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Oil Painting - Portraits - Old Master Technique w/Jim Alexander Begins June 19
$135.00
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INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING
Wednesday
June 19,26 July 3,10,17,24
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Member $120.00 (all sessions)
Non Member $135.00 (all sessions)
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MEMBER DISCOUNT : ENTER MEM100 IN PROMO CODE FIELD UPON CHECKOUT (DISCOUNT FOR MEMBER'S ONLY)
Refunds or Transfers can only be issued if The Art Center cancels the class
We will focus only on portraiture in this class. Students will learn the 5 formal steps of this “Old
Master “ technique:
1. Ways of getting a preparatory drawing onto the canvas
2; Completing a monochromatic underpainting (one neutral color plus white)
3. Applying ” local color “ layers over the underpainting
4. Adding final refinements, details and textures
5. Applying thin, colored, transparent glazes to alter some areas and enhance othe

Description:
Class will consist of demonstrations and individual guidance. Students will be expected to
complete 2 portrait paintings.
On an 11X14” canvas - First one will consist of copying a color photograph of a person,
(supplied by the instructor).by following step by step instructions (in the tradition of the old
masters)
On a 16X20” canvas - Second painting will be a portrait of a person chosen by each individual
student’ and completed by the student with suggestions and guidance from the instructor

Materials needed:
  • Paints - Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue,
  • Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green and Paynes Gray. + Plus any other colors you may have. Any brand but I recommend Windsor-Newton or Gamblin's.
  • Brushes - Synthetic, nylon sablon or similar variety . #1 Round Synthetic, #2 Bright synthetic, #8 Bright synthetic, 1/2 inch soft Angled Shader
  • Canvas - 2 pre stretched, pre primed canvases. One - 11x14” and One 16x20”
  • Medium - odorless mineral spirits to clean your brushes,.
  • One small jar of either Windsor and Newton's Liquin painting medium or Gamblin’s Neo Megilp painting medium..
  • Disposable paper palette or other.
  • Small palette knife,
  • Rags and old towels for blotting and cleanup,
  • Small jars with lids to keep Mineral Spirits in.
  • Small jar for painting medium
  • Can of Retouch Varnish