Art Services

Fine art services by Lena Nechet in Orange County, Southern California - private lessons, workshops, and painting.

Art Class with Lena

What art media do you like? Acrylics, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink, or maybe a prime lens with a digital sensor? If you are interested in getting a piece of advice from a practicing artist to assist you in your progress, or to have an experience-rich working session, please let me know. We can schedule a composition class, a fine art workshop, theory or workflow lessons, or fun art parties.

I hope to be able to save your time in adapting techniques, to widen your perspective in visual arts, and to deepen your understanding. I will be happy to meet you in person anywhere in coastal Orange County, California.

My rate starts with $150 for a double-hour meeting. The price can depend on materials and distance.

Thank you for your consideration,

Lena


Fine art workshops and consultations with artist Lena Nechet in Orange County, California
Art classes, art workshops, California, CA, Orange County, OC, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Orange, Irvine, Garden Grove, Westminster, Seal Beach, Cypress

During our meetings and workshops, I can help you with adapting new techniques and experimenting with materials. I can offer my insight in analyzing composition, and also to provide you with all I know about the challenges of fine art creation.

  • If you consider yourself to be a novice in fine arts, I will give you the best introduction I can into the world of visual design, and share my own most valuable findings.
  • If you are interested in theoretical foundation of art, we can talk about
    • value, light and shadow, contrast, line and volumes;
    • color theory, color mixing, color combination, color perception;
    • composition - balance, negative space, focus, rhythm, proportion, shape, asymmetry, etc
  • For practical realization of your ideas, we can explore
    • pigments and paint;
    • mediums and additives;
    • brushes and surfaces;
    • strokes and layering;
    • glazes and impasto, etc.
  • If you like portraits or figure drawing, I can be your temporary dressed model and give you immediate feedback with further instructions between the short sessions.

Art Media

If you are interested in testing new methods and materials, I can bring you some of my best art supplies and tools for demonstration and practice. We can also use your art materials and deepen your techniques.

Art media I know well:

  • Acrylics: impasto, glazing, gesso, isolation layers;
  • Watercolor: transparent, gouache;
  • Ink:
    • Sumi zen brush,
    • Suminagashi ("floating ink" or marbling),
    • Parallel and fountain pens;
  • Dry media:
    • Color: pastel, color pencils and sticks;
    • Black and white: charcoal, graphite;

I love oils, but do not work with them anymore.

Places

  • I will be happy to meet you at your place, home or office. My own studio is currently set up in a shared environment. I can rent an office for some types of sessions, or even lightweight workshops.
  • We can meet for sketching or painting outdoors, if you love plein air.
  • We can meet in a cafe and discuss your work, and move on from there.

Times

We can schedule 2-6 hour meetings on almost any day of the week, if planned ahead, starting from 10 am and possibly finishing by 10 pm as well, in case of a relaxing group session. For some types of activities daylight matters.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

My Artist's Statement

My Story in Visual Arts


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Art practice events: workshops and classes, theory and technique lessons, model and outdoors meetings, fun art parties.

Fine art lessons and consultations, photography and videography practice - with Lena Nechet.