Alla prima: direct painting

Alla prima: direct painting

$290.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Melanie Brown
Mon 15 Jul – Fri 19 Jul
1.30pm -4.30pm
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

 

This course explores the direct methods of painting whilst exploring the 4 genres of painting: still life, the figure, portraiture and landscape.  Through a series of studies participants will be guided through practical demonstrations and discussion on colour palettes, value, mediums, supports and paint qualities and manipulation! 

Applying spontaneity, participants experiment with light, space and atmosphere, the gestural mark, spatial organization and other devices to capture the essence of subject in one sitting. 

Having completed Introduction to Oils part 1 or have had some basic experience, this course welcomes level one, intermediate or experienced painters 

Material List:

Oil Paint or acrylic paints:

(Oils can be used over acrylic, encouraging fast drying for initial layering, then oils for mixing & blending. Student quality is recommended)

Suggested warm and cool oils

  • Titanium White*
  • Ivory Black*
  • Ultramarine Blue*
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Cadmium Red light*
  • Alizarin Permanent*
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium*
  • Lemon Yellow*
  • Burnt sienna*
  • Suggested magenta, turquoise, green, orange

Any acrylic colours for grounds, and if preferring acrylics, see the above guide.

Brushes

Any brushes are fine- a selection of large, medium & small is recommended.

Below are some suggestions:

  • Flat or Bright stiff synthetic bristle brushes sizes, 4, 6, 8 & 12*
  • 1 of each round synthetic bristle brushes sizes 6 & 12
  • 1 cheap flat hogs hair no 16 or 18 approximately for acrylic ground application

(An approximation of these brush sizes will be suitable.)

In addition to these materials students are encouraged to bring along any special colours or brushes they already have

Medium

  • Odourless solvent 500mls* (Gamsol or Langridge Solvent 75 recommended. Artist grade odourless solvents only; please, no turpentine or common hardware solvents are permitted in the classroom).
  • Gamblin Galkyd Lite or fast dry non-toxic medium (no liquin/ liquol please)

Supports:

  • 2 x a3 size oil sketch paper or 1 @ 14 x 18inch canvas board or larger if preferred*
  • 1 x 16 x 12 inch canvas board (optional, alternatively use oil sketch paper)
  • 10 x 14 inch canvas board or canvas. (or 14 x 18 or size of choice)
  • Canvas- size of choice. 16 x 20 , 20 x 24 or scale according to image composition and approach. (to be discussed in class)

Note: the experienced painter may choose a larger scale for each project. Large brushes required!

Other

  • A3 disposable palette*
  • A small-medium palette knife*
  • 2 small jars with lids*
  • A5 Art Journal*
  • Cotton rags and paper towels*
  • Masking tape*
  • 2 or 3 photographs for final project- to be discussed in class.

*Materials needed for the first lesson

 

Melanie Brown completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2008 at Adelaide Central School of Art, having been awarded several scholarships and the Alumni Award. She has won awards including the Clifton’s Art Prize in 2008, the Loreto Star Portrait Prize in 2013 and the Kennedy Art Prize People’s Choice Award for 2015. Melanie has an extensive exhibition history including group shows at BMG Gallery and more recently at Praxis Artspace. Mel has significant experience lecturing in Painting and Drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art in both degree and short courses! Melanie has received corporate and private commissions for her paintings both locally and overseas.

melbrown.com.au

 

Please read the Terms and Conditions before completing your enrolment.

 

Categories:Winter SchoolShort Courses
Discipline:Painting
Experience Level:IntermediateAdvanced

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