October 3-6, 2013
30 years in 4 days, Figure painting in watercolor
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Learning from Steve is intense. He offers you every bit of his expertise that you are ready for at that moment. If he sees you apply it, then he takes you to the next level. You must be teachable, open to feedback, and prepared for candid assessments of your work. Remember that the point is to get better and Steve will help you get better. I learned enough in a weekend to keep me busy for years trying to apply it all. But the feedback and instruction were so clear and applicable that I actually think I can do it! Getting such a modern master to invest himself in your artistic progress is priceless!
Mike Jones, Chair, Dept. of Art, Hardin-Simmons University
When I was struggling to get my start as an illustrator, I had the fortune to meet Steve at a chance encounter at an art school, and it changed my life forever. Steve graciously took me under his wing, inviting me to his home for one-on-one painting lessons. He taught me not just technique, but about staging and composition, how to infuse my work with more emotion and drama.
When I was 17 I attended an art institute. I went in with little knowledge of ‘the industry’ but a deep and sincere passion for art. After 2 years, I was slammed with rules and told my art was not what the industry was calling for. Slowly but surly they ripped my passion away from me. So, with a broken heart, I dropped and for 5 years I could not rekindle that fire and was left with a void.
I met Steve Rude intending on simply modeling for him, but he would later turn into an extraordinary teacher, and dependable friend. In just a couple months I learned more about art and drawing than in the 2 years I spent in art school. I watched his flawless techniques and felt so welcomed into the world of art. He was incredibly patient with me and freed my mind instead of adding limitations. He is exceptionally thorough and great with explaining every detail of his process. He will not hesitate to help you, if you simply ask. I could not be more thankful to have met, modeled for, and to have been taught by such a devoted, proficient, and brilliant artist like Steve Rude ‘The Dude’.
Aurora O’Brien, Artist/Model