Have you ever thought “I’d like to learn to paint.” but didn't know where to start? Before you invest in your own paint supplies, learn the basics of a few mediums with all material provided.
This is a series of workshops that starts from the beginning. We’ll start with a pencil and work our way up to oil. Through a series of exercises we’ll try different tools and learn the basic concepts that make a drawing or painting work. Try the most popular mediums, without the expense of buying them. You’re sure to find one (or many) you’ll love.
Week one - Graphite
How about a burnt stick? Charcoal is about as basic as you can get. Pencils are inexpensive and drawing is the best place to start. But did you know there hard and soft leads? How about paper? There are many weights and textures to try. We’ll have fun making marks that may turn into something spectacular.
Week two -Pastel
This week we’ll explore the wonderful world of color. Remember when you saw your first color TV? Have you ever seen a Monet? Color is a fantastic concept that can be as basic as three colors or as complicated as millions. You can spend a lifetime trying to master it but experiment and you’ll come up with your own color recipes you’ll love.
Week three – Watercolor
Most people start here. They go out and buy or are given a watercolor set. Watercolor sets are fairly inexpensive and you can get watercolor paper by the pad. All set, right? How come you end up with a muddy mess? It is said that watercolor is one of the hardest mediums to master. This week we’ll experiment with some basic techniques to start you out in the right direction.
Week four – Acrylic
Many people use acrylics because of the easy clean up. We’ll try some basic techniques and some things you never thought of trying. Acrylic is more versatile than you know.
Week five – Oil
One of the easiest and satisfying to use oil is one of the oldest mediums and the choice of the masters. This week we’ll learn the basics of how to paint in oil.
Week six – Mixed Media
This is where it all comes together. When more than one medium is used it is called a mixed media. Apply what you learned and try your hand at an abstract.
Introduction to Painting
(or for anybody who wants to try a new medium)