• Online Workshops: June, July, August.

    August 2020 online workshops will begin August 4th
    4-Week Workshops
    Email crilling@hotmail.com to sign up


    Color, Shape, Design: A Painterly Approach
    Tuesday 6pm-7:45pm EST
    August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

    This class is for the intermediate or advanced painter looking for ways to break out of repetitive studio habits by learning more about color, shape, and composition. We will use various subject matter to explore the topics: still-life, interior, landscape. Topics covered: composition (movement, balance, intervals, shape), color harmonies, value arrangement.
    Each week we will examine contemporary and historical paintings- why and what makes them work. Following lecture and discussion a demo will be given. Weekly assignments will be given.

    These are small classes with one-on-one and group interaction, the ability to ask questions during the Zoom class, and to receive individual weekly critique through our private Facebook community.

    Each class: discussion, lecture/slides, demo (demo will be done in studio from a reference)
    Private Facebook Group for critique and community.
    Level: intermediate or advanced
    Medium: Open to any but instructor will work primarily with oil
    Homework: weekly assignments will be given
    Platform: ZOOM
    Supplies: suggested supply list at bottom or use what you have. Can be simple.
    CLASS CAP: 18 students
    Cost: $150

    *Payment is required at the time of registration:
    *PayPal: rilling.claudia@gmail.com OR Venmo @Claudia-Rilling


    Plein-Air (ish) : Fundamentals and Beyond

    Friday 12pm-2pm EST
    August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.
    LIVE Class via Zoom

    This class is for the indoor OR outdoor landscape painter looking to learn how to paint the landscape. This is an in-depth workshop. We will cover plein air set-up and materials, how to look for and select subject matter, color mixing, atmospheric perspective, simplifying foliage, clouds and skies.
    Students are welcome to work outdoors in plein-air or inside from reference photos. The instructor will work from references to ensure everyone can see the subject. Each week there will be a discussion and slide lecture followed by a demo.

    These are small classes with one-on-one and group interaction, the ability to ask questions during the Zoom class, and to receive individual weekly critique through our private Facebook community.

    Each class: discussion, lecture/slides, demo (demo will be done in studio from a reference)
    Private Facebook Group for critique and community.
    Level: advanced beginner or intermediate (* I will not be covering how to work with the mediums in depth, so must have some basic painting skills)
    Medium: Open to oil or acrylic but instructor will be using oil
    Homework: weekly assignments will be given
    Platform: ZOOM
    Supplies: suggested supply list at bottom
    CLASS CAP: 18 students
    Cost: $150

    *Payment is required at the time of registration:
    *PayPal: rilling.claudia@gmail.com OR Venmo @Claudia-Rilling




    Supplies:

    Materials List for Claudia Rilling

    • Paper Towels / rags
    • Portable easel if working outside (landscape classes)
    • Canvas Panels, stretched canvas, gesso primed paper (any size you feel comfortable working in, but starting smaller is a good idea) 8x8, 10x10, 8x12, etc. (STILL LIFE CLASS: can work larger: 10x10, 10x12, 12x16, 16x20, (rectangle OR square format) etc. It is based on personal preference) )

    • Paint Brushes- It’s good to have a variety of brushes that range in both type and size. Rounds, Flats, and Filberts are all good
    • Paper Palette (or whatever you prefer) - at least 16 x 20. Or, if using a portable easel, it may come with a nice palette.
    • Metal palette knife. A pointed end is best, not larger than 3 inches long.
    • Some Paints: (or use what you have)
    Burnt Umber—Yellow Ochre or transparent earth yellow— Ivory Black—Terra Rosa (optional) — Cadmium Red— Cadmium Yellow Light or Medium— Ultramarine Blue— Titanium White (large tube is best)- Alizarin crimson- Sap green
    • Any other colors that you like
    • Feel free to experiment with other tube greens and blues like Permanent Green, Emerald Green, Cadmium Green, Pthalo Blue (VERY strong), Phtalo Green (VERY strong), Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, etc.
    • The brand I prefer: Gamblin or Windsor Newton oil paint
    • The best student grade paint is Gamblin 1980 (avoid other student grade paints)

    • Liquin Original or linseed oil– Not needed if working in acrylic
    • Odorless Turpenoid or Gamsol– Not needed if working in acrylic
    • Jars or cups for medium and thinner. Make sure the lid seals tightly.
    • Optional: view finder (you can make a homemade version with pieces of cardboard taped together)
    • Small sketchbook and pencil

    • Gesso (optional to prime surfaces) : Professional Grade White Acrylic Gesso. “Golden” brand is good.


