• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Painting

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting. Working primarily from direct observation of still life arrangements, as well as through demos and slide presentations, students will learn about painting materials, value, colour, composition and most importantly, how to forget what we think we know and paint what we see!  

The course will be taught in oils but acrylics are welcome.

Spring 2021: 8 Weeks: Tuition $355  = Total $355

PLEASE NOTE: For Winter 2021, due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply to all IN-PERSON courses at TSA. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA policies in order to enrol.

(PAI100-0BH Intro to Painting. Pc)
Notes: Brian lives and works in Toronto. He has been painting and exhibiting for over a decade and his work can be found in public and private collections across Canada, the United States and Europe. His paintings are studies of the commonplace and the typically mundane: the everyday objects, spaces and urban landscapes that surround him that are frequently overlooked. He has training from Seneca College, Sheridan College, Toronto School of Art, the Art Centre at Central Technical School, and has recently completed a BFA from OCAD University in Toronto.
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What you will learn

  • Introduction to materials and studio setup
  • Brush work, mark making as inquiry
  • How to paint loosely - brush stroke economy 
  • Use of value, colour and shape as compositional tools
  • Colour theory and mixing - explore hue, value and chroma
  • How to paint what you see
  • Learn about the Hawthorne method: Notes of colour