Painter and arts instructor Waldemar De Lima was born in the state of Para, in northwest Brazil and spent his youth in the neighboring state of Rondonia. Passionate about drawing and painting since childhood, he soon developed a taste for the arts. As a teen, he was influenced by Bolivian artists and by the Peruvian artist Renan Charles. Inspired by the exuberant Amazonian nature, he had the opportunity to represent the beautiful Guapore Valley highlighted in the work “The Flight of Birds”.
In 2008 he moved to Portugal, where he had the opportunity to learn at the feet of the great master Duran Castaibert. It was there that he studied the universe of dry, water-based and oil materials, gaining knowledge in these varied techniques. Soon he found himself invited by master Duran to be a collaborator in this school.
Waldemar De Lima, founder and professor of the Duran Castaibert School of Drawing and Painting in Brazil (an international organization), he is dedicated to sharing his artistic knowledge , teaching techniques such as graphite, charcoal, sanguinea and sepia, pastel seco, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, graphite with thinners, waxes, pastel d’oleo, oil and mixed techniques, in addition to the basics of human anatomy, perspective, composition, theory of color and history of painting.
His works are engaging and diverse with spontaneous and gestural strokes inspiring emotions in all observers. His different styles and techniques and use of a variety of artistic conceptions attract and enchant audiences.
De Lima has had exhibitions in Rome, Tunisia, the Dominican Republic, England and Vienna. Asked for his true desire, he replied “Always learn! Pass on knowledge already learned and take my work to a wider audience.” Now living in the U.S., Waldemar De Lima has begun a new journey to expose more people to the beautiful world of painting and drawing.
Artist & Instructor
Promotes Stress Relief and Expands Creative Growth
Mental health issues and stress or high anxiety often go together. Finding an emotional release like painting allows a person’s mind to relax and let go of all the problems that contribute to a high stress level.
When people create something beautiful through painting, they stimulate the creative mind while relieving mental strain. Low stress levels lead to a happier, healthier lifestyle and helps improve overall mental health.
Painting comes more naturally to artistic, right-brain people, but more analytical left-brainers can stimulate and nurture their creative growth by practicing painting as well. Practicing and learning creative skills at your own pace fosters creative growth.
Enhances Problem-Solving and Motor Skills
As artists think conceptually to bring multiple solutions to life when painting, they are using critical thinking skills. During the process, what artists imagine may evolve due to color limitations or unexpected outcomes that occur during artistic implementation. Finding the solution helps build important problem-solving skills. Thinking outside the box becomes second nature to a painter.
Motor skills like handling a paintbrush increases mobility in the hands and fingers. The fine motor skills that a painter develops helps create mental shortcuts that the brain implements in everyday life.
Cultivates Emotional Growth and Stimulates an Optimistic Attitude
Releasing emotions through artwork is a helpful experience for many painters. As an artist pours out their emotions through their artwork, they can also evaluate and understand factors that contribute to varying moods. Experimenting with different painting forms helps an artist understand what triggers feelings such as happiness, sadness, love or anger. Painting is often a type of healing through abstract emotional expression.
Painting helps build strong mental health at every age and it is never too late to start a new hobby. Painting can help generate a happy mood not only in the artist, but also in people around them.
CLASSES ARE ONE AND HALF HOURS EVERY SATURDAY FROM 3:00 PM TO 4:30 PM.
ADMISSION IS $35 / CLASS. aLL NECESSARY MATERIAL WILL BE PROVIDED BY US. A CARD PACKAGE FOR THE CLASSES IS AVAILABLE AT OUR LOCATION
2420 N Street – Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95816