From Drawing to Painting with Linda Walker- (Summer)

$165.00$190.00

This 6-week class will take the advanced beginner/intermediate student through good drawing practices and exercises with the goal of establishing a pattern of habit, structure, and design in their work and building confidence in their painting skills.

 

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Fridays, June 25 – July 30
9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Our health and safety plan:

  • masks required for all
  • students and teachers will practice social distancing 6 plus feet)
  • students will be asked to do hand washing/hand sanitizing; staff will be frequently disinfecting
  •  each student will have their own supplies (no sharing of supplies)
  • smaller class sizes
  • if weather requires indoor class, windows and doors open for air flow; and class spread over two rooms.

This is a 6 week class.

Please register early as class registration closes 48 hours before the start of first-class.  Registration must be accompanied by full payment.

 

This 6-week class will take the advanced beginner/intermediate student through good drawing practices and exercises with the goal of establishing a pattern of habit, structure, and design in their work and building confidence in their painting skills.

Drawings completed in the course will provide a road map for laying in a subsequent painting. Class discussions will include how to choose a dynamic subject, establish distinct shapes, and determine strong values. The painting segment of the course will include basic design, color analysis, brush use, and various genres of painting from still life to landscape.

Each class will have a short talk, a demonstration, and time for individual, hands-on work. There will be personal follow-up by the instructor for each student. If students wish to work further on their art at home, they may e-mail a photo their work to the instructor for further advice or critique.

Though this class is primarily focused on oil painting, acrylic painters are welcome to join.

 

Scholarship information:

The Falmouth Art Center is very proud to have a scholarship fund supported by donations from members and friends.  It is available for both children and adults who have a great desire to create art.  Applications should be submitted to Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. If you have questions about our scholarship program, email us at  info@falmouthart.org  or call the art center at 508-540-3304.

Scholarship Information and Forms

REFUND POLICY:

Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.

If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.

Materials

Supplies

Small sketchbook—Strathmore toned paper, 5.5×8.5” recommended

Large sketchbook

Gray Scale & Value Finder

Vine charcoal

Soft pencils (2B recommended) and kneaded eraser

White hard pastel

Several small canvas panels for painting (9×12”, 10×12”); 1-2 larger canvas panels or stretched canvas (14×18”, 16×20”)

Ultra Fine Black Sharpie

Ruler

Paints

Bring any additional colors that you enjoy using, but please have the following colors on hand in either oil or acrylic—

            White Titanium/Zinc

            Alizarin

            Cadmium red medium or permanent red

            Cadmium yellow medium or permanent yellow

            Cadmium lemon yellow or permanent light or lemon yellow

            Cobalt blue

            Ultramarine blue

            Yellow Ochre

            Burnt Siena

            Chromatic Black—Gamblin

Gel solvent (Gamblin)

Brushes

            A variety of sizes and shapes from #2-8.
            Small round #0 or #00 for signing.

            Please include a couple of filberts and a couple of flats

            Recommended brands (but please bring what you have)—Utrecht Natural Chungking Pure Bristle Brushes, Silver Bristlon Synthetic Brushes

            Recommended but not essential—Catalyst Ploytip Bristle by Princeton, #25

Palette knife—Liquitex #14 small painting knife for mixing recommended. A couple similar, smaller painting knives are very helpful for direct painting with the knife.

Paper towels and plastic bag for disposal

Apron

 

Instructor Bio

 

 

 

 

Linda Walker is a long-standing member of the Falmouth Art Center. Through the years, she has studied at the center with various teachers and visiting workshop artists in her favorite medium of oil painting. She has won numerous awards for her representational oil paintings and abstract pieces in oil and cold wax.

 

A graduate of Simmons University, her education combined liberal arts and communication at Simmons with fine arts and graphics courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Art. As owner of Linda Walker Design, she produced and coordinated advertising material for clients on Cape Cod and New England. In recent years, retirement has given her time to travel and return to painting. Sketchbook and camera in hand, she finds inspiring resources everywhere that quite often become an oil painting.

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