Learn oil painting techniques with Laura Robb in this four week Online class. Laura's flower painting methods are one of the best in the world
LAURA ROBB | Self-Study
The Puzzle of Painting
SELF-STUDY 100 Day Pass
You can start today. Work at your own pace and on your own schedule. You will have access to the entire course at once. You can view 9 hours of high definition course instructional videos and assignments for 100 days!
The course is available to you anywhere as long as you have high-speed Internet connection on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
With self-study, you will NOT receive one-on-one personalized response video critiques.
For your personalized critiques please sign-up for the full course.
However, if you’re interested in a full course with personalized feedback from your instructor, subscribing to the Self-Study course first is a wonderful way to check out what you’ll be learning before plunging into the full 4 week course (which is a whole other limitless way of learning altogether).
WEEK 1 | VALUES AND SHAPES
This lesson focuses on ways to advance your ability to observe the critical relationships of both shapes and values as well as learning to simplify the elements of nature into a range our paints are capable of describing. This is essential to achieving a convincing illusion of light and depth.
WEEK 2 | MAKING THE MOST OF CHROMA
In this weeks lesson we will continue exploring the power and limitations of our colors. Knowing when you have hit a wall in terms of what your palette is capable of will allow you to use your time and energy in a more efficient and effective way.
WEEK 3 | USING COLOR TO CREATE FORM
Our inability to reproduce everything we see in nature can lead to some creative ways to compensate for what our paints cannot do. This lesson will explain principles for using color changes in place of value changes which is referred to as "conservation of values".
WEEK 4 | PUTTING THE PUZZLE TOGETHER
Continuing into week 4 we will explore how the previous lessons in hue, value and chroma play a role in composition, as well as the elements of edges, detail and contrast. Our goal will be to establish a strong center of interest, and then add supporting areas to create a compelling harmonious work of art.
This course has 9 hours of high definition instructional videos that are designed for artists at every level and in every medium.