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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the basic elements of painting to students with little or no experience. Students will work with acrylic colors and will explore the many ways paint can be handled. Instruction will be given on preparation of materials and specific exercises will be given so that students will explore value, color theory, light, texture, transparency/impasto and composition. Exercises become more complex as students work from initial sketches to more developed pieces. While working to attain an understanding of the painting medium the student is challenged to translate concepts into visual images that work. Demonstrations of different techniques will be given. At each class students will be helped on an individualized basis.

Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.