This class requires strong drawing skills and strong knowledge of academic-based principles. Studying old masters and painting master studies are very helpful for intermediate students, not only learning their techniques, but composition and color theory. Train your eye to pick out details and more to learn from studying old Masters. We will be painting from old masters: Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Diego Velázquez, Ilya Repin, John Singer Sargent, William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Anders Zorn.
Oil Paints (your preferred band, limited palette):
- Ochre Yellow
- Cadmium Red
- Any black
- Any white, such as Zinc White or Titanium White
- Flat or round – 1 each of #1, #3, #6, and #9
Canvas Boards: at least one each of 9”x12”, 11”x14”, 14”x18”, 16”x20”, with enough gesso.
The canvas size will be according to the old master reference determined at the start of each session.
Gamblin Gamsol, Store in a small metal or glass container with lid.
Linseed oil, Store in a small metal or glass container with lid.
Paper towels to wipe paints off your brush.
With knowledge of academic principles gained from Repin Academy, Vadim Zang moved to the United States in 1992, to learn more about American and European art concepts. While continuing his education, Vadim met many strong painters and went to a number of academies. In early 2000s, Vadim met Mark Westermoe at Associates in Arts, and finding that to be one of the strongest schools at that time, kept attending for Mark’s workshops. One of the most productive days in Vadim’s experience was painting with great American modern masters; such as Richard Schmidt, Jeremy Lipking, and Steve Huston. With this exposure to various art influences, he greatly improved his skills.
After working as a graphic designer in the early ‘90s, he later became an art director in the early 2000s. In 2006, while holding his own alla prima painting workshops, he was invited to teach at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art.
In his art, Vadim’s brush strokes are guided by first impressions, and he tells a long story with few words.
Course Changes or Cancellations
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If a class/workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another class/workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
Refunds and Transfers
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable.
There are no make-ups available for online courses. Students are emailed a 10-day access to each recorded session, made available the next day after the live session.
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