Learn the basics of working with acrylic paints while creating original artwork. For our first project we will learn basic techniques such as color mixing, composition, under painting and paint application techniques while creating a landscape painting from a photograph. How to work in different painting styles and subjects will be explored while students follow their personal interests in their second painting project. The class will combine teacher demonstration with work time devoted to individual instruction. How to prepare canvas and paper for painting and using acrylic in mixed media work will also be covered. Supply List for class – canvas or canvas board (size range from 8 by 10 to 12 by 16 inches), Acrylic paint in tubes (Basic colors – Titanium White, Yellow Hansa, Naphthol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna) or any set of yellow, blue, red, white and brown acrylic paints, disposable palette paper, and acrylic artist brushes (small round size 2 and 3 flats in size range of 2, 4, 6), 5 by 7 inches (or larger) color photos of landscapes.
Donna Calleja has worked as an artist and teacher of visual arts for thirty-five years. Her recent exhibits include MJ1 at ConcordArt, Spring Awakening at Belmont Gallery of Art, and Inspired Views at Montserrat College of Art. Her work can be viewed at www.donnacalleja.com