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Oil/Acrylic Painting

$249 Limited inc GST / $224
Oil/Acrylic Painting

This course offers the student the choice of working in either water soluble oils or acrylics. Acrylics has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours. It is therefore an ideal medium

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This course offers the student the choice of working in either water soluble oils or acrylics. Acrylics has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours. It is therefore an ideal medium for those people wishing to explore traditional painting or more modern mixed media techiques. Oils has a variety of textures which it is difficult to replicate in other mediums and is the usual medium for Traditional painting. The course covers a number of genres including still life, landscape and the human figure. Cost of life model included in course fee.


Please note: You have to choose between either Oils or Acrylics for this class, please make sure you select your choice carefully before enrolling in this class.


COURSE OUTLINE – ACRYLICS

  • Introduction to acrylics, texture and colour mixing exercises
  • Tonal exercises. Working in layers
  • Still life
  • Copying an old master
  • Landscape
  • Free choice
  • Life Painting – Quick sketches
  • Life Painting – Portraiture – Long study


MATERIALS LIST – ACRYLICS

  • Pencils (hb)
  • A4 size cartridge paper (or Larger)
  • Eraser
  • Three canvas boards or three sheets from a canvas sheet pad (Only bring one per lesson)
  • Eight tubes of STUDENT quality Acrylic paint. (115ml) It doesn’t really matter which brand you get but it is important that all your tubes are the same brand. Matisse, Derivan (which is also made by Matisse), Reeves and Chromacryl are some well known brands.

Colours - Please note: Specific colours are suggested and can be substituted.

  • Warm red eg. Cadmium red, scarlet
  • Cool red eg. Alizirin crimson, rose madder
  • Warm blue eg. Cobalt blue, Prussian blue, Ultramarine
  • Cool blue eg. Cerulean
  • Warm yellow eg. Yellow ochre
  • Cool yellow eg. Cadmium yellow or lemon yellow. (NOTE: Do not get Cadmium yellow HUE, this is a different colour from Cadmium yellow)
  • Purple or Magenta
  • White
  • Black
  • 1 tube or jar of gel medium (Same brand as the paints).

Brushes

  • 5 Flat shaped brushes, Sizes, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2.
  • 1 fake sable brush, size 2

Miscellaneous

  • 1 palette (This can be a plastic palette, or a large white plate or even a white board)
  • 1 palette knife ( you can use an old kitchen bread knife)
  • Water containers e.g. jars, icecream containers.
  • Rags, paper towels
  • Glad wrap or grease proof, salt, candle and packet of oil pastels.
  • Cake of soap


COURSE OUTLINE – OILS

  • Introduction to oils, texture and colour mixing exercises
  • Tonal exercise – Still life
  • Copying an old master
  • Free choice
  • Life Painting – Quick sketches
  • Life Painting – Portraiture -Long study


MATERIALS LIST – OILS

  • Pencils (hb)
  • A4 size cartridge paper (or Larger)
  • Eraser
  • Three canvas boards or three canvas pad sheets of Oil painting paper (Only bring one per lesson)
  • Ten tubes of STUDENT quality WATER SOLUBLE oil paint. (115ml) There are a number of brands including Winsor & Newton. Reeves is not recommended
  • Liquin Medium

Colours - Please note: Specific colours are suggested and can be substituted.

  • Warm red eg. Cadmium red, scarlet
  • Cool red eg. Alizirin crimson, rose madder
  • Warm blue eg. Cobalt blue, Prussian blue, Ultramarine
  • Cool blue eg. Cerulean
  • Warm yellow eg. Yellow ochre
  • Cool yellow eg. Cadmium yellow or lemon yellow. (NOTE: Do not get Cadmium yellow HUE, this is a different colour from Cadmium yellow)
  • Purple or Magenta
  • White
  • Black
  • Raw umber

Brushes

  • 5 Flat shaped brushes, Sizes, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2.
  • 1 fake sable brush, size 2

Miscellaneous

  • 1 palette (This can be a plastic palette, or a large white plate or even a white board)
  • 1 palette knife ( you can use an old kitchen bread knife)
  • Water containers e.g. jars, icecream containers
  • Rags, paper towels
  • Cake of soap
  • 2 glass jars with screwable lids
  • Barrier cream for hands


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a critical apreciation of artworks
  2. Creatively express their ideas in paint
  3. Produce a still life, a landscape and a figure study


IMPORTANT: Materials cost is not included in a course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any course materials. We therefore suggest you purchase your materials closer to the time of the course commencing.


ART SUPPLY STOCKISTS

  • The Art Scene, UNSW Art & Design Campus, Greens Rd Paddington NSW. Ph: 8815 1569
  • The Art Scene, West Ryde, Ph: 9807 6900 (incl. online shop)
  • Bondi Road Art Supplies 179 Bondi Road Bondi. Ph: 9387 3746. (Closed Fridays and Sundays)
  • Eckersley’s Art and Craft Store 93 York Street Sydney, Ph: 02 9299 4151. Also at North Sydney, St Leonards, Chatswood, Caringbah, Parramatta & more.

Enquire at your art shop for a Student’s Discount with your WEA course receipt.