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Colorful Painting: Observation and Intuition 
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Through visual and verbal analysis, you will increase the power of your work and overcome blocks that hinder the completion of paintings. Learn about light, color theory, style and perfect your painting technique. Explore the content of your art through irony, humor, narrative, mood, and the use of unusual materials. Individual instruction and technical assignments will help you to explore a particular style and become more independent by painting in series. All media welcome, no prerequisite


SAT 7/12 10am-2pm  "Light"   Color theory to enhance the illusion of "light"
SAT 7/19 10am-2pm  "Layers" Monochromatic mood and layered surprise
SAT 7/26 10am-2pm  "Space"  Aerial perspective, the 'Big Sky' and the abstract
SAT 8/2   10am-4pm  "Style"   Explore expressive choices made by the masters
SAT 8/9   10am-4pm  "Series"  Course project: "Series" (slides: Detail )
SAT 8/16 10am-4pm  "Series"  Course project (slides: Voices in Color)
SAT 8/23 10am-4pm    Finish series potluck party and crit


MATERIALS
Acrylic or Oil
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 painters: Polymer Medium
Oil painters:       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

BOOK
Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice
by Al Gury $16.50 (Order from Amazon)

 

San Francisco Art Institute
Intermediate and Advanced Painting
 
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July 16 - August 6
Seven sessions total - meets twice each week

Wednesdays 630pm - 10pm
and
Sundays 11am-4pm


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


ISSUES EXPLORED

Abstraction Improvisation or mathematical procedure ... blends of "real" & "abstract?"

Materials As subject matter (texture, found objects, assemblage, etc)

Art History (Europe) Art which refers to European art history in theme and composition

Art History (Not Europe) Global culture, "Third World," folk art, "outsider" art, children

The Body Allegory (figure) or Individual Identity (in portraits)

Psychology Dream, Myth, Archetype, Shamanistic traditions...

Landscape Fact, Fantasy, Utopia. Abstraction; Nature Untamed, or Nature Destroyed

Politics - society Sociology, history, war and peace

Politics - identity Gender and race

Politics - technology Science as subject or as procedure

Pop Art Low Culture and High Culture

Public Spaces Institutional art, installation, time-based, community collaboration

RECOMMENDED READING

Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting by Barry Schwabsky
 

MATERIALS
Acrylic or Oil
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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