Unusual objects make excellent painting subjects, in this course we will be using a variety of interesting things with different textures, shapes and materials, including ceramic, glass, wood, fabric, spheres, cylinders and more!
Acrylic paint is heavy bodied, water based and extremely versatile. This course aims to cover all main aspects of painting a still life, giving the confidence and skills to complete your own compositions.
The online courses are designed to be used independently. With step by step video projects, supporting reference videos with guidance on materials and techniques from the very beginning.
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4 Project videos:
Project 1 – Vintage Water Jug – practise drawing ellipses and sketching compositions, setting a background, painting techniques for ceramic and round objects.
Project 2 – Japanese Glass Fishing Floats -Vintage fishing floats from Japan, painting beautiful coloured glass, this project covers transparency, colour and shine.
Project 3 – Kathputli Puppets – originating from traditional street theatre from Rajasthan, India. A colourful fun project with a different approach using a dark ground, techniques for painted wood, vibrant coloured silk, patterned fabric and folds.
Project 4 – Artist’s Studio -In this final project we will be using objects close to hand and heart! Emphasis on shadows and how to paint them, drawing with tone, adding painterly texture and detail with a palette knife.
3 Reference Videos:
Basics of Watercolour – Starting from the beginning, guidance on materials, brushes, studio set up, and basic technique demos.
Basics of Acrylics – Starting from the beginning, guidance on materials, brushes, studio set up, and basic technique demos.
Acrylic Colour Mixing – Learn basic colour theory, and how to use and mix colour effectively.
Access link to course resources page – with downloadable reference photos, materials list, and other useful info.