Private Art Lessons
Jaime Cooper is pleased to offer private art lessons at her gallery and studio in Ligonier, Pennsylvania about an hour east of Pittsburgh.
All classes are held at the studio, 116 West Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658. The studio is located on the diamond in Ligonier (the traffic circle in the middle of town). The studio is across the sidewalk from the library, under the walkway that runs between the diamond and the municipal parking lot. You may also call 724-771-4102 or email email@example.com. Jaime also teaches workshops at various locations throughout the year and hosts out of town students for intensive training weeks of private painting instruction.
Jaime also maintains a blog at Jaime Cooper Gallery & Studio which is a resource for realist based classical art lessons for art teachers and art students.
Below are supply lists for art classes. However, I have lots of supplies available in the studio that you may use before you are sure about what to purchase. You are of course welcome to use other supplies, these are just my suggestions as I am frequently asked for supply lists. I typically purchase supplies from Blick, Cheap Joe's, and Utrecht. I also purchase oil mediums from Natural Pigments. Beautiful palettes may be purchased from Turtlewood Palettes. I like Grumbacher and Winsor Newton oil paints, but that is because I started with them and am used to them. I find them a great balance between quality and price. Any professional artist grade paint will work. Do not use student or academic grade paint. It will cause more frustration than the money you may save is worth. Brushes are up to your personal preferences, but I list some of my favorites below for your reference.
Paper towels or rags
Easel (this one is a nice balance between sturdy and price)
Zinc or soft mixing white
Alizarin crimson permanent
Silver Grand Prix
Copy paper or sketchbook
Sanded pastel paper
(600 or 800 grit)
I prefer Tombow, but any artist quality pencils will do. It is not necessary to get a full set. Something like a 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 3B will do.
I use terra cotta and black most often
Pitt pastel pencils
I use sanguine most often
White chalk pencil
both Pitt and Generals make them
Medium grit sandpaper
These are books I have found to be extremely useful:
Lessons in Classical Drawing: Essential Techniques from Inside the Atelier
Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice
Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice
Stephen Rogers Peck
Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist
Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement
Dynamic Figure Drawing
Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery
Robert Beverly Hale
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting
Traditional Oil Painting:
Advanced Techniques and Concepts...
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