California Landscapes with Jesus Emmanuel Villarreal
You are invited to paint en plein air in one of California’s most beautiful locations, on a private property in the Santa Barbara Riviera. In California Landscapes, Jesus Villarreale will begin by distilling the landscape into its most simple elements, and while working to help students bring their personal vision to the scene in front of them. Each daily session will begin with an in depth explanation of the Florence Academy method, a technical demonstration on mixing colors, organizing the palette, and applying paint; students will spend the rest of the day landscape painting from life.
Students will learn to observe and record directly from nature and reproduce the landscape’s structural rhythms and design. They learn how to select a motif and create a composition.
The optional 1/2 day drawing refresher session will be held from 1-4 pm on Sunday, June 9th. This is intended for students who have not previously been introduced to using the sight size method and/or for those simply wishing to refresh their drawing skills prior to the start of the course.
Students work 6 hours daily for 30 hours of full instruction. Instruction is by individual critique so you will be guided at your level of expertise. Enrollment will be capped at 12.
Preferred canvas size is 16×20”; 12×16” minimum and 20×24” maximum. Several canvases are recommended for multiple studies.
There will be short walks to the various sites on and near the property.
Views of the property:
Instruction by individual critique. Beginning – Intermediate – Advanced levels welcome
30 hours including lunch break and technical demonstrations on mixing colors, organizing the palette, and preparing mediums
Maximum enrollment 12 students
Jesús Emmanuel Villarreal
Jesús Emmanuel Villarreal has been recognized for his artistic abilities since his early teen years in Miami, Florida, where he studied at the South Miami School of Arts while taking additional studio instruction with Abdon J. Romero. He earned his B.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore in 2006 and then spent three years studying at The Florence Academy of Art until 2009, where he was teaching in his last year. Upon returning to America, the artist started teaching at The Silvermine Arts Center, in New Canaan, Connecticut, and was a guest lecturer at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, in Old Lyme, onnecticut. Over his career, Villarreal has won numerous awards, scholarships, and honors, including the coveted Grand Prize in the 2011 Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition and Fourth Place in the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Scholarship Competition, among others. He has shown his work in several group and solo exhibitions in America and abroad and is currently represented by Haynes Gallery, in Nashville, Tennessee, and Thomaston, Maine. He also shows his work at the Forum Gallery in New York. He now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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ADDRESS: Franceschi Park, Santa Barbara, CA
Minimum enrollment requirement for all studio workshops is 5. Students will be notified if this number is not reached 15 days before the first day of class. At that time, they will be given the choice of either enrolling in another workshop, availability permitting, or having their payment refunded. Students may continue to apply to workshops even after the deadline and through the first day of the course.
The Florence Academy of Art reserves the right to substitute instructors of any course at the last minute or during the session. Once you apply and are accepted, you will receive an acceptance packet via email with information on housing, materials and payment of the non-refundable deposit due immediately to hold your place. The balance must be received two months before the first day of class. No refunds will be given for cancellation after payment of the balance.
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