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If you have a restaurant, a coffee shop or indoor theater that you cannot open to the public, and still, you want your public to stay emotionally engaged to your place, you can organize live art sessions. During live art sessions, we will use food and flowers as a model to learn colors, light and drawing techniques. Here are a series of art sessions I can provide:

Lesson 1: Basic design with felt pen
A student cannot erase his/her drawing with felt pen and I use this fragile uncertainty they may feel with permanent drawing to turn their fears into an exploration of artistry with colors and light.

Lesson 2: Basic wash drawing
Wash drawing is made of coffee, tea, ink. It is a small quantity of color merged with water and by layering water and colors, we create a deep sensation of space. This lesson will explore different techniques to explore creativity, find inspiration into improvisation.

Lesson 3: Basic pencil design:
We can use different kinds of pencil from grey to colors. Pencil can be blured and faded and we learn to use the paper as a palette to create colors from fixing medias.

Lesson 4: Understanding the space, forms, the full and the empty
This lesson teaches how to project the imagination and the mind into a stage in order to perceive emotions from light and shades and translate them into warm and cold colors.

Lesson 5: Quick perception of the space and the subject
This session is organized like a game with many short sessions of 2mn – 3mn drawing. The idea of this class is to prioritize a model, capture the essence of a form in a glance, memorize and draw fast without thinking. Buy painting with emotions rather than reasoning, we capture the personality of an artist to define a style, a movement, an instinctive expression.

Lesson 6: Draw a scene
During this lesson, we compile all previous classes into one master piece.

Lesson 7: Draw a landscape
In the continuity of lesson 6, we will draw a landscape to capture light, forms, shades, emotions, interpretation, and we will explore the art of translation of a model.

Lesson 8: Draw an illustration
This lesson requires more imagination since illustration tells a story interpreted through art, but using all previous techniques, we will explore the world of sensitivity that makes an illustration.

Lesson 9: Draw an animal
There are hundreds of different ways to represent an animal and we are going to explore some of them to define the personality of the artist and the emotional attachment to his model.

Lesson 10: Draw a human person
The last lesson is the most difficult, how to draw a human person. Not only a body with flesh and colors but a person with a personality. How to translate life, time, and how to involve the spectator into the art. This lesson will close all sessions by exploring the perspective of a spectator and the role of the artist through his art.

I created those classes to teach a young French engineer who came back from Japan as a Kikomori. He had been a student in the most prestigious engineering school of France and gave up on everything, staring at his ceiling. His parents were my landlords and we became friends when I moved to their condo. They asked me for help and I took it as a challenge. At least, I got him out of the house for drawing and focusing his mind on the outside. Please see this video about Kikomori.

With covid-19, the Kikomori phenomenon might bring many people of all ages and genders into a reclusive attitude. Painting and globally handcrafts can keep many of them out of isolation. This class is made for students of all ages, young children and adults.

Please contact me at 702-706-2307 if you want to try a live session for a public of customers and don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter, share this post, print my business cards, share them and leave me a message. It is always good to have some news from my followers.

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