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WATERCOLOR FUNDAMENTALS SUMMER 2015

Saturdays 10am-1pm June 13-Aug 29
(+ Saturday Aug 8 longer session, 10am-4pm)
(no meeting July 4)

COURSE SLIDESHOW OVERVIEW CLICK HERE

SLIDESHOW OF STUDENT WORK FROM THIS CLASS CLICK HERE

TO ENROLL CLICK HERE

6/13    Thinking Visually with Watercolor;  brush technique; painting exercise in abstraction Homework: more brush play (Textbook draw/paint a ball pp. 22-28)

6/20   Color Theory I -- the illusion of "light" painting a realistic and expressive apple Homework: still life (Textbook flowers step-by-step pp. 37-40)

6/27     Color Theory II - Study of a watercolor masterwork; Homework translation of the master study  (Textbook: Nolde flowers pp. 46-48)

7/4 NO CLASS

7/11      Color Theory III – illusion of "space": landscape and trees Homework: paint a tree (textbook on landscape)

7/16    More with landscape Homework: paint a tree (textbook section on landscape)

7/25     Painting people Part I Homework: paint a portrait (Textbook section on people)

8/1     Painting people Part II Homework: paint a portrait (Textbook section on people)

8/2 (Sunday 930am-1pm) Field trip to the Legion of Honor Museum (free admission)

8/8 (10am-4pm)       Course Project: working in "series" (HW: start series)

8/15    Mixed Media – opaque and transparent approaches (HW: continue series)

8/22     Finishing Touches: Composition and design (HW: continue series)

8/29     Final critique and party


 • Watercolor technique depends on the style in which you wish to work -- fast and loose improvisation or deliberate, patient and controlled washes over precise drawing. 

•  Explore your own imagery -- realism, abstraction, surrealism, fantasy  -- all are welcome. (Use photos from magazines as starting points for visual ideas, or bring still life objects to class.

  If you want any kind of “realism” then you must draw first – either as a “rehearsal” for the painting in your sketchbook or on your watercolor paper before you begin painting.

•  Feel free to experiment: more than perhaps any other medium, watercolor is a “performance” -- experienced artists only show their good work, hiding their learning pictures and leaving the impression that painting is effortless “magic”. They know that  every other painting usually looks delightful - frustrating or clumsy pictures teach things you’ll use in the next painting.

MATERIALS
Watercolor in tubes “student grade” @ $3.50 ea: Winsor Newton "Cottman” or  Grumbacher “Academy” or Utrecht
Warm Yellow                           Cadmium Yellow Medium or Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cool Yellow                             Cadmium Yellow Pale or Cad Yellow Light or Lemon
Warm Red                               Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium Red Light
Cool Red                                 Alizarin Crimson
Warm Blue                              Ultramarine Blue
Cool Blue                                 Cerulean Blue
Warm Green                           Sap Green or Olive Green
Cool Green                              Viridian Green or Pthalo Green or  Intense Green
Warm Brown                           Burnt Sienna (“Sienna” not “Umber”)
Cool Brown                             Raw Sienna (“Sienna” not “Umber”)
Black                                        Payne’s Gray

Plastic Palette must be white, have a large flat mixing area, and room for 11 colors :Richeson 15-well "Box Palette" OR Yasutomo "Folding Watercolor Palette"

Watercolor Paper in 9”x12” pads get two ("student grade" BUT makes sure it's 140 lb weight)
Heavyweight Sketchbook:  (eg, Canson 110 lb. drawing pads or “Aquabee” heavyweight sketchbook) - 9”x12” or 6”x9” sizes.

Brushes - get four: each has its own special use -- with minimum care, they will last for years.
  Flat square watercolor brushes - Get 2 Sizes:Small: 1/2-inch size and Large: 1-inch (or 3/4-inch size)
  Tiny long round “Script” brush: "Winsor Newton 860 Nylon Script #6 or “Utrecht” Script
•  Sumi ink (w/ bamboo handle) or camel hair brush

 



COLORFUL PAINTING: OBSERVATION & INTUITION
SUMMER 2015
Mondays 630-930 June 8-Aug 24 (no meeting June 15)
+ Sunday Aug 2, 1-4PM  


FIRST DAY SLIDESHOW CLICK HERE

SLIDESHOW OF STUDENT WORK FROM THIS CLASS CLICK HERE

TO ENROLL CLICK HERE

6/8       Project 1: Light

6/15    NO CLASS

6/22    Project 2: Mood  - monochromatic color

6/29    Project 3: Layers – contrasting Color

7/6       Project 4: Space  - landscape or architectural interior

7/13    Project 5: Style -  master study

7/20    Studio – catch-up on all assignments so far

7/27    Project  6:  Series – 3+ paintings

8/2      (SUNDAY) 930am-1pm Legion of Honor (sketches in museum)

8/3       Series project continues

8/10    Series project continues

8/17    Series project continues

8/24 Final Crit (all assignments due)

 

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


SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PAINTING
SUMMER 2015

10 Sessions

6:30–9:30 pm Wednesdays June 3–August 5 (no session June 17) +1-4pm Sunday, July 26

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

Series Course Project: “process and presentation”
Value & Concept: "light and drama"
SliColor & Concept:  "light and emotion"
Space & Concept: “depth”
Materials & Found Objects: “texture”
Composition & Movement
Gesture & Movement
Portraits & Identity
Text & Image
Final crit            

SLIDESHOW OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE CLICK HERE

SLIDESHOW OF STUDENT WORK FROM THIS CLASS CLICK HERE

TO ENROLL CLICK HERE

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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