Beginning and Intermediate Painting

  • July 20, 2019
  • 11:00 AM
  • August 24, 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR


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This 6 session, three hour class meets Saturday mornings 11:00am-2:00pm from July 20, 2019, through August 24, 2019. All first time Drawing Studio students, no matter how experienced, must take Intro to Drawing at The Drawing Studio before taking this class.

Beginning painting exercises will help students become comfortable experimenting with acrylic paint, using paint expressively, exploring color, and reworking paintings. More experienced acrylic painters may also take this class and elect to follow the exercises or work independently as they choose. There will be occasional figure models but fewer than in the Intermediate Drawing class (depending upon the number of experienced painters in the group and their interests). 

This class could also be great for drawers who want to work from 2d subjects to build their skills before moving into more intense figure work.

Students who have never taken Phil's classes should first take the Intro Drawing class even if experienced. I have had exhibiting artists with MFAs take the Intro class and say that they have never done anything like it and that it really helped their work. 

Materials: For the first session, painters should bring some acrylic colors you like, acrylic titanium white, acrylic gloss gel medium, some cheap brushes about 3/4 to 1 inch wide, and any shape palette knife. We will begin painting on the studio paper, so no canvasses are necessary. Drawers only need to bring graphite, charcoal, and erasers. Paper will always be provided.

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