This class will learn beginning acrylic painting techniques through studying individual artist’s work. We will focus primarily on Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Expressionism and other minor movements along the time frame of 1874-current times. I will choose specific artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Derain, Beckman, and Degas. We will emulate their work, and students can create a piece of their own subject in the style of that artist’s or choose to recreate all or part of one of the paintings of that artist.
My teaching method is mainly hands on, spending some one-on-one with each student during each class session. I will introduce what we will spend our time for that class, demonstrate and then quickly get the students working on their projects. Often more teaching is done to the group as I notice where students are struggling. I work my way around the room, helping each student individually. Since art skill is not based upon age, but ability and experience, my classes are open to grades 6-12. Students wanting high school credit should inform me prior to classes starting. I will assign homework to all students; credit seeking students must complete home work in order to receive credit. I urge my students to practice as much as they are able.
If you have a student who is interested in my classes but have maybe already had these classes or you feel they may be more advanced than the class description implies, please contact me to discuss how/if the class can be made to accommodate them. I always work with students at their skill level, even a student who has had this material can be assigned more challenging projects that are still within the general scope of the class.
Materials:10 sheet pad, 9x12 canvas paper; Set of White Taklon brushes or similar. Hobby Lobby sells brush sets in a plastic tube that is great for transport, they have a set for acrylics for about $12.99. 120ml tubes of acrylic paints in the following colors: White, Naples Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Viridian Green and Deep Red. These are the colors the Impressionists used; we will mix colors in class. A paint shirt to wear over clothes, roll of paper towels.
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