Elaine Bigelow's OIL/ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES
Call 910-575-5999 for registration.
Open Classroom -- Intermediate -- Individual Instruction
Friday Mornings: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Winter Session Starts: January 20, 2012 (Fri)
4 weeks' tuition: $80.00
Wed. Afternoons: 1 pm-4 pm
Winter Session Starts: January 18, 2012
4 weeks tuition $80
“I offer a low key, relaxed atmosphere, packed full of learning. I ask that you approach this adventure with a smile on your face and a serious desire to do the very best you can. In return, I promise I’ll do my best to keep that smile on your face, and give you the knowledge you need as you need it. Enjoy!” - Elaine
OVERVIEW: With an open classroom, each student works independently. Individual needs and painting desires are discussed to make sure the student and instructor are on the same page. Beginners and advanced students alike benefit in an open classroom. Beginners are exposed to various levels of knowledge which allows them to learn at their individual pace. Advanced students experience the knowledge of yet another teacher and can use the beginning level information as an always useful review.
Each student gets individual attention each class period. Each student works at their own comfort level, and takes breaks as desired. No talking will be allowed in class other than that related to art. Mini demonstrations take place throughout the session at individual easels. Students have the option to participate or continue painting. The instructor will not paint on a student’s work, but will suggest ways to solve problems by painting on an overlay.
SUPPLIES: Beginners: Instructor will supply materials for first lesson. Advanced: bring what you have – paints/brushes/canvas. Supply lists provided.
Paints – student grade less pigment, professional grade more costly
Reds: Cadmium Red light - more red orange (the first color is usually the dominant color - red orange)
Orange: Cadmium Orange or Winsor Orange, Burnt Sienna
Yellow: Winsor Yellow or Pale Yellow or Lemon Yellow (Yellow-Green)
Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber
Green: mix from blue and yellow
Blue: Cobalt Blue (pure blue)
Ultramarine Blue, Winsor Blue – Red Shade
Purple: Dioxanzine Purple, Magenta
White: Titanium (opaque) Permalba (mix of flake white & Titanium)
Brushes: Flats – longer bristles 4, 8, 10
Filberts – flat, rounded ends, longer bristles 6 or 8
Small round soft long bristle – 0 or smaller
Note: Brushes are a personal thing – DO NOT buy brushes unless you can look at them – hold them – see how they feel in your hand – when you hold a brush, you instantly know whether you like it or not.
Stretched canvas or canvas boards – sizes of choice – not too large
I WILL SUPPLY MINERAL SPIRITS – NO TURPENTINE ALLOWED IN CLASS