This course is for returning students who wish to work independently while they practice their painting skills related to botanical and landscape subjects. It is targeted for individuals who are beyond formative painting, but still appreciate modest assistance in technical application and value intermittent input from faculty. Students must have basic knowledge and experience with paint materials and be comfortable working in a self-directed manner.
Due to winter weather, Allen Gardens Conservatory will serve as a site location to record botanical subjects from life for the first five weeks. Amongst its magnificent display of plants that range from arid to tropical, students will record their experience and impressions of the conservatory and its Edwardian architecture.
For the remainder of the course, students will work in studio, developing paintings from the inventory of photographs and drawings produced at the Conservatory.
Oil and acrylic painters welcome.
Winter Term 2020: 10 Weeks: Base Tuition: $422 + Material Fee: $15 = Total: $437Notes: Prerequisite: Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Painting Botanical Painting - Winter 2020- is a 10 week course
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Drawing materials for site work at Allan Gardens Conservatory
Painting materials for studio work at Toronto School of Art
Paint materials are optional. Both acrylic painters and oil painters are welcome. The following colours are recommended for their versatility in providing the broadest and most effective range of colour mixing, without waste or duplication.
For oil painters;
For acrylic painters;
For all painters, please have masking tape and paper towels for clean-up.
Brushes: The following shapes and sizes are the minimum you will need for a full set. Hog hair and natural hair brushes are recommended for their longevity and ability to keep their shape. Most art stores have inexpensive sets that give you a range of shapes and sizes. For oil painters, avoid synthetic hair. They will not keep their shape over time.
Please have a set of small palette knives for mixing and application.
Please have two small canvases no larger than 11 x 15” for studio painting. Fredrix canvas pad is also an economical support for both acrylics and oil painters. It can bepurchased at DeSerres and Aboveground art stores.