In this class, students will start out during the first class learning how to make a palette, and we will go over basic color theory and composition through a paint-along in which students paint a study of a mountain landscape along with the instructor. From the second week through the end of the session students will select a subject, either a floral, still life or landscape and paint that subject. At the end of the session students will have 1-3 small format paintings and 1 large format painting of their chosen subject and through the process of completing their painting will have gained a basic command of the medium and an appreciation and affinity for the craft of Oil Painting.
This class welcomes students of all levels. A list of materials to purchase prior to class will be provided with your registration confirmation. General materials required for oil painting are included in the fee. Minimum age: High-School
This class will meet inside CVU.
James Beihl is a Commercial Science Fiction / Fantasy Artist and Art Educator based in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to producing Science Fiction and Fantasy book covers, James also produces Holiday Art, Cards, and is an accomplished Pumpkin Sculptor. James graduated from Pratt Institute in 2011 and worked as a graphic designer for Limited Brands before transitioning into Comic Book work. From 2013-2017 James worked exclusively in Comics. In 2015 through 2017, James worked for the Glasshouse Graphics Talent Agency doing comics work and getting pitches greenlit for companies like Markosia Comics. From 2017 to the present James has been doing Pumpkin Sculpting for Rise of the Jackolanterns out of their studio in Westchester NY every fall season as well as having produced various sci-fi, and fantasy artworks. James currently teaches art classes both virtually and in-person with various institutions including Burlington City Arts, and the Atelier At Flowerfield. James’ clients include Make-A-Wish, The Rise of the Jackolanterns, and Marquette Books.
James has a YouTube channel, GenreArtWithJb, where he discusses artistic best practices, sci-fi/fantasy art and the franchises and stories that inspire him to come up with his images. Feel free to follow James on Instagram @Jimmybeihlart for real time updates on his latest projects and work. You can also find James on ArtStationand Hireillo.
No Class Feb 26