All levels will feel comfortable in this class, from art lovers seeking beginning basics to more advanced artists seeking complex concepts and techniques.

Carol’s education spans from Art Education at Towson University, a Masters of Fine Arts and Education from MICA, and old world atelier training at the Schuler School of Fine Art. Here she learned the methods and techniques of the old masters. Carol’s approach is academic and classical by nature. She has been teaching for over thirty years, Students may work in various media, but the vast majoritywork in oils. Students work on their own projects, be it landscapes, animals, still lives, or portraits. Carol works with the individual throughout the day/session through one on one attention, and group input. At times, there are group “paint-alongs,” drills and lessons that are offered as an option which advances learning. The class will often venture out for plein air during the summer months.

Constant learning, growth, appreciation, and understanding are the preliminary goal. Carol is proud to note the class participates in many exhibits outside of Zoll Studio, and several have joined galleries and received national recognition.

Student in the class will:

  • Gain an understanding of concept vs. subject, as well as the elements of art, and principles of design.
  • Learn various approaches to beginning a piece.
  • Learn approaches to different subject matter.
  • Learn techniques including under-painting, glazing, half past, dry brush, impasto, creating transparency, and achieving a “glow.”
  • Gain an understanding of color, color theory, harmony, and mixing.
  • Learn from experiencing both long term and short-term studio pieces to direct alla prima and plein air works.
  • Learn the art of analyzing and critiquing work through teacher and group discussions.

It is important to note that this class runs from 10-4, meaning students may come for a full day or attend three hour sessions at any time during that interval.