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Info:                    Laura Shainker, 404-414-8343                                                                      
Email:                  theartschoolinsandysprings@gmail.com
Location:             190 Ottley Drive, Atlanta 30324          

  December 4-6 David Shevlino:  Alla Prima Figure

The focus of this class will be on drawing the figure (day 1) and Alla Prima oil painting and the various techniques used to create a fresh, spontaneous response to your subject matter while the paint is still wet. Students will work by applying paint in large tonal patches and refining/ adding details as they move along. This class will be helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely, use brush strokes economically and take advantage of the inherent beauty of wet oil paint.
All levels.

David Shevlino was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1962.  A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, he also studied at the Art Students' League in New York.   Growing up near NYC, Shevlino was exposed to art as a teenager.  He began making trips to art museums at age 15 and developed a love of traditional figurative painting.  His early work was very traditional and classically inspired.  However, after many years of experimenting, Shevlino began exploring a looser paint application which straddles the line between representational painting and abstraction.   This "in between" area is where the painter feels most comfortable and best able to express his artistic voice.  Shevlino has exhibited work nationally in both solo and group exhibits over the past two decades and currently lives in Wilmington, DE.

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July 15 -17  Qiang Huang: Still Life

Still-life painting approaches will be demonstrated.  Focus will be on dramatic design and composition.  Students will learn how to apply bold and loose brush strokes.  Through demonstrations, presentation, and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process, how to create energetic paintings, and addresses how to manipulate values, color, edge and brushwork. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his/her current skill level and personal goals in art. 

Qiang Huang (pronounce Chong Wong) was born and raised in Beijing China and now lives in Austin, Texas.  He is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters fo America.  His paints have been in numerous OPA exhibition.  He won the Award of Excellence at the 22nd OPA National Juried Exhibition. Nationally recognized for his dramatic still life work, his work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Artist Magazine and the Workshop Magazine.