With Denice Goldschmidt
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
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.
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)
Cadmium red deep
Cadmium yellow deep
Purple - suggest Diaxazine Purple
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org