Introduction to Painting

Introduction to Painting

Regular price $710.00

Class Description:

In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of painting through a variety of media. Students will work with watercolors, gouache, and water-soluble oil paints. Students will start with watercolors and work up to oil paints, learning how the elements of art apply to each new medium. Assignments will explore how to properly mix and use colors, use value to imitate lighting, work from observation, and more. Exercises will gradually become more advanced from the beginning sketches to a completed piece. 

Credits: 1 (Elective); Non-honors

Prerequisite: None

Mtg. Days:  Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thur (4 days each week)

    Required Materials: 

    • Palette (Make sure your palette has a cover to preserve paint between sessions
    • Brushes (You will need synthetic brushes in a variety of sizes and shapes including filbert, flat, and round. Please make sure to have small brushes for detail work.)
    • Blue Painter’s Tape 
    • 9 x 12 Oil and Acrylic Pad  
    • Pad of 9x12 Watercolor Paper 
    • Sketchbook  
    • Watercolor Paints 
    • Gouache 
    • Oil Paints - please make sure oil paints are water-soluble. 
    • Linseed Oil  
    • Small glass jar or cup for water 
    • Paper towels/rags 
    • Palette knife 

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