Intermediate and advanced students will learn approaches in abstracted (non-local) color. Using palettes that began with the Fauves and Post-Impressionists and that continue to be widely used today, students will put into practice color theory by exploring the flatness of the picture plane and enjoying color, the most versatile element of design. Looking at some of the masters of Modern art for inspiration, intermediate and advanced students will work with oil paints that they already have but will be encouraged to explore a range of new hues. No black paint allowed!
Students who are interested in learning how to paint with oils will find that it’s one of the easiest and most forgiving mediums out there. In this class students will learn all the basics from what type of paints and surfaces are best, how different brushes work, how to set up a pallete, color mixing and mediums. There will be step-by-step demos on drawing and color values with lots of individual instruction. There will be a variety of subject matter to explore including still life set-ups. This class is for beginners with no experience in oil painting, or for those who need a refresher on the basics.