Figure Painting with Light and Color

John Clayton

Saturday, Sunday & Monday, March 23, 24 & 25


Kat in the Hat Classroom

$360, $325 mbrs.

Grasp a better understanding of light and color through painting from life, both plein air around Key West and in the classroom. Clayton introduces various ways to mix and apply color through demos at the start of each session. Learning about different light keys and understanding value control are essential for creating expressive, light-filled paintings. This class will offer different lessons each day, including using a knife to bring out expressive designs.

John Clayton, searching for of his own artistic voice, left the grey walls of The Art Student’s League of New York. Clayton’s journey lead him to the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown where he embraced the “Art of Seeing Color” as taught by the late Henry Hensche and Charles W. Hawthorne. Over many years, Clayton has matured into a devoted plein air painter. He now makes his living painting and teaching throughout Cape Cod in the Summers and the streets of Key West in the Winter.

His work is about the light key, and expressing it through paint. While attending the The National Academy in New York, John was the recipient of the Arthur and Melville Philips Scholarship and the Mrs Roberts Forbes Scholarship. He also received an honorable mention in the Academy’s annual student show. Clayton was one of eight in the Provincetown Art Association’s “Emerging Artists Exhibition”, in 1999. In 2006 he received a Mass Cultural Council grant. John’s work is represented in Provincetown at the Arthur Egeli Gallery and in Key West at Gingerbread Square Gallery