Dates and time:
Fall: October 12th, 19th, and 26th (2 spots left)
Check back in September for dates on the Winter session workshop!
Location: Grand Valley Artists: 1345 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 140 Grand Rapids, MI, 49505
Cost: $300 which includes the model fee. Space is limit to 6 students per class. There is a $100 dollar deposit due the week before class starts. To sign up for this workshop or to ask any questions you can contact Candice directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be a single pose done over 3 weeks. Students will learn how to paint the figure over the course of 12 hours.
October 12: 10am-4pm Demonstration for first 4 hours then students work quick lay-ins and color studies.
October 19: 9am -4pm One hour discussion at the beginning of class the 6 hours painting from the live model.
October 26: 9am -4pm One hour discussion at the beginning of class the 6 hours painting from the live model.
Do NOT get any “hues” when buying cadmium colors. Hues have a lower color saturation. You will end up using more paint and not saving any money.
- Titanium white (large tube)
- Nickel Titanate Yellow
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Cadmium Orange Medium
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Alizarin Red or Alizarin Permanent
- Sap Green
- Ultramarine blue
- Dioxide Purple
- Burnt Umber
- Sennelier Brown Pink
- Williamsburg Kings Blue
I use Blick brand brushes and they work fine. But Trekkel and Rosemary Brush Co. are both high quality brush companies. I usually try to have 2 of each brush but you can get by with one. This is an optional selection. If you have different brushes that you prefer please bring those.
- Filbert #3
- Filbert #1
- Flat #6
- Round # 4
- Thick fan brush size 6 or larger
- Flat #4
- Flat #6
- Blick Brand natural round #4, #6, #8
Canvas or Panel:
16 x 20 canvas or wood panel. Even if it comes already primed with gesso, you should put on 3 more layers before the start of the workshop. I apply gesso with a paint roller and do a light sanding between layers. Having a good surface from the start is essential. You will also need 2 additional 11×14 panels or canvases to work on. These should also be primed with gesso.
- Palette: Glass palette with a paint saver blue and white box works great for easy travel.
- Solvent: Odorless mineral spirits (I prefer Gamsol) and a metal tin with a lid for cleaning brushes
- Medium: Linseed oil in a small container with a lid
- Palette Knife
- Paper Towels (I like blue shop towels)
- View finder (optional but useful)