Classical Realism in Oils and Pastels PA05

Dates: 01/24/2018 – 03/14/2018
Times: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ages: 18+
Instructor: James Sulkowski
Member Rate: $210.00
Non-Member Rate: $240.00
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Classical Realism in Oils and Pastels PA05

Through demonstration and individual instruction, nationally renowned painter James Sulkowski will teach you the concepts and techniques that make a painting a timeless treasure. This course will cover Classical principles of drawing, form, composition, texture and color as well as how to create depth, light, and atmosphere in a painting. Subject matter will include still life, floral, and also the portrait.

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Oil Paints:
Titanium White
Cadmium Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Orange
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Red Medium
Alizaren Crimsen
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Raw Umber
Ivory Black
Thalo Green
Thalo Blue
Bristle Brushes
All sizes; 1/4" in width up to 2" and 3".
One small pointed sable brush (No. 6)
Painting Medium
1 Part Linseed Oil +
1 Part Damar Varnish +
1 Part English Distilled Turpentine
Brush Washer
A can or jar containing mineral spirits also known as paint thinner.
The best palette is one that is toned a medium gray. Avoid using a white palette.
Canvases or Panels
8" x 10", 12" x 16", 16" x 20", etc.
Paper Towels
Portable Easel (Sweetwater does have easels available)

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