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Losina Art Center, 619-630-9278
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To register for our classes, simply contact us 619-630-9278 and we will help you choose the best class for you. We accept absolute beginners in all the classes we offer.
If you have artistic experience you can register for any class; just choose a class that fits your schedule and call us.
Classes are ongoing, there is no beginning or end of session; new students can join any class at any time.
Students can enroll for one class, 5 classes, 8 classes, a year of classes, or Portfolio Program (see Pricing). In each class the instructor works with you personally. Classes are structured around a specific theme of the day, which is recommended for the new student but not mandatory. For example, if you want to learn to draw but can’t come to the Wednesday Drawing class, you can focus on drawing in ANY class. It is OK to work on a landscape as others are studying portraiture, or to bring your commission to complete, or you can request to learn a specific subject or technique, and the instructor will play your game on your board with you. An exception is College Portfolio Program where the students target the requirements of the chosen college(s).
Contact: olya@LosinaArtCenter.com or call 619-630-9278
NEW! Online Critique with Olya; see Pricing and instructions.
Instructor Olya Losina, MFA
TEACHING YOUR MIND TO SEE
Level: Beginner to Advanced
This is a different way of making an abstract work of art. New means will include working with gel as your glue, scissors as your brush, and your sense of color as your guide.
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Beginner to Advanced
Ability to create a composition with impeccable perspective is a valuable skill. Whether you are a painter, a designer, a portraitist, a cartoonist, - without this knowledge your artwork will be handicapped. For this lesson a ruler is not necessary, because drawing in perspective is not about “drafting”, but about understanding why the world around us looks the way it does and gaining the ability to render it. This training will develop your sensitivity to creating anything in 3-D, including landscape, reflections, shadows, foreshortened forms, and placing people and objects into your artwork. In other words, this lesson is about learning to draw from imagination. Portfolio students, this is a great opportunity to add a valuable piece to your presentation. To be in this class, call 619-630-9278
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Beginner to Advanced
A touch of mixed media will expand your vision of what landscape painting can be. We will start by building a special surface for painting and drawing. Project will be especially exciting if you bring materials that you normally throw away, from newspapers to toys. You can transform any junk into beautiful texture! Landscape is a perfect subject for this “creative recycling” concept, but do feel free to use any other subject (an image of a single tree, a flower, or an object, for example). Bring some extra canvases with you, as this technique provides quick results. Call 619-630-9278 to register.
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Beginner to Advanced
This class proposes a different take on still life. The huge benefit of this project is that regardless of your current level, you will quickly develop your painting skills and your “third eye” (the ability to “visualize”). San Diego artist Manny Farber created his beautiful and cluttered depictions of the table tops by composing the objects that when placed together, tell a story. You will be encouraged to brainstorm how you can express something about yourself by organizing random objects (or carefully selected items) on a HUGE canvas. For inspiration we will study Manny Farber's inventive setups painted mostly with the palette knife. You will learn how to create your own story/concept, arrange your work-space, deal with the challenge of painting big, and bring all of the details together to an impressive completion. Enjoy the liberating painterliness of the palette knife and the experience of creating a giant painting rich in detail.
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*Oil paints are not suitable for this project; learn in class why.
**Latex acrylic house paint (NOT OIL-BASED) is a less expensive option than regular acrylics. You’ll need pints or testers, flat or eggshell (not gloss or semigloss!) from Home Depot, Frazee, etc. - any 5-7 colors you like. I suggest the following 7 basic colors: 100MPH (red), Grasslands (green), Cosmic Cobalt (blue), Unmellow Yellow (yellow), XOXO (magenta), white (any bright white), and black (the darkest black they have - deep base), plus any additional colors of your liking. For additional colors choose saturated bright hues, not “pastels”.
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Setup. The setup will be composed of a nude model, sitting, facing away from the viewers, a large mirror facing the model.
Challenge #1 - to create a painting from the variety of choices:
1) to just compose the back into a monumental “sculpture”, or
2) to include the reflection in the mirror and paint both the model’s front and her back (which will translate into the sensation of “perspective” in your painting), or
3) to “zoom out” and create a “mirrored studio showing 2 models”, etc.
Challenge #2: to explore the sculpting power of the brush and color, to create the illusion of form, express the volume, weight, foreshortening, space and light.
Strategy. Use bristle brushes, see the negative shapes, squint to observe the subtle tonal transitions, feel the volume, choose your colors for their “tonal value”, fall in love with the process, get inspired.
Model will hold one pose for 2 consecutive weeks so plan to work on a larger canvas. Make sure to bring a rich variety of paint colors. Model fee applies, $6 to $10, depending on the number of students in class. To join this class, call 619-630-9278 to register.
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NEW! Executive Package now has extended flexibility: buy 8 classes and have three full months to use them. Any class, any day, any time within 3 months from date of purchase.
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Canvas sizes I recommend for your future classes, regardless of which project you want to work on: