Carol Broman Fine Art

Workshops and Classes

Upcoming Workshops:

February 16, 17 & 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Center for the Arts Bonita Springs
Center for Visual Arts
10150 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Instructor: Carol Broman

Three-day painting course will introduce students to the concept of ‘poster’ painting applied to the study of the human figure. The poster is a small, ‘alla prima’ study of the simple tonal relationships in a composition or subject that many artists employ as an initial impression of a subject. Learning how to use the poster will give the artist a better understanding of the properties of color and how they can be used to depict light, atmosphere and three-dimensional volume. Basic drawing, color theory, color mixing, paint handling and palette preparation will also be discussed.

    Supply list:
  • Recommended Portrait Palette (Winsor & Newton Artist Oil Color or similar brand):
    1. Titanium White
      Cadmium Yellow
      Yellow Ochre
      Raw Umber
      Cadmium Orange
      Burnt Sienna
      Cadmium Red
      Alizrin Crimson
      Viridian (Green)
      French Ultramarine(Blue)
      Ivory Back
  • Odorless Solvent in sealable container
  • Palette Knife
  • Rags/Paper Towels
  • Wooden palette or similiar surface for paint mixing
  • Assortment of synthetic sable brushes (long handle) sizes 0-6, synthetic or nylon, rounds and filbert style
  • 2-4 Small Panels (8x10 or smaller) Oil or acrylic primed canvas, linen, paper or wood painting surfaces - the smoother the surface the better. Surface should be toned with opaque application of neutral gray mid-tone value and dry ! by time of class. (you can use mat board throw-aways from local framer or rigid bristol board primed with neutral gray acrylic)
  • Palette Knife (2-1/4” blade - somewhat fine point; Reference: Lowell Cornel J-12 http://
  • (Optional) Mahl stick to steady hand
  • (Optional) Binoculars to see detail

March 25th, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Center for the Arts Bonita Springs
Center for Visual Arts
10150 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Instructor: Carol Broman

One-day intensive focused on classical methods of drawing the figure from life using the block-in approach to quickly achieve proportion and gesture while clearly identifying key structural and visual landmarks of the contour, terminator and cast shadow edges. This one-day course is meant to be a primer on modern, traditionally-based approach to drawing applied to the study of the figure. Students will complete 3 block-in drawings from a model sustaining a single pose for (3) 45 minute durations. All levels welcome. Graphite is recommended, but the student is welcome to bring charcoal or other similar dry media.

    Supply list:
  • Range of Graphite Pencils: 4b, 2b, hb, 2h 4h
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Thin and long Knitting Needle (for measurement)
  • Drawing Paper (white or off-white)
  • Drawing Surface or board
  • Clips, Tape