Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Landscape Class for Humans

First weekend in October begins my Fall Landscape class.
I am going to offer a cautionary tail to demonstrate why YOU should take this class.

Let's have a look at this guy. He had not taken my class, and despite all the hoopla about his work, frankly it sucks. I am sorry Jimmy the Chimp, but it is just awful.
AP Photo by Felipe Dana
Now a lot of noise has been made about how this ape "artist" is expressing himself, but one could make the argument that the chimp is expressing himself whilst flinging poo. Yes, while that can be hilarious, unless you are on the receiving end of that expression,  it certainly is not art.
Neither are his paintings!

So, don't be like Jimmy the chimp. Sign up for my class and be civilized!- be Human! If you have seen the movie the Plant of the Apes, you have seen what can happen if people don't study painting.

Fall Landscape Painting Class
Saturdays, Oct. 2 thru November 20, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Come enjoy the cooler weather and the fall colors.  With "Cincinnati's most charming painting teacher", we will meet at various  scenic parks around Cincinnati to learn to sketch and to paint with oils. Drawing on the ideas of impressionism, you will practice the techniques needed to complete painted sketches, including basic composition, value, pattern, color spotting, and covering the canvas. Then, building on those skills, you will complete a larger fully realized landscape painting that will capture the impression of light and color of the Cincinnati landscape. In case of rain, we will arrange in parks with overhead cover. Details and directions to the various locations will be given in class. No experience necessary- student must be a human. $179; supplies are the student’s responsibility. A list will be sent with your enrollment confirmation or see  http://www.uc.edu/ce/documents/commu/10UCommu.pdf
Location: First class will meet in my studio in Eden Park; then at various parks thereafter 
To register go to the following link and sign up now.

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