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Joseph Paquet painting Studio

Composition & Design for Painters

Monday - Friday, November 1st - 5th


There is a world of difference between an image simply copied and one that has been visually clarified and organized.
Making sound, subjective decisions about edit and selection, organizing masses, grouping lights and darks and leading the eye can be learned.
This exercise-based studio class is logical and sequential - beginning with the most salient aspects of design: Balance, Unity, Variety/Interest & Contrast.

We will begin in line, move onto limited value studies and then to color.
You will to learn how to clearly and effectively organize a more powerful, personal visual statement.
By the end of the week your hardcover sketchbook will serve as a handy textbook for your future reference.

For everyone’s peace of mind, Covid protocols are mandatory: Masks, Proof of Vaccination and Negative Covid test within 4 days of workshop required.

See specific materials list below and feel free to call me with questions (651) 485-5807.

Composition & Design Materials List:

14”x11” Black Hardbound Sketchbook (Dick Blick)
Collapsible watercolor dish
Watercolor Brush #7 or #8 round (comes to a nice point)
HB pencil
Small Pencil Sharpener
Kneaded Eraser
10 Well Round Mixing Tray (white plastic) can be found at hobby or craft stores.
(1)Titanium White 2.5 ounce Liquid Acrylic (squeeze bottle)
(1) Ivory Black 2.5 ounce  Liquid Acrylic (same)
Small Ruler
Tracing Paper
2 5x7” canvas panels 
Paintbox with Oil or Acrylic Colors 

Cost: $1000

Checks made payable to Joseph Paquet Studio, LLC
Must be accompanied by completed registration form to secure a spot in the class.

Class will be held at:
Joseph Paquet Studio
308 Prince Street, #234
Saint Paul MN 55101

Click here to download the registration form