Explore the richness of acrylic painting and the still life genre in this eight week introductory course led by Nicholas Enevoldsen, an alumnus and former principal instructor of the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Emphasizing accuracy and strong design, students will produce still life paintings from direct observation and engage in various color mixing and compositional exercises. Nicholas will provide live demonstrations, individual critiques, and a series of lectures designed to equip students with essential tools for imbuing their work with a dynamic sense of light, color, texture, atmosphere, and form.
This class is ideal for first-time painters as well as those with prior experience.
ACRYLIC – (Heavy Body Paint)
- Cadmium Red Light
- Alizarin Crimson
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cerulean Blue or Manganese Blue
- Cadmium Yellow Medium or Light
- Yellow Ochre
- Titanium White (large tube)
- Ivory Black
(Synthetic or Natural Hair) See below for more info
- Filbert or Flat (Bristle) - two small (0-2), two medium (4-6), two large (8-14)
- Round (Sable or Synthetics) - two detail or smaller sized brushes (0-2)
There are four common types of painting brushes: flats, rounds, filberts, and brights.
Hog hair bristle brushes are great for all around usage. Sable brushes –natural mongoose hair superb for fine detail and finessing.
Synthetic brushes are designed to mimic both bristle and sables. Cleaning your brushes thoroughly will add greatly to their longevity.
- 16 x 20 inches – Cotton Duck, Linen, or Gesso-board Wood Panels
- Sketchbook (9” x 12” or similar)
- Graphite Pencils
- Kneaded Eraser
- Vine / Willow Charcoal Sticks (for drawing on canvas)
- Palette (handheld or disposable paper sheets – Neutral Gray is BEST)
- Containers for water & mixing (old cup containers from home will work)
- Paper towels / Cotton rags
Optional mediums and other items if your budget allows:
- Acrylic additives: varnish, gel medium, flow releaser, acrylic drying retardant
- Acrylic: Cad Orange, Raw Umber, Dioxazine Purple, Acra Magenta, Viridian Green
- Mahl Stick / Yard Stick: for resting and supporting hand while painting
- Handheld Mirror: for correcting drawing errors and observing color/value.
Class Starting Wednesday, April 08
- Wednesday, April 08, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
- Wednesday, April 22, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
- Wednesday, April 29, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
- Wednesday, May 06, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
- Wednesday, May 13, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
- Wednesday, May 20, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
- Wednesday, May 27, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
- Wednesday, June 03, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
No classes on April 15
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