Oil/Acrylic Painting Class
February 4 @ 9:30 am - April 1 @ 11:30 am AEDT
TUTOR: Pat McKenzie
START DATE: 4th February 2021
DAY & TIME: Thursday 9.30am – 11.30am
TERM LENGTH: 9 sessions
DATES: 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr
REQUIREMENTS: Bring your own materials and tools. Please see the full description for the list of required materials.
LOCATION SPECIFICS: Gallery
MAX NO.: 12
MIN NO.: 7
This class is suitable for all standards.
The aim of the class is to give you the skills required to produce a painting that you can be proud of.
To achieve this you will learn about what to paint on, colour mixing, composition, tonal ranges, brush techniques, mediums and how to infuse mood into your work.
Several subjects will be included to hone your skills.
We will begin the term learning about canvas, boards, and what can actually be painted on and what to use as a ground.
We will cover the use of mediums and how to use them.
Keeping the range of colours to the minimum we will learn how to mix the correct colour you want, so colour theory will be included here.
Composition will be well covered so that you will have a centre of interest.
Brushes, palette knives and their uses will also be covered.
By the end of term 1 you should have at least 3 finished paintings.
A list of preferred paints, paper and brushes is provided.
MATERIALS LIST – ACRYLIC
Something to paint on. For example, stretched canvas or canvas boards. That is, 40 x 30 cm is a good size to start or a pad of canvas sheets (these can be taped down to a wooden board with masking tape). Allow for 4 paintings.
Basic range colour range of artists quality acrylic paint.
Matisse Flow –
- Ultramarine blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerelean Blue
- Australian Sienna, Yellow Oxide
- Burnt Sienna, Red,Alizarin Crimson
- Australian Sap Green, Turquoise
A range of brushes.
Something to mix paint on – old baking tray covered in baking paper.
Good masking tape.
Any tools or objects that you would to try and use. For eg, palette knife or something would be suitable to draw in wet paint with.
Water spray bottle.
Decent size water containers for washing brushes.
Suggested: Matisse Acrylic painting medium.
MATERIALS LIST – OIL
Oil paints – artist quality please. Brands: Art Spectrum, Winsor & Newton, Daley Rowney Georgian.
* = indicates essential colours
- * Ultramarine blue
- * Cerelean Blue
- * Cobalt Blue
- * Turquoise
- * Alizarin Crimson or Rose Madder
- Naples Yellow
- * Raw sienna
- * Burnt Sienna
- * Cad Yellow Pale
- * Aereolin
- Cad Orange
- * Cad Red Light
- * Burnt Umber
- * Raw Umber
- * White – titanium
Art Spectrum medium no 1 or Linseed oil
Medium in Oils:
Art Spectrum Lean Medium – Reduced Odor.
Odorless turps – for washing brushes. Vaseline.
NO SOLVENTS ARE TO BE USED IN THE STUDIO.
30 x 40 cm
Any canvas, stretched by the metre or board.
Boards or cheap stretched canvas. Please prime with gesso or acrylic house paint before arriving in class. It must have 2 thin coats of gesso or acrylic primer, before arriving in class.
(Allow for 4 paintings)
Square brushes 1”, 2” palette knife, and as many variety brushes as you like.
Neef 95, Flat stiff synthetic. Mainly sizes 4, 6, 8, 10.
Neef 450B, Indian Sable Bright.
Rigger brush, various fan, liner sizes.
Rags or baby wipes (not no-name brand).
Ipad if you have one.
Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.
If the minimum numbers for this class aren’t reached you will be notified by email two weeks before the start date that it has been cancelled and you will receive a refund.
Photo: Painting by Tutor Pat McKenzie
(Photo by Rebecca Hosking Photography)