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I’m teaching several classes all around the world this year. There will be workshops in  New York where I currently reside, as well as in Canada, Maui and Italy. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for information about upcoming workshops, please email info@kristygordon.com. To watch a full-length demo painting from one of my workshops click here.

Student comments from past classes:

“Thank you for lifting me out of my slump. You have given me new inspiration and renewed creativity.”

“I learned more in three days than I learned in three years of taking painting courses elsewhere. The painting I did at your workshop was my best one yet, and I’ve already started on a new one using the techniques and principles I’ve learned with you.”

“Not only is Kristy a great artist but unlike so many good artists, she is a generous and talented teacher. She can explain what needs to be done to make a painting “work” and gives technical explanations and demonstrations that are really useful.”

“Kristy’s painting workshops are very enjoyable and highly educational, whether you’ve painted for years or are just beginning. Not only is she a great artist, she is a great teacher who notices and explains things really well.”


  Online Art Mentoring Program

  Location: worldwide!

  Dates: Ongoing

The Art Mentoring Program is designed to help artists achieve both their technical goals as well as their artistic career goals through video and audio lessons as well as handouts, group critiques and monthly conference calls. For more information and to register online click HERE. 


 Portrait Painting and Glazing

  Location: Nelson, BC, Canada

  Dates: Friday, Feb. 1st from 5-9pm, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2nd and 3rd from   10am to 4pm, $350

Students will work from a live model to create a well-structured portrait painting with convincing colors and features. Participants will create one painting throughout the three day workshop, incorporating a variety of techniques such as comparative measuring, big form modeling, and glazing methods that are all important aspects of developing a successful portrait. Students will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones and render textures like cloth and hair. The beginner will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and render form modeling. The more advanced student will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire.

Reserve your space today by emailing kristy@kristygordon.com.


  

Alla Prima Portrait and Figure Painting Workshop in Brooklyn

   Location: 

444 E 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY (one block from the Q train)

   Dates: Sunday, Jan. 13th from 10am to 4pm, $175 (includes model fees)

Students will work from a live model to create a well-structured painting with convincing. You will have the choice of either focusing on the portrait or on the entire figure. Participants will create one painting throughout the day, incorporating a variety of techniques such as comparative measuring, big form modeling, and alla prima methods that are all important aspects of developing a successful painting. The beginner will learn fundamental principles such as how to mix colors and render form modeling. The more advanced student will discover how to take their work to the next level and achieve the finish that they desire.

Reserve your space today by emailing kristy@kristygordon.com.


 Spirituality in Art

  Location: Shoestring Studio, Brooklyn, NY

  Dates: Jan. 5th and 6th, 11am to 3pm, $250

What makes a work of art spiritual, and how can the spiritual in art become part of your art practice?

On Saturday we will meet at 11am in the lobby of the Guggenheim Museum to tour the Hilma af Klint exhibit, Paintings for the Future. Through instructor lecture, class discussion, and readings the course will introduce major aesthetic, intellectual, and technical approaches to the spiritual in art, with the complete oeuvre of Hilma af Klint as our introduction. On Sunday, we will meet at Shoestring Studio, to continue the conversation and discuss excerpts from Wassily Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art, before we delve into the creation of our projects. We will experiment with automatic and free association drawing, reference The Book of Symbols and undertake an exercise in the systematic abstraction of image to symbol. The two day workshop will conclude with an exhibition of the students’ work in the Shoestring gallery.

Entry to the Guggenheim museum will be included in the course fee. Materials for the Studio day will be provided.

This class is taught by Kristy Gordon and Jenny Carolin.

Register online today HERE.


  John Singer Sargent’s Painting Techniques

  Online Streaming Video

 $16.99

John Singer Sargent’s painterly, colorful style has been inspiring portrait painters for decades. In this video, artist Kristy Gordon breaks down Sargent’s signature style, using reference photos and detailed demonstrations to teach techniques you can incorporate into your own portrait art. From painterly brushstrokes to realistic flesh and clothing, the lessons you learn from this video workshop will deepen your knowledge of Sargent’s mastery and help you take your portraits to the next level.

In this video, you’ll:

  • Study the effects of light and shadow on flesh
  • Explore the use of silhouettes in a composition
  • Capture realistic glowing light
  • Learn how to approach painting soft, draped clothing
  • Work to recreate Sargent’s classic painterly brushwork

Register online HERE. 


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