SYLLABUS FOR BOTH COURSES
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.
Week 1 “Light” – warm/cool combinations to create “light’
In class: color mixing and mixing using patterns. HW: complete assignment.
2 “Layers” – painting in contrasting layers to enhance depth and energy
In class: monochromatic and layered approaches HW: complete assignment.
3 “Energy"; pattern and repetition
In class: scale and negative
shape to control the chaos and enhance the power of shape. HW: complete assignment.
Week 4 “Idea”
- Course project
3rd assignment: course project: a personal
project using figure, landscape, abstraction or combinations of all three. HW: complete assignment.
Week 5 “Context” contemporary and art historical frames of reference
In class and homework; continue course project
In class: complete projects followed by conversation,
analysis and potluck party..
Acrylic or watercolor
a "warm yellow"
Cadmium Yellow Medium
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"
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
black" Created by mixing Alizarin
Crimson + Pthalo Green
Acrylic Gesso (white liquid acrylic paint with chalk
added for absorbency
Golden brand slow-drying "GLAZING MEDIUM" - makes your paint act like
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