2021 upcoming workshops and programs

The Importance of Light

WHEN:

June 3-5, 2021 
9:00 am - 4:00pm

WHERE:
 Franciscan Life Process Center
11650 Downes St. NE
Lowell, MI 49331

The Importance of Light; and how it influences form, description, volume, depth, and color in your paintings.
 
In this workshop, I am going to explain the three unique characteristics of light used by the artist, and its vitally important components used to create and control the profound lighting statement in your paintings. You will be directed to experience each light source and its unique characteristics during class meetings to learn and master the components in depth. Discussion, examples and instructional handouts will help clarify what is taught in class. As a result of this important workshop, your artwork will improve to the next level and the full mastery of light.

SPONSORED BY:
 Franciscan Life Process Center

2021 completed workshops and programs

Painting: Improving the Fundamentals, Techniques, & Procedures of the Painting Media

WHEN:

Saturdays

February 13 – March 13

1:00pm – 3:30pm

WHERE:
Lowell Arts
223 W. Main
Lowell, MI 49331

This 5 week class (one day a week) is geared to improving and mastering the basic fundamentals of light, volume, depth, color mixing, design, and content. This class is open to all media types. Each student is evaluated at their present level of understanding and competence, and instructed on how to turn problem areas into strengths. Discussion on technical aspects will clarify correct procedures of creating a sound painting statement.

 

Instructional material will be distributed during the class and presentations will clarify the fundamentals and procedures. Students should bring their own supplies they plan to work with. Students will contact the instructor prior to the class with a statement of what they want to learn and examples of their current artwork. This will help him to prepare information and handouts prior to class. 

Ages 16+ | Instructor: Larry Blovits

​Class Fee: $165 ($150 for LowellArts Members).

SPONSORED BY:
Lowell Arts

Explaining the characteristics of painting in oil

WHEN:

March 11,12, 2021
9am - 4pm

WHERE:
Franciscan Life Process Center
11650 Downes St. NE
Lowell, MI 49331

Discussing the various painting surfaces; The proper use of solvents and painting mediums; brush characteristics and usage; color characteristics - intensity and opacity; Selecting a palette and mixing colors - dependent on their tincture strength; Matching the value of the source image; application procedures; and various drying times for different colors. Why covering the whole surface is necessary for color/value re-evaluation. Care and cleaning of brushes and palette. Demonstrations of color mixing, medium use, and physical and optical blending of colors. Numerous instructional handouts will clarify and reinforce what is taught in class.

SPONSORED BY:
Franciscan Life Process Center

Oil Painting-Creating a Painting from General to Specific

WHEN:

March 19-21 2021
9:00 am - 4:00pm

WHERE:
Franciscan Life Process Center
11650 Downes St. NE
Lowell, MI 49331

The importance of knowing, and using, drawing and design basic fundamentals to create a strong painting statement. How light plays an important role in the creating the illusion of form and identifying color. How geometric and aerial perspective create the illusion of volume and depth. How both of these factors help to create the mood and content the painting. Knowing the transparency, opacity, and tincture of each color aids in color mixing. How important it is to match the values, and how to mix this. How selecting the brush type and application is very important for description and emphasis. Repainting (adding additional layers) adds solidity to the statement. Numerous instructional handouts will clarify and reinforce what is taught in class.

SPONSORED BY:
Franciscan Life Process Center

Explaining the unique characteristics of acrylic paints

WHEN:

March 25-26 2021
9:00 am - 4:00pm

WHERE:
Franciscan Life Process Center
11650 Downes St. NE
Lowell, MI 49331

Explaining the unique characteristics of acrylic paints; Discussing compatible painting surfaces and preparation there of; The proper use of solvents and painting mediums; characteristics of brushes selected for this medium ; color characteristics; mixing colors; application procedures; and drying times unique to this medium; additional additives and mediums. Importance of cleaning your brushes immediately after use or at end of painting session. Discussion of working from nature or photographic sources, positive and negative. Knowing the basic fundamentals is imperative for creation and control. Numerous instructional handouts will clarify and reinforce what is taught in class.

SPONSORED BY:
Franciscan Life Process Center