Figure Painting! We work from a live model who will keep a single pose for all four sessions. Each week your instructor will begin class with a demonstration and then assist each student with various essential techniques and concepts to help you develop your skills in oil painting.
Class Schedule: February 13th, 20th, 27th and March 5th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Week 1 will focus on the fundamentals of composition and monochrome underpainting.
Week 2 will focus on the importance of color theory, and understanding how to mix and use colors harmoniously.
Week 3 will focus on painting light and shade to convey volumes in your artwork effectively.
Week 4 will combine everything by adding additional color and detail to complete our work.
Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to receive guidance from instructor Christopher Pugliese, who will provide personalized feedback on your progress. We aim to create an engaging and interactive learning environment where you can develop your skills and explore your creativity
Please note: Because we limit our student count, if you miss a class, a critique of your last work can be offered in the next session. That is the benefit of small classes.
Class Schedule: February 6th 13th, 20th and 27th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Please note: Because we limit our student count, if you miss a class, a critique of your last work can be offered the next session. That is the benefit of small classes.
Christopher Pugliese is an American Artist. Born and raised in New York City he paints in the manner of his Italian ancestors and considers the process an exploration of his own genetic history. At home he is known as the “Downtown Da Vinci,” while in Mexico and Latin America he is referred to as “ el Pintor.”
In 2010, the paintings from his early career, 1995-2010, appeared in a retrospective at the New Britain Museum of American Art. This series of brooding images painted in the style of the Renaissance Masters tells the story of the artist’s life over a fifteen year period. The frustrations of a young man learning to paint, the combination of excitement and fear we feel when confronting the blank canvas. The artist compares this time of his life to Picasso’s Blue Period, the dark chapters of a book one passes through on their quest for the sun.
After this retrospective, Christopher’s work began to change dramatically. He abandoned the studio and started traveling, creating installations at Burning Man, performances at the Venice Bienalle and interactive street art murals. This decade of creative exploration led the artist to a new project “ The Museum in the Streets.”
In order to keep costs down for students and to prevent any toxic solvents – we will provide odorless mineral spirits and a glass coil jar for cleaning – for all students. We will also provide a disposable grey paper palette for everyone. We have paper towels for you to us as well.
You will need to bring:
Canvas: 18×24 –
Oil Paints: Titanium White, Ivory Black and Burnt Umber, Alizarin Crimson, English Red, Yellow Ochre
Other Stuff: Paper towels, selection of brushes, stand oil, smock
Our beautiful studio is located within the historic National Arts Club on Gramercy Park South. The 24 doorman will direct you to our space. We limit our class to 8 students.
We are a screen-free environment!
Students are expected to focus on their work for the duration of the session. We play low classical music during class.
Discussions of student work with the teacher take place during class.
Gender neutral restrooms are located near our room.
Our room has a security camera for everyone’s safety.