This course is aimed for those individuals that want to learn how to paint landscapes in oils and/or acrylics
Understanding the foundations of drawing and painting with oils. Topics covered include
Knowing your tools and materials including health/safety.
Understanding colour, tonal values, saturation and how to mix colours
Painting simple elements from the landscape such as trees, mountains, water etc.
Landscape painting, covering topics which include composition, perspective and how to capture natural light using paint and colour. There might be a small number of sessions that will be out-doors.
Prerequisites In order to be able to attend and to progress in this class you will need to have some prior experience in drawing or painting. If not, we will need to do some initial training in basic drawing.
The course will be divided into a number of sessions during which we will tackle various topics in landscape painting.
Session 1. Introduction to landscape painting, color and color mixing practice using a limited palette. We will cover the properties of color and how to control tonal value and saturation.
Session 2. We will cover painting composition by discussing a number of paintings and images. We will also cover linear and aerial perspective, direct and indirect methods of painting. Starting painting our first landscape demonstrating aerial perspective. We will go through the whole process of painting including choice of subject, planning and sketching, planning your palette, underpainting and developing the painting.
Session 3. Painting skies and clouds including sunsets
Session 4. Mixing greens. Creating a landscape with variations of greens.
Session 5. Painting water reflections
Session 6. Painting fast using a limited palette
Sessions 7 - 8. Painting from photography. Every student will be given the opportunity to choose to paint a landscape of own choice. During this process you will need to tackle most of the various aspects that we covered during the previous sessions.
A deposit is required from individuals committing themselves to the class.
Classes can be cancelled if numbers are not reached. In case class is cancelled the deposit will either be refunded or transferred to other sessions.
MATERIALS NEEDED For the first session I will provide to you with all the materials that you need. A material list will be given on first session. You will need the following artist grade paints: titanium white, ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, permanent alizarin, vermillion, cadmium yellow light (pale), lemon yellow, viridian, burnt sienna, yellow ochre. Buying own material is an additional cost to the course fee.
Day: Starting Wednesday 26th July 2017 Number of sessions: 8 Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Venue: Hunter Street Art Gallery / CPAS Studio, 14 Hunter Street, Parramatta Minimum number of students: 3 Maximum number of students: 8 Medium: Oil / acrylic paints
Price: AU$ 250 for 8 sessions
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