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There is no short cut to becoming a good, let alone a great, painter. Instead there are painting miles that you earn with each stroke of a brush, taking you on the journey to accessing the most creative part of yourself.
This Advanced Painting Program is a monthly program designed for intermediate and advanced oil painters to become even more fluent with color, crafting images and to create art that is imaginative and less about direct copying of images. Through a series of assignments involving different subjects from portraiture, landscape to abstraction, in graduating layers of complexity in subject matter and palette are designed to grow you as an artist. Enrollees in this class get access to a private community where they share their work and invitations to exclusive online fireside chats with artists and curators.
Application required. Acrylic painters also welcome. Applicants must know how to paint, hopefully without solvents, and are interested in expanding their vocabulary of methods to create paintings.
When does the program start and finish?
The program is monthly for accepted applicants and has a rolling admission as long as it's being offered. It's a monthly painting club.
How long is the program?
Most student stay on for at least three months but others longer. There are no constraints as to how long you have to be in it as long as you've been accepted and it is offered. The first quarter has a deep concentration concerning portraiture for reasons which you will learn in the class.
Where will this program be taught?
This program is conducted online using a recorded curriculum in conjunction with live sessions (over zoom).
How do the Live Sessions Work?
Live sessions are held on Zoom where you will be with a group other students and the instructor will give feedback on your work. You will also be invited to fireside chats and live events with other artists. We meet several times a month at the same time and the information and schedule is in the curriculum. It is fine if you miss a live session if you need to.
How does the community work?
When you join, you will be invited into a community platform which comes with the class and that is where you can can privately share your work and meet fellow students.
What if I'm unhappy with this course?
I would never want you to be unhappy. If you let me know within seven days of enrollment, you can have a full refund.
This program exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I loved that the lectures incorporated subjects beyond the kind of tutorials one can easily find on YouTube. Besides the lectures, the weekly live critique sessions were really beyond my expectations. I felt a real sense of community and sharing and a connection to the "real" art world which included videos shared of exhibitions, fairs, and studio visits. It was quite amazing to have all of that available and to be able to chat with fellow artists.
-Kara C. Olympia, WA
Besides being a phenomenal artist, Kimberly is warm, funny, and draws you in and makes you feel welcome. She has created an environment that encourages students to be so supportive of one another. I really value her critiques, suggestions, and insider tips. She has a seemingly endless supply of examples of contemporary and traditional artists in her head to draw upon at a moment's notice. The course material is presented logically and thoroughly, and is peppered with videos, studio visits, and images that lend interest and context to the lectures. The assignments are interesting and challenging. I feel so lucky to have found this course.
- Carrie Markley., Sculptor
I have been painting for 20 years and have taught painting at the university level for 11 years. In this program, Kimberly gave an overview of every aspect of the creative process and introduced the materials and practice of painting in a way that has forever changed my approach. Kimberly’s course is accessible for beginners and also challenging for advanced painters. She is a very generous instructor who is invested in her students’ success and I would highly recommend this course.
- Jerrin W., Utah
Taking an intensive oil painting class from Kimberly Brooks radically changed my art practice. Not only did I gain an incredible respect for the act of oil painting, I also developed an intense interest to push myself beyond my limits of knowledge and to embrace all the unique techniques that make oil painting so captivating. Behind humor and spontaneous disciplinary comments, Brooks delivers outstanding tidbits of wisdom that I am forever grateful. I know for certain, that as I progress in my oil painting art practice, I will often be reminded of her gregarious smile, animated comments, vampire stories, and genuine generosity to share her artistic intelligence. Kimberly Brooks impact on my art life is indelible.
- Gail M., Chicago
If you are interested in exploring new ways to investigate a subject through, this program might be just right for you.
If you would like to know more you can set up a call with me.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Kimberly Brooks is a contemporary artist who exhibits internationally. She is the author of the upcoming book The New Oil Painting (Chronicle Books). Her work has been featured in numerous publications ranging from The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Modern Painters, and New American Paintings and many more. Prepandemic, Brooks taught workshops at other institutions including The Anderson Ranch Art Center, and the Otis School of Art and Design where she received the Franklyn Liegel Award for Teaching Excellence. Brooks also speaks about her work and the science of creativity to museums, Tedx, and Podcasts including the National Endowment for the Arts. You can learn more about her work at www.kimberlybrooks.com.
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