ABOUT THIS CLASS
Whether you are interested in painting or drawing this class offers an emphasis on individual instruction while students will progress at a comfortable pace. Creative problem solving is encouraged.
Drawing students are presented with a series of progressively challenging exercises with each exercise emphasizing a different aspect of the craft. Working in both black and white charcoal students will initially render simple geometric forms while learning pencil control, values, form, angles, measuring, proportion, symmetry, positive/negative shapes, composition, perspective, overlapping shapes. In subsequent exercises subject matter becomes more complex while new concepts and techniques are introduced. The series of exercises culminates in memory drawings.
Many students will transition from drawing to painting. The first painting exercise attempts to make that transition as comfortable as possible and encourages students to use what they learned in drawing and apply it to this new medium. In fact, the only new concept is replacing a dry medium with a wet medium. Gradually, students are introduced to Angeloch’s unique palette which consists of Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black, Payne’s Grey, Titanium White (and may be supplemented with Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Naples Yellow, etc.) and color theory in which the interaction of color is paramount. Both transparent and opaque applications of oil paint are encouraged, with special attention paid to edges, scumbling and paint film. Students make color charts as well as working from still life subject matter. Many students will eventually produce landscape paintings, working either from life, sketches, or photographic reference.
The instructor works in alkyd (a fast drying oil paint) but students may use alkyd or traditional oil paint. On page 2 of the painting material list (download below) there is a discussion of traditional and alkyd oil paints.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 16+
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
$160/4 consecutive classes. Students may register at any time.
Thursdays, 1–4 PM