Classes

**Registration is now open for Fall classes on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in any of the classes or workshops listed on this page, please contact the artist directly via the Contact page or via email at patriciamcmahonrice@gmail.com, to obtain a registration form and arrange payment.**

The Atelier Track

       

The Atelier approach lays a solid foundation in drawing and painting from life, as well as an understanding of the nature of light falling on a three dimensional form, with the close supervision of a master artist. At Stuart Street Atelier, students will use a combination of Bargue plate drawing exercises, as well as working from casts and live models and still life. The student will practice first in drawing with a variety of media, and then, painting in monochrome, progressing from a limited palette to full color. Students will progress at their own pace as they gain mastery at each level. The goal is to develop the student’s ability to see, and to draw, accurately, within an intimate atelier setting, in small classes. Many artists, with real vision, lack the core skills to execute that vision adequately. With patience and dedication, this program will give you the skills necessary to bring your vision to life. (Note: students will not have to complete every Bargue plate in order to progress to the next level. The goal is mastery, not forcing each student to complete every existing Bargue plate, or cast in the studio.)  This class will be offered Tuesdays 9-12, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, (make up class date: Oct 12 if Patty has to cancel a class for some reason).

Cost: $280. (Casts and Bargue references included, as well as all drawing supplies. Painting supplies are the students’ responsibility)

The Independent Mentoring Track

The Atelier approach does not appeal to, nor meet the needs of, every artist.  With that in mind, Patricia will be offering a class for those students who wish to draw or paint independently their own concepts, with regular critique from the instructor. Each class will be 3 hours long, and meet once a week. Students will enroll and pay for a series of 6 weeks of mentoring. 
This class will be offered on Wednesday, 9-12, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6,  (Make up class if Patty has to reschedule for any reason: Oct 13). Supplies not included. Cost: $270 

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Workshops

Painting Birds or Fruit on Copper

         

This class is for both the beginning painter, as well as the experienced painter interested in exploring this Baroque Era surface. Copper is experiencing a revival among Contemporary Realist artists. Paint almost seems to float on top of this highly archival, glowing surface. Copper panel included. Bring your own brushes and paints.

Location: 6364 Stuart Street, The Plains, VA 20198

Date/Time: Friday, October 29th / 10 a.m. -4 p.m. 

Cost: $140


 

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