Art, Culture & Travel... apainting workshop with Eli Cedrone is a great way to combine all three.
My goal is to provide outstanding instruction and a stress-free travel experience.
The Art Spirit | 4 sessions $160.
Monday's 10:00-1:00pm Saturday's 10:00-1:00pm This is an ongoing, weekly class for all levels which meets on Mondays from 10-1pm in Boston's south shore. Through concentrated studies students will build a solid foundation in representational painting. An emphasis is placed on the need to create preliminary sketches as the foundation for stronger paintings. Each class is designed to strengthen skills of perception as well as mastery of the medium and will help to make order out of chaos by stressing the basics of drawing, value, and color. You’ll learn to see in terms of mass and form rather than detail and line and develop the skills necessary to translate light into the language of paint.
Classes are held in Studio or en plein air sessions and include all subject matter including: figure, portrait, landscape and still life.
"Mere copying of nature is not an expression of emotion. Raw emotion, without rules of academic correctness to govern its output, just produces chaos. Great art, can only come when creativity is tempered by taste, when the design is conscious, and when the form is uniquely suited to the ideas presented." Carolus Duran
A Brush with Portugal: Painting the Landscape & Figure | May 12 - 19 & October 13 - 20, 2018
Join us on Portugal’s spectacular coastline in Cascais! The 2016 workshop was a huge success so we've added two dates in 2018. The area offers breathtaking scenes for painters and with it's history, great food and value, it's the perfect destination.
This workshop is designed to be a fun, stimulating and stress-free, experience for beginners to advanced students. Everything has been carefully organized by Artful Journey's so all you need to do is paint and enjoy the wonderful experience of visiting Portugal. Painting location are carefully chosen for scenic beauty and class size is limited for plenty of one on one instruction.
Painting the Landscape |August 4 & 5, 2017
The Marion Arts Center
80 Pleasant Street | Marion, MA Ph: (508) 748-1266 This workshop covers all elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. Learn to have a strategy to capture the scene before you with a simplified design and correct color relationships. Students will learn to see both color and value as a unit, identify them and quickly mix the desired color. With this approach, it’s easy to establish a pattern of light informed by the direction of the sun and to achieve unity and impact. In case of inclement weather reference materials will be used to translate photos into useful info for paintings. Tuition: single-day $115 M / $125 NM - 2-days $220 M / $230 NM
The Bermuda Retreat | November 3, 4 & 5, 2017 Join me for a unique experience, from the breathtaking beaches to the winding alleyways of St. George’s. You'll learn the fundamentals of painting outdoors while following in the footsteps of Winslow Homer and others who’ve found inspiration on the island. A workshop with Eli Cedrone Fine Art is designed to be a fun and stimulating experience for students of all levels.
In this intensive three-day workshop, you’ll develop the skills necessary to translate light into the language of paint. You'll learn to paint quickly and efficiently and deal with the challenges of plein air painting. Each session will provide a supportive environment for the beginner and a challenging new way to consider the landscape and figure for the more advanced painter.
"Impressionism is essentially the effect of light on color. It's critical to understand how light creates form and how color conveys light.
Lessons from the Masters| November 27 - December 1, 2018 Bonita Springs Center For the Arts 26100 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida Ph: 239-495-8989
Explore the techniques and principles of masters such as Robert Henri, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Nicolai Fechin and others. We will discuss various movements from Tonalism to Impressionism. Weather permitting; paint the figure and landscape outdoors in the traditions of Hawthorne and the Cape Cod School with special emphasis on color theory. This intensive program is designed to strengthen your skills of perception and mastery of the medium.
Demo: Sunday, November 20, 2018; 4 – 6 pm $550 Members/$600 Non-members +$30 Model Fee
Painting the Figure in Studio & Outdoors | March, 2018
The Lighthouse Art Center, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL Ph: 561 746-3101
The oldest and largest visual arts organization in Palm Beach county. The Art Center features a museum and a school of art. The Lighthouse ArtCenter was founded in 1964 by a group of eight artists and Christopher Norton, son of the founders of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida.
This workshop will focus on simplifying the figure. You'll learn to break down the fundamental forms in order to incorporate figures into the landscape. We'll cover the fundamentals of figure paintnig in studio, moving outdoors with the quick study. All aspects of color theory and mixing realistic fleshtone will be addressed in order to create the illusion of light on the figure.
Painting & Drawing the Figure| March, 2018
The Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, FL 561-832-1776
Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events.
