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Color mixing – A method out of madness

Seaing, oil on canvas

February 28—March 2, 2014

Do you feel frustrated figuring out how to mix the exact color you want, like you’re starting from scratch every time you paint? Do you want a simple and easy method for mixing the correct color consistently? Seamus will cover palette layout, use of grayscale, color mixing, exercises in creating color harmonies, working with contrasts and color temperature.

Learn how to keep yourself organized by setting up and using your palette efficiently. This simple technique will allow you more freedom in your painting process.

This workshop will focus on developing methods for finding and mixing the color you want every time you paint. We’ll be creating color charts and grey scales that will become a permanent record that you can use as your personal mixing reference for years! You will learn the steps necessary to complete your personalized charts during the weeks after the workshop. As this weekend will concentrate on practical methods, it will be beneficial to painters working in any genre.

Topics covered will include:

  • color mixing
  • color value
  • creating color charts

All media is welcome with the instruction given specifically for oil paints. Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

The workshop will include demonstration, as well as group and individual instruction.

This workshop is useful for both beginning and intermediate painters; some painting experience necessary.

Instructor: Seamus Berkeley as an international award-winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

This full-time artist will teach you how to experience the magic that can happen with excellent instruction. You can expect animated teaching tailored to each student’s needs.

Please register online now—class is limited to 12 students.

Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Convenient bicycle friendly Berkeley location, bus stops within 2 blocks and available street parking.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“Seamus is a wonderful teacher, bringing excitement and encouragement to his classroom. I always come home with a new tidbit to make my paintings even better, even though I have been painting for several years. I recommend him as a teacher 100%.” ~ Shanna

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
February 28—March 2, 2014
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition:
$325; ($295 paid in full by January 31, 2014)
Use any card, PayPal optional

Painting for Everyone with Seamus Berkeley

Persimmon, oil on canvas

January 10-12, 2014

Did anyone ever tell you that you couldn’t paint? Do you still believe that? Would you like to let that go and learn now? Award-winning painter and skillful instructor Seamus Berkeley can help you work toward your artistic goals.

Seamus shares his in-depth knowledge of painting in a comfortable group setting and provides you critical individual attention, with strategic demonstrations throughout the class.

This particular workshop will focus on fundamentals of painting, including topics such as drawing, values, edges, and color, as well as tips and techniques for using various tools and materials. All media is welcome with instruction given specifically for oil paints. Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Class open to all levels. Beginners can expect to gain confidence and understand how to use paints; intermediate students will refine their skills to enhance their paintings.

Instructor: Seamus Berkeley as an international award winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

This full-time artist will teach you how to experience the magic that can happen with excellent instruction. You can expect animated teaching tailored to each student’s needs.

Please register online now—class is limited to 12 students.

Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Convenient bicycle friendly Berkeley location, bus stops within 2 blocks and available street parking.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“Seamus is a wonderful teacher, bringing excitement and encouragement to his classroom. I always come home with a new tidbit to make my paintings even better, even though I have been painting for several years. I recommend him as a teacher 100%.” ~ Shanna

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
January 10-12, 2014
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition:
$325
Use any card, PayPal optional
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Learn to create hard, soft and lost edges that will bring your painting to life

Frieda's Front, 24" x 13", oil on canvas

November 15-17, 2013

Are you ready to enhance your paintings, and learn the skills needed to take your work to the next level? In this class, we will focus on advancing your ability to apply techniques in seeing, identifying, and controlling edges, allowing you to create more vivid and dynamic paintings. When applying paint to a canvas, the tangent space, or edge, between two colors can be characterized as soft, hard or lost, and this class will help you clarify when and how to zone in on these unique concepts, including how to:

  • Recognize the relationship of shapes within your painting.
  • Use brush strokes to create hard, soft, solid, broken and lost edges.
  • Manage a range of tools including brushes, painting knives and rags for maximum effect.
  • Mix paints effectively to achieve the appropriate texture.

First, we will investigate how to see these edges, then we will discuss ways to establish corresponding qualities in the work using a range of tools, including brushes, painting knives and rags.

Plenty of painting will happen in class, and Seamus’s passion for painting ensures every lesson is fun! It is an engaging opportunist to develop your expression and vision.

This series is useful for both beginning and intermediate painters; emphasis on oil paints, other media welcome. Some painting experience necessary. Please see materials list for suggested supplies – some easels are available.

Class limited to 12 students.

Seamus Berkeley is an international award-winning painter and portrait specialist with studios in Berkeley, CA and Taos, NM.

For more information, call 510.984.1850 or email.

“Seamus is a wonderful teacher, bringing excitement and encouragement to his classroom. I always come home with a new tidbit to make my paintings even better, even though I have been painting for several years. I recommend him as a teacher 100%.” ~ Shanna

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Where:
Sawtooth Building
Studio 40, 933 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA [map]
Dates:
November 15-17, 2013
Time:
Friday, 5:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Tuition:
$325; ($295 paid in full by October 15, 2013)
Use any card, PayPal optional
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