Am I a beginner, intermediate,
or advanced? How to decide
Questioner to Decide your level.
How to pick class.
Sometimes the instructors have books out these are mentioned in the bio's and class descriptions. Not all teachers teach their style of painting. A lot of classes are geared toward using new materials and learning new techniques. Look for mention of this in the description. If the description mentions any technique or demonstrations, there is a good chance that you will get how-to information. If the class mentions some demonstrations, you will probably be expected to know how to paint already, and will be learning more in-depth painting study.
What do the suggested Levels mean?
If the class is listed as a Beginner class you can be assured that you will get a lot of technique instruction and demos to help you improve your skills with the medium. You will be comfortable asking questions about the different tools used and be exposed to new ideas to compose and paint a better painting.
If the class is listed as Beginner/Intermediate you will also get good critiques as well as instruction advanced techniques, composition will be discussed more as well as color theory and perhaps use of line depending on the focus of the class.
Intermediate / classes expect you to know your way around your pallet, and prepare you to think more about what the focus of your work could be. They will open you up to newer ways of dealing with the mediums you have already become familiar with.
Intermediate / Advanced classes : expect to be challenged in ways you many not have before if you are used to full morning demos this may not be the case in these classes. You will learn more about design, concept and content and create more from your own materials. You will be given assignments and critiques will address how well you achieved the assignment and perhaps move out of your comfort zone and experience a new way to approaching the problem of expression.
Advanced/Intermediate : Very little technique instruction will be given , however depending on the focus of the class new materials may be introduced, personal one on one critiques of your work from home may be offered, design and composition will be critiqued in a more direct manner helping you learn how to communicate better with your art.
Advanced/ For the accomplished painter who wishes to push his/her work to a higher level, or to understand more about the your direction and concepts and to get feedback from others. You may be asked to bring slides of your work from home issues discussed may focus on bodies of work as opposed to single efforts. critiques may focus on your ability to express yourself in an effective way.
|Questioner to Decide Your Level in the Art World/Workshops|
|Which Level Are You (please note: this is just a guesstimate list and should be used only judge which class would suit)|
|There are always grey areas in anything. But hopefully the
following can give you a good idea what is meant by beginner, intermediate, or
advanced painter. You be the judge.
You are a beginner if:
If you can answer yes to more than 3 of the above You are a beginner.
You are an intermediate painter if:
You are advanced if: