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Painting Composition! (Saturday) June 3rd


Instructor: Cole Lyons
Dates: June 3rd
Times: Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Ulna Art Studio, 215 SE Morrison
class size is limited to 15 students

9 spots left


Composition and planning design is one of the most important steps in painting. When we concentrate on putting effort into this step it allows painting to become much easier and our paintings almost paint themselves. I will be demonstrating how to turn florals, cityscapes, and landscapes into simple yet sophisticated compositions using basic shapes. We will be talking about value grouping, which will help us organize complex scenes that look chaotic in nature. Design ideas we will be exploring are asymmetry, shape, eye flow, lines, scale and more!

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About the instructor: Cole is a painter and visual artist based in Portland Oregon. Nature is the biggest influence in Cole’s art especially now that natural disasters are ever increasing with climate change. Making observations, interpretations, and communicating the forms of nature that he thinks should be preserved and cherished is his goal. He wants to create excitement about preservation through visual interest by bringing the feelings and emotions associated in nature. Cole studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and has a Bachelors of Arts in Art History from Portland State University.

About the new classroom space: Ulna studio is a creative space located on the 7th floor of the Portland Storage Building on SE Morrison st. There is elevator access for arrival to your in person class. Masks will be optional, and we ask that you do not come to class if you are feeling sick. We require vaccination to participate in this in person class. We have air conditioning and the room will be comfortable on hot Summer days.