Painting in the Abstract, July 10 – August 07, 2018
Add sophistication to your abstract work in this applied and analytical course, structured to let you work at your own pace in a supportive environment. Honing in exclusively on invented forms, this course focuses on painting materials, techniques and concepts that help students improve their abstract painting style – and their results. Learn the basics of color mixing, color theory, techniques and pictorial composition, with an emphasis on perceptual painting.
Perceptual Painting, September 25, 2018 – November 27, 2018
This course explores painting materials, technique and concepts with a focus on capturing realistic works from direct observation. Learn the basics of color mixing, mark-making techniques and composition. You may choose to work in acrylic or oil as you paint still life setups, color mixing exercises, and live models. Topics include: color mixing while noticing proportions of hue and saturation, distinctive palettes, light and space, tone, analogous color, complementary color, reflection and Transparency,mark-making, interior, Portraiture, and Model Painting.
time/day: Tuesday evenings 6 -8:30 PM
recent classes: Perceptual Painting
“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing
through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory - where it stays - it's
transmitted by your hands.”
-Martin Gayford, A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney