Beginning Painting

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? Whether you have little painting experience or have never picked up a brush this beginner’s course will open up your eyes and hand to the techniques, subject matter, and wonderment of painting. The class will focus on various traditional painting techniques, from how to stretch and prepare your own canvas to the various applications like impasto and glazing. In order to discover what type of paint is right for the beginner students will be introduced to all the painting mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor, and gouache.  We will focus on traditional subject genres like landscape, still life, and the figure.  Realistic and abstract approaches to painting will be introduced. Instructor demonstrations, student painting exercises, looking at important works of painting, and group and individual instructor led evaluation of in class work will all be components of the workshop.