Achieving self-expression is always the goal behind every art practice. If you have never tried painting before, you are seeking to fine-tune your painting skills to the next level or perhaps you are looking to experiment with a new painting medium, then this painting course is for you. The small class differentiated instructional approach is designed for beginner through intermediate artists to maximize one-on-one learning opportunities.
In this 6-week course, students are encouraged and supported to use various painting mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and/or oil painting. Each medium has its temperament and mastering each requires an understanding of their nuanced differences and rules. This class covers color theory, composition, painting techniques, and the use of tools and materials, as well as exploring formal strategies for organizing the elements of art using the principles of design.
Beginner painting students will start by understanding color theory, the color wheel, and how artists use both to mix colors and organize color schemes correctly. Students will also learn the proper use of different mediums, painting brushes, painting, and mixing palettes. Beginner students are encouraged to begin with figurative painting and will attempt to complete a landscape, a still-life, and/or a portrait painting using photographic references.
Intermediate students will work on expanding their visual vocabulary and technical skills to improve their work by considering both the formal and contextual dimensions of their work. Each student will be encouraged to explore and experiment as a means of developing their creative voices. Individual instruction, demonstrations, exercises, and feedback will assist each artist in the development of a unique body of work.
Materials are not included; you’ll receive the materials list upon registration.