with Andrew Wages
Open to Intermediate and Advanced Artists - Take your skills to the next level!
Every Tuesday - 11:30 – 2:30 - $25 per session...
“A teacher teaches value, color, drawing and design-the technical aspects. The true artist emerges when the artist’s abilities, the intangible that can’t be taught, begin to emerge.”
Growing up in Oklahoma, as a young child Andrew Wages became captivated by the rolling hills near his family home, curiously climbing from one hill to another to see what awaited him on the other side. He never imagined his curiosity would lead to his great love for painting landscapes.
He began his journey at age 17 as a student at the Art Center College of Design in Hollywood, California, where he graduated with honors. He then became the consummate student of painting and art history while making a living as an illustrator.
“The subject should look real, while capturing the impression and leaving just enough mystery to allow the viewer to envision the details in their mind.”
On landscapes, his painting philosophy is to have a love of the outdoors, be observant of how light works with color and shape and to take note of the unique characteristics particular to that landscape
“The rhythmic bubbling of a stream while painting is a spiritual experience.” Andrew’s instruction includes landscape, still life, portrait and figurative. Still Life: “The objects should speak to each other in an interesting way, while portraying a unified whole that is natural and interesting.”
“One should capture the essence of emotion, body language and subtle expression, such as the tilt of a child’s head, the reach of a hand or the glint in a subject’s eye.”
Andrew was most influenced by 19th Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida and John Singer Sargeant. While studying at the Art Center, he was heavily influenced by Nicolai Fechin who, to him, was the consummate artist. and 20th century masters such as Anders Zorn,