Week 1: Introduction to course and materials. Blind continuous contour drawings; anatomy of the head, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and body; monochrome painting using transparent and opaque paint.
Week 2: Colour theory review. Discussion of components of colour (hue, value, chroma); colour portrait - based on shared image.
Week 3: Colour portrait beginning with a complimentary colour underpainting - based on a shared image.
Week 4: Portrait using glazing to increase depth in shadows and expand tonal range - based on shared image.
STUDENT MATERIAL LIST
Acrylic paint: Any brand of your choice (for example Amsterdam standard series, 120 ml). Essential colours: ultramarine blue, primary yellow, primary red, titanium white, and burnt umber.
Acrylic medium (not gel). Gloss or matte. 8 or 16 oz.
Brushes for acrylic paint: Long Handle, Hog hair or synthetic fibres, Filbert shape is ideal.
- Small Long Handle #2 or #3 (approximately ¼ inch width)
- Medium Long Handle #4 - #6
- Large Long Handle #10 - #12 (approximately ½ - ¾ inch width)
- And 1 large flat 2 inch chip/utility/house painters brush
Surfaces: Choose a surface for the duration of the course
Option 1: Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11 x 14 inch or 18 x 24 inch. Each sheet students will need to prime with gesso (student gesso, 16 oz.).
OR Option 2: 4 stretched canvases or canvas panels 11 x 14 inch or 18 x 24 inch.
OR Option 3: Canson Canva-paper pad 16 x 20 inch.
- 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.
- Pencil and scrap paper
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.