The aim of this course is to help you master the use of this versatile medium focusing on Still life and Landscape Painting in a realistic style
Understanding the foundations of painting with oils. Topics covered include
Knowing your tools and materials including health/safety.
Understanding color, tonal values, saturation and how to mix colors.
Learn how to paint from life to improve your fundamental skills of observation and seeing color
Learn how to mix color by comparing to real life colors using a limited palette
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 color.
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 aim of this class is to teach you to paint using oils and traditional methods that were tested and proved to work as from the time of the great masters.
The style of painting is realism and so you will need to learn how to paint objects from life and as they look in the real world. After you learn the basic principles you are then free to develop your own style of realism and painting.
During the first sessions we will work on very simple still life objects in full colour. You wll be trained to see shapes in each object, light and shadow and translate what you see in the 3 dimensional world onto your 2 dimensional canvas.
During the class I will talk about a particular topic and demonstrate for you how to do it.
Then you will start working on your own painting and I will guide you and demonstrate according to your own needs.
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. We will then discuss your objectives and needs and I will be able to give you an informed feedback about what you will need to buy. I always suggest that if you want to progress in this skill you will also need to do a lot of practice on your own and so you will need to setup a small space at home where you will be able to practice your skill and so you will also need some basic materials.
Day: Starting Tuesday 17th October 2017 Number of sessions: 8 Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm Venue: Blue Mountains Creative Art Centre, Cnr Hare / Moore Street, Glenbrook Maximum number of students: 10 Medium: Oil paints Subject: Still life, landscape or subject of choice as we advance through the course