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COURSE SYLLABI SPRING 2018
 
COLOR THAT SINGS: BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

8 Sessions >> Wednesdays 630pm-9pm January 24 - March 21
JCC of Asheville 236 Charlotte St.

 

Weekly slide lectures kick-start inspiration and provide unusual conceptual options. Individual critiques provide the verbal tools to make visual adjustment and perfect each picture. Lectures are posted online for review in case a session must be missed.

 

Jan; 24 “Light” and Abstraction – warm/cool combinations to create “light’ and variety of brush to create “texture”

In class: color mixing and mixing using patterns. HW: practice more at home.

 

Jan. 31 “Light” and Realism – warm/cool combinations to enhance the illusion of 3-d ‘form’

In class: painting an apple HW: paint a still life.

 

Feb. 7 “Style” Part I – exploring technique in the service of a particular artist’s vision

In class: Master study of a painting you love. HW: Complete assignment

 

Feb. 14 “Style” Part II – Response to the master you just studied

In class: start a second painting as a ‘response’ using the colors of the master but with a subject all your own

 

Feb. 21 ““Idea” – Working in Series (Course Project)

Three paintings using figure, landscape, abstraction or combinations of all three. HW: continue series

 

Feb. 28   “Energy"; pattern and repetition

In class: scale and negative shape to control the chaos and enhance the power of shape. HW: continue series project

 

March 7: "Idea" - Modernism and art history TBA  HW: continue series project

 

March 14 No class HW: continue series project

 

March 21 “Critique"

In class: complete projects followed by conversation, analysis and potluck party.

 

MATERIALS

Acrylic or watercolor

a "warm yellow"             Cadmium Yellow Medium          

a "cool yellow"              Cadmium Yellow Light or Pale or Lemon

a "warm red"                 Cadmium Red Medium or Light

a "cool red"                   Quinacradone Crimson or Alizarin Crimson (*)

a "warm blue"                Ultramarine Blue

a "cool blue"                 Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue or Turquoise Blue

a "warm green"              Sap Green or Chromium Oxide Green or Perm Green Light

a "cool green"               Pthalocyanine Green or Viridian (*)                    

a "warm brown"             Burnt Sienna or burnt umber

a "cool brown"              Raw Sienna or raw umber          

a "mixed  black"           Created by mixing Alizarin Crimson + Pthalo Green

a white                          any kind

 

Acrylic Gesso (white liquid acrylic paint with chalk added for absorbency

Golden brand slow-drying "GLAZING MEDIUM" - makes your paint act like oil

 

Brushes:  one each 1/2” and 1/4” watercolor brushes, plus a #6 Script or Liner watercolor brush

 

Canvas or Watercolor paper

 

Other disposable wax paper palettes or paper plates • spray water and Handiwrap bottle keeps acrylics fresh • • paper towels or rags • scissors


ART STORE

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff – bring supply list for discount. http://www.cheapjoes.com/stores/north-carolina-asheville/







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