Painting

Six one-week sessions
June 22–July 31
9 a.m.–12 p.m. and/or 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Boys and girls, rising 6th through rising 12th Grade
$195 per session ($156 for June 29–July 2)

CANCELED:
June 22–26
June 29–July 2


What to bring: Passion and creativity
Arrival/dismissal zone: Red

Beginners

Students will experiment with various painting media including pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Our curriculum introduces new painters to a variety of genres including representational still-life studies, landscapes, portraiture, Impressionistic scenes and abstract creations. The class emphasizes basic painting and rendering techniques for students who are new to painting through daily, personalized instruction that facilitates artistic growth.

Daily topics will include:

  • Claude Monet and the Impressionists
  • Landscapes
  • Watercolor and acrylic paints
  • Positive-negative painting
  • Georgia O'Keefe flower paintings
  • Pointillism
  • Other topics based on student interest

Advanced

Students will experiment with various painting media including pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Our curriculum incorporates a variety of genres including representational still-life studies, landscapes, portraiture, Impressionistic scenes and abstract creations. Daily, personalized instruction facilitates artistic growth.  Students can learn how to assemble a portfolio for college admission and beyond. On a case-by-case basis, some of our more experienced students are encouraged to create artwork for their International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) portfolios. 

Daily topics will include:

  • Futurism and Surrealism
  • Underpainting/layering
  • Light and shadow properties
  • Mono-color and complementary color painting
  • Human figures in motion
  • Distorted photo montage
  • Other topics based on student interest

The end of each week culminates with a group critique highlighting all student work. During individual and group critiques, we cultivate aesthetic awareness and encourage personal artistic expression.

Also check out our Drawing and Ceramics classes

Teacher bio: 
Lexis Jordan is a graduate from the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelors degree in studio art. She currently heads the art department at Emerson Preparatory School in D.C. and teaches Painting, Graphic Design and Portfolio Creation courses. In her personal practice, Lexis focuses on painting and sculpting and has extensive training using a wide range of mediums including oil paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, watercolor and clay.

Fun fact: Lexis has lived in a number of countries including Italy, Turkey, and Israel.

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Register for a morning AND afternoon camp/class and Halftime is included for free.

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Landon Summer at Landon School inspires boys and girls to build their confidence and explore their passions in a vibrant, nurturing camp environment that emphasizes community, discovery, independence, and fun.
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Established in 1935, Landon Summer at Landon School offers traditional day camps and specialized programs for boys and girls, ages 3 1/2 - 17.

 

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