available from the instructor. All skill levels are welcome.

Charles Philip Brooks is uniquely qualified as an instructor for this course of study. His enthusiastic mentorship to painters during his four- year tenure as Artist in Residence and Lead Painting Instructor at the Maria V. Howard Art Center at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences in North Carolina is one of his career highlights. As one of the hardest working and sought-after young Tonalist painters in the country, Mr. Brooks is widely known for his evocative, atmospheric landscapes and seascapes and for his deep reverence for painting.

Classes meet on Tuesday evenings at Ignition Studios and Gallery on Vashon from 6-8pm beginning October 16th. Tuition is $50 per session. To register, contact Lisa at Ignition Studios and Gallery, 206-856-6906.

Ignition Studios & Gallery, 17630 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon, WA 98070