The variety of tools and materials available to artists today is extraordinary, and the diversity of these materials can be very confusing even to experienced painters. For anyone seriously interested in painting, it is imperative to consider the role that materials and craft play in the making of art, as well as the safe handling of those materials. This course is designed to unlock the mysteries surrounding the technical procedures of key painting methods, and will explore the possibilities in oil painting, from historical, contemporary, and experimental perspectives. Through demonstrations and hands-on experimentation, we will explore various painting techniques, grounds and supports, pigments, oils, varnishes, painting mediums and brushes. Most importantly, we will put these techniques to use with an emphasis on the materials and technical procedures of oil painting. NOTE: The complete supply list will be discussed during the first session. Please come prepared to take notes.
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