Attendees are required to bring the following supplies:
- Acrylic paints (at least 5 basic colors: black, white, red, yellow, blue)
- Paint brushes
- Water container
- Paint palette
- Paper towels
- A 16" x 20" canvas
- Sketching supplies (pencil/pen and paper)
- Drawing paper
- Optional: tacky glue, glitter, sequins, beads, shells, etc.
This workshop will give you the tools to capture the image of your beloved animal on canvas. Before class you will receive instructions on the best way to photograph your pet. During this class we will review techniques to block in your pet and then slowly build your painting from the background to the foreground. We will talk about the spatial relationships necessary to accurately depict your pet. Students will be free to work in any artistic style they would prefer, including realism, abstraction or impressionism.
About The Instructor
Kelly Sheridan graduate with a Bachelors of fine arts from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. As a student she studied painting, drawing and sculpture and completed her final thesis on large scale figurative and still life oil painting. She was fortunate enough to study in Italy and was part of a group show at the St. James Episcopal Church in Florence. Kelly currently paints mostly pet portraits in oil paint and captures landscapes on watercolor.