OIL PAINTING FOR ADULTS
DATES: Tuesdays in May 2023 (sign up for as many or for as few classes as you'd like, each class will be different.)
INSTRUCTOR: Russell Cook (Associate Professor of Art at Georgia Highlands College
These classes will cover the fundamentals of oil painting. We will focus on exploration of traditional and contemporary techniques, with emphasis on materials, design and composition principles. Students must supply their own oil paints, canvas, and brushes. (Canvases can be purchased at the gallery as well, just let us know so we can reserve one for you.)
Learn basic and advanced oil painting techniques. This class is designed for students of all levels. There will be a still life set up for every class. Or you can work from a printed photo, bring in an unfinished painting, a sketch, or a personal object. We will discuss your goals and what your subject matter will be during the first class. Special attention will be provided to students that are new to oil painting. Students with experience will learn how to take their painting skills to the next level. Each student will work at their own pace. The instructor will provide helpful suggestions about technique, materials, and answer questions along the way.
learn how to use oil paints and mediums
how to create good composition
enhance depth and contrast with the use of color
learn how to interpret what you see
mix colors effectively
Realism, impressionism, and abstract ideas are welcome. You will become more confident with oil paints and your capabilities. This is a class for artistic freedom. The instructor will also give advice on how to become inspired and become a more productive painter. This class will be a fun and relaxed atmosphere for student to enhance their creativity and express themselves through oil painting. Bring your reference and painting materials with you.
Supply list: (Most of these supplies can be purchased at a Michaels, or at dickblick.com.)
Odorless Mineral spirits https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klean-Strip-1-qt-Odorless-Mineral-Spirits-QKSP945/312909680
Glass jar with lid for thinner
Pallet knife: https://www.michaels.com/painting-knife-by-artists-loft/10192195.html
Pallet or freezer paper
Filbert or flat sizes 4,8,10
Detail brushes(small round soft hair)
Soft hair and bristle
Gamblin or Windsor Newton 0il paint
Cadmium yellow light
Cadmium red light (should look like a red orange)
Pencil, paper eraser.
Canvas 11×14 (or similar size): https://www.michaels.com/7-pack-11in-by-14in-super-value-canvas-by-artists-loft-necessities/10131569.html
Tool box, painters box, or tacklebox for your materials
Old clothes, coveralls, smock, or apron
Oil Painting, Acrylic, Collage, Drawing
Taught by Georgia Highlands Art Associate Professor, Russell Cook
$50 per hour.