All aspects drawing and painting the figure. Color theory and mixing realistic fleshtone will be addressed in order to create the illusion of light on the figure. I will demo each day and provide plenty of one on one.
A Brush with Italy: Painting the Landscape | Fall 2018
This year we'll escape the crowds of Tuscany and paint in Sicily! This enchanting island, is becoming increasingly popular as travellers discover it's varied charms: baroque towns, white-washed houses, olive groves, azur sea and beaches, plenty of sunshine and excellent cuisine.
This workshop is designed to be a fun, stimulating and stress-free, experience for beginners to advanced students. Everything has been carefully organized by Artful Journey's so all you need to do is paint and enjoy the wonderful experience of visiting Sicily. Painting location are carefully chosen for scenic beauty and class size is limited for plenty of one on one instruction.
Making An Emotional Statement with your Paintings San Clement Center for the Arts Dates TBA
This workshop offers a more intuitive approach to painting. Mastery of the medium, strengthening skills of perception and expertly rendering a subject are all crucial in the creative process. However, mere copying of nature is not an artistic expression. The task of conveying content - emotions and ideas - is far more important. This is a profound step in your creative development and is the path to becoming not simply an observer but a fine artist. You’ll develop the skills necessary to translate light into the language of paint. Demonstrations, individualized instruction and group critiques will be provided.
1531 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA (949) 369-6603
Easel: French Easel or Pochade Box - any compact easel will work.
Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow light, Yellow Ochre Light, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Transparent Oxide Red, Asphaltum, Viridian Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black. (Rembrant or Winsor Newton) Canvas: I like Centurion linen panels or canvas, better than student grade which is too rough and absorbent. Variety of standard sizes; 6x8, 8x10, 11x14, etc. Make sure your panels fit in your wet paint carrier. Brushes - Royal Langnickel #5590 and a variety of bristle brushes - flats, rounds and filberts, small to large. For detail work use any small round brush. Drawing supplies: Sketch Book, Graphite 2900 - 6B (Faber Castell is great), vine charcoal, black sharpie You’ll also need: Turpenoid odorless spirits - small containers to hold medium. Viva towels, brush cleaner, small trash bag, umbrella (optional). I use Liquin gel medium but you can also make the medium below. Medium: 1: Stand Oil, 1: Triple Rectified Turp, 5: Damar Varnish or WN Liquin
Art Supply Resources: Art Supply Warehouse: www.asw.com (paints & centurion linen panels & more) New York Central Art Supply or Rosemary & Co. (Langnickel brushes) Raymar panels & wet paint carriers More: Jerry’s Artarama, Utrecht, Dick Blick Art Supply, Micheal’s Crafts
Feedback from students...
"Just wanted to say that I thought your class was exceptional. I enjoyed the way you look at other people's work and bring it to light. The demos you gave were very clear. I felt amazed with being able to see your process in the studio and how you can't help yourself when you want to show us how to improve an image, always knowing 'just the thing'. You have revealed some areas that I am excited to work on. My drawing and color theory are totally challenged.” - Christine T.
“I was sitting in my studio this morning looking at some paintings that I had set aside when I had one of those wonderful AHA! moments as a result of your workshop. I am excited to apply what I have learned about the tonalist palette and color harmony to these paintings. Great workshop!" Lynne M.Great workshop!” - Lynne M.
"Your presentation was wonderful! It was informative, beautifully presented, and full of useful pointers. Many thanks.”- Tina G.
Just a note to say thank you for such a great workshop and for really busting your butt to keep everyone happy. Much appreciated. - Paul P.
I just loved it…and needless to say learned SO much. I differently than I have been doing in the past. I am hoping you will be teaching again in the fall.” - Pam P.
“My daughter is being challenged and learning a lot I your class. She’s always been motivated to paint but has not had the “fire in her belly” to push herself in ways that are uncomfortable. It’s been really fantastic to see that kind of drive developing in her” - Mary M. “I love the class! We paint, you teach, we listen to great music; what’s not to like”! - Nancy C.
“Thank you again for all your help and insight at the South Shore Art Art Center workshop. Figures are less mysterious now! - Lisa P.
“I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the demo last night. Probably one of the best demos I’ve seen. You present everything so clearly, I know I am going to enjoy studying with you.” - Nancy M.
"I just wanted to say thank you for such a great workshop last week! I just loved it...and needless to say learned SO much. I am hoping you will be teaching again in the fall so I can continue learning and seeing things differently than I have been doing in the past." Pam P.