Full course description
Thursday, 3/10-4/14/2022, 6:30pm-9:30pm (no meeting on 3/31)
Instructor: Linda Hope
Learn to develop a rich and complex painting surface with successive layers in this introduction to glazing with an acrylic medium. Students will select a photographic source as a starting point to explore compositional considerations, grid transfer techniques, and color theory specific to the optics of transparencies. Information about the many choices of acrylic mediums is introduced and explained in straightforward terms. Some experience in acrylic paint handling is recommended, but all levels will be welcome! The last half hour of each session will be optional and reserved for question and answer with the instructor and individual studio practice.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. A device to capture images (digital camera, smart phone, or tablet, etc.) is helpful, but not required.
Image credit: Alice Wang
STRETCHED CANVAS or CANVAS BOARD 16 x 20” or 18 x 24”
PAINTS: (2 oz. tubes unless otherwise indicated)
Titanium White (5 oz. tube recommended); Alizarin Crimson; Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Red Light; Cadmium Yellow Medium; Ultramarine Blue; Pthalo Blue (Plain or “Green Shade”); Burnt Sienna; Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre; Dioxyzine Purple; Raw Umber
• Set of Taklon brushes to include a FLAT brush, a FILBERT brush, and a ROUND brush. Get a set where the FILBERT and the FLAT brushes are at least ¾” across.
• Cheap Hardware Store type natural bristle brushes: 1"; 2"; 2.5"–3"
• If you can afford it get a couple of large brushes with white natural bristles, Filbert and Round shapes OR a white bristle brush set
• Small Jar of Soft Gel Acrylic Medium, semi-gloss. This will be what you will need to create transparencies for the glazing project.
• Plastic Palette knife, trowel shaped, with about a 4 inch blade.
• Spray bottle. Get one that will produce a fine mist, not the garden variety. The misters are available at cosmetic stores, or in the cosmetic sections at department and drug stores. Pump hairspray bottles work well.
• Disposable palette OR Plastic-coated Freezer Paper/Freezer Wrap or White Ceramic Plate
• Large Container for water (small plastic buckets or yogurt containers work well); Bar Soap; Paper Towels
• Container with tight-fitting lid to store your paint in between painting sessions.
• It might be helpful eventually to get a small tabletop easel, as painting with your surface vertically is often easier than working flat. I have seen presentation easels on-line at Office Depot type stores and at art supply stores like Blick’s for $15 - $20.