Art Classes

NOW OFFERING LIVE ONLINE ZOOM CLASSES!

Below is a complete list of my Winter 2020 offerings. These classes are recorded live and then saved, allowing students to re-watch at their convenience. To sign up, please contact me via riverafinearts@gmail.com and I will provide further details.

WINTER 2021 CLASSES

Portrait Painting in the Flemish Style

Using a photographic portrait reference, this class will cover portrait painting techniques with emphasis on drawing, underpainting, color mixing and glazing in a Flemish style.We will explore indirect painting methods in order to achieve a greater sense of subtlety and depth of color.

Dates: Mondays of 1/11, 1/18, 1/25

Times:
10 am to 12 noon EST

Cost:
$105

Winter Landscape Painting

Using a photographic reference of a landscape, students will learn how to mix colors to accurately represent light, shadow and atmosphere. We will discuss ways to layer and blend pigments to achieve the cool color effects found in winter scenes. We will learn how to represent the natural elements of snow, trees, etc. while designing a powerful and intriguing composition.

Dates: Thursdays of 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 & 2/4

Cost: $140

Times: 1 to 3 pm EST


A Copy of Velazquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja

Velazquez was a famous and influential Spanish portrait and figurative painter of the 17th Century known for his expressive brushwork and dramatic lighting. In this class we will take a close look at Velazquez’s technique and materials from his ground preparation to his palette. We will be copying a detail of his famous painting, Portrait of Juan de Pareja.

Dates: Tuesdays of 1/5, 1/12, 1/19 & 1/26

Times: 10 am to 12 noon EST

Cost: $140

Old Master Drawing Techniques

This class will cover the drawing materials and techniques used by artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo DaVinci and Rembrandt to name just a few. Students will learn how to prepare and tone their own paper and execute a drawing using charcoal, conte’ crayons, transparent ink and chalk. Using reproductions of Old Master drawings as references, students will have the opportunity to copy the work of a master artist while learning their tools and techniques.

Dates: Wednesdays of 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 & 2/17

Times: 10 am to 12 noon EST

Cost: $140

Advanced Figure Drawing

Using a photographic reference of a nude model, students will learn how to render the forms of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on proportion, gesture, structure and anatomy as well as shading techniques to realistically represent form. We will be using charcoal and limited colored chalks on toned paper to create a full range of value tones.

Dates: Tuesdays of 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 & 2/23

Cost: $140

Times: 10 am to 12 noon EST

LECTURES COMING SOON!

ALL STUDIO CLASSES ARE NOW BEING OFFERED ONLINE! PLEASE EMAIL ME VIA riverafinearts@gmail.com FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO SIGN UP.

Payment Options:

Payments can be received by check or through Venmo@david-rivera-375

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STUDENT TESTAMONIALS

“David Rivera is quite simply put, one of the best instructors I have ever had the pleasure of studying with. Over the time I spent working with him, I watched as my skill set and technique developed from amateur to truly refined. David takes the time to really teach how to construct a drawing or painting with clear and concise direction. I highly recommend taking lessons with him if you want to master your ability in fine art. Apart from his phenomenal teaching, David is also incredibly knowledgeable concerning the history behind fine art. Not only will one gain valuable tools to approach art, but one will also gain insight into how fine art developed into what it is today. David Rivera is a true professional and always approaches fine art with a confident attitude in whatever mode he may be working in.”

-L. Lorenzo

“Old Master Painting Techniques” Zoom class footage
“Pet Portrait Painting” Zoom footage
“Online Advanced Portrait Drawing”
“Pastel Portrait” Zoom class footage
Newly renovated home studio located at 1 Hidden Turn, Newtown Pa, 18940. Offering private and group lessons including basic drawing, anatomical drawing, portrait painting, cast drawing, figure drawing & painting and still life.

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