Learn techniques in oil painting, such as underpainting, glazing, scumbling, dry brushing, and impasto, while referencing the works of contemporary artists working in oil. You’ll also learn how to use mineral spirits, varnishes, and painting mediums. Working from still life set-ups, interiors, and landscapes, students will explore the use of light to create form in a balanced composition. Demonstrations on stretching a canvas, laying out a palette, working with various paint application techniques, and color mixing provide students with the fundamentals of the medium and a strong foundation for future coursework. This course is recommended for both beginners and those wanting to improve and develop their current skills and ideas. Painting I is not a prerequisite to Painting II, but can be taken in conjunction with the Session 1 course.
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