Landscape Painting in Oil with Leeanna Chipana
SIX weeks, Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Students will gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals of landscape painting while they advance to more challenging projects. During class we will discuss the genre of landscape and plein air painting. Students will learn about compositional methods and techniques used throughout the centuries such as the concept of perspective, areal perspective, the language of dominant verticals and horizontal lines, how to harmonize color, underpainting methods such as open and closed grisailles. Color theory will be discussed. Students will learn how to organize and structure their landscapes. The goal is for students to have a broader understanding of landscape painting methods as well as increase their skill and accuracy at creating beautiful landscape painting.
Leeanna Chipana began her art studies at the Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts in Oyster Bay, NY in 2004 where she studied under painter and illustrator Attila Hejja. While working as his personal assistant Leeanna studied figure painting with Mr. Hejja. After Mr. Hejja’s sudden death in the Summer of 2007, Leeanna decided to devote her life to pursuing her own art studies more rigorously and dedicate herself to teaching traditional painting and drawing. She started by attending the New York Art Students League where she studied figure painting for two years with artist Nelson Shanks. She went on to continue her studies under full scholarship with Robert Armetta of the Long Island Academy of Fine Art at the Atelier Armetta program located in Glen Cove, NY. She attended the Water Street Atelier where she was enrolled in a full-time program dedicated to classical drawing and painting under artist Jacob Collins. Her work ranges from landscapes to still-life and portraits from life.
Leeanna continued her training at the Grand Central Atelier in New York in their full-time core program – the Water Street Atelier with Jacob Collins. She was a recipient of the John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Grant, a Hudson River Fellow and was awarded a scholarship to attend the New York Academy of Art. She teaches on Long Island’s North Shore.