Autumn 2018 “Acrylics” Classes
INSTRUCTOR: Doris Pontieri
DURATION: 4 Weeks
DATES: Tuesday Sept. 25 Oct. 2, 9, 16
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM
COST: $150 + HST
This four week course is for all levels, from beginner to advanced artists. A friendly, beautiful environment with encouragement and positivity. This fall we will work together on two projects, beginning with a landscape study of Lavender fields. We will focus on perspective and colour.
Our second project will be a “Monet” style Water Lily painting, approaching this piece with more of an impressionist viewpoint. Gentle brush strokes and reflections to create this painting.
The instructor begins with a short demonstration and a step by step lesson to achieve goals. Personal attention is given to each student as class sizes are smaller to ensure everyone is receiving the level of assistance they are looking for. Each painting can be executed in a simpler format for beginners as well as adding more complicated elements for the more advanced student.
Students will learn colour mixing and theory, painting techniques including brushwork and texturing as well as composition and design. Some sketching and perspective is taught, but the main focus is on painting. Participants are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones and really explore the emotional side of creating artwork.
Supplies required for this session are:
Stiff bristle acrylic brushes:
- 1″ flat
- 1/2″ flat
- #2 round
- #6 round rigger brush (any size you like)
- optional 1/2″ hog hair filbert brush
Palette knife (any)
2 canvases any size you like, minimum 11″x14″
All primary colours required plus raw umber, white, yellow ochre and burnt sienna.