CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

One-on one instruction or small group classes can be scheduled for any topic listed, or for a particular topic  that you are interested in.  E-mail  WBeckertStudio@gmail.com  for details, or to schedule a private lesson (see contact page).

"ATELIER 101: Painting Workshop"

Monday, Sept 9, 2019

Monday, Sept 16, 2019

Monday, Sept 30, 2019

Instructor, WB Eckert

9am- 12 noon

Held at Paso Robles Art Association Showroom/Gallery

Class Description: 

This is a workshop for anyone looking for an opportunity to paint with like-minded painters, and who would also like the opportunity to share guidance and direction with instructor WB Eckert. Bring your own painting, or work from a provided set up. This is a great opportunity to bring that painting that you are struggling with and work on it in the clinic with some constructive direction. All media welcome. Bring your own materials. ( Drop-ins welcome.) .

$25 per student

 

“Mixing Colors To Get The Color You Want

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Instructor, WB Eckert

9 am - 12 noon

Held at Paso Robles  Art Association Showroom/Gallery

 

Class description:
This class focuses on the techniques of mixing color, strategies for identifying and mixing color, and hands-on exercises. We will be using acrylics, but the exercises are applicable to any painting media. Paint, brushes, and equipment included.  Material you supply: 1 - 9"x12" Bristol board pad, clothes suitable for painting. 
Questions or more information e-mail or call 805.238.2001.    $45 Per Student .

“Brushes and Brush Techniques: An Introduction”

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Instructor, WB Eckert

9 am - 12 noon

Held at Paso Robles  Art Association Showroom/Gallery

 

Class description:
 

“What’s that brush, and what’s it for?” Ever wonder why brushes are different shapes and how they are used to execute various techniques? Improve your painting skills with a clearer knowledge of your tools and how to use them to the best advantage. This class is a hands-on exploration of the various types of artist’s brushes, what they are used for, and some experimentation with brushwork.

Materials needed: 6-8x10 canvas boards (or larger), 4 brushes: 1 Filbert, 1 Bright, 1 Flat, and 1 Round. (Sizes #6 or #8 are recommended). All paints are supplied.    $55 Per Student.

"Making Art On an iPad using “Procreate” : Introduction for Beginners"

To Be Announced

or

E-mail to schedule a private

one-on-one or small group class.

Instructor: WB Eckert

9am -12noon

Held at Paso Robles Art Association Showroom/Gallery

 

Learn  the basics of using the iPad to draw and paint digital art with excellent and affordable “Procreate” app.

 

Legitimizing the iPad as a tool for creating  art, venerable artist and visual explorer David Hockney showed 33 of his 5 foot tall iPad paintings at the De Young Museum in San Francisco In 2013. Many artists today are embracing digital art for sketching and painting, for personal work as well as professional work, both painting and graphic art scenarios. This is an excellent tool for painters as well. It can be used for everyday sketching, compositional layouts, exploring changes to our paintings, and having our digital creations professionally printed very conveniently.

 

Using the same app that David Hockney used, Procreate, this beginners introduction class will explore the program features, basic navigation, tools, basic actions, and methods of sketching and painting on the iPad; as well as how layers work, sizing your work, and sharing and printing. Students will work hands on exploring this exciting medium on their iPads*.

 

Materials: (Please read carefully!

  1. *Any iPad that supports iOS 10 and later (iPad4 and up and iPad Pro), or iPad that already has a version of Procreate loaded (older Procreate versions will not have all the current features).

  2. The “Procreate”  app (available on the iPad app store for $5.99 and “Early Access” if applicable $2.99 (in-program purchase - adds perspective guides and perspective assist if not already included).

  3. Standard stylus, pressure sensitive stylus, or Apple Pencil. (You can use your finger for drawing, but accuracy is very difficult in most scenarios).

Questions or more information e-mail or call 805.238.2001.  $45 per student. 

Custom Painting Class Session
Custom Painting Class Session $55
Call or e-mail for info and details.
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“Enhance Your Drawing Skills: Basic Perspective”

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Instructor, WB Eckert

9 am - 12 noon

Held at Paso Robles  Art Association Showroom/Gallery

 

Class description:
 

Learning the principles of basic perspective will increase the accuracy of your work. Every object and scene around you (and in your imagination) is composed of three dimensional shapes. Learning how to draw these shapes in space convincingly will not only enhance your drawing skills, but will also give you confidence in portraying real-life scenes.  This class lays out the basic principles of one and two point perspective in simple exercises so that you can understand how to construct convincing geometric shapes in your drawings.  Supplies: 11x14” drawing pad (minimum size), two #2B pencils, kneaded eraser, 18” straight edge or ruler.   $45 per student.

“Simplifying and Managing Your painting Experience"

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Instructor, WB Eckert

9am-12 noon

Held at Paso Robles Art Association Showroom/Gallery

Learn how to manage your painting sessions by simplifying your approach for a more efficient and rewarding experience. Creating a painting is often a complicated and at times confusing process. This class offers some workflow strategies and tips to simplify the process from types of brushes and color palette choices, to composition and block-in. This is a hands-on painting class. We will be using artist acrylics in our exercises, but principle are applicable to other media as well. Paints and painting equipment are supplied. Your supplies to bring: 3 8x10” and 2 11x14” canvases. Please wear clothing suitable for painting.   $60 per student.

 

"Painting With Acrylics For Beginners"

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Instructor, WB Eckert

9 am - 12 noon

Held at Paso Robles  Art Association Showroom/Gallery

 

Class description:
This is a hands-on beginners class for those interested in learning how to paint with acrylics. Paints, brushes, and equipment supplied. Materials needed: 8 - 8x10" canvas boards, clothes suitable for painting. 
Questions or more information e-mail or call 805.238.2001.     $45 Per Student .

“Getting To Know Acrylics: How To Build A Painting”

To Be Announced

Instructor, WB Eckert

9am-3pm

Held at Paso Robles Art Association Showroom/Gallery

The process of making a painting;  from choice of subject matter, composition, getting the image on canvas, and approaches and execution of the painting. This class is for adult beginner and intermediate painters. Students work through the process hands-on during the course of the class. Limited to 5 students. Medium used is acrylics. 

$95 All materials included