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Push the boundaries of your painting in a comfortable setting. Work each week from a still life or a live model, moving from representation toward expression. Begin with observatin, practice drawing, color and composition – and arrive at creative and satisfying paintings. All levels welcome, but some prior painting experience is helpful.
Beginners may wish to start with Painting Basics.
Skill LevelAll Levels
All levels are welcome, although some prior painting experience will be helpful.
To the first class, make sure to bring:
Small notebook, newsprint/drawing pad, charcoal, kneaded eraser, two small 5 x 7 in. or 8 x 10 in., or medium 18 x 24 in. canvases or canvas board or heavy weight gessoed paper, paints, brushes, jar/plastic container for water, and a palette, paper towels/rag.
Acrylic paint: Sennelier (good value) or Golden Heavy Body 2 oz. size for all colors except White 5 oz size. It’s okay to purchase HUE if price becomes an issue (less expensive alternative, pigment is less concentrated).
- Alizarin Crimson
- Cadmium Red Light
- Cadmium Orange
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cerulean Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Green Gold
- Raw Sienna
- Titanium White
- Mars Black
- Other/ optional colors (Cad Red Medium, Cad Yellow Medium, Sennelier Delft Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Teal, Lt. or Med. Violet)
- charcoal (soft vine charcoal, & compressed)
- color wheel
- kneaded eraser
- Rough newsprint paper pad 18 x 24 in.
- Golden or Liquitex matt medium
- 12 x 16 in. disposable paper palette pad, butcher tray or palette
- painting surfaces – your choice of stretched canvas, panel, canvas board gessoed 140lb.or 300lb.cold-pressed watercolor paper
- Brushes: #7 or #8 Flat, #6, # 7, or #8 Filbert, #1 & # 3 Round, cheap Gesso brushes 1 & 2 in. Robert Simmons brand Signet line is very good, Blick is budget-friendly
- palette knife
- rags or paper towels
- jar(s) for water, large plastic yogurt container
- spray bottle (to keep your paints wet)
- disposable rubber gloves to protect your skin (not required but recommended). I like CVS latex-powder free clear vinyl gloves
- digital camera
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