Students will explore observational figure painting through three poses of a clothed model, the pose length will be one three-week, one four-week and one five-week pose of a clothed model. We will discuss proportion, shape, value, light and colour theory, both in reference to the understanding of tertiary colours of skin and also in achieving convincing drapery and fabric. This is a painting course focused primarily on acrylic paint or oil paint. Various methods of application using indirect painting process will be investigated. Whether a more representational or abstracted approach, students will be encouraged to explore various aesthetic styles of their choice. An emphasis will be placed on creating volume and depth while exploring the expressive potential of shape and brush treatment and it's relationship to colour and light.
Tuition $475 | Model fee: $95 | Total: $570Notes: Note: It is recommended that students have taken a course in Introduction to Painting, Introduction to Life Drawing, or have basic painting skills. In each class a life model will be present.
Many different materials can be used including pencil, pastel, oil pastel, oilsticks, oil paint, acrylic paint.
1 – Basic colours list for Oil or Acrylic paint
2 – A sketchbook is needed for quick sketches. I recommend buying Canson oil and acrylic XL series, 135 lb. Anysize bigger than 9x12
3 – Brushes, palette, containers, rags, palette knife
4 – Medium
5 – Set of oil pastels
6 – Canvas boards or canvas no smaller than 9 x12
7 – Painters tape