Painting: Introduction with Neil McClelland
April 01, 2020
Building on a basic knowledge of paint handling and colour, this course presents students with a range of projects that explore possible approaches to painting in terms of subject matter, style and technique. Students work from a range of historical models, including abstract and representational painting to gain a better sense of the ideas, methods, and formal issues that can support their own vision. Class projects are accompanied by slide presentations. Prerequisite: Painting: Introduction I or some painting experience.
Wednesdays 10am – 1pm, Jan 8 – Apr 1, 2020
Oil or acrylic paint: Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Red, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow (or equivalent—should say PY3 on the tube), Burnt Sienna, any Black, Titanium White (larger tube). Substitutions are acceptable if you already have paint.
-acrylic gesso (for priming surfaces to paint on)
- 2 small or medium sized surfaces approximately 12 x 16 inches—Masonite or hardboard panel, plywood, matboard or cardboard which we will gesso in class.
- 1 big brush (2 1/2” or larger). Hardware store brushes are fine (Good for applying gesso and for big gestural marks)
- 1 #12 “bright” brush: Hog Bristle for oil, and a stiff synthetic for acrylic
- Oil painters: bring rags, and odourless mineral spirits (OMS) in a sealed jar or container
If you have some supplies already (mediums, paints, brushes etc) bring whatever you have.