Have you ever longed to take art classes but were unable to get there? That’s about to change. Lori Shankman is a local certified teacher of Donna Dewberry’s One Stroke Painting method.
The method uses two or more colors on the brush to do highlighting and shading in one stroke. Shankman has been teaching classes in Palm Beach County for 12 years at various locations, including Wellington High School and Michaels.
Shankman decided to offer her classes on the computer via Skype because she wanted to be able to offer the classes to people everywhere, even if they were not able to get to a physical class location.
They’re also a perfect for home-schooled students who want to take art classes and earn credit, or for senior citizens. Shankman’s students range in age from 10 to seniors in their 80s. She offers classes at all levels, with instruction for people who have never painted before and those who have painted for years.
Students will need is a home computer or laptop, a webcam and art supplies. She offers everyone a free technique class to get started. After that, group classes are $25 for a three-hour class; private lessons are $20 an hour.
At the end of each class, Shankman promises, everyone will have a finished piece. She also invites students to schedule a class with friends, no matter where they live, so they can take the class together.
To see examples of what students can learn, visit www.artandgiftsbylori.com. To view upcoming classes, search for “One Stroke Painting Skype Classes” on Facebook. Learn more by calling (561) 793-4768, or e-mail email@example.com.
ABOVE: A painting of autumn trees by artist Lori Shankman.