Instructor: Gregory Bullard
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 3, September 7
Price per student: $90.00
Minimum number of students: 4 Maximum: 6
The objective of this art class is to explore, and investigate acrylic painting techniques, enhance visual observations, learn about the use of color, and mixing.
“No experience with paint or creating art is required. I believe anyone can paint or make art, if they have the courage to try, have an open mind, and a willingness to learn, and practice.”
Some topics that will be discussed and practiced: basic terms, properties of acrylic paint, basic color theory, the color wheel, analogous colors, complementary colors, the importance of backgrounds, the use of tone and value to create the illusion of volume and depth, illusion of space on a 2-D surface, the process of developing a painting, creating emphasis in your work, split complementary color scheme for cool colors, negative space and backgrounds, and the importance of edges.
You can find this and examples on gregorybullard.com then click on Art Education and then Class Schedule.
Suggested Art Supplies
Bring what acrylic paints you have on hand. I will explain the different qualities of paint during the first session.
Recommended Paint: Utrecht Basic Color Set which costs about $28.50 from DickBlick.com
This popular set of six colors provides a basic color palette for the first time painter at an economical price. A longtime favorite of teachers, it’s also an excellent limited palette for classroom assignments.
The set includes 2 oz tubes of:
Cadmium Yellow Hue
Cadmium Red Hue
Additional Utrecht Paints:
Cadmium Orange Hue
More Titanium White
Bring what brushes you have on hand. We will discuss the quality of brushes on the first day of class. Oil/Acrylic paint brushes come in many sizes, and are classified as Round, Flat, Filbert or Bright. I use and recommend Bright brushes. I believe Blick Scholastic Wonder White Brushes are a good start.