Summer Arts @ Menlo

Summer Art @ Menlo 2018

Menlo School art students at work. Photo by Nina Ollikainen.Art Atelier in Traditional and Digital Media

featuring Jeremy Sutton, Peggy Gyulai, and Dr. Nina Ollikainen

Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22, 2018
9:00 am-3:00 pm, For students in grades 6-12
Cost: $350 (includes materials)
No art experience necessary
This class is full. To be added to the waitlist, please email Leo Kitajima.

Highlights of the Five-Day Course:

  • Morning slideshows of inspirational art that embody the main concepts, combining art history with art theory
  • Demonstrations in traditional materials, including graphite, charcoal, pastel, and acrylic paint, followed by student projects
  • Demonstrations using the iPad art apps, followed by student iPad exercises
  • Learn by doing! Quick warm-up exercises and time to create original artwork
  • Day trip to the Rodin exhibit at the Cantor Museum, Stanford for field painting and inspiration 

June 18 - Day 1

  • Movement and Gesture:  From Rodin to Kandinsky
  • Learn how to create a gestural drawing
  • Adding texture to mixed media art

 June 19 - Day 2

  • Taking Shape:  From Matisse to Picasso
  • Shapes are your friends: Learn how to design powerful compositions using positive and negative shapes

 June 20 – Day 3

  • Light and Shade: From da Vinci to Rembrandt
  • Experience seeing and representing form through depiction of light and shade 
  • develop the art of Chiaroscuro

June 21 - Day 4

  • Bursting with Color:  From Monet to  van Gogh
  • Creating an inventive still life in drawing and painting 

June 22 - Day 5 

  • Field trip to Stanford’s Cantor Art Museum
  • Drawing Rodin Sculptures and plein air IPAD painting
  • Wrapping it all up: student art show in the afternoon

About the Faculty

Jeremy Sutton is a San Francisco-based artist, originally from London, specializing in digital painting. Sutton is an internationally acclaimed mixed media and digital artist. He performs live art at events all over the world combining classical art techniques and cutting-edge technology. Sutton recently performed in the Art of Jazz Tour 2018 where he created paintings on multiple media to the accompaniment of The Birdland All-Stars band. In addition to performing, Sutton teaches digital painting and traditional painting and drawing in the studio and on location. He is the creator an online educational site, PaintboxTV.com. Sutton is a popular guest artist at Menlo, having led specialty classes in figure drawing and painting using traditional mediums as well as the iPad.

Peggy Gyulai is an award-winning painter based in San Francisco. She works with traditional and digital media, creating lyrical paintings inspired by music. Trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, Gyulai has held residencies at the de Young Museum, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Institute of Music, The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has a love for both figural and abstract art and has taught her methods to teachers and students. Her work is in more than 115 private and corporate collections throughout the US and Europe. 

Dr. Nina Ollikainen is California artist whose long and varied career in art includes biomedical illustration, children’s book illustration, scenic art for opera and youth theater, Chinese brush-painting, and plein-air painting. Dr. Ollikainen earned her medical doctorate specializing in pathology but soon discovered her heart lay in creating art. Since that time Dr. Ollikainen has pursued her passion in art full time. Dr. Ollikainen shares her passion for art by teaching students at the Menlo School. She encourages students to gain experience working with a variety of materials, both traditional and digital. Dr. Ollikainen draws inspiration from nature and enjoys hiking and painting outdoors in her spare time. 

Cancellation Policy:
There is a minimum enrollment of 15 students per class. If we do not reach the minimum enrollment number by June 6, the class will be canceled and tuition refunded to those who have already enrolled. Full refunds are available for students who request cancellation by June 6. There will be no refunds after June 6.