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IN-PERSON: "Persons of Interest: Clues for Painting Lifelike Impressionistic Figures" 2-Days with Leslie Dyas

with Instructor Leslie Dyas

A sleuthing expedition into what the human eye needs to see to identify a figure. This class will spend one day working with a live costumed model and a second day working with students’ own photos. Acting like detectives, we’ll learn to eliminate unnecessary detail and delve into the Impressionists’ findings on color and figure to create fully alive portraits and figurative paintings. Oil and acrylic painters will find new ways of approaching color and form in this fun and freeing 2-day exploration.


Tuesday and Wednesday (9:30am - 4:30pm)
February 22, 23, 2022

Art League Academy
(Located South-Island at 106 Cordillo Parkway)



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If a class or workshop is canceled by Art League of Hilton Head a full refund will be given.

Materials Included: No materials are included in this class. A list of materials you should bring with you will be provided upon registration.
Requirements: Palette Knife

(Oil Painters, Use odorless mineral spirits ONLY)

This is my palette. You do not need to purchase these if you do not have them. Just be sure to have a warm and a cool of each of the primaries along with a couple of greens...
1) Titanium White
2) Lemon Yellow
3) Yellow Ochre
4) Transparent Red Oxide
5) Cadmium Red Light
6) Alizarin Crimson
7) Dioxazine Violet
8) Cobalt Blue
9) Ultramarine Blue
10) Viridian Green
11) Chromium Oxide Green
12) Perylene Black

Paper Towels


Assorted Brushes:
*Be sure to have some larger brushes, size 8 and up as well.

Small Canvas Panels:
9x12 or 11x14
*Bring at least 3 for each day!

Several Photos taken in good lighting of a person or persons.

We will work on easels. If you prefer to work seated, you will need to bring a table easel. Stand up easels are provided.

Instructor: Leslie Dyas
Instructor Bio: "I paint to capture the fleeting beauty of the world at hand. For me, tis brings the tantalizing possibility of unlocking and sharing the mysteries of the unseen world."

With a philosophy of lifelong learning, LESLIE DYAS has evolved and grown as an artist over the years. From her degree in graphic design, she has pulled a strong sense of composition and dedication to good design in all facets of her art. A somewhat classical aesthetic infuses all her work, even as she strives to bring a sense of freshness and expressiveness to each new painting.

Her graphic design background has given Leslie Dyas an ethic of perfection in terms of craft. Handmade oil paints and natural mediums on linen canvas are the artist?s primary tools. A variety of tools are employed, from fine sable brushes to palette knife, to willow sticks? whatever is needed to create the right effect.

Leslie Dyas licensed works have appeared in major hotels and retailers nationwide. Her original work is in corporate and private collections throughout the U.S.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.