Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Acrylic Painting at Momiji: Winter 2015 course outline

Acrylic Painting
Momiji, Winter 2015
Thursdays, 12:15 to 2:15pm
Instructor, Margaret Chown
Week 1 (Jan 15th)
Course overview. Theme:  Organic geometry. Students are invited to create work based on inspirational materials and demos according to their taste and style. Review of materials list. Demo on methods/mediums for smoothing brushstrokes, value.  Georgia OKeefe bones and flowers. Practice sketches (optional) Undersketch and background layer on small or medium painting surface.
Week 2 (Jan 22nd)
Complete Georgia Okeefe inspired painting. 
Week 3 (Jan 29th)
Van Gogh, Monet, practice landscape sketches (optional).  Review of landscape essentials (horizon line, perspective). Demo on clear Gesso (on birchboard) impressionistic brush strokes, impasto, alternative paint application. Undersketch and first layer of Monet etc. inspired landscape/ abstract on medium or large painting surface. 
Week 4 (Feb 5th)
Complete landscape. 
Week 5 (Feb 12th)
Klimpt, Matisse, Tim Burton inspired still life/abstract on medium or small painting surface.  Discussion on ‘beau arts, art deco’. Demo on still life, metallic paints, the ellipse, arabesques, stencils.  Contrast. 
Week 6 (Feb 19th)
Complete still life.
Week 7 (Feb 26th)
Animals: Rousseau, Franz Marc, painting on small or medium painting surface. Demo on fur/ feather textures, foliage, masking, movement.  
Week 8 (March 5th)
Complete animal painting.
Optional Workshop (March 12th)*
Demos and project based on student requests.  
*to be confirmed: room availability and interest permitting.

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