Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Teaching is a great passion of mine, and I absolutely love to share my knowledge of drawing and painting
with my students. I encourage students of all levels in my classes, from beginner to the advanced professional. Below you will find my schedule of upcoming classes and workshops.
I am also currently enrolling private classes in-person in Los Angeles. Please contact me if you are interested.
Are you a workshops student, but you want more time with me? Or, are you unable to travel for intensive workshops?
I also offer private online study options just for you.
Current Los Angeles Classes
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)
10 Mondays (10am-3:30pm) Starting April 1st, 2019
During the golden age of painting from the 1600s-1900s, painting took on a sculptural approach, where brushstrokes reigned supreme in carving out form and texture. This class will focus on a sculptural approach to painting, as well as the “chiaroscuro” approach of the old masters, which used strong light and rich shadow to create intense and dramatic paintings. The instructor will conduct demonstrations to illustrate methods and materials, and the class will cover subject such as: light vs. shadow, painting as a sculptural language of brushstrokes, designing powerful compositions using lighting, value, color, edges, and paint quality, and finally the use of oil painting mediums and varnishes. All levels are welcome, from beginner to professional.
8 Tuesday Evenings (7-10pm) Starting April 16, 2019
This class will delve into the fundamentals of Traditional Figure Drawing, focusing on the sculptural approach to drawing that dates back to the Renaissance. Students will learn to analyze the figure and reinterpret it as form in action. Work will be done from the live model, and poses will range from 1-minute to 1-hour. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Subjects covered will include:
- Basic Materials
- Gesture and Action
- Line Quality
- Form and Construction
- Rendering Techniques
- Artistic Anatomy
or contact LAAFA at 818.708.9232
Patris Studio and Gallery
October 4-6, 2019
Painting the Portrait and Still Life
For more information, contact Patris Miller at (916) 397-8958