4th Annual Summer Challenge!
Instructor:  Diane DuBois Mullaly
3 weeks: August 10 – 24, 2019
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost:  $125 Members, $150 Non-members
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All mediums, all levels of experience. Based on the philosophy of the Daily Painting movement; creating one small artwork each day is a great way to loosen up, improve quickly, discover new concepts to incorporate into your work, and develop the discipline to get into the studio every day. Paintings are typically 6”x 6” or 5”x 7” and can be any subject, painted from life or from photos. The first class introduces this concept and suggests a variety of approaches to it; then the instructor and students all paint together in the Academy studio. Over the following two weeks, each enrolled artist paints one painting a day in their home studios; then on Saturday brings the current week’s work to class for an individual critique and group discussion. The last week, ALL paintings are reviewed in class, and the painters are able to see their growth and progress. The instructor will take on this exciting Summer Challenge alongside the enrolled artists and offer her insight and tips along the way. A very popular event, this challenge should fill fast! Don’t miss it! www.dianeduboismullaly.com.


August 10 - August 24, 2019


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Class Information:

Materials List
Summer Challenge 2019- A Painting a Day for 15 Days!
Diane DuBois Mullaly

For this challenge, you will be painting/creating in your home studio. Or, you are welcome to use the Academy’s studios when they are not booked for Academy classes and events. Each week, you will bring the seven pieces you painted that week to class. We will discuss about what you experienced that week and critique your work for the week. For the last class, please bring ALL your paintings from the entire 15 days.

• Notebook and Pen, Camera.
• An open mind, your creative spirit, and your sense of wonder. There is no pressure! Be ready to relax, get in touch with the painter inside you, think good thoughts, and have a lot of fun!

The materials that you normally use in creating your art, and a 6x6 or 5x7 canvas or panel. Easels are supplied.

If working in Graphite, Colored Pencil or Pastel:
• Use the pencils and pastels, erasers, shaders, and other tools you normally use. Your finished work should be 6x6 or 5x7. A Strathmore 3 or 4 ply paper is good for pencils. Pastels, use your preferred paper. Also read below list for what applies to you.

If working in Watercolor or Gouache:
• Use the pigments, brushes, panels or papers and other tools you normally use. Your finished work should be 6x6 or 5x7. Also read below list for what applies to you.

If working in Oil or Acrylic:
• Paint – Use the colors you normally use. Be sure to have a yellow, a true red (Naphthol Red is good), Ultramarine Blue and white.
• Medium – None needed for oil. Acrylic painters might consider a retarder to slow drying.
• Brushes – An assortment, including flats in various sizes and one smaller round.
• Painting Knives --Painting knives (aka palette knives) shaped like a trowel, one or a variety. I like Creative Mark brand #-25.
• Palette – Use whatever you have. Paper is fine. To cover and transport palette with paint on it: Masterson Palette Seal – blue lid for oil, yellow lid (with sponge inside) for acrylic.
• Panels – 15 panels. Size 6x6 or 5x7. Ampersand Gessoboard or Multimedia Art board work well.
• How to carry wet paintings -- If you want to save money and recycle, use empty pizza boxes to transport your wet paintings. Or buy Guerilla Painter Handy Porter online.
• Brush Washer -- or tank with a tight cover. You can use a glass jar with a lid that seals tight, the size of a spaghetti sauce or mayo jar. Or a Silicoil has a coil in the bottom on which to wipe bristles.
• Solvent – For oil painters to clean your brushes and palette knives, and thin your paint: ODORLESS Turpenoid or Gamsol. Do not use any solvent with an odor!
• Spray bottle – Acrylic painters, to keep your paint from drying too fast.
• Paper Towels -- Viva brand, several rolls.

Local Supplier: Ben Franklin, 101 Marlboro Avenue, Easton, MD 21601, (410) 820-0202

Online Suppliers:
• Dick Blick www.dickblick.com
• Jerry’s Artarama www.jerrysartarama.com
• Cheap Joe’s www.cheapjoes.com
• Ray Mar www.raymarart.com
• Guerilla Painter www.guerrillapainter.com
• Artwork Essentials www.artworkessentials.com