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Online Class - Acrylics - Introduction to Painting Tropical Birds with Neadeen Masters

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Online Painting Class

Create Four Realistic Tropical Bird Paintings

 Use proven painting methods to help you learn how to

paint these birds with ease! This is a skill building class.

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 Excellent Value

Not Available Anywhere Else On the Internet

  • Unlimited access to teacher support and feedback for the duration of the class.
  • Step by step video demonstrations of the painting techniques and development of the composition.
  • Step by step written notes to follow along with the videos. (easy to download and print)
  • Step by step photographs.
  • Unlimited classroom access 24/7 
  • If painting realistic tropical birds are subjects you’ve always wanted to master, then working with a brilliant color palette and pure pigments is one of the keys to your success. There are also specific painting techniques you learn that will make the process much easier than you might think.
  • The secret is in knowing your subject and the environment where they live. Getting good results depends on several things, from understanding the bird’s anatomy to creating a composition or setting that will support the main subject. Having been raised in the tropics myself, I've spent many years painting and studying these fine creatures and observing their natural habitat.
  • I understand what it takes to portray them at their best, especially if a student has never painted or been around these kinds of birds before. Painting from photographic reference materials has been the key for me and I’d like to pass on this knowledge, along with all the tips and tricks I have collected and learned.
  • As shown in the graphic above, the four subjects are: The Red and Green Macaw Head, A Toucan, A Flamingo, and an Impressionistic Full body Macaw. As students learn about painting feathers, eyes and details, they also learn how to mix their brilliant colors using a limited palette of colors. Techniques for managing light, painting foliage and the tropical environment are also demonstrated in full detail. I also share many of my tricks for bringing your tropical bird paintings to life.
  • Prior painting experience will help the student get the most from this comprehensive and in-depth course. However, with that said, if the student is keen and has limited painting experience, they can work at a slower pace, still learning volumes about painting birds.
  • This painting class is taught with Artist grade acrylic paint.

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Painting The Details

Learn how to paint the facial details that make each of these beautiful birds one of a kind. Watch close up as Neadeen describes each little feature of the birds face, from the smallest feathers and pigmentations to the natural translucency of painting the bird's beak. Learning how to paint birds in acrylic takes a good understanding of the bird's anatomy. Each of the four bird studies is painted with a different painting method and acrylic painting techniques, so the student learns a wide variety of paint applications. Each of these online painting lessons can be applied to future studies of birds. 

 

Learn to paint four birds

using different painting methods for each one!

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Makes Learning Easy - Course Materials Are Broken Into Bite Size Pieces

  • The course lessons and videos start out by explaining in detail the anatomy of birds. This information will make you feel confident as you learn to recognize the form of the bird as well as the differences between textures, colors and patterns of feathers. This also helps to explain growth pattern and direction making it easier to understand while you paint.
  • The class goal is for you to have a well-rounded view of the subject we’re covering. As we move through the course videos together, you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment with each painting exercise. 
  • There are many classroom forums where photographs and questions and answers are shared between students and the instructor. This helps the student know that they are on the right track. If there are any issues or challenges, these Q & A’s forums help clarify anything that might not be completely clear to you.
  •  The student can easily work through a single bird study over a weekend of painting time.  The classroom is always open. You can work along at your own pace as the course is designed to be flexible to fit with busy schedules.

 

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 How often do you find yourself saying:

"I wish I knew how to paint like that?"

Extra Bonus: In this class you will be able to paint like this. There are many added benefits: Not only do you learn about painting birds, in the toucan lesson featured below, there is an added bonus. I share with you how the final composition evolved. Students are able to see several design changes and adjustments made to frame the main subject and enhance the overall compositional flow. This is an added benefit for any student wanting to see this behind the scenes aspect of any new painting and how it comes together.
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From the time of registration, students have 

unlimited access to classroom...your class never expires!!

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Watch and learn from the best seat in the house!

You can see every stroke at very close range - One of the greatest benefits to taking an online class like this, is having the ability to hit the rewind button. If you need to re-watch a particular painting technique more than once, you can do so with a click. This also gives you lots of time to practice and digest the information at your own pace. Watching the videos from the best seat in the house gives you an over the shoulder view of the whole painting process from start to finish. Below is a short video snippet of the final painting details from the male lion.

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Expand your technical skills today!

Overall Learning Outcomes  - How to Paint Tropical Birds

  • Learn to recognize and understand feather growth patterns in birds
  • Learn the painting techniques to paint bird’s eyes, beaks, feathers and details
  • Learn how to use a rake brush for creating realistic feather details
  • Discover how to work with chromatic values and a limited palette to create brilliant clear colors
  • Learn to see how feather direction helps to build three dimensional forms
  • Learn how to select, support and develop a focal area in your painting
  • Learn to create a natural settings for painting bird compositions
  • Learn how adjustments can be made to enhance a composition

 

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Product Videos

How to Paint Birds - Tutorial - Understanding their Feathers and Form (11:29)
http://store.artapprenticeonline.com/wildlife-and-birds/ How to Paint Birds - Discover the technical aspects of painting birds as you learn about growth patterns of feathers. Artist and art teacher Neadeen Masters first explains how bird's feathers follow the natural contour of their body and form. This is a video short from her online class where she teaches how to paint tropical birds.Neadeen leaves nothing out.For details about this and other ongoing online painting classes visit this link below:http://store.artapprenticeonline.com/acrylics-introduction-to-painting-tropical-birds-online-class-with-instructor-neadeen-masters-cda/
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Product Reviews

  1. fantastic,perfect, fabulous

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Jun 2015

    i have not yet had the time to work on all this but I have watched all once - very detailed exact fabulous. Very excited to get going need a little time - holiday soon Thank you Neadeen this is going to be fun besides that i do have a new perception of things looking different and seeing whats important.


  2. Best online bird class

    Posted by student from South America on 27th Jan 2013

    I searched the internet to find a class like this. Very well presented and full of excellent painting techniques. I am a very happy student.


  3. Can't say enough!

    Posted by Anne - USA on 25th Jan 2013

    I have enjoyed every minute of this class. The subjects are presented well and attention to detail in the lessons is the best. Neadine your classes are always so interesting and fun. I am very excited about the last bird study. I always wanted to learn how to paint a bird and this class answered so many of my questions.


  4. Excellent class so far!!

    Posted by Happy Painter from California! on 21st Jun 2011

    This has been a fun experience and I have learned more than I could every have hoped for. Each bird was so different.


  5. Course materials are beautiful.

    Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2010

    Great class, every moment of the lessons and the videos are perfect. Waiting anxiously on the last bird to paint. Do you know what it is yet? The price for 4 paintings is so much good value for learning.



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