Michele teaching at lighthouse field

Instruction in Painting

by Michele Hausman

Michele teaches workshops and individual classes in oil painting. Highlights:

  • Michele is available for private and semi-private painting instruction. Contact Michele to arrange a session. She provides guidance in painting and constructive critical feedback on your work.
  • Two 3-day workshops are planned for early in 2019. Foci will include “Value and Composition” and “Color and Atmospheric perspective.” See below for more information.
  • Michele’s classes are held either in her Soquel studio (for general painting instruction) or locations around Santa Cruz county (for plein air painting instruction.)

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  • Class painting in progress.
    Hausman Studio, interior view

    January Workshop: Composition and Value

    Dates: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, January 19 – 21, 9:30 – 3:30.

     

    In this January workshop, we will focus on painting landscapes, with an emphasis on composition and value. We will meet each morning at my Soquel studio, where the workshop will be held. You will need all your painting supplies on the first day – including easel, paints, brushes, cleanup supplies, etc. A full materials list will be sent as soon as you are registered. You may arrive up to a half hour early in order to set up.

     

    Each student will work at their own pace with individual attention during the painting process. Through the course of the three days, you will be developing various skills and techniques of seeing and painting. And we’ll have fun!  – mh

    $195.00
  • Class painting in progress.
    Hausman Studio, interior view

    March Workshop: Color and Atmospheric Perspective

    Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 29 – 31.

     

    This March workshop will focus on the use of color to create a harmonious painting. Topics to include mixing landscape greens and developing atmospheric perspective (depth in your painting.) The final day, Sunday, we will go out to paint, weather permitting.

    We will meet each morning at my Soquel studio, where the workshop will be held. You will need all your painting supplies on the first day – including easel, paints, brushes, cleanup supplies, etc. A full materials list will be sent as soon as you are registered. You may arrive up to a half hour early in order to set up.

     

    Each student will work at their own pace with individual attention during the painting process. Through the course of the three days, you will be developing various skills and techniques of seeing and painting. And we’ll have fun!  – mh

    $195.00
  • Michele in her Soquel Studio
    Michele teaching at lighthouse field

    Private Lesson

     

    I am offering private landscape painting sessions by appointment. These offer more flexibility and personalized attention than could be afforded with group classes. Sessions are roughly 3 hours in duration. Instruction is set up to meet your individual needs – the great benefit of a private lesson.

     

    You will want to first decide whether you are interested in learning about plein air painting or studio painting. I include both in my professional work myself, and I have taught both. Studio painting is especially useful for really large paintings. Plein air painting, which is painting out in the natural landscape, often works better with smaller paintings – and that is particularly true on windy days. The plein air approach adds challenges to the painting experience – primarily access challenges (getting our gear to where the “perfect view spot” is located”), weather challenges (looks like rain!) and light challenges (painting as the sun and shadows are moving requires rapid development of the paintings before the scene changes right before your eyes.)

     

    I will work alongside you, demonstrating various steps and guiding you with instruction regarding value, color, shape, line, texture, and edges as they relate what we are painting. If in studio, you may choose to work from your own reference material, photos and / or plein air sketches. Or I can provide such. Once you are registered on line, I will contact you to arrange a date and time, and to make a basic plan for what type private class session will work well for you. A suggested materials list will also be sent to you after you register.

    $95.00
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    Class painting in progress.

    Semi-Private Lesson for 2

    Title:                   Semi-Private painting instruction for 2

    Date/Time:         TBD – Michele will contact registrant

    Location:            Michele Hausman Studio, Soquel CA, or a plein air location to be agreed

     

    Two participants:      This item allows 2 people to come to a Michele Hausman painting session for instruction together. You will choose whether to arrange the session as a plein air activity somewhere in Santa Cruz County, or to be held in Michele’s Soquel Studio. Total cost is $110 for both students. At $55 each, this is a good, affordable choice for those who wish to experience art making with a friend, partner, child, parent, or anyone with whom you will enjoy spending time learning from and sharing with Michele. (And this can be a fun gift!)

     

    Preregistration Required – you will be contacted by Michele soon after your registration is received. For each participant, she will want to know your painting skill level and the subjects of interest for your painting. At that time, you can schedule a date for the painting session.

    $110.00