Class Description: For beginners, this is an introduction for students who would like to learn oil paints, covering the process from what you can paint on, paints and how they work and what they do, in other words, some technical aspects so people understand the medium and supports. Very basic art instruction as well, perspective, shading, etc., and then how to use your paint to achieve your goal. Use of mediums, kinds of brushes, different ways to execute a painting. Emphasis on accuracy, learning to observe, gaining confidence in your skills so you can go your own way. For artists who have experience and would like to enhance their knowledge, you may bring paintings you are working on or projects you'd like to start. Having trouble with certain techniques? Want to learn more about finishing a painting? Bring it in! Classes are ongoing, so you may attend as long as you like.
About the Instructor: I've loved art all my life and if I had a pen or pencil in my hand, something was going to be drawn! I wanted to learn to paint though, and was lucky to find a wonderful instructor over fifteen years ago who shared his knowledge of academic painting. Since then, I have been perfecting my technique - after all those years there is always something new to learn. I love realism and that is my speciality, but I still like to go from one end of the spectrum to the other with it. That is, my work ranges from super detailed trompe l'oeil to more loose and colorful paintings; all the while exploring what paint can do and honing my skills. I enjoy painting just about anything, from animals to still life; each subject has its own set of challenges and I learn from them all. My work has been exhibited in local and national galleries and has won the approval of both my peers and jurors. Of course the most exciting thing is when someone sees my work and it moves them in some way.... well, it doesn't get any better than that! Contact George at 772 460 0894 or email@example.com for any questions regarding this class. Preregistration required: Call 772-766-0021
- A selection of FLAT soft synthetic brushes, sizes 2,4,6,8
This style can go under a few names: chisels, flats, brights
We will not be using any other shape right now, it is important to have small brushes. Decent brushes are available for $4-5 apiece.
- Oil Paints
Cadmium Red Light or Medium
Please make sure not to buy ANY paints marked "hue" on the label, or water soluble oils. Student Grade paints are fine.
- Palette knife (not plastic)
- Jar for odorless mineral spirits; odorless mineral spirits
- Paper towels or rags
- Beginning painters will be supplied with a support to paint on
Notes: ANY questions? Please contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org