Painting Basics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore painting techniques with exercises in specific fundamentals, using acrylics, with examples from art history. We will include realist painting, with observation of still life and landscape, and experiment with expressive, abstract and imaginative styles. All levels welcome.

Although appropriate for beginning painters with no previous experience, this is not strictly a traditional beginning painting course. You will start painting right away with few preliminary exercises.

Follow this class with Drawing Into Painting, Painting from Western Traditions or Acrylic Painting.

Course Number

AC561

Class Size

10

Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level

Beginner

Prerequisite

None

Materials

Please bring to class:

  • Canvas pad, canvas and/or other paint surfaces, at least two per class
  • Acrylic paints:

       ESSENTIAL COLORS:
       • alizarin crimson
       • ultramarine blue
       • yellow ochre
       • white
       • dioxanine purple
       • sap green
       • cadmium orange

       ADDITIONAL/OPTIONAL COLORS:
       • cadmium red medium
       • cobalt blue
       • cadmium yellow

  • Brushes of your choice
  • Medium (acrylic gel medium)
  • Palette or palette paper
  • Pencil and sketchbook
  • Rags and/or paper towels
  • Glass container for water

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Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

SUMMER

Section 1M: 6 Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm
July 9 – Aug 13, 2014
$180 – OPEN
InstructorPamela Hart 

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