Painting the Natural World with Afsaneh Michaels __May 7- June 18 __ Tuesday 9:30-12:30 pm__Studio 1

Painting the Natural World

Clouds, Water, Trees, Rocks, Foliage,

Flowers, Birds ……

May 7- June 18, 2024 (seven weeks)

Tuesday 9:30-12:30 pm

This seven-week course is designed for those who want to learn how to paint

clouds, water, trees, rocks separately or within the context of a painting. You

will learn how to compose paintings with elements of your choice rather than

a given image or paint an already composed image of your choice. You might

work from sketches, photographs or still life to bring your ideas together.

You will learn about form, line weight, shading, composition and the overall

handling of the picture space and make lively, interesting and beautiful

paintings. A variety of color mediums (including acrylics, oils, or water

soluble oil colors, colored pencils, oil pastels etc.) can be used on paper as

well as on canvas or board.

Come with your existing setup with colors, brushes, pencils, pastels and

other tools plus your sketchbook or canvas. The first class will include a

discussion of materials and supports (canvas, paper or boards). For questions,

please email the instructor.

Instructor: Afsaneh Michaels, AfsanehAm@gmail.com

May 7- June 18, 2024

Tuesdays: 9:30-12:30

Cost: $205.00 residents, non-residents $225.00

Place: Studio 1

Number of Students: 15

Materials: Your medium of choice and setup plus your sketchbook and a

canvas or a support of your choice. For more information email the instructor.


Afsaneh Michaels, Instructor

Afsaneh A. Michaels is San Francisco Bay Area fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and teacher with over 30 years of creative experience. Afsaneh was raised from an early age in Europe and the U.S. She studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000. She has exhibited work in galleries around the Bay Area, and the east coast. In the early part of her career Afsaneh worked as an urban and country planner with the United Nations in Africa in Kenya and Malawi and later transitioned into art and exhibit design and worked at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi where she designed an exhibit for anthropologist, Richard Leakey. Later she worked at the Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Designing exhibits and collaborating with colleagues in various International museums. Afsaneh has always been an artist and after Edinburgh she moved to Florence in Italy where she started teaching small groups of adults and children in painting and drawing. Afsaneh loves to teach and uses a coaching style- mentoring each individual, guiding and developing their vision and direction while building foundational skills towards the student’s art practice. www.AfsanehMichaelStudio.com