In this course, students will learn how to capture the beauty of a flower in paint. We will explore the fundamentals of flower painting including drawing, value, colour and edges and how to create interesting compositions. Students will work from life and photographs and will have a variety of short and long sessions with the flowers. Students are encouraged to apply the ideas and principles of the course to their own style, process and approach. Teaching is a combination of group lesson and demonstration, image discussion and one-on-one feedback. Individual student goals will be a focus.
12 Weeks: Base Tuition: $495 + Materials Fee: $40 = Total: $535Notes: Fall Term: NO CLASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 (Thanksgiving)
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|120||Matt Tarini||Sept. 16, 2019 to Dec. 9, 2019|
TERM - Fall 2019
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Paint (This is my palette as an oil painter, but more colours are welcome! Acrylic paint is also welcome.)
*I typically use a mixture of walnut oil and solvent for my painting medium to keep it simple. If you’d like to try them, the Solvent-Free Gel / Oleogel is a nice way to loosen paint without making it too liquid-y and the Alkyd Medium helps with quicker drying times.
*This is an inexpensive support that works well. I would welcome other supports if you’d prefer them as well. For gessoing the masonite, I would use Golden Gesso (or equivalent) and use a foam brush. Apply two to three coats, trying to make sure there aren’t any significant ridges in the gesso and then sanding in between coats or at the end. You can start off with one and make more for the following weeks if you like them.
A range of soft (natural or synthetic) long brushes
A range of soft (natural or synthetic) round brushes
*I use a variety of soft round and long flat brushes that are both natural hair and synthetic. Please feel free to bring a wide variety of bristle and soft brushes that you have or that you like to use – many different brushes can accomplish the same task.