DCA Partners with Oolite Arts in Miami

Dorchester Center for the Arts is partnering with Oolite Arts for a new January class “Introduction to Painting: Portrait”, to be taught in both English and Spanish, with painter Pablo Contrisciani. Pablo earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting, at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has worked as a painting instructor since 1998. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions nationally, and internationally. His work forms part of public and corporate collections from USA, Latin America, and Europe.

Oolite Arts is one of Miami, Florida’s largest support organizations for visual artists. Oolite provides artists with studio space, exhibition opportunities, direct support and programming they need to advance their careers. They also offer programming to the surrounding neighborhood and the wider community to help them better understand, and create, contemporary art.

This Introduction to Painting course is ideal for beginner-intermediate students, for example, who want to learn a step-by-step process of making a portrait painting. No previous experience needed. The class will cover color theory and practice, color blending, portrait drawing on the canvas, symmetry concepts, proportions, comparisons, and measurement. Students will learn how to paint according to the face’s shapes and forms, modulating tones and colors, light and shadows, color application, and comparisons. They’ll also learn how to represent the different features of the face, sense of unity, balance of the composition, and final details.

Pablo will evaluate each student’s work while they are painting. At the end of class, he will provide a final critique to raise awareness of all learned techniques and approaches, proper execution, and areas to improve and modify to improve the painting process.

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