Happy New Year all. I hope your holidays were wonderful, but IT'S TIME TO GET BACK TO WORK!!! I am excited to get back to the studio myself and invite you to join me for Drawing From Life class (figure drawing)Thursday night at 6:00. Call (719)337-2863 for more information, please.
In today's class we explored the process of mark making while engaging in the flow and rythm of the process. Here are some 1, 2 and 5 minute studies. For more information on figure drawing classes at the Alvarez Art School, visit www.alvarezschool.com
or call (719) 337-2863
Hey everyone, the holiday music mix (not christmas music) has been compiled and burnt to disc. It's one of the best ones yet. If you want one you have to come to class. This years mix includes work by some of our fallen angels, Tom Petty, Leonard Cohn, and of course Prince. For more information call (719) 337-2863. See in you in class.
We were live at the The Second Floor Studios with PeakRadar.com, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region today for a sneak peak of our artist’s studios in preparation for our Holiday Show.
The ability to recognize geometric shapes in "complicated" poses is very helpful in simplifying the process. This is one of the tools you'll explore at the Alvarez Art School. To learn more call (719) 337-2863 or visit www.alvarezschool.com
. In the mean time enjoy this drawing by Rebecca Venn.
Fellow dreamers, Monday's Drawing From Life figure drawing class is canceled as I have an other obligation. More more information on the Alvarez Art School's line of painting and drawing courses visit www.alvarezschool.com
or call (719)337-2863.
For tonight's Drawing From Life class we'll continue with fine tuning the initial gesture so it will serve as a relaiable foundation for later stages of the drawing. We'll also resume our study of key skeletal land marks and how to use them to give the drawing a natural feel. I hope you can make it. Call (719)337-2863 for information or to sign up for this fun and challenging drawing course.
I usually teach classes to groups of artists of mixed abilities. Beginners are learning about and trying out new skills while advanced students are working on mastery. It has been suggested that this teaching model is intimidating to beginning students. I'd like to get some thoughts as I am considering offering an introductory figure drawing class or maybe just a beginning drawing class. Please offer any thoughts. In the meantime enjoy these one minute sharpie drawings done with the non-dominant hand. Thanks
If you are interested in portraiture, Join the Alla Prima Portait Painting Class. We meet every Thursday from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. There are a few spots open in this ongoing class. Call (719)337-2863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. In the meantime enjoy these demonstration paintings and student quick sketches.
There is a lot happening at the Alvarez Art School. Drawing from Life figure drawing classes meet Monday 10:00-noon and Thursday 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a great class to learn to see artistically and develop and hone the tools to translate your world and experiences through art. There is room in both classes for anyone with the desire to take a chance, find the edge of thier comfort zone and ability, be open minded to all possibilities, and have a lot of fun learning to draw and draw better. Call (719) 337-2863, email chrisalvarezpaintings.com or visit www.alvarezschool
. com for more information. In the mean time enjoy these demos and student sketches.
The weather for Tuesday morning looks like it's going to be great. The Outdoor Oil Painting School will meet in North Parking Lot at the Garden of the Gods at 9:00 AM. We will most likely paint along the trail on the north side of the park. We'll be on the eastern portion of the trail. Call (719)337-2863 if you get lost. See you tomorrow!