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    Create a Landscape & Still Life in Oil

    Create a Landscape & Still Life in Oil

    Presented by Paramount Center for the Arts at Paramount Visual Arts Center

    October 22, 2016

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    Oils are often thought to be difficult to use, but this is a misconception. In fact, oil paints are very forgiving and easily allow for changes and corrections. We will use a variety of techniques in this one-day workshop with Mickey Cunningham. In the morning, we will paint a still life and aim for accurate color and value representation. During the afternoon, we will work from photographs to create fresh and lively interpretations.

    Experience Level: Beyond Basic, some prior experience preferred

    Materials List for Oil Painting Class If you are someone who plans ahead and you wish to order your materials online, you can find good prices at Jerry’s Artarama, Art Supply Warehouse, or Dick Blick.

    ~Canvas: One stretched canvas or canvas panel measuring 16 x 20 or 18 x 24 ins. One stretched or canvas panel measuring 11 x 14, 14 x 18 or 16 x 20 ins.
    ~Paints:You can use traditional oils or water-soluble oils. If you have paints on hand, please feel free to bring what you have and fill in as necessary to approximate the following colors:Titanium white Lemon Yellow or a cool yellow Cadmium Yellow Medium or Permanent Yellow Medium Sap green Viridian Ultramarine Blue Cadmium Red Light or Permanent Red Light Alizarin Crimson Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre

    If you are new to oil paint and need to buy all the colors, Winton (Winsor Newton’s student grade paint) might be a good choice. Michaels Craft Store carries a set of ten 21 ml tubes for $49.29. Daler Rowney’s Georgian Oils for $29.99 at Michaels is also a good starter set. The colors are a good range. If you are interested in an affordable professional grade, Grumbacher is a good choice and is also available at Michaels. Grumbacher makes an affordable water soluble oil, but I don’t think it is available locally. Michaels sells a Winsor Newton water soluble oil.

    ~Brushes: If you already own some brushes, bring what you like to use.
    If buying new, opt for long-handled bristle brushes in either synthetic or hog’s hair. Brushes are expensive, so you probably won’t want to buy too many. I would suggest: Filbert, size 2 or 4 Filbert, size 6 Flat, size 8 Round in a softer hair synthetic that mimics sable, small size, 2 or 3; House painter’s brush- An inexpensive one-inch or one-and-a-half-inch paint brush from the hardware store can be used for laying in color.
    ~Palette: If you have a palette, please fell free to bring it. I will have a roll of freezer paper to use for disposable palettes.
    ~Solvent: We will be using odorless solvent provided by the Paramount.
    ~Solvent can or jar: A small mustard jar or something similar works well. You can also use an empty soup can. If you have a piece of wire mesh to fit into your can or jar, it will help keep your solvent clean, but it is not vital.
    ~Paper Towels: One roll – I like Viva.
    ~Photographs: A selection of your favorite landscape photographs, preferably taken by you.


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        Paramount Visual Arts Center

        913 West St. Germain Street
        Saint Cloud, MN 56301

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        $75.00 (students supply materials)

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        October 22, 2016


        Saturday, October 22, 10am-4pm (1 session)

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