Painting Basics

Date: 10 Saturdays, September 19 - November 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Classroom 3A
Instructor: Paul Iezzi
Level: All
Tuition: $350 Non-Members / $315 Members

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Class Description

LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS! Students wishing to work in Acrylic, Watercolor or Pastel are welcome. The basics of painting including: color mixing, paint application, drawing, and composition, will be addressed in this course. Subject matter will include landscape, still life, and portraiture. Students are encouraged to express creativity and personal vision.



Materials
Download material list here.
• Stretch Canvas 16”x24”
• Paints – If you haven’t much experience painting in Acrylic or Oil, a basic introductory set of colors (Grumbacher, Windsor) will suit need ideally. You can also buy the tubes individually.
Basic Colors: Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light, Titanium White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cerulean Blue, Viridian Green, Orange, Raw Umber. Same colors for Acrylics and Oils.
• Brushes, a selection of flats and rounds
One large brush 1” flat
One brush ¾” flat
One brush ½” flat
One brush 1/4” flat or round
One brush 1/8” flat or round
• Palette: Commercially made wood, masonite or paper disposable palette
• Accessories Oil:
Small bottle linseed oil
Small bottle artist’s turpentine
Larger bottle odorless turpentine (for brush cleaning)
Vine charcoal – medium
Paper towel or rags
6b pencil
Small drawing sketch book
• Accessories Acrylics:
Vine charcoal – medium
Paper towel
6b pencil
Small drawing sketch book


About the Instructor

Nature for Paul, is the stimulus for artistic expression - the essence of the work of art. His endeavor is unity of formal consideration, with the process or thought, spontaneity of vision is sought to achieve simple awareness of living. Harmony and balance are key components in the construction of image. Of course, a little disorientation could lead to insight. Color lays the foundation for all of his work. Whether abstract, figurative, or figuration, color emotes the possibilities of the universe. This revelation becomes clear, and begins to take shape as the work evolves. “My methods and approaches vary according to the subject. Changes happen and occur spontaneously as needed. I find media and methodology change to suit the course of life's events. Creativity is an expression of what is experienced, thought, felt." Visit Paul's website.