This class will cover the fundamentals of painting with acrylics. Explore a variety of techniques and applications focusing on the versatility of the medium. This is an ideal class for the beginning or intermediate student-artist who wants to improve their painting skills. The class will cover fundamentals such as: color combination, form, texture, composition and use of brushes and other painting tools. Students will use a limited palette in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. At the end of the six classes student will have completed 4 to 5 painting.
Learn the art of still life watercolor painting (fruit, flowers, vessels, etc.) This course will focus on mixing colors, achieving graceful representations and creating balanced compositions. Artist, Will McGaul, will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds.
Through a wide variety of both conventional and unconventional methods students will be learn about composition, line, form, color, and surface. In this class you are encouraged to experiment with paint, gel mediums, and unconventional materials to develop a personal vocabulary. Individual instruction, demonstrations and exercises will assist you in developing a body of work.
Learn how to paint still-life, landscapes and portraits that express your personal style exploring oil painting classic techniques. Through a series of exercises you will learn how to prepare surfaces, paint mixing, selecting and organizing your color palette, and brushwork. No previous drawing experience necessary.
In this course we will concentrate on a specific assignment during each class meeting. Each assignment will aide you in learning a technique and will result in a finished painting. Assignments include: the Italian Sfumato Technique, a masterpiece inspired work, a still life, painting on a black surface, a poetry inspired work and a painting inspired by a country. Constructive artist/teacher discussion will occur at the end of each class.
This class is designed to develop and clarify your painting style and improve your technical skills. Through Individual instruction, demonstrations and exercises, beginners will focus on: color theory, composition and form; advance students will work on expanding visual vocabulary and technical skills. You will work from a variety of sources. Oil and acrylic mediums are welcome in this class.