23SPR Introduction to Still Life Oil Painting WED 6:00PM (01/11-05/03)

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Instructor: Jonathon Hodge / 13 Weeks / Jan 11 - May 3  (No Class Feb 15, 22 and Apr 5, 12) / Wednesday / 6:00PM-9:00PM
Class Size: 5-8

In this course, the art of still life painting, we will learn about composition and how to stage a cluster of objects to create a successful still life arrangement. We will cover a number of topics such as lost and found edges, overlap, color and value and the fall of light. Starting with poster studies, we will eventually develop a finished painting over several sessions starting with a block-in drawing, wipeout underpainting followed by several passes to bring the piece to a finish. There will be class discussions, demos and personalized critiques.

Prerequisites: None. Beginning Drawing is suggested.

*An oil painting kit for new oil painting students may be pre-ordered by sending an email to info@noafa.com.

The kit contains the following supplies:

  • Titanium White
  • Flake White
  • Naples Yellow Italian (Williamsburg)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Transparent Earth Yellow (Gamblin)
  • Raw Sienna
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Ivory Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Olive Green (Holbien)
  • Viridian 
  • Palette Knife 
  • Sable or Synthetic Filbert Brushes in an assortment of Sizes, such as 0, 2, 4 & 6 (The Rosemary brand of brushes are ideal. Da Vinci or Windsor & Newton are good too. Just make sure they're professional grade.)

Other supplies not included in kit:

  • Bar of unscented Ivory soap for brush cleaning
  • Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits & Air Tight Container
  • Cold Pressed Linseed Oil & Small Container
  • Blue Paper Towels or Paint Rags

You can bring whatever supports you’re most comfortable painting on. I’d recommend having a few surfaces that measure 6” x 8”, 9” x 12” and 17” x 24.” These can be panels made of wood or aluminum or stretched canvas. All surfaces should either be oil primed or sealed with 3 coats of acrylic gesso. All surfaces should be free of texture and sanded to a smooth finish.


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Hodge, Jonathan
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Registration Date:
December 12, 2022