Painting extending project: landscape, still life, figure with Laura Degenhardt

Friday 26 February until Friday 26 March

10am to 12pm

In this 5-week online course, we will be exploring colour and composition to paint scenes that incorporate figures, landscape elements and still life.  Throughout the sessions, we will discuss colour mixing, materials for oils and acrylics, and approaches to composition.  You would also be welcome to choose one area of your practice; for example, still life, as a focus to develop over the course.  Artist references will be provided, and you will receive feedback and advice as your work develops. The group will use Whatsapp to share images of work, and for feedback and reflection.  The emphasis of these sessions will be on learning through practice and experimentation, painting the subjects of your choice from life or from photographs.  This course will suit those with some painting experience, but please email the tutor if unsure.    

Materials Required

Rags, several jam jars with lids, a palette (can be tear off, but if new wooden, please prime with linseed oil);  Brushes: a selection of different sizes (e.g. size 4, size 6, size 8, size 10, size 12) your choice of filbert or flat [Optional:  House painting brushes of wider than 1 inch]; kitchen towel; Drawing implement(s) e.g. charcoal sticks, pencils, or conte pencil (your choice for initial sketches); washing up liquid/olive oil soap; your surfaces of choice – stretched and gessoed canvases and/or gessoed boards

[OILS] (approx 40ml tubes – choose ‘hue’ if the ‘pure’ colour is too expensive):  titanium white, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, cadmium red, magenta. manganese or cerulean (light) blue, French ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber. Optional colours:  prussian blue, raw umber, raw sienna, terre verte.  Linseed oil (250ml), Zest-it solvent 250ml.  Optional:  Linseed stand oil (250ml).  Please note:  Zest-it is recommended for both mixing and cleaning paints as a safer alternative to turpentine, but you could also use another odourless spirit.  

[ACRYLICS] (approx 40ml tubes – choose ‘hue’ if the ‘pure’ colour is too expensive):  titanium white, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, cadmium red, magenta. manganese or cerulean (light) blue, French ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber. Optional colours:  prussian blue, raw umber, raw sienna, terre verte.  Acrylic ‘flow’ medium.  Optional:  Acrylic mediums with different properties, such as soft gel, impasto gel, textured, etc.   

£100 for 5 weeks

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