Painting with Christian White

Painting with Christian White 

© Christian White 2016

 

Christian White:  local landscapes, drawing and painting from life. 

 

      

© Christian White 2016

 

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Thursday's, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
 
 
Christian White was born in Rome, Italy in 1953, while his father, sculptor Robert White, was on a Prix de Rome fellowship at The American Academy in Rome. He grew up in a family of artists studying drawing, painting and sculpture from a very young age. He began taking life drawing at Stony Brook University at age 10. He studied welding, stained glass and mosaics in Holland at age 13. He began studying painting in 1966 with Paul Russotto before attending Liceo Artistico in Rome, Italy in 1968-69. Christian has a BFA in Painting from  the Rhode Island School of Design.
 
 
     
 
 
Major early influences include his maternal grandfather, Dutch painter Joep Nicolas, family friend Fairfield Porter, Paul Georges, and Robert Kulicke. In Rome, Christian developed relationships with Jack Zajac, Gregory Gillespie, Gilbert Franklin and many other artists. He moved to Harrison Street in lower Manhattan in 1977 after graduating from RISD. He had his first solo exhibition in 1975 at The Harbor Gallery in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. His first solo show in Manhattan was at The Steven Adams Gallery in the East Village in 1986, followed by shows at Ingber Gallery, The Garrison Art Center and The Great American Salvage Company. He has had yearly one-man shows at Gallery North, in Setauket, Long Island, since 1983.
 
Christian White’s work has been reviewed many times in the New York Times, notably by Hellen Harrison, as well as in many other newspapers and magazines articles. His work is included in many public and private collections.

Course Description:
 

This class is an opportunity to learn painting technique and principles of pictorial art by working alongside an experienced painter with a long career and some public recognition. Mr. White believes both in a structured education, involving imparting sound technical and practical instruction, and the experience of watching a professional at work, as the basis of a path to achieving one's own career goals as an artist.

Students from age 12 through professional adults are welcome, provided they have an open mind and a willingness to learn

All painting (or graphic) mediums are welcome, although the default medium will be oil paint for beginning students, with an emphasis on developing drawing skills. Mr. White has plenty of experience working in oil, watercolor, gouache, and acrylics, and can contribute technical guidance in any of them. Classes will involve group and instructor critiques, a free exchange of ideas and professional advice.

This is not a class based on a single subject or genre; we will work on still life and various other subjects, depending on the students' interests, however, Mr White does not encourage copying photographs in general. Instructor demonstrations will be a major component of the class.

Students who have experience are asked to bring some examples of their work to the first class, which will involve individual analysis and critique, with the aim of planning a personal direction forward.

 
 
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Location:
Class Time Start Date Duration Artist Instructor Tuition Location

Portrait Drawing and Painting Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mar 02, 2020 8 weeks Leeanna Chipana $ 620.00 Studio 12 Register
Still Life Painting Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mar 02, 2020 8 weeks Leeanna Chipana $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Cast Drawing / Intro to Drawing Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mar 02, 2020 8 weeks Leeanna Chipana $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Intro to Painting Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mar 02, 2020 8 weeks Leeanna Chipana $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Still Life Painting Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mar 03, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 480.00 Studio 12 Register
Cast Drawing / Intro to Drawing Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mar 03, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 480.00 Studio 12 Register
Watercolor Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mar 03, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Portrait Drawing and Painting Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mar 04, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 620.00 Studio 12 Register
Still Life Painting Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mar 04, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 480.00 Studio 12 Register
Cast Drawing / Intro to Drawing Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mar 04, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Cast Drawing / Intro to Drawing Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mar 04, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Portrait Drawing and Painting Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mar 04, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 620.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Still Life Painting Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mar 04, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Cast Drawing / Intro to Drawing Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mar 04, 2020 8 weeks Bill Graf $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Painting with Christian White Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Mar 05, 2020 8 weeks Christian White $ 480.00 Studio 18 Register
Painting with Pastels Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mar 05, 2020 8 weeks Lana Ballot $ 480.00 Studio 6&9 Register
Fundamentals of Graphic Novel Creation Saturday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mar 07, 2020 8 weeks James Beihl $ 515.00 Studio 6&9 Register