Beginning Painting - Section 1

Instructor: Brian Kelley

Mondays, 7-10pm

 

In this year long sequence of 10-week foundation classes, students will learn the fundamentals of painting, including: 

  • Proper set-up of materials and tools, 
  • paint and brush handling,
  • ways of beginning a painting,
  • seeing shape relationships,
  • seeing figure/ground relationships.
  • seeing value (light/dark) relationships ,
  • basic color mixing and color vocabulary, including using limited palettes,
  • techniques for creating space,
  • and compositional strategies.

 

All work is from observation, and subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure. Oil paint is recommended, although acrylic is welcome as well.

 

The sequence of courses runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term, and provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth; winter emphasizes color; and spring focuses on pictorial space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. 

 

Who is this class for: This class is for those new to painting or those who are looking to refresh their fundamental skills in seeing and painting before moving to the next level. It is always recommended that students have some drawing experience before beginning to paint.

    $455.00Price

    WASHINGTON STUDIO SCHOOL

    2129 S ST NW

    WASHINGTON, DC 20008

    202 234 3030 

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    MONDAY - FRIDAY     10AM - 5PM

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    WSS WILL BE CLOSED: 

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 AT 2PM

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1