Welcome and Introduction by Johannes Vloothuis
Online Art Classes
Do you feel stuck in your painting? Do you find yourself second guessing what your next step will be?
Even if you have never painted, taken art classes or painted a little, how about starting your art with a good foundation? And if you have experience already what about picking up some advanced techniques?
We all rely on photos to develop our paintings, but how much of the information should we include or edit?
Johannes Vloothuis, an award winning professional artist has found the way to verbalize in simple understandable terms the “Science of Art Beauty”. When 7 main principles are intellectualized you will solve all compositional problems in your paintings. Several of our students have won prestigious awards and art teachers all over the world are adopting his techniques.
Currently, Johannes is an official art instructor under a royalties contract with Artist’s Network, the world’s largest publisher of art magazines such as the prominent, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor Artist and Pastel Journal. See the endorsement in the Artist’s Magazine here. These are sold in prestigious bookstores everywhere in the world. Northlight Books named Johannes, “a master painter“. One of the most prestigious art organizations in the USA, The Pastel Society of America, also listed him under, Masterful Instruction”. He is endorsed by the PanPastel company.
If you want to create more beautiful paintings, give us a try. Join the 100’s of attendees that have taken our online art classes. Listen to Johannes as he thinks out loud during live demonstrations while you see how he mixes paint in real time. The classes are geared towards all main mediums and artists of any level will benefit. Join us and be ready to have fun!
Paint Along 62: Cropping: A Tool To Better Composition
Cropping is a tool that can pack a wallop. It is a way for you to tell a story by drawing the eye towards the most forceful features of your painting. Knowing which unnecessary information to discard is a winning way to improve the composition of your photo references. This workshop will improve your photography skills as well!
You will learn:
* The value of the 1:3 or 2:3 Golden Ratio
* How to anchor your subjects
* How to select the appropriate canvas size and frame color
* How much foliage to include on either side
* Where to situate animals, buildings and vehicles
* Advice on cropping portraits
Paintings subjects include:
* A shallow river at Zion National Park (Oils)
* Beautiful Niagara Falls after a heavy snow fall (Pastels)
* A town scene with a narrow canal in China (Watercolor)
The class is called a “paint along” for good reason: Reference photos and drawing templates are available in the class materials before each class so you can trace the scene onto your canvas.
During the live sessions, students can paint along or watch as Johannes shares painting techniques and professional secrets, shows how to mix pleasing colors, and answers student questions on the spot.
You also have the opportunity to submit your painting for Jo’s personal suggestions. Students enjoy sharing ideas with each other and making new friends during the classes.
Even if you can’t make it on the day of a live session, every “paint along” is recorded and you can download it to watch over and over.
Dates: 3 Saturdays: November 30, December 7 & 14, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM ET (The class may extend longer)
Where: Online from the comfort of your home.
You do not have to attend the sessions live. Everything gets recorded.
See what students are saying about other courses from Johannes Vloothuis:
“Had a wonderful time painting along with Johannes Vloothuis! This was the first time I’ve taken a class with Artist Network. I learned so much and will definitely recommend it to others and participate again! Review by Jee An
“Excellent class for the Landscape artist.” Review by Mike
“This was an A++ course, as always. Informative, instructional and what a learning experience. Wow!” Review by Carol Medford
“Jo’s classes are incredibly interesting and full of new techniques. He gives 150% of himself to his students. I am a “forever” consumer.” Review by Pat Renetzky
Artist Network Interview With Johannes Vloothuis
Live Webcam Sample
Here are some testimonials from our students
“I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying your classes. I am a first time user only since January and am now convinced that I can paint landscapes. I am a die-hard still life and florals painter in oils and can’t wait to get at some landscapes.”
“My work and ability to ‘see’ has improved considerably in these 3 months. Heart-felt thanks for a great student/teacher relationship here in real-time cyber space!!”
“Since watching your class, I look at my old paintings and see what I did wrong. I had no idea there is a ‘melodic line’ that conveys to the viewer in a positive way. Thanks for this eye opener and all the other gems.”
“Your classes have answered my two big questions which I have searched answers of for years. One is why master pieces have strong attractions. Another is how can I do to make my paintings more attractive. Thank you very much.”
“I’ve been teaching art for more than 20 years and, after spending approximately 60 hours with Johannes during his weekend classes, I feel like I should start over again. Wonderful teacher, wonderful teachings!!”
“I so appreciate your solid teaching on composition! Your enthusiasm for sharing this information is obvious. Thank you so much!”
“I have learned more in the past 12 weeks than I have in the 50 years I have been a pastel painter. You have a way to impress the knowledge you impart into my thick skull!! So happy I took the class.”
“I feel fortunate and privileged for having participated in your fantastic Webinar art class. Your unique, professional teaching has opened my eyes: I see, think and paint in a totally new way, and I’ve learned from you more than I ever have of the huge pile of art books I studied!”
“I’ve enjoyed your Wet Canvas lessons. The information on composition has been fabulous for me as a photographer and a fiber artist. What you say makes perfect sense. I started dabbling in watercolor and your guidance has given me the confidence that ‘I too can do this’.”
“My landscape attempts always seemed to be lacking that special spark. Your online workshop has shown me how in so many ways I was missing the mark. I can’t thank you enough for opening up a whole new genre for me!”
“I struggled for years with composition, value, color harmony, etc. Then I stumbled upon your Wet Canvas Webinar and, presto, within weeks things just clicked. The foreign became the familiar. You have given me the tools to create and blossom. Thank you ever so much!”
“I am so impressed with what he has to offer and very sad that I wasn’t able to do the whole course. He is amazing! I would tell anyone that if you want to learn how to paint landscapes….this is the man to do it with.”