This class is for both beginners and painters with some experience. If you’ve never painted, there’s no reason to be apprehensive about taking this class. I assume no knowledge on your part. If you would like to attend a class, or wish to be added to the mailing list, please fill in the form below.
The course will cover all aspects of painting with oils, acrylics, watercolor, or egg tempera. There will be extensive instruction in proper materials, including how to choose the proper paints, brushes, and other items you will need. I will guide students from the first conception of a painting, playing with ideas, the evolution of your concept. I will cover composition painting, painting from photographs, preliminary sketching, and the preparation of materials and layout. The class will include under-painting and its importance, the use of color for effect and the relationship of colors to each other, and the technique of applying the paint. I will also cover the proper mounting and display of each type of painting and will be available at any time for questions, even after the conclusion of the class. Each participant will conceive, design, and begin a painting of the subject of their choice.
Students will receive The Fundamentals of Painting eBook, as well as manufacturer samples & literature, and art catalogs. One student in each class will also receive a signed giclee print of one of my paintings.
The cost of the class is $125.00 and is available for anyone age 13 and older. You may pay at the first class by check, cash, or credit card. If you wish to pay now using a credit or debit card, follow this link. You may also mail a check to me at: 330 Vine St., E. Liverpool, OH 43920.
If you have any questions feel free to email me email@example.com or call 234-567-0697.
There is a course outline at the bottom of this page.
FUNDAMENTALS OF PAINTING COURSE OUTLINE
First & Second Session:
In the first session we will discuss painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors, egg tempera, and review the pros and cons of each medium. We will discuss different artistic principles: what to paint, the reasons behind a painting, what you wish to convey, etc. We will learn about the different painting supports, brushes, workspace, and preparation of a painting. We will discuss the use of photography as reference material and the importance of sketching and preliminary work. Participants will be given material lists for each medium, catalogs, and other literature.
Third through Fifth Session:
Participants will be required to have their materials by this session. We will begin working on our projects. I will discuss color and technique more thoroughly and will be available to each participant with help and suggestions. While not necessary, participants are encouraged to paint between sessions, after which we can discuss the work.
After the conclusion of the class I will be available indefinitely to anyone who needs help or has questions. If you wish to learn, I will do anything I can to help you.