• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Painting

Students will gain technical skills and knowledge in rendering the human form in paint. The course allows for direct visual observation of the figure while painting, but the ability to construct the figure from imagination and memory will also be stressed. Generally, poses are one to three classes in duration. Media: Acrylic, oil, oil stick, pastel, charcoal.

Winter term (12 weeks): Tuition $475 + Model fee $95 = $570

Spring term

  • 204 with Roberta McNaughton (9 weeks): Tuition $375 + Model fee $80 = $455
  • 817 with Paul Turner (10 weeks): Tuition $405+ Model fee $80 = $485
Notes: It is recommended that students have taken a course in Introduction to Painting, Introduction to Life Drawing, or have basic painting skills. This course covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used. Winter term: No class Friday, March 30, 2018 for Good Friday. Spring term: Section 204 is 9 weeks in length

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
817Paul TurnerApril 19, 2018 to June 21, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
10-week courses$485.00
204Roberta McNaughtonApril 23, 2018 to June 25, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10-week courses$455.00

What you will learn

Tom Campbell's section:

  • Structure of the human form, proportion, anatomy, volume, 3d form
  • Composition structure, brushwork rhythm, background strategies, negative space, pictorial space, focal points
  • local colour, skin tones, warm and cool colour, rendering the effect of light with colour

Roberta McNaughton's section:

  • Structure of the human form, proportion, volume, and distribution of weight/balance
  • Composition structure, brushwork rhythm, negative space, focal points
  • Colour theory, mixing colour and skin tones, warm and cool colour, rendering the effect of light with colour

Materials to Bring

Winter term (Tom Campbell):

Many different materials can be used including pencil, charcoal, pastel, oil pastel, oil sticks, oil paint, acrylic paint and watercolour.  

1 – Basic colours list for Oil or Acrylic paint 

  • Reds: Cadmium Red Light, Alizarian Crimson, Burnt Sienna
  • Yellows: Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Yellow Ochre
  • Blues: Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue (hue), Cerulean Blue
  • Raw Umber and Titanium White 

2 – A sketchbook is needed for drawing composition studies. 

3 – Brushes, palette, containers, rags, palette knife, canvas (whatever size you prefer)

4 – Medium

Oil: Odorless Mineral Spirit, Linseed Oil

Acrylic: Matte Medium

Spring term

204 Introduction to Life Painting Spring 2018 Materials List - Roberta McNaughton (PDF)