“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint ”- Edward Hopper
Oil paint is widely used both in traditional and in contemporary fine art painting. During this class, students will learn about oil paint and oil painting techniques. This class will introduce elements of color, form and composition through the act of painting. Over the course of the semester students will become comfortable with creating strong compositions, under-paintings, identifying strong color palettes and the basics of color mixing.
Materials List (bring to first class):
– a canvas (any shape/size which inspires you, but no smaller than 14×14” and stretched onto stretcher bars and primed like this one: http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-premier-cotton-canvas/)
– five reference photographs printed in color on 8.5×11″ paper (one per sheet)
– a #2 pencil
Note: We will go over the other materials in the first class together! Feel free to start to gather the following additional materials in advance of the first class if you feel comfortable doing so. If you are taking class with a friend, or a few friends, you can share your paints! You can also pair up with someone the first day if you like.
- Canvas (larger than 14” x 14”)
- Walnut oil (NO TURPENTINE OR SOLVENTS)
- Glass container with lid for oil (small glass jar or something of this nature)
- Brushes (a few different shapes and sizes, this is personal preference)
- Palette box with palette
- Oil Paint: (With these colors you will be able to mix just about anything!) Alizarine Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine, Titanium White (large tube) and Magenta.
- Palette knife
September 19, 2017 - October 31, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:55 pm