Instructor: John Clayton
Drawing for painters will cover the following, drawing for the still life, Masses of Light and shade, perspective as it applies to the Landscape (simple elements). This will be a simple drawing class geared to understanding form. A clear understanding of form helps the artist to know where the color change is happening.
Each class will begin with a short demonstration by the instructor; students will also receive individual instruction within the group to address specific needs and levels of experience. Open to all levels: first-time painters welcome.
9am to 12pm
You can register here using our secure Paypal account; for further information, call the registrar at 617-717-9568.
****No real turpentine Please****
Vine Charcoal – Hard and Soft
Pencils #2B, 4B and 7B
Sandpaper Block – can be purchased at Blick
Alpha Color Soft Pastels HiFi Grays (12 soft pastels)
Newsprint Paper 24×18
Strathmore Drawing Pad 17×14
Small 4×6 Sketch Book
Strathmore Charcoal Paper 11×9
Value Markers – Prismacolor Grey 3622 Premier double ended fine and
Joining the historic legacy of Provincetown, Massachusetts’s impressionist painters, John Clayton’s paintings are a testament to the beauty of Cape Cod’s light and color. After studying at the Art Students League in NYC, John moved to Provincetown and began an intense period of study at the Cape School of Art where Henry Hensche and Charles Hawthorne had established one of the country’s finest outdoor painting schools.
John’s exceptional gift for portraying the many facets of nature’s light brought him to the attention of Hilda Neily, who had been one of Hensche’s finest students in the 1970s. He became a protégé of Neily’s and furthered his explorations of color. “In my paintings I am forever exploring nature – it’s constant changes – the light, and the objects that dwell within it.”
John Clayton was one of eight artists selected to exhibit at the 1998 Emerging Artists Exhibition at PAAM (Provinctown Art Association and Museum).