ArteMbassy Weekend Workshops

Aina F. Clotas - New light



with artist Aina F. Clotas

Saturday, March 20th and Sunday, March 21st 12AM – 5PM
Cost: $190 + HST = $214




In this weekend course, we will paint a realistic portrait. The techniques that are going to be taught are a legacy of the traditional methods used over centuries. The skills that each student will acquire are universal skills, and they will be useful for their own personal work regardless of the subject matter. We will talk about drawing, anatomy, light and shadow, value and color. We will start each day with a theory explanation and a life demo. After that, each student will work on their own personal projects while receiving personalized guidelines. The main goal of the course is to gain a solid base, to understand “how do we see”, and how to translate what we see onto the canvas to create a picture of the a highest quality.

About the Artist

Aina F. Clotas, is a figurative oil painter born in Catalonia, Spain. After attending an undergraduate filmmaking course, Aina received a BFA from the Universitat de Barcelona. To further her training, she studied traditional painting methods at the Barcelona Academy of Art, where she also taught for several years. She has an extensive teaching experience such as the Barcelona Academy of Art, the Florence Academy of Art in Sweden, the College of San Mateo and the Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier in California. Aina’s personal work is influenced from both the nineteenth century atelier methods and the cinematography language. Her work has been exhibited in Spain, Portugal, Canada, United States and Estonia. Aina is currently living in California, where she teaches in the College of San Mateo and also works in her private studio.