Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
January 23 – February 27, 2018
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members
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In this beginning painting class, students learn the basics of color theory and color mixing by making color wheels, color charts, and learning the vocabulary of color. Then students interpret a painting of their own choosing from a master from the history of art. After these exercises, students compose an original painting and use a color scheme of their own choosing. Homework is expected for the sake of progress. Students may use oils or acrylics.


January 23 - February 27, 2018


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Class Information:

Materials List

Paints: My preferred palette is as follows:
• Cadmium Red Medium (or Vermilion)
• Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Red
• Cadmium Yellow
• Cadmium Yellow Light
• Ultramarine Blue
• Cerulean Blue or Cobalt Blue
• Veridian Green
• White (Titanium White or if you already have zinc, Zinc White, or a mixture)
Palette Disposable Palette Pad (looks like butcher paper in a tablet)
or a palette that comes with some paintboxes.
Or a glass slab
Painting Pad (tablet of treated paper), approx. 9x12" for the color studies.
Brushes. Medium size Filberts and/or Flats. If you have brushes already, bring in what you have. If you don't have any, get a filbert. It should be a small to medium size, about 1/2" in width.
Rags or Paper towels.
Odorless Paint Thinner or Turpenoid Natural (I use both) if using oils
Disposable gloves. (I buy a box of them to protect my hands from absorbing pigments and it makes it easier to clean up.)

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