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Create luminosity, depth, and surface variation in your paintings. Learn Sadie’s advanced painting techniques for building up thick impastos of paint with lush textural marks, and creating even more texture by applying a glaze over a dry scumble.
Learn how to draw accurate proportions and smooth shading in this 8-week course. Each lesson introduces exercises for developing hand dexterity and visual perception.
In this 8-week course our instructor demonstrates every step of making a detailed graphite Bargue plate copy, resulting in a drawing that sets the gold standard for contemporary atelier training.
This 8-week course also includes the 8-week Intro to Classical Drawing and the 8-week Bargue Plate Drawing courses, so students of all levels who work through all the lessons are well-prepared to execute their own masterful cast drawing.
Shade a draped sheet with chalk and charcoal to a high level of refinement, following classical methods. Sadie’s demonstration shows how she creates a drawing of a white sheet tacked on her studio wall.
Follow along step-by-step with Sadie’s detailed demonstration and voice-over instruction to learn how to create a strong, beautiful cast drawing with charcoal and chalk on gray toned paper.
Sadie teaches her classical approach to figure drawing in this comprehensive demonstration as she works from the live model on an 8-hour pose with chalk and charcoal on toned paper.
Suitable for absolute beginners, this course teaches how to start oil painting, first with just one brush and one color, then moving on to create a complete oil painting in color, using Direct Method which is the most accessible method for beginners.
Experience the whole process of creating a direct-method oil painting over the course of 3 to 4 days, from drawing and underpainting through to the final color layers. Learn how much time to spend on an underpainting, how to plan the progress of a painti…
Watch Sadie Valeri paint a bouquet of white and peach roses with high-definition close-ups of her color mixing and brushstrokes, including detailed voice over explanation of the whole process.
Starting with a colored under painting wash, Sadie shares every step for how she creates a one-day painting of a beautiful arrangement of pink peonies and white roses.
Sadie paints a master copy of a head study by Van Dyck, and then paints a portrait of her husband, Nowell, using the same technique.
Sadie designed this series of oil painting exercises as an introduction to Indirect Method painting, in which many thin layers of paint are built up with small soft brushes on smooth wood panel to create detailed paintings of stunning realism.
In this 3-hour video course Sadie demonstrates her method for creating a layered, indirect oil painting, working in the tradition of the Dutch Masters of still life.
Sadie paints ethereal, subtle layers using Indirect method to create her masterful Dutch-Master-inspired still life paintings of crumpled wax paper, often spending weeks on a single small painting.
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