Pablo Picasso, La Soupe

Pablo Picasso, La Soupe, 1903. Oil on canvas, Overall: 38.5 x 46 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of Margaret Dunlap Crang, 1983. © Picasso Estate / SOCAN (2021) 83/316

 

ONLINE PAINTING EXPLORATIONS: PICASSO'S BLUE PERIOD

Did you know Picasso was in his early 20’s when he created paintings now famously considered his blue period? This online course will reflect on an important new exhibition curated by the AGO, linking and advancing science and art history research. 

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Participants must be 18 or older. 

Some suggested retailers for purchasing your art materials:

Aboveground Art Supplies (discount code: AGOSTUDENT10), Curry’s, DeSerres, Gwartzman’s, Michaels, or any other art supply or discount craft store.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, delays are very possible. 

 

Members Price
$220.00
Public Price
$260.00

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COURSE SECTIONS

Wednesdays, - | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (4 weeks)

WEEKLY OUTLINE 

Week 1: Introduction to blue. History of and characteristics of various blue pigments. Value.

Week 2: Colour and form. Introduction to colour concepts, and mixing. Glazing, spatial effects of blue. Figurative or landscape.

Week 3: Portrait and Conceptual Intent

Week 4: Abstraction and Material Exploration or Finalizing Projects

 

STUDENT MATERIAL LIST 

Acrylic paints, brand of your choice, one tube of each colour, approximately 120 ml/5oz: 

  • 2 types of blue: A primary/process blue and ultramarine
  • Primary or magenta red 
  • 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 inch chip/utility/house painters brush
  • 2 medium sized filbert brushes (i.e. ½ and ¾ inch 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 shape.
  • Pencil 
  • Ruler or a straight edge
  • Masking tape

Surfaces:

  • 4 or more primed canvas boards/panels or primed stretched canvases; 12 x 16, 16 x 20 inch (your choice).
  • A pad of paper that can take acrylic paint, approximately 12 x 16 inch (inexpensive watercolour or printmaking paper can work). Alternatively, 4 or more individual sheets about 18 x 24 inch. (Cougar cover stock 200m or similar from Aboveground Art Supplies works well).

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 that you will not use to drink from.

Still Life Objects: 

  • 2 -3 pieces of fruit, wine bottle and or other objects around the house for still life set up, and a piece of fabric (without a pattern) to place your objects on.
  • 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. All sizes are approximate. On your first day of class, your instructor may recommend additional optional materials. Our Instructor’s will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 

 

 

 

Instructor:

Saturdays, - | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (4 weeks)

WEEKLY OUTLINE 

Week 1: Introduction to blue. History of and characteristics of various blue pigments. Value.

Week 2: Colour and form. Introduction to colour concepts, and mixing. Glazing, spatial effects of blue. Figurative or landscape.

Week 3: Portrait and Conceptual Intent

Week 4: Abstraction and Material Exploration or Finalizing Projects

 

STUDENT MATERIAL LIST

*Some additional materials will be suggested/discussed in Week 1.

Acrylic paints, brand of your choice, one tube of each colour, approximately 120 ml/5oz:

  • 2 types of blue: A primary/process blue and ultramarine
  • Primary Red or magenta
  • Primary Yellow
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • A larger tube of titanium white 240ml/10oz 

Brushes:

  • A large flat 2 inch chip/utility/house painters brush
  • 3 medium sized filbert brushes (For example; ¼, ½ and ¾ inch hog bristle)
  • Any other brushes you would like to use.

Surfaces:

  • 4 or more primed canvas boards/panels or primed stretched canvases: 16 X 20 inch.
  • A pad of paper bond 16 X 20” or larger

 Palette:

  • Foam or plastic plate(s) or tray(s) - white is ideal. Something with a lip or edge to hold the paint and a little liquid.
  • HB pencil and eraser
  • Water spritzer/spray bottle
  • Large yogurt containers or similar for water 
  • Painting rags and or paper towel

These are the recommended materials for this course. All sizes are approximate. On your first day of class, your instructor may recommend additional optional materials. Our Instructor’s will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 

 

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