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Calling all artists and future artists in Columbus Ohio!!!

June 12, 2017 To future artists and whom it may concern, I can say, without any shred of hyperbole, Michael Cooley is a Columbus treasure. The American art world, and Central Ohio with it, is awash with opinions about what … Continue reading

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Summer Workshops in Columbus Ohio at Cooley Studios!!!

Cooley Studios is proud to be hosting summer workshops in Central Ohio this summer 2017, June through August. We are offering classical drawing and oil painting classes. Space is limited, so if you’re interested in studying in one of our … Continue reading

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Landscape Painting!

                    Here is a painting I made from photo reference of Highbanks Metro Park in Columbus, Ohio. I dont get the opportunity to make landscape paintings that often and its been a … Continue reading

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Drawing revisited!

                            I made this drawing a couple of years ago but rushed through it. I always wanted to go back and touch it up a bit.  Until … Continue reading

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Cast Drawing

                                  Hello, here is another cast drawing I’ve done. The medium I used was graphite. I really enjoy drawing them. I am presently working … Continue reading

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Constructing a Drawing!

Every now and again, I am asked what my technique is for making figure drawings. My answer is, I construct a drawing using the block-in method. This is a method I teach at Cooley Studios to my students. I also use … Continue reading

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Still Life Painting

                              Here is a recent still life painting I did. With the exception of the warm blue background fabric, I was interested in white, red and … Continue reading

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Summer Art workshops in Columbus

Cooley Studios will be offering a series of drawing and painting workshops during the Summer months of 2017. Our workshops will begin in June and continue through August. Some of the summer workshops include block-in drawing, master copying, painting techniques … Continue reading

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Art Workshops in Columbus

Cooley Studios offers both mini workshops and intensive workshops throughout the year. Some or the workshops include drawing fundamentals, color theory, cast drawing and painting and more.  Here we have a lovely cast drawing of a torso by Heidi Gumm. … Continue reading

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Figure Drawing in Columbus

We offer instructed and non-instructed figure drawing and painting at Cooley Studios. The figure is one of the most challenging tasks in visual art. The figure poses many visual problems, let alone the inability for the model to stand completely … Continue reading

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