• Intermediate
  • Painting

Creative application and unique handling of paint is integral to abstract painting but is typically underdeveloped by fledgling painters.  This is unfortunate considering that this skill is an artistic one that highlights individuality and contributes to a painting’s aesthetic impact.  This course will introduce students to various application techniques to broaden their perspective beyond primary skills.  Taken in advance or as a complement to Abstract Painting, this course will highlight both contemporary techniques and individual artists whose approach illustrate the aesthetic qualities dominating current painting practices today. Demonstrations highlighting painting techniques will precede studio exercises to foster creative and technical development.  

12 Weeks: Base Tuition: $495 + Materials Fee: $30 = Total: $525

Notes: Suitable for both acrylic and oil painters. No class on Monday Feb. 17, 2020 (Family Day)
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Application techniques such as wash, blending and frottage.
  • Stencilling and masking treatments
  • Exposure to contemporary painters
  • Imagery development

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts to all purchases incase you need to return any materials.

In order to cover as many techniques as possible acrylic paints are recommended for this twelve week course.   All techniques demonstrated throughout the course can be accomplished in oil but drying time is an unfortunate factor.

Anticipating that oil painters may not have a full complement of acrylic paint, I have limited the number of acrylic colours for this course to encourage your participation. Please read the following carefully.

Acrylic paints - Suggested student grade paint: Liquitex Basic Acrylics, Radisson Acrylics, Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylics. All three can be found at Aboveground and Curry’s art supply stores. Titanium white and three acrylic mediums will be provided in class.

Students should buy:

  • 1 - 8 oz. jar or 2 - 120 ml tubes of acrylic colour (any colour of your choice)
  • 1 - 8 oz. jar or 1 - 120 ml tube of black acrylic
  • Disposable paper palette 12 x 16 inches
  • Brushes 1 – 3” Hake brush plus any other flat bristle brushes over 1 inch in diameter.
  • Supports – Please have one canvas no smaller than 18 x 24 inches. Other sizes will be suggested later.

Practical items such as masking tape, plastic containers with lids, paper towels for clean-up. You will be using masking tape throughout this course, please have your own. These miscellaneous items are not mandatory, but they can manufacture a variety of painting effects; small paint rollers, sponges, j-cloth, cotton twine, bubble wrap etc. You may want to try one or two of these items. All these items can be bought at a dollar store.

Attention: Please be punctual for the first day of class. A course introduction will begin at precisely 10 minutes past the start of class.