Studying Under the Masters: Portraits + Self-Portraits

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Studying Under The Masters {Portraits and Self-Portraits}

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Teacher: Jeanne Oliver

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Course Description

Join six artists as we become the “apprentice”. Through discussion and technique videos, each artist will share their week with a “master”. You’ll learn who their “master” artist studied under, who influenced their work and what techniques and mediums they used. I hope you will join us as we explore 6 different master painters and study and create portraits and/or self-portraits.

Teachers: Cori Dantini, Gillian Lee Smith, Robin Fingher, Jane Davenport, Teresa McFayden and Jeanne Oliver

The master artists we will be studying under: Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Blair, Frida Kahlo, Brett Whiteley, Max Beckmann

There is a lost art of studying the works of others to find your own style. All of the “masters” were first apprentices. The apprentice sat beside the “masters”, listening to their process, paintbrush in hand, mixing paint, creating strokes that told a story, and stirred their creative spirit.

Have you ever taken an online course, gone to a retreat, purchased an art technique book and were taught an artist’s techniques and mediums? Have you ever been worried about what is your style and what is “their” style? Have you ever been afraid to create art that was inspired by another artist? This course is for you!

An integral part of the artistic process was to “copy” the master artist. In this course, you will watch as these artists practice using the works of another artist. They will share what techniques they learned and what they learned about their own creative process. You will then learn as they create art in their own style incorporating the techniques and/or medium of their chosen artist.

You will leave this course with freedom in your creativity. Freedom to pull from everything around you that inspires you and how to incorporate it into your art. The confidence to realize that nothing is new under the sun and how to build upon others that have come before you.

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Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Course Community: SUM Portraits + Self-Portraits

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Meet the Teachers!

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Supply Lists

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Jeanne Oliver Studying Under Vincent Van Gogh

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Why Van Gogh

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Meet Vincent Van Gogh

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: The Last 70 Days

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Van Gogh's Mediums + Techniques

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Van Gogh's Letters

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Influences on Vincent Van Gogh

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Finding The Details in The Drawings

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Brushstrokes - A Closer Look

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Collecting Patterns - Part One

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Collecting Patterns - Part Two

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Pen + Ink

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Watercolors, Graphite + Chalk

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Sculpting Van Gogh

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Sketching the Face

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Van Gogh

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: What I Learned Through Practicing

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Inspired by Van Gogh

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Who I Admire, Prompts, + Supplies

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Welcome to Week Two! (Jeanne Oliver)

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Teresa McFayden Studying Under Pablo Picasso

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Meet Picasso

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Creative Exercise

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Picasso Collage Exercise

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Pablo Picasso

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: What I Learned Through Practicing - Picasso

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Inspired by Picasso

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Who I Admire, Prompts, + Supplies - Picasso

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Welcome to Week Three! (Jeanne Oliver)

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Gillian Lee Smith Studying Under Max Beckmann

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Meet Max Beckmann

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Max Beckmann Biography

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Beckmann - Part 1

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Beckmann - Part 2

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Beckmann - Part 3

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Beckmann - Part 4

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: What I Learned - Beckmann

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Inspired by Beckmann - Part 1

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Inspired by Beckmann - Part 2

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Inspired by Beckmann - Part 3

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Who I Admire, Prompts, + Supplies - Beckmann

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Welcome to Week Four! (Jeanne Oliver)

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Robin Fingher Studying Under Brett Whiteley

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Meet Brett Whiteley

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Brett Whiteley Body of Work

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Brett Whiteley

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: What I Learned - Brett Whiteley

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Inspired by Whiteley

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Who I Admire, Prompts, + Supplies - Whiteley

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Welcome to Week Five! (Jeanne Oliver)

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Cori Dantini Studying Under Mary Blair

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Why I Chose Blair

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Gouache - Mary Blair

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Blair - Part One

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Blair - Part Two

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: What I Learned - Blair

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Inspired by Blair

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Who I Admire, Prompts, + Supplies - Blair

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Welcome to Week Six! (Jeanne Oliver)

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Jane Davenport Studying Under Frida Kahlo

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Meet Frida Kahlo

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: My Dialogue with Kahlo

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: What I Learned - Kahlo

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Inspired by Kahlo

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Kahlo Collage

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Who I Admire, Prompts, + Supplies - Kahlo

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Portraits + Self-Portraits: Creative Next Steps