January 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
10:00 AM- 12:30 PM
Practice painting expressively in this five-week course focused on capturing the human form.
Through various exercises and demonstrations, learn how to mimic gestures and movement seen in the figure with energetic brushstrokes.This class will cover the fundamentals of painting including illustrations of the steps to create a painting from start to finish, color mixing, brushwork and drawing. This class is open to all levels of painters.
- Please bring your own photographs of subject matter you are interested in painting
– Oil Paints / Acrylic Paints
Kits with primary colors are great. If you choose to purchase individual tubes of color, please include these:
Utrecht Brand Preferred
- Cadmium Yellow Hue
- Hansa Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow
- Permanent Orange
- Naphthalene Red Light
- Crimson Alizarin
- Cobalt Blue
- Payne’s Gray
- Naples Rouge
- White Titanium
– Bristle Brushes: Flat sizes: 2, 8, 12 and Filbert size 4
– Brushes from Home Depot- Flat 1”, Flat 2”
-Palette A palette is any surface on which you can mix your paint. I prefer to use a covered palette which preserves paint for longer use. You want a palette big enough to mix all your colors on
– Odorless Gamsol
-Linseed Oil Linseed oil increases the transparency of paint as well as the fluidity, while maintaining the paint’s oil base.
-Glass Jar To hold our solvent. You may want to purchase one with a metal coil inside to help clean brushes. Bring an extra empty, sealable jam jar as well.
– Palette Knife If you prefer to mix your colors with brushes, that is fine.
– Rags Used for cleaning/drying brushes
– Soap to Clean Brushes
–Painting Clothes These are clothes you don’t mind getting paint on
–Canvas – 1 yard of unstretched canvas (can be purchased at Blick Art Supplies)
– Foam Backing for canvas
– Contractor 2” tape from Home Depot
– Utrecht Acrylic modeling paste- small container
– Caran d”Ache Neocolor II Aquarelle Artists Pastels:
Vandyke Brown 045