• Absolute Beginners
  • Painting

Basic Painting Techniques is designed for individual students who have little or no experience in painting. The primary focus will be to introduce paint handling and colour mixing in various practical exercises and hands-on painting projects. Each project will focus on a type of paint application, smooth blended, glazing, gestural, staining and direct Impasto approaches will all be introduced. Power Point presentations and instructor demonstrations will walk the class though each project. For consistency, students should use Acrylics for this course although all projects could be completed in oils as well.

Tuition: $475 | Materials fee: $20 | Total: $495

Notes: It is recommended that students have a basic understanding of drawing or have completed Introduction to Drawing or equivalent.
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What you will learn

  • Demonstrate the use of Acrylic paints plus their respective mediums.
  • Develop students understanding of colour mixing using 6 primary colours, and black and white.
  • Introduce brush handling and blending techniques.
  • Introduce various painting surfaces (substrates) and the advantages of one over the other.
  • Advantages of Imprimatura (foundation colour) applications.