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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Secrets of Russian Masters in 5 days

Madeline Island, USA
5 day Workshop - 3rd week of June, 2017

Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the country.  The school is located on beautiful Madeline Island, the largest of the 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior.
Konstantin Sterkhov. Harbor. 2015

During this five day workshop, you will learn how to use the Alla Prima approach to create expressive works in watercolor.  Konstantin will share his knowledge of this classic approach while utilizing contemporary techniques including wet-on-wet, dry brush, glazing, splashing, masking, and many others. Students will also learn how to create convincing works without needing advanced drawing skills.

Konstantin Sterkhov. Hope For Future. 2015

The class schedule will include 2-3 painting demonstrations per day and opportunities to paint a variety of subjects. Students will learn distinct approaches for florals, landscapes, seascapes, interiors and portraits. This class will be mainly studio based with some opportunities to paint en Plein Air throughout the week, using Madeline Island’s amazing landscapes and seascapes as inspiration.

Konstantin Sterkhov. Magnolia. 2015

Students can choose to bring two or three of their own paintings for personal critique, or specific objects of interest to receive feedback on the right approach to use, and mistakes to avoid when painting the chosen subject matter. Class will conclude with a critique exhibition of student and teacher’s works at week’s end.


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