The objective of this class is to explore, and investigate the fundamentals of acrylic painting. The art class will cover: paint application, basic color theory, color mixing, techniques of glazing, basic composition and design, creating the illusion of depth and space, and creating emphasis in a work. I teach beginners and experienced students. I worked with student individually. Focusing on their own strengths, knowledge, skills, and talents in painting and art. Each student, will work from their own photos and images. I will recommend the use of low cost art supplies

"No experience with paint or creating art is required. I believe anyone can paint or make art, if they have the courage to try, have an open mind, and a wiliness to learn, and practice"

Class schedule

Session 1:
Some: Basic Terms.
Suggested Art Supplies.
The properties of Acrylic Paint.
Advantages/Disadvantages. Translucent/Opaque properties.
The Color Wheel. Primary, secondary, and tertiary colors discoveries. I will provide suggestions for painting brushes.

Session 2:
Basic Color Theory.
Exploration of warm, cool, and Analogous Colors.
Complementary Colors.
Creating a Black Alternative..

Session 3:
What to Paint?
The use of Tone and value to create the illusion of volume and depth.

Session 4:
Introduction to the importance of Backgrounds.
The importance of Edges..
The process of developing a painting.

Session 5:
Introduction to the Illusion of space on a 2-D surface. Negative space and backgrounds.

Session 6:
Creating Emphasis in your work.

Session 7:
Glazing techniques.
Split-Complementary color scheme for cool colors.

Session 8:
Demonstration of Spilt-Complementary color scheme for warm colors.
Encourage positive participation of group critiques at the end of session.

Session 9:
More on Emphasis in a painting.
Demonstration of Split-Complementary color schemes for cool colors.

Session 10:
Creation of a focal point in a painting.
Demonstration of Triadic Color Schemes.

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