Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Loosen You Up!" Scott Yeskel's Contemporary Painting Bootcamp

Scott's second workshop "Contemporary Painting Bootcamp"
made another blast!!

This time, they worked at 4 different stations throughout the day on:
 Pure abstract, Deconstructing the landscape, 
Contemporary Figure with a live model and Objects of Interest...

Students created over 180 paintings in one day!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Explore the Romance of Watercolor - Watercolor Painting Workshop!

Last Friday at Kline Academy, we held the Watercolor Painting Workshop with Pamela Harnois.

Pamela introduced many excellent watercolor techniques by showing some demos, and students successfully applied them to their art-pieces. 

Pamela's Watercolor Painting class is on every Tuesday at 10am, on-going! Check it out!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kline Academy Abstract Painting Instructor Scott Yeskel is in the Group Show at SGFA

Our Abstract Painting instructor Scott Yeskel's group show 
at SGFA goes until Aug 31st

Sue Greenwood Fine Art
330 N Coast HWY, Laguna Beach
CA 92651

Check out his 1 Day Contemporary Painting Boot Camp at Kline Academy too!!

Kline Academy Student's Up Coming Show

August 1st – 31st, 2014
Art Walk Reception - Thursday, August 14th from 12pm - 10pm

Duffy-Marie Arnoult, Rhea Ashcraft, Bayete, Jay Brockman,
Stuart Marcus, Colby Murray, Tobias Oggenfuss, Rick Robinson,
Carol Cirillo Stanley, Daniela Schweitzer, Cynthia Ann Swan & Greig G. Williams

Gloria Delson Contemporary Art
215 W. 6th Street. #115
Los Angeles, CA90014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Student of the Week - Renso Pinto

Congratulations to our student Renso Pinto, an exceptional emerging artist who was chosen for Kline Academy student of the week. 

Renso's latest work - work in progress

Renso is enrolled in Brianna Lee's Figure Drawing and Painting class and Cheryl Kline's Contemporary Painting class to build his skills and expand his creative potential. He continues to push himself by choosing imagery with challenging aspects where he can improve his painting and observational skills. He also enjoys going to art museums and galleries to get artistic inspiration.

He painted his father last year, which became a show-stopper at our Open House 13', and is now working on a large narrative piece and a portrait commission he was given from a client at Kline Academy. We will keep you posted on his progress, but be sure to remember his name because Mr. Renso Pinto is on his way to becoming a great artist!

Painting of his father at the Open House last year

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cloud Painting Workshop with Cheryl Kline

Cheryl Kline's Cloud Mastery Painting Workshop 

 Day 1- Fri 7/25

Cheryl Kline started her workshop with a small demo

Then she demonstrates the monochromatic painting method

After the lunch break, she showed a demo of direct painting

Day 2 - Sun 7/27

Days 2 begun with the imaginary cloud painting 

Students worked again on monochromatic painting. Cheryl Kline mixed up Raw Umber and Titanium White to make 7 shadow values and carefully applied paints on her canvas.

Glazing time!
 The colors she used were Indian Yellow Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue and Red Oxide (Transparent colors)

Check out our what the attendees produced in just two days!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fashion Sketching Boot Camp at Kline Academy

Last Sunday, we hosted the guest instructor Helene Reiner for 
the Fashion Sketching Boot Camp at Kline Academy.

Helene has worked for several great lines 
over the years in addition to successfully creating her own clothing label. 
She has also taught at some of the best college level fashion programs 
in the city.

During the Boot Camp, students first learned how to draw the 9 head fashion croquis.

Then they added fabrics and drapes to the croquis to design their own clothes. 

We are excited to announce you that we will have another Fashion Sketching Boot Camp soont! In the next Boot Camp, Helene will introduce color theory, more movements and values to you for your sketches. 

Call for the date!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Glazing Abstractions by Instructor Scott Yeskel

Glazing Abstractions 
by Scott Yeskel

I am often asked why and how my abstract paintings look so vibrant and not 'muddy.' I've often explained in my classes that 'traditional glazing' techniques are the key to refining great and vibrant color. 

The best way to start an abstract painting is the way most of you think. Work with large brushes and paint bold and loose. Don't be afraid to go right off the page, use texture, even splatter or drip. All of this can work if you stay fairly dark and thin at first. Just like a traditional painting, one must work 'light over dark, thick over thin.' 

Once you've achieved an under painting that includes a good rhythm and composition wait and let that baby dry before you make a muddy mess. Once dry, apply a transparent glaze using:

1 part damar varnish
1 part walnut oil 
2 parts Oderless mineral spirits.

(However if you are in a classroom with other people, just use walnut oil. The fumes from the damar and mineral spirits are too strong in a closed area and you will surely make some enemies, not to mention how toxic the fumes are for your lungs). 

Feel free to add transparent color to your mixture - Transparent Earth Orange, Alizarin Orange and Indian Yellow are my favorites for a warm painting- Ultramarine Blue and Alizarin Crimson are my favorites for a cool toned painting. 

Apply your glaze liberally and then wipe it off. Be prepared to apply thicker coats of more opaque color including accent colors once you are done glazing. 

Repeat the process until you achieve clean and vivid color. It usually takes me about 5 sessions and 3 to 5 glazes to achieve 'clean' color.

Come into my class Monday Nights or Tuesday Mornings and I'll show you exactly how it's done!