La Napoule



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Travel to the south of France to see and experience the allure of La Napoule! Chateau La Napoule is located on the iconic French Riviera in the south of France. Over the course of the week, students will walk and paint amongst the castle architecture and ruins in La Napoule’s historic gardens. The workshop will be taught by longtime ASLD instructor Andrea Kemp and will consist of both field painting and studio time. The aim of this workshop is to teach how to approach painting on location in a small format with an emphasis on creating thoughtful sketchbook studies. Kemp will fluctuate between using gouache, oils, and pencil. Aside from painting on location and studio critiques, students will also have the opportunity to view important art collections and tour the surrounding town and city.

Prices include accommodations at La Napoule Villa, all breakfasts and lunches, 3 dinners, local wine selection, day trip to Antibes, art instruction and critique. Prices do not include airfare or airport transfers, or guide/driver tips.

Full payment for tour is due by March 30, 2022.

For information or to make your reservation, contact Rachel Basye, r.basye@asld.org.


July 2022 | 8 days, 7 nights
$3,450 per person, double-room accommodations
$3,950 single accommodation


Where: Artbase Basalt CO 
When: October 16-17, 2021 Saturday & Sunday, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Cost: $225 Members/ $250 Non-members

Supplies Included, All levels welcome

Drawing one object or a few can seem achievable, but have you ever wanted to not only draw the objects at hand but also their environment and not know where to start or maybe you did start but had a hard time making the objects look as though they belonged together.  This class breaks down the environment and how to understand the relationship between objects and its surrounding space.  From a basic knowledge of perspective and good use of proportion, a convincing scene can emerge.  Along with these concepts of what makes a convincing space, students will also learn about the elements, specifically line, shape, and value and their intrinsic nature that helps manipulate depth of space.  To register click here!


Developing the Figure

Where: Art Students League of Denver In person
When: October 22nd-24th 8:30 am- 3:30 pm

This class will give students the opportunity to develop the figure from beginning to end in a condensed time span, allowing students to be fully immersed in the process. Throughout this three day workshop students will learn and observe how to compose and execute a finished painting while working from life. Concepts that will be addressed are setup, composition, design, proportions, drawing, working through layers, value breakdown, and color. In addition to these core concepts there will also be direction on how to render a form and how to paint in a direct manner. Please keep in mind that it is not a beginning painting class. Students should have a basic understanding of how to use their materials and feel comfortable working from observation of the human form. Feel free to contact the instructor if you have any further questions.

Painting with Momentum
Online Course

When Dec. 1st, 8th, and 15th Wednesdays 6-8pm
Cost: $175.00
To enroll click here!

Understanding when to work fast and when to work slowly can be difficult to calibrate in art.  Perhaps you are a perfectionist who will work on something for a long period of time before calling it quits on a painting or maybe you are more inclined to do short quick studies who has a hard time pushing their work forward  This class will be focusing on the specific reasons why short studies lead to accelerated growth in ones work.  Through repetition students will develop a fluency with their materials and a recognition of when to use the most crucial visual approaches.   During this class students will have the opportunity to see me, the instructor demo the process of how to work on quick studies and what process I am following in order to capture the most essential elements and principle in the shortest period of time. Between sessions students will be asked to do at least two-three short studies on their own.  For critique students can send in images of work for a digital draw over and critique.  This class will be capped at 12 students.  If you have any questions about the class feel free to contact me.

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