Week 1: Value and form. Introduction to materials with black and white paint, observing shape and form through a still life composition.
Week 2: Colour and form. Introduction to colour concepts, mixing, the creation of a colour wheel and colour still life.
Week 3: Applying colour to subject. Exercises and studies with complimentary colours, mark making, colour function and colour palette choice. Start Landscape Painting.
Week 4: Exploring the medium through experimentation and abstraction. More mark making, alternative tools, masking, glazing and pushing the painting medium.
STUDENT MATERIAL LIST
• Acrylic Paints: Brand of your choice, one tube of each colour, approximately 120 ml/5oz: primary blue, primary red and primary yellow, black, raw umber, dioxazine purple.
• A larger tube of titanium white 240ml/10oz.
• Acrylic matte medium (not gel) 120 ml/5oz or similar
• Brushes: A large flat 2” chip/utility/house painters brush; 2 medium sized filbert brushes (For example; ½ and ¾” hog bristle); 1 round brush that makes a nice point; Any other brushes you would like use
• Palette Knives. 2-3 or more various plastic or metal palette knives; Trowel and any other shapes.
• Ruler or a straight edge
• Masking tape
• Palette: A flat stiff surface covered with wax paper or aluminum foil, a disposable palette pad, foam or plastic plates or trays (white is ideal).
• Painting rag: cotton cloth, or paper towel
• Water container: 450ml-750ml vessel: Anything you will not use to drink from.
• 7 or more primed canvas boards/panels or primed stretched canvases; 12” x 16” - 16” x 20”(your choice).
• A pad of paper that can take acrylic paint, approximately 12” x 16” (inexpensive watercolour or printmaking paper can work). Or 4 or more individual sheets about 18” x 24”. (Cougar cover stock 200m or similar from Aboveground Art Supplies works well).
Still Life Objects:
• 2 -3 pieces of fruit, wine bottle and or other objects around the house for still life set up, a piece of fabric (without a pattern) to place your objects on. Possibly a desk lamp to light it with.
• Optional: Inexpensive Styrofoam cones, sphere and cube shapes, 5 pieces.
These are the recommended materials for this course. Your instructor may recommend additional optional materials once classes begin.