I offer instruction in observation based, representational painting and drawing. My goal is to give students the tools to express their own individual artistic perception by structuring, simplifying, and ultimately representing on canvas or paper what they see. See current opportunities below, and contact me with any questions about current classes, or to arrange private sessions.
Indoor Plein Air Workshop
Saturday, January 26
9am - 4pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens Building
9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130
$50 public/ $45 Friends of the BBG members
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Paint the subtle beauty of Wisconsin's winter landscape from the comfort of the indoors! Following a demonstration, paint outdoor views of the Boerner's gardens in winter under the guidance of artist Beth Stoddard. Suitable for beginners to advanced painters. Taught in oils, but all media welcome.
Introduction to Oil Painting
Thursdays: January 31, February 7, 21, 28
6 - 8:30pm
Farmhouse Paint & Sip
4511 S 6th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
$35 per class
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No experience needed for this sequential beginner’s course. Through the means of still life and informed by the work of the masters, Academy trained artist Beth Stoddard introduces you to oil painting fundamentals of value, color mixing, materials safety, and methodology. Teacher demonstrations precede hands on practice; participants will create at least four 'alla prima', or one session, paintings including value studies, color sketches, and more. Optional homework enriches the studio instruction. Whether this is your first studio art course or you come to explore a new media, you will come away with a robust toolkit for painting in oils directly from life.