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Learning to Draw and Paint with artist Robert Masla

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Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination: Massachusetts  
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Drawing, Painting  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: 1
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 1795 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 1895 US Dollar (USD) per person

For serious beginners to the advanced and those in-between – those who have worked in oil paint or are considering using it - discover the incredible versatility of Alkyd paint - a fast drying oil medium. Understand different approaches in creating a work of art, in terms of subject matter, conception, composition and design as well as the choice and use of medium and techniques of execution. Through demonstration and discussion, explore various techniques of the masters - Leonardos' development and mastery of Sfumato - depicting atmospheric perspective, and Chiaroscuro – the blending of light and shadow, to working on various toned grounds, painting en grisaille, as well as various practices of underpainting and glazing as used by the Pre-Raphaelites to achieve the incredible jewel like sparkle and glow in their paintings.

Supplies: A supply list is provided at the time of registration, includes most materials.

“I felt like I learned so much from you in the first day that I had gotten my monies worth for the whole week - the rest was icing on the cake. ... On a scale of 1 to 10, an eleven would be too low! All was outstanding and wonderful." - Ed Pulik, Washington, DC

“I learned some very incredible techniques and helpful insights to improve my drawing and painting skills. Bob was very knowledgeable and skill-full. Excellent communication of technique and was always very helpful and encouraging. I learned a lot from him. I would definitely recommend this workshop to those who desire to learn drawing/painting techniques and want a lot of feedback with attention to their artwork.” - Karen, New York, N.Y.

"Bob is a perfect instructor - He communicates easily and with patience. I never expected to draw or paint anything yet couldn't resist the lure of his classes, and really enjoyed the work." - Laura Mausner, New Jersey

Faculty Information:
Your artist-host-facilitator, Robert Masla has been a proffessional exhibiting artist for over 30 years, his work is in numerous discerning private and corporate collections. His teaching experience is extensive, from pre -k through college, as well as private workshops.

He has been a products demonstrator and tester for various artists materials manufacturers. He has been the Artist in Residence for the city of Springfield, MA, where he was the creator and artistic director of the A4E program (art for everyone) which received 3 consecutive grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for bringing art into the inner city schools.

Other Activities:
Contact us for more information on other activities.

Facility Information:
Unless otherwise indincated Massachusetts' workshops are at
Robert Masla Studios North in rural Ashfield, MA and are
weekends only, they begin Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon. We would be happy to recommend lodging. Please drop us an email with any questions.

Price Includes:
- Some art materials (check with Bob for specific workshop)
- No accommodations, on sight camping is available (16 rural acres) free of charge.