Cezanne: The essential shapes of everything

Cezanne said that you could draw anything with three essential shapes: the circle, triangle and square.

Cezanne's essential shapes.

In our Paul Cezanne painting sessions we explore his 'essential shapes' by interpreting some of his most most gorgeous paintings.

Cezanne also said "with an apple I will astonish Paris!" ,and apparently he did just that. Astonish yourself by painting a study of a Cezanne masterpiece!

A Cezanne by Peter Inglis, posed in my kitchen!
One my Cezannes, posed with some astonishing apples!

The Cezanne paintings in the course were chosen by myself from his repertoire of about 600 works. In some cases we paint an excerpt of the original, much the way a musician will arrange excerpts from an opera. Some of these major works are very elaborate and time consuming to complete in full, let's enjoy what we can!

Paul Cezanne's 'Still Life with a jug and fruit, 1893', painted in one lesson by beginner students at Inglis Academy. Paul Cezanne's 'Still Life with a plate of peaches, 1900', painted in one lesson by beginner students at Inglis Academy.
They did it, so can you!

Figure Drawing

Suitable for:
Ages: High school | Adult
Skill levels: Intermediate | You must pass the Drawing 101 exam. Book yourself in on the website to take that test.

In these lessons we learn and practice the basic skills of figure drawing.

Monet: Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse, 1866
We learn to capture the expression of a movement in a few simple marks.

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