Students will learn the basic drawing foundation of composition, shape rendering, perspective and shading before progressing to watercolor painting technique and still life painting. The drawing and painting session will alternate. Students will have an understanding of how to render shapes both in pencil in watercolor. This course is a good prerequisite to figure painting.
This class meets on Saturdays for four weeks, 2-4 pm, $185.
Instructor: Katya Kompaneyets
Materials required: Two pieces of medium gray drawing paper, size 9 by 12 inches. Black and white graphite pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener.
Two pieces of watercolor paper, cold pressed, size 9 by 12 inches, a set of basic watercolors, two round soft brushes, size 20 and 10.
About the instructor:
Katya Kompaneyets was born in Moscow, Russia and lives in Los Angeles, where she has been a working artist for over thirty years. A graduate of Moscow City Art School and Moscow State Textile University, her art education began at age eleven under the tutelage of her aunt, a professional artist.
Working in drawing, painting, still life, landscape, portraits, Katya’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums around Moscow and Los Angeles, as well as Avranges, France last summer, and is included in a private collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Boston. She has worked as costume designer and her theater sketches for famed Soviet director Tarkovsky were purchased by University of Notre Dame in 2016.
Previously working as a muralist, her large-scale projects can be seen around the country, including Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and eleven tactile murals for the Foundation for the Junior Blind.