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I will offer the following classes at Michaels:
Landscape I- The first Saturday of each month at
10:00 AM 25.00
Beginning Painting ( Michaels calls this Landscape Painting 1) Using a limited palette we will do a painting together, step by step. I will guide you through the process, learning about values, composing, and color. mixing as we go. This is a fun, no stress class and you will enjoy the wonders of painting and discovery. Join Linda and friends for this fun painting class.
Intermediate Landscape Painting ( Michaels calls this landscape Painting 2) This class starts with a one hour demonstration by Linda, followed by 1 and 1/2 hour painting session for students to complete their version of the demonstration painting. For Oils or Acrylics- 25.00 The first Friday each month at 1:00 PM.
This class is for painters who wish to paint with their own reference photos or from still life subjects. Bring your canvas and works in progress for advice, painting time and camaraderie. Linda will demonstrate small paintings and guide you through your painting process as individuals. She will have a still life set up in the classroom for this class or bring a painting in progress. 10:00 AM- Noon on the first Friday each month at 10:00 AM. For oil, acrylic or gouache
1:00 PM -on the first Saturday each month. For oil, acrylic or gouache
Michaels has set the fee for this class at 5.00. What a bargain!
Register for these classes at Michaels in Gainesville, FL now. You can register at the front check out registers, online, or in the store. You will receive a class syllabus and you may purchase your Grumbacher supplies at Michaels. 3644 SW Archer Rd Gainesville, FL 32608-2420 Michaels Store Phone: (352) 377-9797 Linda Blondheim Instructor
Recommendations for Michaels Classes
Dear Students, Please purchase the basic kit from Grumbacher for my acrylics or oils classes. In addition to the kit you will want to purchase a few extra paints to round out your palette. Your kit comes with the three primary colors, ultramarine blue, cad yellow medium, and cad red light, plus titanium white.
The two optional palettes I like to have my students use are:
Cad red light
Cad yellow light or medium
The above palette is called a single primary palette. You will only need to purchase black to have the above palette in addition to your kit.
Cad red light
Cad yellow light
Mars black or Paynes Gray
Alizarin Crimson or Rose
This palette is called a split primary palette because it has both warm and cool primary colors. You will have many more options to color mixing with this palette, but it is not necessary for good painting.
The single primary with five colors is adequate. Your kit comes with two brushes, but I encourage you to also purchase a ¼ inch flat brush, a small round brush, and a signature liner brush, also called a rigger brush. I would like to use 8×10 inch painting panels for the classes as you can more easily find frames for that size. 9×12 is fine too. A spray mist bottle of water will be most helpful, as well as a table top easel and a paper palette with tear off sheets, or a sta-wet palette. If you don’t have a palette, bring large paper plates. You will also need paper towels. A bottle of Grumbacher glazing medium is nice as a painting medium and final varnish as well. You will find these Grumbacher products at Michaels. I look forward to painting with you at our next class.
USE the same palette colors and brushes for oils and add a low odor solvent for rinsing your brushes. I recommend Gamisol.
Linda’s retail studio: 1510 NW 13th Street-Gainesville,FL 32605 inside Paddiwhack Gallery.
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I am happy to schedule a painting demonstration followed by Art Talk for your group or organization. A two hour session is the typical time format. I start with a demonstration and then follow up with a question and answer session and mentoring time for the group. The fee is 200.00
My workshops are sponsored by Gamblin, Art Alternatives, French Canvas, Grumbacher, and The Law Office of Richard M Knellinger. Please support these fine companies and businesses who lend support to artists.
Linda’s Teaching Style
Let me say that all of us are students of painting, including me. I give all of my students and myself permission to paint poorly at workshops. It is a place for learning, not painting at your best. If you are worried about looking bad, put that to rest. We all do poor work sometimes; and now and then get lucky and do great work. The students there will be in various stages of progress in their journey. Some are beginners and some are long time students of mine. If your goal is to learn something about painting then you will accomplish that goal.
Having said that, a lot depends on how you answer these questions for yourself:
Do you have the equipment you need to go outdoors to paint or will you be more comfy in my studio? I teach both in studio and on location.
Are you the kind of artists who get easily frustrated if you don’t paint well? Painting should be fun and joyful. If you don’t enjoy the challenge and mystery of painting, you will not enjoy my class.
Are you willing to try things that might be different or unlike what you have studied before? I do some pretty wacky stuff which helps me learn to paint. You will not learn to be an instant success by studying with me. You will learn the tools that will help you find your own way as a painter.
Do you have an eager to learn personality? Enthusiasm is a must to be successful in my class or workshop.
Do you like being outdoors in unpredictable climate conditions? Painting on location can be lovely and pleasant and it can be a terror, with bugs and foul weather. If you need a consistent environment you will not like painting on location. It is different than studio work and more challenging.
Do you like the camaraderie of meeting and painting with a group? My classes are controlled chaos. We have a wonderful time and stay fairly on task. There is chatter and noise but the good kind. I have from 4-12 students in any class or workshop.
Are you willing to take notes, and ask questions if you don’t understand? I always encourage my students to keep notebooks for the various subjects we study. There are no bad questions. If I can’t answer for you in class, I will research and find the answers. I will email them to you after the class. Take your time and ask questions of me and other students. You will learn more. Don’t be shy.
Do you like interactive or passive workshops? Mine are very interactive. I do not spend the day doing demos with my students sitting behind me. I do simple quick demos that point out aspects of painting. You will be painting for most of the day, doing multiple exercises in the morning and a larger painting after lunch. My students paint!!
Think about these issues before you sign up for my classes or workshops. I have taught every stage of painter from those who have never picked up a brush, to experienced painters. I have the student attitude, in that I will continue to be a painting student for the rest of my life. If you have subjects you would like to have as a workshop theme, please email me from the contact page or at email@example.com Each class and workshop has a supply list and directions to my country studio where I teach plein air workshops. *Join me and let’s have fun!