This is my typical class schedule. Check with your paticular workshop coordinator to see if your class schedule differs.

class schedule

First day:

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Demonstration from photo or life

10:00 - 12:30  Morning session with model

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 - 4:00 p.m.  Afternoon session with model

All other days:

9:00 a.m. - 12:00  Morning session with model or photo

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Afternoon session with model

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pastel supplies

Portable easel (if studio does not supply one)

Small table for pastels (if studio does not supply one)

2 pieces of sanded pastel paper per day: Middle tone please–think gray or olive green, not beige or buff. Your choice: Sennelier La Carte, Wallis, PastelBord, Art Spectrum or similar sanded pastel papers. Size: Between 11x14 and 18x24.

Compressed charcoal or dark NuPastel (black or brown).

• Backboard and clips (foam core is cheap and lightweight for travelers).

• Soft Pastels (Sennelier, Rembrandt, Schmincke, Unison, Art Spectrum, Terry Ludwig, etc.), the more the better. Most students discover they’re happier with a lot more color.

If you're new to pastels, and don;t know which products to purchase, click here for pastel and paper suggestions.

Click to download oil and pastel supply lists.

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oil painting supplies

Portable easel (if studio does not supply one)

• Palette: whatever you're comfortable with--wood, paper, etc. I like working on glass, taped to foamcore. 16x20 is a good size.

• Canvas or canvas board: 2 per day, 11x14, 12x16, 16x20. Your choice.

• Paints:  Rembrandt Transparent Red Oxide. Any other brand of: cadmium lemon, alizarin, ultramarine blue, titanium white, black. Those are the essentials. You can bring more colors if you want.

• Brushes: whatever style you're comfortable with. I like working with flats with long synthetic flexible bristles, size 8 and 12, and a larger brush, an inch wide.

• Pharmaceutical gloves and apron (if you're anything like me, you'll have paint all over your hands and clothes).

• Gamsol for washing brushes and thinning paint (or odorless turpenoid) and a sealable container (wide mouth glass jar, can, etc.

• Viva paper towels

• Plastic bags for your trash.

• Something to carry your wet paintings home in.

Click to download oil and pastel supply lists.

I teach a simple step-by-step method. Working with live models, we explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color, and pastel application or oil painting method. Emphasis is on developing form using light and shadow. For those wanting to speed up and become less tight in their work, this is an excellent class to take.

wednesdays at Spruill Art Center, Atlanta GA

I also teach Wednesday morning and evening classes at the Spruill Arts Center in Atlanta, GA. Call Spruill for catalog or register online:

Spruill Art Center

5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.

Atlanta, GA