Sadie Valeri Atelier Online Art Courses

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Glazing and Scumbling Roses

In this sequel to Sadie’s previous course Glazing and Scumbling with Oil Paint, Sadie shows how she applies advanced paint handling techniques to the elusive subject of living roses.

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Introduction to Oil Painting (Direct Method)

Suitable for absolute beginners, this course teaches how to paint your first oil painting with simple step-by-step instructions.

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Common Errors in Still Life Painting (Direct Method)

Sadie creates two paintings to demonstrate the errors of technique and judgment that can block an artist’s development.

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Glazing and Scumbling with Oil Paint

Create luminosity, depth, and surface variation in your paintings. Learn Sadie’s advanced painting techniques for building up thick impastos of paint with lush textural marks, and creating even more texture by applying a glaze over a dry scumble.

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BONUS: Master Copy of a Rubens Portrait (Direct Method)

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. Using Baroque pigments and painting methods, paint along with Sadie as she creates a copy of 17th century Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens’ portrait sketch of his wife, Isabella Brant.

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BONUS: Workshop Livestream: Three Methods of Oil Painting

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. This livestream shares Sadie’s entire 4-day workshop teaching three methods of oil painting: Direct, Indirect, and Alla Prima to a group of in-person students at her San Francisco atelier.

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BONUS: Horse and Mantle Painting (Direct Method)

Bonus courses are only available to members and cannot be purchased separately. In this course Sadie shares each step for how she created this complex still life painting.

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Each course is accessible enough to take in any order, without a pre-requisite, but if you want to follow a formal atelier program curriculum, we recommend working through the courses in this order:

  1. Intro to Classical Drawing (Graphite)
  2. Bargue Plate Drawing (Graphite)
  3. Cast Drawing (Graphite)
  4. Charcoal Drapery
  5. Charcoal Cast Drawing
  6. Still Life oil painting: Direct
  7. Still life oil painting: Alla Prima
  8. Still life oil painting: Indirect
  9. Figure drawing
  10. Portrait painting

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