Course Description


Make fresh-looking paintings with bold complimentary colors and energetic brushstrokes. Working from two different still lifes from photographs or from direct observation, learn beginning painting concepts or sharpen technical skills, depending on your prior experience. Learn how to identify values, mix accurate colors, create strong compositions, and use palette knives and brushstrokes. The range of texture and effects that you can use with acrylics is endless. Make several sketches to build confidence and to help really explore how a strong composition can be the foundation of a solid still life painting. A handout with information on five basic principles of design for your own study is provided. No experience necessary. Everyone works at their own pace and level. 



Instructor: Sandra Zaid

Location: Broadmoor United Methodist Church

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Section Title
Contemporary Painting Techniques: Still Lifes
M, W
12:00PM to 2:30PM
Jul 08, 2024 to Jul 31, 2024
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Course Fee(s)
OLCOART non-credit $75.00 Click here to get more information
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