Leeah Joo has been teaching for over 20 years at colleges including the Kansas City Art Institute, Fairfield University and MICA. She received her MFA from Yale University. Leeah teaches at Hartford Art School and Southern Connecticut State University.
Leeah's Upcoming Workshops
Students have very limited experience or none at all. Classes usually start with a full day of basic instruction.
Jun 7 - 11, 2021
Representational Painting in Oil
In this skill-based introduction to oil painting workshop, participants focus on the fundamentals of painting through the subject matter of still life and portraiture. Emphasis is on composition, concepts of modeling light as it falls on form, and color theory. Workshop participants are guided through the process of traditional techniques of indirect painting as well as contemporary painting methods. Strategies for achieving lifelike effects, chiaroscuro and trompe l’oeil techniques are introduced. The class engages in daily instructor demonstrations of oil painting methods and one-on-one and group discussions to support exploratory studio time.