GLENN HIRSCH MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS

CLASS SYLLABI FALL 2016

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UC Berkeley Extension (classes in San Francisco)
PAINTING INTERMEDIATE

Mon 6:30PM - 9:30PM  Sept 19 – Dec 5 (no class Sept 22)
with field trip Sun Nov 20 11am-2pm

Enroll http://www.glennhirsch.com/id9.html 


Weeks 1-3         "Light"           
·         dramatic light (brilliant with hard cast shadows)
·         dreamy light  (foggy with soft cast shadows)
·         mystical light (glowing from within)
·         spiritual light (streaming down from heaven)
·         light in different weather: twilight,  fog, rain
·         light at different times of day: morning, twilight, midnight
·         light from different sources; firelight, artificial light, light from multiple sources 

Weeks 4-6         "Space"           
·         Deep space, shallow space, aerial perspective, linear perspective, overlapping shapes. 

Weeks 7-9         "Surface"        
·         Glazing, palette knife, mixed media
·         Thin and diaphanous or thick and gooey encrusted impasto
·         Mixed media: sand, salt, paper collage
·         Tools: brush, palette knife, stick, cup (pouring)
·         Effects: glazing, wiping, blotting, scratching, thin or thick, fast or slow.
·         Layered : using overpainting to cover underpainting, allowing some to "peek" through. 

Weeks 10-12     "Course Project" - student choice) 

Optional
Book Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice by Al Gury


Materials - see materials list for SF Art Institute below
or you can use watercolor instead of oil and acrylic - email me for this list glennhirsch@earthlink.net
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SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PAINTING
12 Sessions >> Wednesdays, September 14–December 7
7:30–10:30pm, Studio 13, $530


to enroll click here
http://www.glennhirsch.com/id9.html

This course is designed for motivated and independent artists. Students in this course are encouraged to develop an original body of work, to engage conceptual issues in their painting, to express mood with power, and to experiment with materials – to make art with as much “ambition” as possible – however you define it.

Investigate a story or narrative through gesture & space
Evoke idea or mood through color and light
Make materials & process part of content
Reference the culture
Make it personal


WEEK BY WEEK

9/14     Series Course Project: “process and presentation” 
9/21     No class

9/28     Value & Concept: "light and drama"
10/5     Color & Concept:  "light and emotion" 
10/12   Space & Concept: “depth”
10/19   Materials & Found Objects: “texture”
10/26   Composition & Movement
11/2     Gesture & Movement

11/9     Portraits & Identity
11/16   Text & Image
11/23   Composition

11/30   Final Crit Part 1

12/7     Final Crit Part 2



MATERIALS
Acrylic or Oil or Watercolor
a "warm yellow" Cadmium Yellow Medium 
a "cool yellow" Cadmium Yellow Light or Pale or Lemon
a "warm red" Cadmium Red Medium or Light 
a "cool red" Quinacradone Crimson or Alizarin Crimson     
a "warm blue" Ultramarine Blue
a "cool blue" Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue or Turquoise Blue
a "warm green" Sap Green or Chromium Oxide Green or Perm Green Light 
a "cool green" Pthalocyanine Green or Viridian             
a "warm brown" Burnt Sienna or burnt umber
a "cool brown" Raw Sienna or raw umber                        
a "black" Any kind       
a white  Titanium white         
Acrylic: Polymer Medium
Oil: Gamsol brand solvent and Liquin brand oil painting medium.
 
Brushes: "Flat", "Filbert" or "Bright"  (1 large and 1 small) + one "Script" brush  

Canvas or Watercolor Paper  140 pound 11x14 pad and/or 22"x30" sheet whole or cut in halves

Other Stuff
o sketchbook (any size)o palette - disposable wax paper palettes or paper plateso palette knife o Spray bottle and Saran Wrap  o Two large plastic water containerso paper towels or rags o scissors o X-acto knife o pencil, eraser o masking tape




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