youth summer art camp
Here are some beautiful finished pastel drawings by our youth art camp first session! Student ages were 9-13 years old. The students were shown step by step how to complete this amazing portrait of a bald eagle, they turned out GREAT...I am a proud teacher! There is still time to sign up for August sessions!
Covid-19 Lock-down/online lessons
Due to our official lock-down, I am offering online art lessons via Zoom or Facetime. Please contact the studio to set up a virtual lesson (949) 436-1152!
This beautiful charcoal drawing was completed by one of my students, Monica, who rendered the tones with perfection! This was her first portrait ever! I truly believe that anyone can learn how to draw and paint, it is a skill that can be taught.
Breathtaking finished pastel by my student Marilyn, I'm so proud of her progress and her enthusiasm to be challenged!
newly finished oil painting!
Amazing finished oil painting by my student Raenie! This is only her second official portrait created!
teen drawing class
My teen drawing class finished these colorful master copies of Claude Monet's "Wheat Field, 1881" in chalk pastel!
pastel journal article is out
I am honored to be featured in the Jan/Feb issue of Pastel Journal magazine! Thank you Enid Wood for writing such a beautiful piece.
monet master copy
Beautiful master copy of a Claude Monet by one of my painting students! Lots of layering and hard work went into this study!
Student's first still life in oil. Started with a bistre of raw umber. Then fully rendering the pitcher with a raw umber and white tonal scale. A simple limited color palette was used for the apple using cad. red, alizaron, cad. yellow and ultramarine.
Check out these amazing pastel drawings from my teen drawing class! Pastel on black paper, students focused on tone and finding subtle color in the white feathers.
Amanda Gress devoted instructor, passionate artist.