ART in Northern Virginia
Learn realistic drawing and oil painting methods of the old masters and contemporary realists with Tricia Cherrington Ratliff.
$50/hour (private lessons)
Weeknights & Weekdays
Convenient Reston/Herndon location
- Oil Painting
- Still Life
- Color Study (and Key Light painting)
- "Paint-a-long" mentoring on personal projects
Also Available: Classical French Atelier Methods:
In addition to regular american style lessons, Tricia offers a professional course of study specifically designed for career artists. This approach was used in early french ateliers and later in realist schools in florence today (heart of the renaissance).
Beginning with a series of structured drawing lessons artists gain a stronger ability to handle light, form, gesture, movement and perspective as it relates to painting. As earlier projects are completed, students graduate through increasingly difficult painting projects at their own pace beginning with complex form painting, initial limited palette color handling and eventually advanced color theory. A typical schedule includes at least 2 lessons per week (3 hours each) with additional studio time and homework. By the completion of this extended of study, graduates are able to create and sell finished, gallery quality, realistic works of art. Apprenticeship option available.