Constructing a Painting (two-day immersive workshop)
Immerse yourself in the art of oil painting in this intensive workshop that will explore the art of the still life. Working from direct observation, you’ll begin by studying compositional structures and strategies for starting off and building up a painting. You’ll also explore the importance of paint application, and learn how the relationship between active fields and quiet fields of strokes will influence the composition. Additionally, the class will investigate the balance of values and colors and how this relationship is important to self-expression.
This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.
Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for summer term assistance is Friday, May 27th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, June 1st.
What you will learn:
Composition as self-expression
Understanding the relationship between colors and values in order to create light and space on a two-dimensional panel
Developing the picture insubordination of the focal point
Developing a strategy of the process of painting in connection with our self-expression
Drawing with paint masses
Three different panels sizes toned with grey gesso.The size of the panels should be close to: 10×10, 10×14, and 16×20 inches
Medium: Liquin Original
Pizza box (to transport wet paintings)
Oil Paints. The instructor suggests Winton/Windsor & Newton colors (40 ml tube):
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Indian Yellow
- Cadmium Orange
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Dioxazine Purple
- French Ultramarine
- Titanium White (150 ml)
- Ivory Black
- Permanent Green
- Sap Green
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Indian Red
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Umber
If you already have a color palette that you are familiar with and it works for you, the instructor suggests that you bring your own colors.