CAM Studio Course -- Introduction to Oil Painting: Composition & Color with Melody Phaneuf

Tuesday, April 4

6:00 p.m.

Workshop (Adults)

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Tuesdays from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6 weeks from April 4 – May 9, 2023
CAM Green, 13 Poplar Street, Gloucester, MA

$225 for CAM Members, $255 for non-members. Materials not included. Registration required. 

Color, as seen by Impressionist painters, is the portal for Boston School Artist, Melody Phaneuf. Students will explore the use of color and composition in water-based oil painting in this class using still lives. Still life is an ideal subject to choose for refining painting skills. The stability of a simple group of objects viewed under constant lighting offers the opportunity to examine and express the visual experience in paint. The class will focus on employing an impressionist color palette to express the light, form, and textures observed in three dimensions. This class is a natural progression from the Oil Painting with Impressionist Color class. It is suitable for beginners as well as experienced painters interested in the practice of painting from life.

Phaneuf is well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings. Her colorful oil paintings merge observation from life with imagination and memory. Her impressionistic style reveals the beauty of color and light that transforms viewers with aesthetic appeal. Phaneuf remains influenced by her Boston School training but has formulated a personal approach to painting.  A member of the Cape Ann Artisans, Phaneuf is offering this course at the Cape Ann Museum as part of the Cape Ann Artisans 40th Anniversary in 2023.   

Students of all levels are encouraged to apply. Materials are not included. Water-based oil paints will be used for this class and a supply list will be sent out after registration. Please note, this course takes place in the Janet & William Ellery James Center at the Cape Ann Museum Green, 13 Poplar Street, Gloucester, MA. 

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