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427 E Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
United States





Part of the Foundations of Oil Paint series by Jess Preble. This 4 week session is the advanced level of black and white oil painting.

This class is preceded by Intro to Color Oil Painting, Intro to Black and White Oil Painting, and Intro to Monochromatic Oil Painting. Attendance at one of the level 1 classes is a prerequisite for this class, or equivalent experience. If you are curious if this class is a good fit for your experience level, please contact our instructor at jpreble@live.com.

This series continues use of value scales in application, dynamic lighting and composition, as well as the importance of negative space and atmospheric tone to create form and beginning paintings with brush sketching. We will delve deeper into the relationship of black, white and gray, and different techniques of use.

The advanced class expands our subject matter to more complex still lifes and reference material, with a higher level of expectations and refinement of techniques and your artistic voice.

These classes also include group critique sessions, with the opportunity to engage in a dialogue of constructive criticism and cheer on the work of your peers.

You will finish this series with 2 - 3 completed color oil paintings of various sizes, and a deeper comprehension of color oil painting.

Basic canvases or canvas panels - Only 4 will be needed for the class. Please bring at least one small canvas, and at least larger one in the range of 16”x20”.
Flat surface to use as palette - Can be a plate, palette paper, piece of thick glass, metal tray, thick piece of plastic, etc. Please do NOT bring palettes with indentations or bowls/dips/cups.
1 glass jar with lid
Small palette knife
Odorless mineral spirits or paint thinner - Can be purchased in hardware department of Walmart. \
Cotton rags/old T shirt/old towel
Paint brushes - I recommend a #4, #6 and a few bigger. Try a couple different shapes - Filbert, Bright, Flat, and Round. Please make sure your brushes are designed for oil paint, as brushes for other types of paint will dissolve/fall apart in paint thinner.
The following paint colors in standard oil paint (not water soluble):
Titanium White
Lamp Black
A sense of humor and humility
A willingness to make mistakes

Class is full: Fridays | April 5-26 | 12:20 PM TO 2:20 PM | $100