GLENN HIRSCH MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS

CLASS SYLLABI Fall 2014

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MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
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There are many "mixed media" approaches, use as many or as few as you want.
We mix media by using one media as if it’s another -- eg we use opaque paint as if it’s watercolor.
We mix media by combining dry and wet media in the same picture -- e.g.,  pastel & acrylic.
We mix media by combining images & words, and "art supplies" and found materials through collage
The class is a mix of structured exercises and unstructured painting time.

Week-by-Week
1 Overview of the course - texture and space brush marks & tone - exercise in  abstraction.
2 Washes (painting) and ink (drawing)
3 Pastel and acrylic
4 Collage with paint: textures with sand, glass, etc
5 Found object
6 Color theory I "Light"
7 Color theory II "Space"
8 Text as Image
11/11   NO CLASS (UC Holiday)
9 Negative shape; Space Architectural; Robert Birmelin
10 Scale
11 Finishing Touches & Detail
12 Final crit

Materials
Acrylic (Liquitex or Golden or Utrecht brands recommended)
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 Gesso            Gesso is white liquid acrylic paint with chalk added for absorbency. Buy a small bottle.
• Acrylic Polymer Medium   should be liquid when you shake it. Buy a small bottle.
• Pastels get chalk pastels Nupastel brand recommended, 12 or 24 color set
• Brushes: "Flat", "Filbert" or "Bright"  (1 large and 1 small) + one "Script" brush  
• Paper  watercolor or printmaking paper – 140 pound 11x14 pad and/or 22"x30" sheet whole or cut in halves or CANVAS if you want

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

PEN & INK DRAWING
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9/23      Intro to Ink & Mark Making; 7 kinds of line; HW: continue; create resource notebook
9/30      Building Texture (Searching Line/ Cross-Hatching; Short gesture drawing); iHW: Texture "strip" 3
10/7      Brush Work (3 kinds of brushes & brush pens) HW: Studies of master brush drawings
10/14    Drawing over washes HW any subject using these techniques
10/21    More Wet-on-wet & Wet-on-dry Techniques HW: continue
10/28    Composition and Visual Dynamics HW: continue
11/4      Course Project: "Series" of 5+ drawings exploring concept and technique in the course
1/11    HOLIDAY11/18    Slides Portraits I; continue course project
11/25    Slides Portraits II; continue course project
12/2      Slides tba; continue course project
12/9      Slides tba; continue course project
12/16    Final Critique

MATERIALS LIST (we’ll review this on the first night)

Strathmore Bristol 300 or 400 series pad  (9x12 or 11x14)
Watercolor pad or “mixed media pad” (9x12) and one smaller to use as a sketchbook
3 mechanical waterproof and 3 water soluable drawing pens: 1 large, 1 med, 1 small (eg Micron #1, #0.1 #.005) Brands: Pentel, Micron, Flair, Pilot
Ink – 1 bottle each black drawing ink: one waterproof, and one not waterproof
Small bottle Pro-White ink correcting fluid or White liquid acrylic "gesso"
Bamboo, double-tipped penBrush Pen
Speedball pen nib set (which includes 2 "crow quill" points as well)
Brushes: Flat watercolor: 1" Round watercolor, one medium, one small; Script Brush:
Large cup for water
Small Cups for ink washes (plastic muffin-style cups or cat food cans)
Paper Towels
Tool Box or bag for supplies

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PAINTING

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12 sessions Wednesdays, September 10 - December 3 (no session Nov. 26)
7:30–10:30 pm | Studio 117

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

 

9/10                Slides: Series Course Project: “process and presentation”

9/17                Slides: Value & Concept: "light and drama"

9/24                Slides: Color & Concept:  "light and emotion"

10/1                Slides: Space & Concept: “depth”

10/8                Slides: Materials & Found Objects: “texture”

10/15              Slides: Composition & Movement

10/22              Slides: Gesture & Movement

10/29              Slides: Portraits & Identity

11/5                Slides: Text & Image

11/12              Slides: Style in Traditional Art

11/19              Slides: Style in Contemporary Art “Art Student Select” II

11/26             NO CLASS

12/3               Final crit


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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