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Painting with Oil & Acrylic

  • Northport Arts Association 301 N. Mill Street Northport, MI United States (map)

With Denice Goldschmidt

6 Sessions
Mondays, Feb 4 - Mar 11, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Beginner through Advanced. Students age 16 on up.

Cost $120.00 Members, $150.00 Non-members

As a student in this class you will enjoy working on compositions of your choice. Bring a selection of photos and/or sketches you wish to paint from. Working together, we’ll immediately arrange your composition on your canvas, setting you free to dive into painting.

 If you choose to work from a still life, bring the elements you wish to arrange and paint from.

In each class we will take time for critique. Seeing through other’s “eyes” helps us to see more clearly, ourselves. Optional short home works will be offered to deepen and broaden our learning.

Let’s come in from the winter cold and paint together!

*I have a personal request. I am allergic to strong fragrances. If you are accustomed to wearing perfume or scents, I ask you to refrain during the day of our class time. 

Supplies are not included, see below for supply list.

SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED TO BRING

Canvases
One  16"x20" to begin with.  Others if you have them or like other shapes (8"x10", 9"x 12" for example). Be sure they have been treated with gesso - not raw duck or linen.  Michaels always has a good supply. Watch for their sales.
Paints
BRING WHAT YOU HAVE, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PAINTS HERE IS A LIST OF WHAT YOU NEED WHETHER WORKING IN OIL OR ACRYLIC.  (Oils: 1.25 fl. oz. tubes, Acrylics: 4 - 5 fl. oz. tubes)
Titanium White
Cadmium red deep
Cadmium yellow deep
Ultramarine Blu
Sap green
Purple - suggest Diaxazine Purple
Raw Umber
Alizarin Crimson
Optional:
lemon yellow
Cadmium orange
Prussian Blue
Brushes
BRING WHAT YOU HAVE. DON'T BUY NEW ONES UNTIL AFTER CLASS BEGINS

  • Size 6 Bright (square ended flats)

  • Size 14 Bright

  • Size 6 Filbert (round ended flat brush)

  • Size 12 Filbert

  • Palette knife - get the one with a rounded end, not pointed end. Is the one you have pointed?  Just bring that!

  • Paper palette at least 11" x 14" - or a palette you have and are used to using. Some use plasticized paper plates. Be sure it is WHITE.

  • One roll of paper towel

    A note about brushes: The better the quality, the better they will perform and the longer they will last. I clean mine rigorously and they have lasted for more than 30 years!

Oil painters

  • Two (2) - 1 pint size jars with covers for veg. oil for clean up. Veg. oil and Palmolive dish soap will be supplied.

(Oil paints come in water mixable form - clean-up is easier with water. If you are a beginning oil painter, this is a good choice. If you choose to move to full oils, these will not be wasted because they can be used with the full oil paints. Grumbacher or Winsor & Newton Artisan are good choices.

For this class, regular oil painters will use vegetable oil to clean brushes to avoid chemical odors. If you use odorless cleaner, bring it for me to pass judgment on it. Turpentine and even mineral spirits will not be allowed. These are not wrong, but for health reasons we will clean our brushes initially with veg. oil, then Palmolive dish soap.

Acrylic painters

  • Cans for water

  • Retarder to keep paints from drying too fast

  • Small spray bottle for water to keep paints from drying. Michaels has them. Google - keep acrylic paint from drying out. It has good ideas of how to store your acrylics and how to keep them wet overnight and longer.

  • Apron or paint shirt to protect your clothing

  • Regular pencil and eraser to sketch out your composition for your painting. Paper will be supplied.

  • General comments:

Check Michaels and places on line like Dick Blick for supplies

Some like to use disposable vinyl gloves. I do. Any hardware store or pharmacy carries these.

Questions? Contact Denice Goldschmidt. 231-386-9058 or denicegoldschmidt@yahoo.com

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