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Glendale Community College
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Glendale, CA 91205
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Painting with Oils or Acrylics

Dates:January 27 - March 3, 2018
Meets:Sa from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, 6 sessions
Hours:15.00
Location:Garfield Campus, Mariposa Building MP 115
Instructor:Kathy Metz
Fee: $95.00

Please bring the following materials with you to class. If you have any questions about the materials list, please call the instructor, Kathy Metz at (323) 251-7205. 2 jars with lids (for water) Paper towels or old rags 1 6B pencil, drawing sketchpad, and soft vine charcoal 2 canvas 11" x 14" or a pad of canvas paper (Fredrix) 11 x 14 For Acrylics & Water Based Oils: Palette - recommended - "Masterson with sponge and palette paper" For Traditional Oils: Masterson palette with palette paper and no sponge 1 palette knife 1 bottle of "slow dry medium" for acrylic Note: for those working with traditional oils: 1 small bottle of walnut oil and Gamsol solvent only. NO turpentine or turpenoid. (water soluable oils are a good alternative to traditional oils, they thin with water and clean up with soap. You can also find water soluable linseed oil and mediums for thinning them. Start with about 3 brushes (Boar Bristle for oil, Nylon for acrylic). Synthetic and Nylon brushes also work well for oil. No. 2 Round Large Brush No. 6 Round Large Brush No. 8 Flat or Round Larbe Brush Suggested colors: titanium white, cadmium yellow (light or imidazolone yellow or azo yellow), naphthol red, alizarin crimson, cerulean, ultramarine blue, raw sienna, Prussian blue, burnt umber. Suggested brands: If you are working in water soluble oils: "duo Aquaoil"by Holbein. For acrylic: "Heavy Body" "Liquitex" or "Golden". For traditional oils: "M.Graham Oils" or "Gamblin". Don't forget your paint shirt! See you in class!

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

This class begins with the basics as you learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques. You'll work from traditional to modern, using age old secrets of achieving brilliant, translucent colors. The class will explore the six elements of design: line, form, value, space, texture and color, in a fun and creative way. A still life will be provided for each session, or you can work from your own photograph or imagination. A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor in class. Bring to class the following materials: 2 jars with lids (for water) paper towels or old rags 1 6B pencil and drawing sketch pad, 1B soft vine charcoal 2 canvas 11" x 14" or a pad of canvas paper (fredrix) 11x14 Palette for acrylics & water based oils: recommended "Masterson with sponge and palette paper" for traditional oils: Masterson palette with palette paper and no sponge" 1 Palette knife 1 bottle of "slow dry medium" for acrylic Note: for those working with traditional oils: 1 small bottle of walnut oil and Gamsol solvent only. NO turpentine or turpenoid. Water soluable oils are a good alternative to standard oils, they thin with water and clean up with soap. You can also find waer soluable linseed oil and mediums for thinning them. BRUSHES: Start with about 3 brushes (Boar Bristle for oil, Nylon for acrylic). Synthetic and Nylon brushes also work well for oil. No. 2 Round Large No. 6 Round Large No. 8 Flat or Round Large SUGGESTED COLORS: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow (light or Imidazolone Yellow or Azo Yellow), Naphthol Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean, Ultramarine Blue, Raw Sienna, Prussian Blue, Burnt Umber. SUGGESTED BRANDS: For Water Soluable Oils use "Duo Aquaoil"by Holbein For Acrylics: "Heavy Body" "Liquitex" or "Golden" For Traditional Oils: "M.Graham Oils" or "Gamblin" Don't forget your paint shirt! See you in class. If you have any questions about materials you can call the instructor: Kathy Metz (323) 251-7205 List revised: 12/11/14