Beginning painting with acrylic… 4 hour class…all supplies included… $45
Come and learn how to paint with this most versatile of mediums! From watercolor to impasto, acrylic can do it all. The first half of class is devoted to experimenting with different thicknesses of paint moving from very watery to thick applications. We’ll be adding in watercolor pencils and oil pastel, and using different supports. You’ll have a hands-on lesson, experimenting and playing with many techniques. The last part of class is devoted to completing a small painting using some of the things you learned. I’ll bring all the supplies… you just bring your can-do attitudes... We’re gonna have a lot of fun!
Abstract Painting (non-representational) August 22 ~ 10-1 Old Art Building, Leland, MI
All levels welcome. I'll be using acrylic. (Oil is welcome, but I don't have any expertise with oil paint) 3 hour class and handout. $40
Let’s jump into the realm of abstract painting. This class will be a lot of fun with “no risk and lots of reward” painting methods. We’ll use patterning and repetition of a motif to create expressive works of art. I’ll guide you through the process and we’ll slap, daub and dab away the afternoon. Composition, value, color and shape will be discussed as we bring our paintings toward conclusion.
Materials to bring: 1. Paint… red, blue, yellow, black and white. 2. Your favorite brushes (Bigger is better here) 3. 2 supports to paint on…gesso primed paper (watercolor paper that you’ve pre-painted with gesso or matte medium), canvas, canvas panel or acrylic paper. 4. Two water containers (clean and eventually dirty water) 5. Paper toweling (viva brand if you have it) and/or old terry towels that will be paint rags forever more. (in other words… not your good towels) 6. Foam or paper plates for palettes (or the palette that you normally use) 7. Sheet of freezer paper for mixing on (or the palette that you normally use) 8. Some sort of sketch book. Any sort. Spiral, lined, tablet…whatever you have 9. Pen or pencil 10. Easel if you use one. (I'll be painting flat on the table)