Art, Culture & Travel... apainting workshop with Eli Cedrone is a great way to combine all three.
My goal is to provide outstanding instruction and a stress-free travel experience.
Bermuda Arts Centre Dockyard: Fundamentals of Painting | Saturday's 10:00-1:00pm
This ongoing, weekly class is for all levels. Through concentrated studies students build a solid foundation in representational painting. Each class is designed to strengthen skills of perception as well as mastery of the medium and will help to make order out of chaos by stressing the basics of drawing, value, and color. You’ll develop the skills necessary to translate light into the language of paint. Classes are held at Gallery 117 in Hamilton or en plein air and include all subject matter: figure, portrait, landscape and still life.
"Mere copying of nature is not an expression of emotion. Raw emotion, without rules of academic correctness to govern its output, just produces chaos. Great art, can only come when creativity is tempered by taste, when the design is conscious, and when the form is uniquely suited to the ideas presented." Carolus Duran
Bermuda Arts Centre Dockyard: Painting the Landscape | Tuesday's 10:00-1:00pm
Impressionism is essentially the effect of light on colored objects. Learn the key elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. You'll learn how to have a strategy to capture the scene before them with a simplified design and correct color relationships. Each day, Eli will demonstrate the quick study and how to simplify value patterns to achieve unity and impact. She will introduce an innovative method of color mixing using a simple, four-value approach. Sessions are held at Gallery 117 in Hamilton or outdoors.
"The spirit behind beauty: feel things intensely and learn to see simply." - Carlson
A Brush With Bermuda | October 18, 19 & 20, 2019 Join me for a unique experience, from the breathtaking beaches to the winding alleyways of St. George’s. You'll learn the fundamentals of painting outdoors while following in the footsteps of Winslow Homer and others who’ve found inspiration on the island. A workshop with Eli Cedrone Fine Art is designed to be a fun and stimulating experience for students of all levels.
In this intensive two-day workshop, you’ll develop the skills necessary to translate light into the language of paint. You'll learn to paint quickly and efficiently and deal with the challenges of plein air painting. Each session will provide a supportive environment for the beginner and a challenging new way to consider the landscape and figure for the more advanced painter.
"Impressionism is essentially the effect of light on color. It's critical to understand how light creates form and how color conveys light.
The Lighthouse Art Center | March 21 & 22, 2020 Lessons from the Masters
Learn the fundamentals of painting from others who have mastered the genre. Topics covered will be understanding direct, ambient and reflected light, how sunlight affects color, seeing color and value, and capturing the features of the model to create a likeness. Eli will demo each day and provide plenty of one-on-one instruction. A working knowledge of the medium is advised.
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL Ph: 561 746-3101
Naples Art Association | March 2020 Lessons from the Masters
This class will explore the techniques and principles of masters such as Robert Henri, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, Nicolai Fechin and others. We will discuss various movements from Tonalism to Impressionism. Workshop will include landscape, figure and portrait. 9am-4pm $375.
Located in the heart of charming Naples Florida. 585 Park Street, Naples, FL Ph: 239-262-6517 https://naplesart.org
A Brush with Portugal | May 23-30, 2020
Join us on Portugal’s spectacular coastline in Cascais as we paint the landscape and figure! The 2017 workshop was a huge success so we're excited to return in 2018. Portugal was voted the # 1 destination in Europe. For painters it offers breathtaking scenic beauty, great food and affordability. It truly is the perfect destination.
This workshop is designed to be a fun, stimulating and stress-free, experience for beginners to advanced students. Everything has been carefully organized by Artful Journey's so all you need to do is paint and enjoy the wonderful experience of visiting Portugal. Painting location are carefully chosen for scenic beauty and class size is limited for plenty of one on one instruction.
A Brush with Italy: Painting the Landscape | September 2020
This year we'll be escaping to the quiant little town of Panzano in the Chianti region. This area is becoming increasingly popular with it's varied charms.
We'll be staying at the Villa Sangiovese in the heart of Tuscany, immersed in the vineyards of Chianti Classico. A century-old farmhouse, the Villa overlooks a picturesque village with views of the gentle hills and olive groves. Located between Florence and Siena, it’s the ideal starting point for cultural excursions to nearby cites.
This workshop is for beginners to advanced students. Artful Journey's has arranged all the details and painting location are chosen for scenic beauty and ease. Class size is limited for plenty of one on one instruction.
Easel: French Easel or Pochade Box - any compact easel will work.
Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow light, Yellow Ochre Light, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Transparent Oxide Red, Asphaltum, Viridian Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black. (Rembrant or Winsor Newton) Canvas: I like Centurion linen panels or canvas, better than student grade which is too rough and absorbent. Variety of standard sizes; 6x8, 8x10, 11x14, etc. Make sure your panels fit in your wet paint carrier. Brushes - Royal Langnickel #5590 and a variety of bristle brushes - flats, rounds and filberts, small to large. For detail work use any small round brush. Drawing supplies: Sketch Book, Graphite 2900 - 6B (Faber Castell is great), vine charcoal, black sharpie You’ll also need: Turpenoid odorless spirits - small containers to hold medium. Viva towels, brush cleaner, small trash bag, umbrella (optional). I use Liquin gel medium but you can also make the medium below. Medium: 1: Stand Oil, 1: Triple Rectified Turp, 5: Damar Varnish or WN Liquin
Art Supply Resources: Art Supply Warehouse: www.asw.com (paints & centurion linen panels & more) New York Central Art Supply or Rosemary & Co. (Langnickel brushes) Raymar panels & wet paint carriers More: Jerry’s Artarama, Utrecht, Dick Blick Art Supply, Micheal’s Crafts
Feedback from students...
"Just wanted to say that I thought your class was exceptional. I enjoyed the way you look at other people's work and bring it to light. The demos you gave were very clear. I felt amazed with being able to see your process in the studio and how you can't help yourself when you want to show us how to improve an image, always knowing 'just the thing'. You have revealed some areas that I am excited to work on. My drawing and color theory are totally challenged.” - Christine T.
“I was sitting in my studio this morning looking at some paintings that I had set aside when I had one of those wonderful AHA! moments as a result of your workshop. I am excited to apply what I have learned about the tonalist palette and color harmony to these paintings. Great workshop!" Lynne M.Great workshop!” - Lynne M.
"Your presentation was wonderful! It was informative, beautifully presented, and full of useful pointers. Many thanks.”- Tina G.
Just a note to say thank you for such a great workshop and for really busting your butt to keep everyone happy. Much appreciated. - Paul P.
I just loved it…and needless to say learned SO much. I differently than I have been doing in the past. I am hoping you will be teaching again in the fall.” - Pam P.
“My daughter is being challenged and learning a lot I your class. She’s always been motivated to paint but has not had the “fire in her belly” to push herself in ways that are uncomfortable. It’s been really fantastic to see that kind of drive developing in her” - Mary M. “I love the class! We paint, you teach, we listen to great music; what’s not to like”! - Nancy C.
“Thank you again for all your help and insight at the South Shore Art Art Center workshop. Figures are less mysterious now! - Lisa P.
“I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the demo last night. Probably one of the best demos I’ve seen. You present everything so clearly, I know I am going to enjoy studying with you.” - Nancy M.
"I just wanted to say thank you for such a great workshop last week! I just loved it...and needless to say learned SO much. I am hoping you will be teaching again in the fall so I can continue learning and seeing things differently than I have been doing in the past." Pam P.