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Painting with Oil & Acrylic

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

With Denice Goldschmidt

Monday, July 2, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, July 16, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, July 23, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, July 30, 2018 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, August 6, 2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Cost $150.00 Members, $170.00 Non-members

My hope is that we will complete two still life paintings, in class. For homework during our 6 weeks together, I will encourage each of us to work on a painting at home and bring it to class each week for critique. This will strengthen our skills of working on our own and yet have others to help us make decisions.

Bring a photo or selection of photos you'd like to paint at home during our 6 weeks together. It would be ideal if it were photos you have taken.

*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 YOU'LL NEED TO BRING

Canvases
2 (two) 16"x20". Michaels always has a good supply. Get ones that are stapled on the back, not on the sides. This way, you have an option of framing or not framing.
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
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
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!

  • 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.
  • Paper palette at least 12" x 16" - or a palette you have and are used to using. Some use plasticized paper plates. Best to use a white one. 
  • One roll of paper towel

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. 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

Class Cancellation Policy

Earlier Event: July 28
Northport Plein Air Paint Out 2018
Later Event: July 31
Members Gallery Exhibit