• Intermediate
  • Painting

Expressive paint-handling is one of the most important qualities of a good work of art. Neglecting the improvement of your brush skills will always hold back your painting progress.  The terms “expressive” or “gestural” are used to describe a method of fine art painting characterized by energetic brushstrokes deliberately emphasizing the sweep of the painter's arm or movement of the hand. In other words, the brushwork expresses the artist's emotions, personality and confidence.  This course will focus on developing brush-handling skills through a series of simple exercises.  We will move on to using these techniques to interpret various subject matter.

Spring 2020:

10 Weeks: Base Tuition: $422 + Materials Fee: $25 = Total: $447  (April 22- June 24)

Notes: This is an acrylics painting course - demos will be done with acrylics.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Correct use of acrylics from the foundation to the completion of a painting
  • Creating textured foundation layers using molding paste
  • Developing brush handling and mark-making skills
  • Advantages of Imprimatura (foundation colour) applications
  • Using heavy gel to expand paint and create expressive brush strokes

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts in case you need to return materials.  

Materials List - Expressive Paint Handling (PDF)