Cal Poly

Drawing and Painting

Painting Local Landscapes

This two day workshop class will focus on capturing the qualities of the beautiful local scenery of our area in four small paintings. Each morning and afternoon session will begin with a demonstration of how to paint the subjects (ex. ocean, hills, fog) followed by individual help and further spot demonstrations as necessary throughout the weekend. This is a focus class for all levels working in any water-based media and pastel.

Please note that the class will run from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm so students can have a break for lunch.

Information and Registration

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enrollment Deadline Enroll Online
Painting Local Landscapes Tricia Reichert 4/22/17-4/23/17 Saturdays & Sundays
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$199 4/21/17 Enroll Now

Click here to download the materials list for Painting Local Landscapes (pdf)

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Color and Tonal Value

In this class, students will begin by understanding what tonal value really means, how it relates to paintings and how it can be used for the best compositions. Through a series of exercises students will learn how (and why) to make a tonal pattern for paintings regardless of the subject matter.

Information and Registration

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enrollment Deadline Enroll Online
Color and Tonal Value Tricia Reichert 2/25/17 - 4/1/17 Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$189 In Session Class in session

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Pencil Drawing and Sketching

In this class, students will learn not only how to sketch, but also how to create realistic, detailed, pencil drawings of a wide variety of subjects. Through demonstrations and lots of drawing practice students will learn how to control the size of drawings, understand perspective, see and quickly measure proportions, simplify complicated subjects and artistically arrange subjects on the paper.

Information and Registration

Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enrollment Deadline Enroll Online
Pencil Drawing and Sketching Tricia Reichert TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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About the Instructor

Tricia Reichert obtained her formal teaching credentials from Battersea College, University of London. Although she had always been keenly interested in art, most of her artistic expressions were made through her chosen major of Home Economics and minor of Textile Art. When more time became available, Tricia developed her true passion for art and for the past twenty seven years has studied and practiced drawing and painting in a wide variety of media. She specializes in the art of portraiture in pastel and watercolor. Her other areas of expertise and interest include many forms of printmaking and figurative sculpture. Tricia also teaches a wide range of classes, workshops and individual students. In teaching, she uses her broad experience and highly developed, natural teaching ability to present all material and explanations in the most accessible way.

“I believe that in art, as in writing, a developed vocabulary and an understanding of grammar are necessary fundamental requirements for self expression. In art the vocabulary could be attributed to the use of the materials, while the grammar may be considered the design and composition of the finished work. My aim as an art teacher is always to devise and present the fundamental vocabulary and grammar of art related skills, (in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking) in ways that make them accessible and easy to understand”.

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Art Materials Resources

Local Sources for Supplies

  • Art Central, Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo
  • Aaron Bros, Higuera Sreet, San Luis Obispo
  • Michaels, Broad Street, San Luis Obispo
  • The Artery, Atascadero

Online Sources for Supplies

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San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Phone: 805-756-2053
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