This 3-session course will explore the the basics of Oil Painting with materials used in Color Theory. We’ll be working in miniature (2” x 3” or 4” x 6”) as these small, miniature “thumbnail” paintings will assist with shape and color placement, composition layout and establishing the “mood” of the painting. We’ll look at color harmony, warm and cool color palettes, color mixing and choosing the proper colors for a painting. Working in miniature is an excellent teaching method for learning brush control and paving the way for a larger scale painting.
Class will open with a discussion / defining of the color-wheel, a beginning artist’s most important tool. We’ll discuss the use of “warm” and “cool” color palettes and begin our painting.
Class will continue with a discussion of color mixing and building color harmony within a painting. We’ll continue work on our paintings using techniques discussed in Lessons One and Two.
Primary focus of class will be the continuation / finalization of our paintings with a question and answer session to follow.
Richard Humphrey, a life-long Dedham resident and self-taught Oil Color Artist since 2003. His approach to each new painting is a welcomed learning experience as it is an opportunity to experience new brushstrokes, create a new color mixture, experience an entirely different was to create “texture.” “Paintings can evoke moods and emotions, and with the proper color combinations and techniques, these results can easily be achieved.” He has participated in two Dedham Open Studios events and currently has work on display at the Dedham Square Artist Guild gallery.
December 3rd, 10th, & 17th— Monday Evenings – 6pm / 8pm
$125 for entire 3-session class, cash or check made payable to DSAG
$40 materials fee, cash or check made payable to Richard Humphrey
This Materials Fee will include the following materials:
Starter Oil Paint Set
Canvas Board (4"x6" and 5"x7")
Starter Brush Set
Palette Knives (2)
Min of 2 and maximum of 8 people per Class -- Must have minimum enrollment to offer class. Registered students will be notified at the end of the registration period if there are adequate numbers.
Location of classes will be decided based of number of attendees. Location will be in Dedham
October 15th thru November 29th
Pre-registration is required. Please make Class Fee ($125) checks payable to DSAG and Materials Fee ($40) checks payable to Richard Humphrey, and mail both with Registration Form (download available at bottom of page).
Dedham Square Artist Guild
553 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
The Dedham Square Artist Guild reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. We will refund the full registration fee and materials fee of the class if you are unable to attend the proposed make up date. Cancellations on participants behalf or no-shows are non-refundable.
|By Richard Humphrey|