This 5-week course is designed for adults with intermediate to advanced skills and will follow the Western academic approach of classical methods of direct observation. Students will meet weekly in the Museum of Art Courtyard for 2-hour sessions on Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29.
In order to maintain social distancing during class, students will be sent instructional demo videos to watch prior to the live in-person class session. During the live class, students will have access to the collection and receive feedback and personalized instruction from teaching artist Keith Crowley.
Keith Crowley is the Senior Preparator at The Ringling. Keith Crowley has lived in Sarasota since 2015, and his work as an artist has been focused primarily on oil and watercolor painting. While most of the imagery in his paintings leans heavily on the history of Western painting techniques, photography and cinema have played a significant role within his work. Keith Crowley received his MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002. Upon graduation, Keith lived and worked in Philadelphia, where his work was represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery and Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Prior to being hired as the Senior Preparator at the Ringling Museum of Art, Keith worked as a preparator for over ten years at Princeton University Art Museum.
Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm: April 1, April 8, April 15, April 22, April 29 (We will use May 6 as a make-up date if any of the scheduled classes are canceled due to inclement weather.)
The Fee is $225 / $175 for members and is nonrefundable. Please note: the class registration fee does not include the cost of art supplies. Registration is capped at 10 students.
Required supplies include the following and will cost approx. $60 - $150, to be incurred by the student
- 32 x 24” newsprint
- 18 x 24” (or larger) sketchbook
- 5 sheets of 140 lb press 32x40 watercolor paper
- Graphite sticks, HB pencils
- Pack of vine charcoal, compressed charcoal
- Small artists’ watercolor set –or- limited palette colors in tubes: yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, raw umber, ultramarine blue
- (OPTIONAL) cadmium yellow light, cadmium red medium, cerulean blue, sap green, alizarin crimson, and ultramarine blue (this would be for students who have significantexperience working with watercolor who want to develop more advanced color schemes)
- Plastic watercolor palette (with lid)
- Size 6 bamboo brush (students are encouraged to bring their own watercolor brush preferences beyond this, but we will be emphasizing the use of larger brushes in the watercolor portion of the class). If the student is just starting out in watercolor, an inexpensive brush will provide a good introduction
- Paper towels
- White masking tape
- Two 16oz containers for water (32oz plastic yogurt containers work well)
- Instructor will provide Masonite boards