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Painting Beyond the Photo

Painting Beyond The Photo

  • Instructor: J.C. English
  • Ages: Adult
  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Dates: 07/09/2018 - 08/27/2018
  • Fee: $372 / $335 members
  • Print Materials List

    • Paint: Grumbacher or Winsor/Newton – Only get Professional Grade, not Student Grade (these brands are good quality and reasonably priced).
    • Palette Knife: Flat or Trowel type (must be flexible). – (For mixing paint on palette)
    • Palette: Wood or glass – The wood is lightweight for transporting – They come in different sizes.
    • Stretched Canvas: Good sizes for portraits are 14 x 18 and 16 x 20.
    • Oil Painting Mediums: Turpentine (Turpinoid is best for class – no smell – Bule & White can), and Grumbacher or Winsor/Newton linseed oil (cold pressed). These are used to thin the paint – to make it more liquid. Palette Cups or small glass jars with tight lids for carrying the mediums (at least 2).
    • Oil Colors: Titanium White (large tube – 150 ml), (the rest are small tubes – 37 ml.) Ivory Black, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Cadmium Yellow Light (Grumbacher), Cadmium Red Light (Grumbacher), and Venetian Red (Block X Brand – you can probably only get this from a catalog).
    • Brushes: Flats and/or Filberts – Bristle – Robert Simons – Signets good quality – reasonably priced. Brush sizes #2, #3, #4, #6, #8 – (A good assortment to start out with).
    • Roll of Paper Towels or rags for wiping brushes, Etc.
    • * If you want a good art supply catalog (the prices are much better than the stores) – Jerry’s Catalog : call toll free 1-800-827-8478 or (they carry almost everything).
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Learn to paint beyond your imagination. Using a photo reference or painting from life, students will use traditional painting techniques to help them alchemize their image into the world of painting rather than merely imitate a photo. Learn the fundamentals such as getting an accurate likeness, an aesthetically pleasing design, color and value unity. Students are welcome to use the media of their choosing such as oil, pastel, or drawing media.