    (Class recordings will not be distributed. If you cannot attend, I will not be able to provide a recording of the class.)




  • Jerusalem Studio School in Italy: Painting Workshop, July 2019

    "Painting a Dynamic Landscape"
    Jerusalem Studio School: Painting Workshop, July 1-15, 2019
    Affiliate Workshop hosted by The JSS in Civita Castellana, Italy

  • Workshops and Teaching

    MAINE 2020 July 20-27
    RESCHEDULED FOR 2021!

    I am excited to announce a new outdoor landscape painting workshop I am hosting from July 20th-27th (2021) on the beautiful Maine coast in Pemaquid Point, Bristol, Maine. This area was a destination for painters- among them Andrew Wyeth, Fairfield Porter, Robert Henri.
    The focus will be landscape painting, and will involve ample instruction, and thorough one-on-one development.
    We will cover composition and simplifying the landscape, atmospheric perspective, architecture, color, value, edges and marks. Please note- this is not a "tips and tricks" plein air workshop, but rather an opportunity to strengthen your painting skills, using landscape as a departure point. The views are stunning, the weather is cool, and we will also take one day trip to the picturesque Monhegan Island.

    Level: advanced beginner to advanced
    *Prior painting experience required.
    Reserve your space soon. Limited to 12 students.

    Accommodations: Hotel Pemaquid offers a lower group room rate. http://www.hotelpemaquid.com
    Call hotel directly between 9am-5pm at 207-677-2312

    Hotel Pemaquid - Home
    “The Hotel Pemaquid is a beautiful turn-of-the -century hotel offering 30 unique rooms and two cottages at exceptional prices.All of our rooms are well appointed and are considered some of the best deals on the Maine Coast.”
    www.hotelpemaquid.com


    Materials: Keep it simple (a detailed list will be sent out): oil paints, brushes, plein air easel/ pochade box, small sketchbook, pencils, painting panels (at least 2 per day)
    Itinerary: detailed intineray will be sent out. Generally we paint every day from 8:30-4:30. There will be one day "off" to relax and enjoy the area.
    Carriage house: Hotel Pemaquid will provide full use of the large carriage house for painting, critique, storage, slide shows.
    Transportation: must provide your own
    Meals: there are restaurants within driving distance, as well as grocery stores.
    Art supplies: bring your own supplies but I will have mineral spirits for everyone. There is an art store 25 minutes from the hotel.

    PRICE: 7 Day workshop: $825
    -Lodging and meals not included.
    -One round trip fare to Monhegan Island IS included in price.
    -$100 non-refundable deposit due to secure spot.
    -Please note: No refunds if student cancels within two months of the class. However, if the class is cancelled a full refund will be provided.
    -Email crilling@hotmail.com or call 267-825-5190 for more details






    Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
    -Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Painting

    Jerusalem Studio School: Affiliate Workshop Teacher, Civita Castellana, Italy

    Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
    -Adjunct Professor, Painting and Drawing. Graduate and Undergrduate.

    Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
    -Drawing and Painting Insructor


    Mentoring and private lessons:
    Helping students build on their current work or improve specific skills in the area of drawing and painting: landscape painting, still-life painting, cityscape painting, all drawing subjects. Will also work with beginners who have had little to no training in drawing or painting.
    Inquire for teaching times, schedule is flexible to suit specific needs. Supplies included optional.

    Online Lessons and Skype: Provide full critique of work using a photoshop mark-up and screen sharing with Skype to look at images together.

    Call 267-825-5190 or email crilling@hotmail.com for more information and pricing.



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