Syllabus: Class to be held at San Diego Art Departent, 3830 Ray Street, San Diego, CA 92104 on Wednesday mornings 10AM – 1PM
1. Material! Technique and Theme! The Basics of Drawing and Painting (in Oil or Acrylic)
Beginning Level – six weeks, three hour lessons
This class will introduce you to the basics of drawing and painting, both serious and fun! There will be three lessons in drawing and three lessons in painting with oils. You will have a chance to work in pencil, charcoal, pastel and colored pencil. Then we will use what you have learned to begin painting.
Using a variety of themes, each section will begin with tools and materials. We will cover light/shadow, strokes, textures, composition, mixing color and a fun technique for each media.
DRAWING SUPPLIES: 16” x 20” (min.) sketchbook of drawing paper, 5B graphite or lead pencil (EBONY DESIGN by Sanford,) a kneaded eraser, paper towels or old cotton rags. A drawing board 18” x 24” with clips is good but not required. We have some here at SDAD. You can also use masonite.
OPTIONAL: You may bring colored pencils, pastels (Rembrandt or Nupastel) and/or charcoal.
PAINTING SUPPLIES: five 4” x 6” canvases and one larger canvas (at least 16” x 20”) for your large painting. They can be canvas board or stretched.
PAINT COLORS: Cadmium Red LT. Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre, Veridian Green, Raw Umber, Ivory Black, Titanium White
BRUSHES: #4 and #12 short bristle (1” wide), flat #5 and #10 flat in long bristle, #1 round
FOR OIL PAINTING:
Medium: Linseed Oil
Solvent: Odorless mineral spirits for paint cleaner and remover.
Turpenoid (odorless) to mix with your paints.
two small cups. One is for turpenoid and the other is for linseed oil while you are painting.
FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING: Gloss or matt medium
jar for water and various cups for mixing paint
ADDITIONAL ITEMS: palette (I recommend a disposable palette for now) and a palette knife for oil paints, cleanup rags for all.
Lesson 1 – Drawing materials, value, color theory, texture studies, strokes and proportion. Vegetables. Learn how to begin a composition from still life.
Lesson 2 – Drawing from still life. Begin landscape in black/white or color. Demonstrate using water/turpentine with pastel or charcoal.
Lesson 3 – Small paintings in color mixing and theory. Materials used in oil painting, value, painting strokes, turpentine washes and how to start a painting.
Lesson 4 – Complete small paintings. How can you have a “creative” idea? Begin work on a larger painting. Demonstration.
Lesson 5 – Work on a larger painting. Demonstrate glazing and scumbling techniques.
Lesson 6 – Continue work on oil painting or begin another. Critique. Demonstrate impasto and wiping techniques.