The Summer School is an Evald Okas Museum's training program offering academic training to adults interested in art. The initiator and coordinator is painter Mari Roosvalt. The mission of the Summer School is to bring people to fine arts through professional training, to develop their ability to observe art and value beauty. One can learn about painting, drawing, colour studies and graphic art at the courses held by well-known Estonian artists and tutors.
About the courses:
July 19 – July 21
Courses of Acrylic Painting, tutor Tiit Pääsuke
During the courses the participants will learn about acrylic and oil-painting techniques and painting from nature; they solve a creative task appointed by the tutor with the means of painting.
July 22 – July 23
Courses of Drawing Haapsalu Old Town, tutor Matti Pärk
For two days the participants will learn to reproduce with limited means the milieu of an old resort town: its streets, courtyards, gardens, etc. Charcoal, 2-3 colours and a pencil will be used for drawing. The courses also help to develop the sense of perspective and the ability to depict objects spatially. The course also evolves the intuition of vista and the ability to picture three dimensions on the picture.
July 24 – July 25
Courses of Graphic Art, tutor Kaisa Puustak
The usage of carborundum on a small format metal plate will be introduced during the two-day courses. A mixture of corundum grit, sand or sand-like dust and glue is applied to the surface on a plate and left to dry. The second day is for printing; oil-based paints will be used. The prints will be slightly reminiscent of aquarelles, for bright blending colours are used. All the essential work materials will be provided on site. One`s own intaglio paper may be used if preferred. The dried prints will be signed and taken home by the students.
Course of Nude Drawing, tutor Kaisa Puustak
During the 4 hour course a professional model poses for drawing a female nude. The goal is to achieve an immediate, spontaneous approach and outcome, and to catch the tone of the moment. Quick sketches of different model positions will be drawn. Charcoal, dry colour pastels, ink and brush, marker, ballpoint pen, colour or graphite pencils, etc. will be used for drawing.