This is an eight week series. You must register for the series.
All materials will be supplied.
Acrylic paint is permanent so it is recommended to wear an apron or a smock for these classes.
Exploring acrylic painting: Over the course of eight weeks we will learn what acrylic paint is, how to use it successfully and what tools to use to achieve incredible results. In each class we will focus on building our skills and becoming more familiar with common art terms and techniques. During each class, artists will work on a project that will build skills and knowledge of acrylic painting.
Week 1 (9/15/23): We will begin by learning all about acrylic paint and discussing the versatility of this medium. We will explore the tools needed to be successful and how best to care for them. The day will culminate in a hands-on project that will focus on color theory and color mixing.
Week 2 (9/22/23): Still Life: Shading: Building upon our color theory lesson students will work on creating a single composition still life. The work will focus on one object and give the artist time to explore in detail what they see before capturing it all on the canvas. The project is geared to help the artist identify highlights and shadows on an object and successfully capture them on the canvas.
Week 3 (9/29/23): Still Life; Fabric Glass and/or Food: After working with color, shadow and highlight we are now ready for the next step. This still life will consist of multiple objects with various colors, textures, and shapes. We will look at how we can build up tones to create a foundation base color. The majority of the activity will concentrate on mixing, painting and glazing. This lesson also explores different ways of creating texture within an object.
Week 4 (10/6/23): Landscapes of Seascapes: . Working with the rule of thirds, artists will translate a photos to canvas. We will explore how using acrylics in different ways can provide effects that range from watercolors to oils. We will explore paint techniques and the dimension they bring when we use them together.
*Artists will be asked to bring in a photo of their choice to explore this lesson.
Week 5-8 (10/13, 10/20, 10/27 and 11/3): Putting it all together: Over the final three classes artists will work on creating a final artwork that speaks to their own point of view. Each artist will select an image they would like to paint and bring it to life on canvas. They will transfer the image to the canvas using the grid method and employ the skills learned over the past four weeks to bring that image to life. We will take time at the end of each class to have a friendly critique that will give each artist an opportunity to ask questions of their peers and help each other through the process.
Presented by: Heather Ball.
At the conclusion of the program please feel free to take a brief online survey here: https://www.projectoutcome.org/responses/72376