Art classes for Autumn 2016

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This term you are invited to plan your own topic, and I will help you develop your own paintings
that give you pleasure. However, for those who want to follow a traditional program
of work, we shall be exploring the requested and popular themes of portraits.

Week 1 – 28th, 29th, 30th September
A full face portrait in black and white to understand tonal values.
You could use pencils or charcoal but I will demonstrate in acrylic and watercolour.
Next week you may wish to finish your painting.
Explore colour through glazes over a neutral base. If you are using oils or acrylic paint,
prepare a canvas painted with a mix of raw sienna toned down a little, so that it is dry
for next week. Acrylic painters will require thinning or glazing medium.

Watercolorists can bring in a stretched grey or buff paper and white gouache.

Please bring in a photograph of yourself or use a picture provided in class, or use a mirror.

Week 2 – 5th, 6th, 7th October
A week to continue with a painting you have already started, or work with glazes over a neautral base.
A demonstration will be given.

Week 3 12th, 13th, 14th October
You may wish to continue to finish your painting or explore a profile view of a person, child or animal.
Reference will be made to Singer Sergeant, working in a classic style in full colour.
This will be a lovely opportunity to use oils, but bring watercolour, acrylics or pastels if you prefer.
Demonstrations given.

Week 4 – 19th, 20th, 21st October
A week to finish your portrait.

Half Term – 26th, 27th, 28th October

Week 5 – 2nd, 3rd, 4th November
Expressive colour! Portraits in fun colours, reference to  the recent Hockney exhibition at the
Royal Academy, and Pop Art such as Andy Warhol. For watercolorists we will reference
Tao watercolour artists.

Next week you willneed some black paper, a sheet of cartridge paper, pencils, paint,
Glue e.g. Pritstick, and scissors.

Week 6 – 9th, 10th, 11th November
A fresh look at the artist Picasso.

Week 7 – 16th, 17th, 18th November
This week we will finish and display.