EXPRESSIVE REALISM with COSTA DVOREZKY, July 25-28, 2024
12 in stock
Join Costa Dvorezky, in a small-group setting, where you will learn his expressive, figurative painting technique!
In this workshop, students will learn Costa's unique approach to painting the figure precisely, yet loose, as we explore painting figures from a live model. Costa will give regular demonstrations and one-on-one feedback throughout the workshop. Costa will share his technique and experience as it relates to composition and design, color, brushwork, and more. Be prepared to fully immerse yourself in painting for four days, and leave with new tools and techniques in your toolbox.
**Exact supplies will be mailed out one month prior to workshop.
- 10:00 - 5:00
- Each day, time will be spent watching Costa demonstrate his technique, and plenty of time for student painting! Because this is a small group setting, Costa will have plenty of time to offer one-on-one support for the students. Live model will be present for 5-6 hours each day.
- 12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch
- 1:30 - 4:30 - Continued paint time
- 5:00 - Doors closed until the next day
***Easels and small baker's rack/table is provided for students. All levels of artists welcome - beginner to advanced. Leave your belongings each day.
***Please be prepared to handle your own shipping or packaging of your paintings as the studio does not have a service for this. UPS and Fedex are both nearby.
Registration is Open!
July 25-28, 2024
*Workshop limited to 12 Students
Tuition + Model Fees - $849
MEET COSTA DVOREZKY
Costa has drawn inspiration for his prolific works of art from board travels and his abundant life experiences as both a visitor and resident of numerous countries around the world. Born in Russia in 1968, Costa developed his unique brand of art through his extensive schooling at the Art College and the Academy of Arts in Moscow. His passion and talent for art was recognized by Russia’s Union of Young Artists when he received the Development of The Year Award in 1997.
Through his paintings Costa goes beyond the obvious to uncover the symbolism within the human aspect of daily life. His creativity and style come alive through his works depicting dark and surreal imagery. As a viewer of Costa’s images, one is transported to a world of fictional proportions that exists in the recesses of the artist’s mind.
Metamorphosed human and animal figures shrouded in darkness, suggest the existence of a distorted world-order. These images evoke one to closely examine and question the reality of what one sees. Through his artwork, Costa challenges the observer to not only understand the scope of the actual image, but to also comprehend the feelings that the image provokes. His paintings are as bold as the statements that they make, and it is up to each individual to decipher what the meaning behind the image really is.
145 W. Main St., Suite 110
Tustin, CA 92780
**Park in parking lot or on the street.
Airport and Hotels
If you are flying in, the closest airport to the studio is Santa Ana - John Wayne Airport. It is about 5 miles away from the studio, with several hotels nearby as well. Our clients' favorite hotels are listed below.
***there are hotels closer to the studio, but several that I DO NOT recommend. If you have questions about hotels, please reach out to me at [email protected].
Workshop Policies: Due to limited class size, payment is non-refundable, but is transferable ONLY if the workshop sells out. If you purchase a workshop and are unable to attend, AND if there is a wait list for the course, we will offer your spot to a person on the wait list. If someone on the wait list is able to take your spot, we will reimburse you your tuition, minus a $75 admin fee for handling the replacement. If you are unable to attend the workshop, and the workshop has not sold out with a wait list, we will not be able to refund your purchase.
***These policies also apply to a Zoom workshop.