Frank Zampardi, Realistic Artist

Frank Zampardi
Artist / Teacher
The Villages Florida

Tools and Classes


Events to widen your Learning Stills!


"Reverse Color Pencil with Color"  at the Village Art Center in Spruce Creek Professional Center  Suite 503   10935 SE 177th Place  Summerfield,  FL  34491 

The Art Center has a kitchen and 4 closed circuit TV's to watch demonstrations.  
January 10, 17 and 31, and February 7, 21 and 28, 2020
9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

All levels welcome

Fee: $89.00 (A Supply List will be provided upon Registration.)

Students may pay at the first class either by check or cash ONLY.

Class Description:
 Reversal Colored Pencil or drawing on black or dark toned backgrounds with   white pencils is a fun and exciting technique with colored pencil. In this   class you'll be able to  achieve extreme contrasts of light so important   in designing effective compositions regardless of medium. Often the use of a   few colors from a limited palette will produce a sense of "realism"   associated with colored pencil and will make your work look exciting and   "painterly" in your chosen subjects.

 Working with a limited palette will increase your creative abilities to   blend, build up colors and use techniques to achieve  the dramatic   effects you desire.


  • How to create a  reversal value scale
  • How to transfer your reference image
  • How to shade, layer and burnish
  • How to tone down colors
  • How to create dramatic contrasts
  • How to use various strokes
  • How to use color effectively create moods
  • How to show the appeal of contrast
  • How to use the reversal technique with various        subjects
  • How to critique your work
  • How to use composition guidelines

 If interested, You must register by e-mailing me at
Upon registering, you will receive a Materials List via e-mail so
please be sure to provide your e-mail address. Reference material will be provided.  I have driving directions if needed and all questions about the class should be directed to me.

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The Village Art Center

The Spruce Creek Professional Center

Summerfield, FL 34491

Suite:  407

Class for Fall/Winter

Tentative Schedule - Subject to Change

Creating Dynamic Compositions fr Paintings - Six Weeks Sessions

 March 13, 20 and 27, and April 3, 17 and 24, 2020
9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Class   Description:
Would you like to create your own original   artwork, but don't know how to go about it?  Are you frustrated with not   knowing what do do next in your drawing or painting?  What are you going   to do with that background?  Do you know how to establish a focal point?    Do you know how to use color to add drama to your piece?  Do you want   your drawings and paintings to be more interesting, fresh and   spontaneous?  If you've answered "yes" to any of these   questions, this class is for you!
 In this class you will learn how to create dynamic compositions using a   repeatable plan that implements the elements and principles of design from   start to finish.  You will no longer be a slave to your reference   material.  The beauty of this plan is that it is applicable to any medium   and subject including portraiture.

All levels welcome

Fee: $89.00 (A Supply List will be provided upon Registration.) 


Pen and Ink and Watercolor: Six Weekly Sessions

February 21, 28, March 6,13,20 and 27, 2020

Cost: $69.00

  • Register Only By Email to Frank  Zampardi:


Mini Drawing Workshops"
May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and June   5, 2020
 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

 All levels welcome

 Fee: $79.00 (A Supply List will be provided   upon Registration.)
To register contact   Frank Zampardi at 352-753-8770 or

Frank   Zampardi


  Class Description:
 "Mini"-Drawing Classes is a 6-week self-contained course tailored   for all levels. Focus is on techniques and knowledge necessary to create   finished drawings of any subject. In addition, these newfound skills will   allow you to enhance your paintings, freeing you from being a "slave to   the photo." ALL "RISK TAKERS" welcome.



  • How to see like an artist so you can draw
  • Five basic drawing skills
  • The four-step process to create realistic drawings
  • How to use value studies
  • How to define shapes using basic to more advanced        shading techniques
  • Types of perspective
  • Line and observation
  • Facial features, proportion and placement
  • How to "edit" your reference material
  • Basic composition

Jump Start


Jump Start ART Lessons in The Villages, FL

Jump Start is a venue for "like minded self-motivated artists" who wish to accelerate their skills.  All skill levels are welcome!  

We focus on the Element and Principles of design and how we use them to create an effective composition.  

In addition to lectures we focus on demo’s, critiques, visual instructions which include DVDs featuring well known artists with a variety of two dimensional media. Frank has a loan program where students may borrow visual aids and books, from his personal library, to help improve their stills.

Stop in for a visit and talk to me. I will show you around and you can meet a few of my students.

Jump Start is held every Monday at the SeaBreeze Recreation Center  
2384 Buena Vista Blvd.  The Villages, FL  32162   Sessions are from Noon to 5 pm
Cost is $2.00 per session. 

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Frank Zampardi, Artist and Teacher