Painting Classes In Florida

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Dates: February 11-16 & 18-23, 2018 (Sunday-Friday)
Cost: €950 per week (€100 off 2 weeks)
Inclusions: 27.5 hours of instruction, studio access beyond “class time”, welcome reception, and easel for the first 5 signees
Maximum Class Size: 15

Painting As the Revitalization of Wonder
The FRESIA Method

Many painters have described a peculiar mood that they slip into as they paint. This mood is a sense of wonder and joy, a sense of feeling larger, and is identified by Jerry Fresia as a particular kind of enchantment. The problem, Fresia points out, is that the mechanical steps of painting methods tend to pull the painter in a direction that subverts one’s mood of wonder because painting methods are presented as processes of production, much like an assembly line. Fresia solves this problem by teaching how the steps in his method of painting is a way of breaking down our visual experience into sensual pieces. In this approach the activity of painting becomes a crossing or passage that propels the painter into a mood of wonder. “Once you get to the wonder and joy,” explains Fresia, “the art will follow.” Listen to Fresia explain this process here.

Painting as enchantment is painting as an escape from our ordinary realms of perception.

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The Course

Our painting classes in Florida teach you an authentic method of painting handed down directly from the French Impressionists to various Americans such as John Singer Sargent and Robert Henri. This method is valid for all visual art media. You will learn not only the craft side of painting but also the history and philosophy behind this method of painting.

In the demonstrations, Fresia will explain how and why the painting process is broken down into 5 distinct separate stages: Composition, Construction, Underpainting, Reconstruction, and Painting.

Fresia will walk you through the stages, with individual instruction at your easel, throughout the week. Our painting classes in Florida offer you an opportunity to paint in the studio and en plein-air, right on the waterfront.

Welcome Reception: 5:00-6:30, Sunday
Instruction: 9:00-12:00 / 1:30-4:00, Monday-Friday
Studio Access: Monday-Friday till 6pm

Workshop Details

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