UPDATED 2020 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE


10-Day Still Life Painting Workshops

Monday-Friday, 9:30-4:30 (with a 1-hour lunch)

Open to All Levels  -  Medium: Oil Paint

This ten-day/60-hour intensive painting workshop will lead workshop participants through the process of painting a realistic still life from the first drawing to the final varnishing. Working from life in the sight-size method, students will learn the structured process of building a painting of many layers in order to achieve correct color, form, and dimensionality for each object. Each still life will feature its own composition using a variety of objects: cloth, metal, wood, glass, or perishables. Over the course of two weeks, students will acquire a solid set of skills which will provide them with the confidence needed to paint independently.

The workshop will assist students in understanding and developing the following skills: • drawing accurately using the sight-size method • identifying a range of colors using the concepts of hue, value and chroma • evaluating half tones as they relate to turning form • using mediums effectively • creating textures • setting up an effective still life and studio lighting at home • varnishing the painting to insure that archival methods protect the work for generations to come.

Instruction will include a slide show introduction showing each stage of development, handouts that clarify important concepts, painting demonstrations, and personal critiques to guide each student along the path to success. Whether you are an atelier student, beginner, or seasoned painter, Christina will meet you where you are and guide you to maximize your learning and make your best work. Returning students have the option of learning the glazing techniques involved in painting red drapery or setting up a simple still life using their own objects. Please contact Christina prior to signing up to discuss either of the above options. mastrangelo.fineart@gmail.com.

NEW DATES: Aug. 31-Sept. 11 at Cheney Homestead Arts Manchester, Connecticut (3 spots left)

July 27-Aug 7, 2020 at The Academy of Realist Art, Boston, Massachusetts (SOLD OUT)

Sign up at the respected institution by clicking on their links above.


CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLES OF STUDENT WORK FROM THIS WORKSHOP.

(They are amazing and proof of the benefits of a long workshop!)


(Images Below: Student Red Drapery, Teacher Work, Student Work, and Student Work.)

Reviews from the Still Life Workshop Students:

"You will be amazed by what you can accomplish in this class, even if you have never painted before. Christina is an excellent teacher, she not only explains the concepts of classical painting with clarity, but also teaches you to apply them confidently and independently. I can't recommend this class highly enough!"

- Eliza Moser

"It completely changed my level of confidence on what I could accomplish with a paint brush and canvas. Very highly recommended. This class completely opened a new door for me and over the past 18 months I have had the confidence to complete 6 oil paintings and enter/display them in shows. Christina is an excellent teacher.

Walt Damon 

"Christina is a very organized and thorough teacher. She supplies detailed handouts insuring that students can review the principles and techniques during and after her class. She is patient while expecting the very best of each student and giving you the tools to accomplish your best. The 10 day workshop is worth every penny!"

- Maryanne Innes 


1-Day Color Mixing and Matching Workshop

2020 Date TBA 

Open to All Levels  -  Medium: Oil Paint

This workshop is pivotal for any oil painter wanting to be able to mix more accurate and realistic colors in their work. Learn how to break down the properties of color to see the subtleties that are so essential in realism. Utilizing a refined color palette, students will be guided through targeted exercises to correctly identify and match colors with oil paint. This class also helps in flesh-tone mixing and matching for portraiture. Additionally, students will become aware of the benefits of a limited palette, learning the harmony and variety of color that can come from understanding it. This is a great supplement to any oil painting workshop, especially the Portrait Painting Master Copy Workshop, and is open to all levels.

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082. (904) 280-0614



1-Day Flower Painting Workshop

July 11, 2020. 9:30am-4:30pm

Open to All Levels  -  Medium: Oil Paint

Learn how to paint realistic petals and leaves from life. Using oil paint, students are taught how to begin, how to mix and match colors, and how to more easily paint such a delicate and beautiful subject. We will paint sitting down, study each bloom, work slowly, and utilize certain techniques to make the painting process easier. Flowers will be provided. 

Cheney Homestead Arts (Manchester Historical Society), 199 Forest Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06040. cheneyhomesteadarts@gmail.com

(Below- 1st and 3rd photos are student work, 2nd and 4th are teacher work.)



3-Day Master Copy Portrait Painting Workshop

Open to All Levels  -  Medium: Oil Paint

This three-day workshop is pivotal for portrait artists and those wishing to explore the elements of painting that define the work of master painters. After selecting a project from a range of master copy prints, students will transfer the image directly to their canvases and begin painting the first day. A guided examination of the master’s work will reveal much about palette choices and value structures and enable correct identification of colors and values as they relate to accuracy in color mixing. Students will examine the structure and anatomy of the eyes, nose, and lips as seen and drawn by a master painter. Most importantly, students will learn to observe subtle value shifts and edge variety that allow master portraits to look so powerfully realistic.


March 6, 7, 8, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm. 
Cheney Homestead Arts (Manchester Historical Society) 
199 Forest Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06040
Follow this link to sign up. (SOLD OUT- Contact them to sign up for waiting list.)

NEW DATES: 

Sept. 25, 26, 27, 2020, 10:00am-4:30pm. 
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 
Follow this link to sign up. (SOLD OUT- Contact them to sign up for waiting list.)


(Images Below: 1st and 3rd are student work, 2nd and 4th are teacher work.)


3-Day Flower Painting Workshop

June 26, 27, 28, 2020 - 9:30am-4:30pm

Open to All Levels  -  Medium: Oil Paint

Learn how to paint realistic petals and leaves from life. This flower painting course uses oils and students are taught what to look for and how to more easily paint such a delicate and beautiful subject. We will paint sitting down, study each bloom, work slowly, and utilize certain techniques to make the painting process easier. Flowers will be provided.

The Academy of Realist Art, Boston 112 South Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Follow this link (SOLD OUT) Follow link to get on waiting list.

(Below- images of the teacher's work.)


3-Day Realistic Portrait Drawing Workshop

September 18, 19, 20, 2020 - 9:30am-4:30pm 

Open to All Levels  -  Medium: Graphite

Learn how to draw a beautifully realistic portrait from a photo using classical techniques. Students will be guided through the sight-size process, learning the time-honored methods of how to create stunningly realistic results without gridding. Demonstrations will help show the methods. We will learn about the anatomy of facial features, how to utilize the pencil to obtain convincing form, and techniques to render the portrait to perfection. Students work at their own pace and get personalized critiques. Prior to class a handout will be given on how to light your subject for a beautiful portrait, and how to take a great photo reference so it is ready the first day of class. 

Cheney Homestead Arts (Manchester Historical Society) 

199 Forest Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06040 cheneyhomesteadarts@gmail.com



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