april, 2021

14apr5:30 pm8:00 pmBeginning Painting in Acrylic: Part 1 and/or 2 with Stephen HerchakEvent Type :Multi-week Class,painting,Workshop


Event Details

Part 1: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
*Part 2: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 5:30-8:00pm
Teaching Artist: Stephen Herchak
Cost *per Session: Member $75 / Non-Member $95 
Cost for Both Sessions: Member $150 / Non-Member $190
Age: 14+

*This special 2-part painting workshop is offered both in full as a 2-part course, or students may opt to register for Part 1 only (click “Book” then specify Part 1 for price adjustment). Registration for Part 2 requires registration for the entire 2-part course. 
Part 1: April 14, 2021
This introductory level class is not a follow-the-steps/make-a-painting class but will teach the basic mechanics of painting with opaque media.
Topics include:
– how to use, blend and apply paint in an effective, efficient and organized manner to create a finished composition
– brushes and their uses, cleaning and care
– color theory, where it differs in practical application, and mixing to achieve different colors and shades
Part 2: April 21, 2021

Building on the basic knowledge of paint, brushes, color and mixing from Beginning Painting Part I, this
introductory level class will teach the basic mechanics of creating a composition in opaque media
working from a tabletop still-life setup.
Topics include:
– how to plan and sketch out a composition prior to applying paint
– how to apply paint in an ordered manner through a logic sequence of layers
– sense of depth through shadows and highlights

Materials and equipment will be provided for in-class use, however, a personal supply of paints and brushes is recommended for continued use at home! See suggested materials below.
– Basic paints assortment (in tubes only):
  — Black
  — White
  — a bright Red (such as Cadmium)
  — a deep Red (such as Alizarin Crimson)
  — a deep Green (such as Phthalo or Hookers)
  — a deep Blue (such as Ultramarine or Cobalt)
  — Cerulean Blue
  — Yellow
  — Yellow Ochre
  — Burnt Umber
  — Raw Sienna
  — Violet
– An assortment of brushes (both round and flat)
– Palette or plastic trays for mixing
NOTE: Masks/face coverings are required as per current COVID precautions. Class size is limited.
*Part 2 of this workshop series offered the following week, be sure to register for BOTH Parts if interested in Part 2! Click “Book” then choose your preferred option. 


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