Please note: This class will be held virtually using Zoom. Click HERE to learn more about online learning with HAM.
This class is for absolute beginners or those looking to build on a little experience. You will learn core concepts, increase your confidence and build your skills in drawing and painting from observation. The instructor will provide lots of guidance and demonstrations.
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Important to note: Students will need access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone with a camera, microphone, and internet access for using the Zoom meeting app.
Meet the Instructor:
Oscar Peterson was born in Harlem, New York, and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked as a professional art director and designer/illustrator for various corporations and non-profits, and as a commissioned fine arts painter who specializes in portraiture.
An alumnus of Pratt Institute and The Art Students League of NY, Peterson has studied with such leading realist painters as Nelson Shanks, Max Ginsberg, and Costa Vavagiakis. His works, both portrait and non-commissioned, are in corporate and private collections and museums across the country.
He uses traditional methods and techniques while incorporating new ideas and personal observations. His preferred medium is oil, although he frequently uses many mediums. Peterson describes his paintings as “realistic with an impressionistic feel” and his artistic style is inspired by the Impressionists and the Old Masters. His approach echoes a favorite quote from Alberto Giacometti; “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
Image courtesy of Oscar Peterson