Full course description
Wednesday, 6/22-7/20/2022, 6:30pm-8:30pm, online
Color Exploration: Introduction to Acrylic and Oil Painting
Instructor: Christine Lyon
In this online workshop we will explore color through the study of abstraction, still life, portraiture, and landscape. Color and texture will be a common theme throughout our workshop as we learn different techniques. We will be building our paintings from scratch starting with a demonstration on stretching our own canvas and from there build a portfolio of dynamic pieces. I look forward to seeing the differences and similarities in our relationships to color and how we express that on the canvas with each assignment. Paint safety, material safety and archival quality of materials will be discussed. Join us for demonstrations, critique and 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.
Instructor Bio: Christine Lyon (b. Los Angeles, CA, 1992) is a multi-hyphenate artist focusing in Painting and Printmaking. Her work stands out for its rich visuals that partner punchy graphic color and mark-making with soft, relatable stories. Drawing from her creative armory, she reexamines figurative traditions in western art and media using a range of materials and methods including acrylic and oil painting, etching, silkscreen and monotype printing, mixed-media sculpture, and various digital and analog approaches to illustration and collage.
Christine has a history as a scenic artist for live, televised and filmed productions, as well as in art education, from elementary to college level, as a teacher and administrator. She has enjoyed contributing to community projects, exhibitions, publications, and private collections across San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Montreal, Yonkers, Brooklyn, and New York City. She looks forward to continuing and expanding upon these partnerships.
A sketchbook at least 9 x 12 inches with mixed-media paper
Oil Paint or Acrylic Paint (you may choose oil or acrylic, or both)
Natural Hair Bristle Brushes: Round: size 2, 6, 10 Filbert: 10, 12, 8. Flat: 6, 8, 10. – The more brushes you have the better.
Gesso brush – large flat brush (at least 3 in. wide)
Gesso – student grade is fine
Palette knives (plastic okay, at least one has to be large)
Sandpaper (240-320 grit)
Palette Paper: Pad of 9 x 12 or larger gray palette paper (the bigger the better!) OR a glass slate
Cloth rags – You can buy packs of these in the hardware store, or use old t- shirts, sheets,etc.
Plastic cling wrap
1 yard of canvas and at least 14" x 14" stretcher bars