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abstract street scene painting by Laura Harrison


  • $150.00


with Laura Harrison

5 WEEKS, TUESDAYS, APR. 25 – MAY 23, 12:30 – 3:30 PM, $ 150 + HST

This course is designed for those who are new to the medium of painting and those returning to painting and looking to get back to the basics and work on essential skills. This course will cover subjects like basic material knowledge, paint handling, composition and colour theory while working on specific exercises to demonstrate these skills. Students will learn how to make a painting from start to finish, working on personal projects of their choice with individual instruction and encouragement. Only the basic materials will be required for the first class. Students will get a chance to try both oil and acrylic if they are undecided about what to start with, or bring any materials they already have if they would like to ask questions.

MATERIALS: Sketchbook of choice (preferably 9x12 or larger). HB pencil, white vinyl eraser, one 9x12 (or larger) painting support: This could be a canvas or canvas board, wood panel, masonite, or birch panel *if choosing wood or masonite you will need a small jar of gesso to prime your support

OIL/ACRYLIC PRIMARY COLOURS: Lemon Yellow, Crimson (or Primary Magenta), Pthalo Blue (or Primary Cyan), Titanium White, Mars or Ivory Black.

*Optional colours: Cadmium Red Medium or Light, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Burnt Umber.

OIL MATERIALS: At least 2-3 hogs bristle brushes (#4 filbert or round, #6 filbert or flat, 1/2"-1" flat), rags, linseed oil, glass jar with a lid, odorless solvent. (Please do not bring strong paint thinners. Odourless mineral spirits such as Gamsol only.) Disposable paper palette or wax paper.

ACRYLIC MATERIALS: At least 2-3 synthetic brushes (#4 filbert or round, #6 filbert or flat, 1/2"-1" flat), rags, disposable paper palette or wax paper

~Beginner to Intermediate Level

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