Studying Under the Masters: Portraits + Self-Portraits with Jeanne Oliver
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.