• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Painting

Students will explore observational Figure and Portrait Painting through 2 poses lasting 4 weeks each.  Proportion, shape, value, light and colour theory both in reference to the portrait and the body will be discussed. Using Oil or acrylic paint, various method of application using indirect painting process we will be investigated. Be it more traditional or a more contemporary approach, students will be encouraged to explore various aesthetic styles other their choosing. This painting course promotes the ability to capture drama wherever it is expressed in the body. An emphasis will be placed on creating volume and depth through use of colour and exploring the expressive potential of shape and brush treatment and it's relationship to colour and light. Media: Acrylic, water-based oils or traditional oils.


Tuition: $335 + Model fee: $65 | Total: $400

Notes: A nude model will be used. This course is ideal for those with recent life drawing AND basic painting experience who wish to start figure painting.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
839Paul TurnerJuly 3, 2018 to Aug. 21, 2018
TERM - SUMMER 2018
Tuesdays
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
8-week courses
Full

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What you will learn

  • Two four-week poses
  • Basic contemporary "indirect" painting process, 3 layers- Oil or acrylic.
  • Within this basic and very flexible method/process students fine-tune their approach according to the style of painting they are interested in.
  • Emphasis on composition, proportion, creating volume and depth, practical application of colour theory.
  • Emphasis on things re. portraiture on the first pose (clothed), expanding out to  full body on the second (nude).

Materials to Bring

I would recommend going to Above Ground Art Supply located at 74 McCaul St. (North of Queen)

Students are to work in Oil or Acrylic- you don’t need to buy both.

First Day Material list- These Items are taken from the general list below

1 Painting surface- thinly stained to a middle value blue or any colour you want-get rid of that white surface. Acrylic painters use lots of water, oil painters use mineral spirits you will see the brush strokes. Keep it very thin, just a staining. Oil painters allow a couple days for it to dry.

Brushes

Odorless mineral spirits (Oil painters only)

Retarder (Acrylic painters only)

Golden Airbrush medium (Acrylic painters only)

Pallet

Sta-Wet pallet (Acrylic painters only)

Pallet knife (metal not plastic)

Two small empty jars with lids

Burnt Umber

Ultra Marine Blue

Cadmium red (HUE)

Purple

Ivory Black

Titanium White

Old t-shirt in plastic bag (rag)

Value scale (if you have it)

HB pencil

General Materials List- Oil

Disposable wax paper pallet (large one)

Metal Pallet knife

Rag in a plastic bag

2 small empty jars with the lids

-Odorless Mineral Spirits- Please buy Izosol- odorless nontoxic solvent made by Kama Pigments (available at Aboveground) or get Gamasol by Gamblin (available pretty much at any art store in Toronto)

Please do not bring Generic Odorless mineral (such as Aboveground OMS spirits) also no “Taltine” of any brand especially Demco at De Serres.

Linseed Oil (cold pressed)

Oil painting brushes- 6 flat square brushes, 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large- The size of your brushes (large, medium and small) should be relative to the size of the surface you are working on. I highly recommend Above Ground Synthetic Interlocking LH Flat for Oil or Acrylic

A few small round synthetic brushes – 0, 01, 02, 03 and a few more large, medium or small these should be relative to the size of the surface you are working on - I highly recommend Above Ground Synthetic Interlocking LH Round

Value scale

3 Surfaces- your choice of stretched canvas, canvas board, or panel – one 12x16 and two 18x24

Paint- always read your labels.

Large tubes

Titanium white

Ivory black

French Ultramarine Blue

Small tubes

Cadmium Red- medium Hue

Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue

Colbalt Blue

Cadmium Orange Hue

Dioxide purple or any dark purple (the darker the better)

Sap Green or the darkest green you can find

Burnt umber

Raw Umber

Burnt Sienna

Vandyke brown

Optional additional small tubes recommended

Red Umber

Raw Sienna

Cerulean blue

Alizarin crimson

Any light bright green

General Materials List- Acrylic

Disposable paper pallet (large one)

Masterson Sta-Wet Painter’s Pal Palette 9” x 12” it will keep your acrylic paint wet and active for hours while you are painting.

Metal Pallet knife

Rag in a plastic bag

2 small empty jars with the lids

6 square flat brushes, 2 small, 2 mediums, 2 large (synthetic acrylic brushes) 6 flat square brushes, 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large- The size of your brushes (large, medium and small) should be relative to the size of the surface you are working on. I highly recommend Above Ground Synthetic Interlocking LH Flat for Oil or Acrylic

A few small round synthetic brushes – 0, 01, 02, 03 and a few more large, medium or small, these should be relative to the size of the surface you are working on - I highly recommend Above Ground Synthetic Interlocking LH Round

Value scale

3 Surfaces- your choice of stretched canvas, canvas board, or panel – one 12x16 and two 18x24

Acrylic Retarder

Golden Acrylic Glazing liquid

Golden Extra heavy gel medium

Golden Airbrush Medium

Value scale

Acrylic Painters be sure to get ”heavy body” paint. This means make sure it is thick in consistency. If your paint is in liquid format it will be too runny to work with.

Paint- I recommend the brands Liquitex or Golden.

Large tubes

Titanium white

Ivory black

French Ultramarine Blue

Small tubes

Cadmium Red- medium Hue

Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue

Colbalt Blue

Cadmium Orange Hue

Dioxide purple

Sap Green

Burnt umber

Raw Umber

Burnt Sienna

Vandyke brown

Optional additional small tubes recommended

Red Umber

Raw Sienna

Cerulean blue

Alizarin crimson

Any light bright green

 
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