Marian Strangfeld - Painting 101: Getting Started in Oils, Acrylics, or Water Based Oils

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Marian Strangfeld - Painting 101: Getting Started in Oils, Acrylics, or Water Based Oils

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Spring 1:  

6 WEEK CLASS- WEDNESDAYS, 1-4PM

April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Price: $140 members/$170 non members

Saturday Spring 2:  

4 WEEK CLASS- Saturday, 10AM-12PM

May 11, 18, 25, June 1

Price: $65 members/$95 non members

Summer:  

6 WEEK CLASS- Wednesday, 1-4PM

July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14

Price: $150 members/$180 non members

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Beginners Painting 101- Learn to paint or refresh your skills in this no-fear, supportive class. No experience necessary!  We will cover all the basics and have you painting confidently on day one. Develop your own style as we focus on landscape painting from photos, and learn about composition, color mixing, and creating artistic effects. You will surprise yourself!  Water soluble oils are recommended, but feel free to bring traditional oils or acrylics. This class may be taken several times as you continue developing your skills.

Saturday Class Learn to Paint- Especially designed for beginners, this helpful new class will give you the confidence and knowledge to begin painting on day one.   Learn the basics of painting on canvas: color mixing, composition, brush handling and more, using water based oils, traditional oils or acrylics. Along with simple painting exercises, we will focus on landscape painting from your photos. (Watercolor enthusiasts are welcome with basic level experience). 

Uncover your artistic side in this no-fear, supportive class.  You’ll be surprised with what you can do!    All levels are welcome.

 Supply List
Marian Strangfeld, Instructor
Website:  www.marianstrangfeld.com

 

Painting 101/102 – Supply List  Marian Strangfeld, Instructor
Website:  www.marianstrangfeld.com

I am delighted that you are joining our class.   Here are suggestions for purchasing supplies. I am recommending water-based oils as they don’t require solvents, and clean up easily with soap and water.  However, if you already have traditional oils or acrylics, please feel free to use them. 

 Water Mixable Oils -  WINSOR NEWTON ARTISAN  or  HOLBEIN DUO.  (or Traditional oils or Acrylics if you have them) Titanium White, French Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Yellow Pale, Naples Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber. Juana Brilliant, Permanent Sap Green.   (OK to substitute colors if needed) 

Oil colors that are nice to have down the road  but not at all necessary to start:            
Permanent Rose, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Turquoise Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium.  In DUO brand only: Lavender, Leaf Green, Horizon Blue, Ice Green.   

Acrylic Paint  -just one tube- any inexpensive brand for toning canvas:    Raw Sienna OR Yellow Ochre

Brushes: A selection of  FLATS and ROUNDS. Try to purchase quality brushes, as poorly made brushes can be frustrating to use.  Choose long handled brushes meant for oils or acrylics, either synthetic  (usually white or gold color)  or natural bristle.   Synthetics are perfectly fine, and can be quite good.   I use them myself.  FLATS:  choose a large, medium and small – ranging from about ¾ in to ¼ in.  ROUNDS: choose a medium and a small - for detail work.  

Canvas: Small:  8x10 stretched canvas or canvas boards for beginning exercises. (1 or 2) Stretched canvases, any size, for  your paintings.  

Disposable palette paper pad.   for oils  -9 x 12 pad  ( freezer paper works too)  

Also bring:    A jar for water, a few paper towels, and an old shirt/ apron for yourself. And your ideas for paintings:  Bring a collection of landscape photos that you might enjoy painting.   You might like to work from photos you've taken yourself, but it's OK to find photos on-line or in magazines.  Whatever inspires you!   

Finally   I’ve  also put together a really detailed/ specific list of suggested supplies -if you would like to order from Blick Art.   Please feel free to email me if that would be helpful to you.     marianstrangfeld@gmail.com