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    Let's put paintings in
    perspective. You want your
    work to show mastery and a
    proper drawing will do this and
    make the journey so enjoyable.
    Steve Kleier will give you the
    tools to bring structure and
    meaning to your paintings.
    Using traditional and classic art
    skills that date from the
    renaissance, you will find
    proportion, capture the effects
    of light and create the illusion of
    depth. Come experience success
    and be inspired to launch
    masterpiece after masterpiece.
    Steve 's past clients include:
    Nike, Tektronix, US Bank, Stash
    tea, Microsoft and many more.
Steve Kleier

Launching a Masterpiece, Lessons in
Perspective
,
studio
drawing  w/some watercolor

June 21 - 23, 2021
Bend, OR

all levels welcome

Cost $395

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    Biography
    Steve was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1955. Graduated Okemos High school and Montana State University in
    1981. In 2004 Steve quit commercial art and began teaching in the community and focusing on his own creative
    work. He has been in several group and solo exhibits and has been awarded regularly for his efforts. Since 2008
    Steve has taught regular drawing and painting classes. He promotes traditional artistic skills like observation,
    composition and expression. He combines good creative habits and skillful technique.

    Education
    BFA Montana State University, Bozeman ,MT
    Studied with Deborah Butterfield, John Buck, Ron Ranson, Tom Lynch
    Work Experience
    1988-2006. Steve owned and operated a commercial art studio called Studio Backgrounds. Clients include: Nike,
    Tektronix, US Bank, Stash tea, Microsoft and many more.

    Teaching Experience
    Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR.
    Keizer Art Association, Keizer, OR
    Art Media
    Clark Community College
    Helena Art Center
    Portland Fine Arts Guild
    Sequoia Gallery and Studios
    Watercolor Society of Oregon
    WSO member

    Selected Awards/Juried Exhibitions
    Grand prize Portland Rose Festival Art Exhibit
    1st Place Hillsboro Plein aire
    Honorable Mention Pittsburgh Watercolor Competition
    1st Place Oil Painting Beaverton Festival of the Arts
    2nd Place Watercolor Gresham City Exhibit
    People’s Choice Umpqua Valley Plein aire
    People’s Choice OSA annual exhibit
    Adirondacks International Exhibit of Watercolors
    Allied Arts Annual International Exhibit
    Total of more than 26 awards

    Biography
    Steve was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1955. Graduated Okemos High school and Montana State University in
    1981. In 2004 Steve quit commercial art and began teaching in the community and focusing on his own creative
    work. He has been in several group and solo exhibits and has been awarded regularly for his efforts. Since 2008
    Steve has taught regular drawing and painting classes. He promotes traditional artistic skills like observation,
    composition and expression. He combines good creative habits and skillful technique.

    Education
    BFA Montana State University, Bozeman ,MT
    Studied with Deborah Butterfield, John Buck, Ron Ranson, Tom Lynch
    Work Experience
    1988-2006. Steve owned and operated a commercial art studio called Studio Backgrounds. Clients include: Nike,
    Tektronix, US Bank, Stash tea, Microsoft and many more.

    Teaching Experience
    Oregon Society of Artists, Portland, OR.
    Keizer Art Association, Keizer, OR
    Art Media
    Clark Community College
    Helena Art Center
    Portland Fine Arts Guild
    Sequoia Gallery and Studios
    Watercolor Society of Oregon
    WSO member

    Selected Awards/Juried Exhibitions
    Grand prize Portland Rose Festival Art Exhibit
    1st Place Hillsboro Plein aire
    Honorable Mention Pittsburgh Watercolor Competition
    1st Place Oil Painting Beaverton Festival of the Arts
    2nd Place Watercolor Gresham City Exhibit
    People’s Choice Umpqua Valley Plein aire
    People’s Choice OSA annual exhibit
    Adirondacks International Exhibit of Watercolors
    Allied Arts Annual International Exhibit
    Total of more than 26 awards

    Class Outline:

    Day 1    Structure in Landscape
    Perspective, composition and atmosphere in landscape.
    Day 2     Essence of City Scenes
    Line perspective with buildings people and cars.
    Day 3    Getting to Know People and Heads
    The fundamentals of drawing and painting the human form.

    Everything has a beginning. In painting a good start will not only make the journey enjoyable, you will also work
    with more confidence and the paintings will show it. Watch, learn and do as Steve Kleier (rhymes with inspire)
    gives you the tools to bring structure and meaning to your painting. In this intensive 3-day workshop, you will be
    exposed to traditional and classic art skills that date from the renaissance. You will use the same ideas that artists
    have for centuries to find proportion, capture the effects of light and create the illusion of depth. The best part is
    that all these ideas make sense. As soon as you see the demonstration you will understand how and why they work.
    The proof is right in front of you as you follow along you will see your success and be inspired to take your art to
    the next level.

    Creative expression has always been important to Steve. He says, "It is important for art to have an element of the
    human touch. The unique character of the individual is what sets art apart from other endeavors and gives the
    experience power and meaning. The goal of art is to create interest."