Classes are held every Monday at Montalembert (79) and every Tuesday at Fenioux (79) from 11:00 am till 15:00 with a lunch break.
Studio work is the regular agenda. In these sessions, participants bring in paintings and projects they are working on or wish to commence, and are given advice and instruction to assist with their painting or drawing. Alternately, we set up a still life for all who are interested to paint directly from life.
Life drawing/painting and Portrait studies. are held regularly. Working directly from a life (nude) model or portrait model, participants draw and paint the figure or portrait under the guidance of Jean. Please note there is a supplementary cost per session to cover the cost of the model.
Private lessons can also be catered for to suite your level, and needs. The lessons can be on demand or for specific skills. Jean also provides structured on-going lessons for individuals who wish to continue to improve their painting ability and produce works of a higher quality.
‘I love the painting classes. Jean is so good, just a line or a smudge on my ordinary effort makes it look great. His direction helps the novice oil painter under stand the medium.’ Caroline
‘I have been attending Jean’s painting classes for a year now. When I began I had never painted in oils and had not painted at all for years. I am now creating works which, although I say it myself, are pretty good! I thoroughly enjoy the positivity of the classes in which Jean gives you a free reign whilst advising and giving constructive criticism.’ Lucy.
‘Jean David is a very generous teacher happily sharing all of his painting techniques and tips. His lessons are fun and informative for beginners and more experienced artists alike. I learn lots and really enjoy his classes, I can thoroughly recommend them.’ Maureen.
‘ I have no hesitation whatsoever, in recommending Jean Davids art classes, to have an internationally renowned artist , of Jeans talent , and calibre, teaching us , is a privelidge. The classes are most enjoyable, with various mediums explored, enabling each individual to develop their own style, at their own pace, with positive critique from Jean , and critical analysis , and , feedback from peers. Jean often paints either alongside us, or will give a demonstration , ie, portrait painting, in oils, he is generous with his knowledge of painting and drawing techniques, and inspires each of us pursue our potential, wether we are begginers , or more experienced artists.’ Nicola
What you will learn
- You’ll learn how to see like an artist,
- Practical painting techniques you need
- Know how to mix and use colour to great effect
- Learn how to paint in layers
- Learn some tips and tricks, normally only found after many years of practices.
Format of the lessons are informal.
- Beginners welcome, all levels are catered for
- Small groups, individual attention
- Oil painting, drawing, pastel, watercolour and mixed media
- Studio and Plein air sessions available