Week 1: Introduction. Focus on value and form while creating a white on black experiment featuring the moon. Students will paint grayscale and monochromatic still life paintings and participate in an end of class critique.
Week 2: Colour and Form. Continue to explore still-life painting and review the colour wheel & make colour strips. End of class critique
Week 3: Still-Life continued. Discussion on composition and how to create your own.
Gallery visit: view still-life and landscape examples at the AGO.
Week 4 & 5: Depth in a Landscape. Thinking about colour and line, inspired by a photo on paper you will bring in to work from.
Week 6: Continue from week 5. Prep for Week 8 Portrait project: take a picture while wearing a patterned shirt. Gallery visit to look at samples of both abstract and portraits works in the AGO. End of class critique.
Week 7: Abstract Painting. Instructor to demo multiple techniques. Students to create two paintings that showcase a relationship to each other in one of many ways.
Week 8: Continuation from week 6. Complete abstracts and critique of works.
Week 9: Pop-Art Portraits. Looking at faces and employing expressive use of complementary colours.
Week 10: Finish Portraits with end of class critiques.
STUDENT MATERIAL LIST
Please bring all paint materials/tools each week to class. Surfaces for each specific class are listed below.
Recommended brands are Golden for the higher end, or Triart for the budget-friendly option.
One tube of each colour, approximately 120 ml/5oz:
A minimum 6 brushes including 3 round short handles (synthetic talkyon no 2 or 4, 8,) and 3 flat hogs hair 8, 10 or 12 For a budget-friendly natural/hog’s hair brush option, try the Nobel brand at DeSerres.
Palette knives; one or two, metal or plastic of varying shapes
Apron or smock (dress for mess!)
One (1) sheet double cougar paper, half a sheet used for weeks 4 & 7
One (1) with approx size 12” x 16” canvas board for weeks 2 & 3
One (1) 18” x 24” stretched canvas for weeks 4 through 6
Two (2) 10” x 10” stretched canvas for weeks 7 & 8
One (1) 18” x 24” cradled (wooden) ungessoed panel for weeks 8 through 10 (do not go smaller)
Aboveground Art Supplies (discount code: AGOSTUDENT10), Curry’s (online only), DeSerres, Gwartzman’s, Michaels, or any other art supply or discount craft store.