DATE/TIME: 5 Wednesday Afternoons 2pm-5pm
March 16, 23, 30, April 16, 13
COST: $185 for all 5 classes or $45 for one. Sign up for all 5 to get the best results!
REGISTER: For any of these classes, sign up and make payments directly with Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-930-4101. Or, register online at: www.jlmackechnie.com/workshops
Have you ever wanted to learn oil or acrylic painting? Not sure where to even begin? Or maybe you are somewhat new to painting and struggling with techniques? This is the class you've been waiting for! Joe loves teaching beginners, to see that light turn on, and to help you get over those hurdles and begin the wonderful Art Experience Journey!
Oil painting has been one of the oldest and most revered art materials since the early 1400’s. When painted correctly, oil paintings exhibit a luminosity that glows when light shines on them. Newer yet to the art world is the medium of acrylics. First seen in the mid 1940’s, acrylics have been slowly gaining popularity and exhibit many properties of oils.
Beloved art instructor and artist Joe Mac Kechnie will assist you in learning the techniques for producing your first rate paintings in this five week session.
The underlying principle to any great artwork is the artist’s ability to draw. As part of this series of oil and acrylic painting classes, time will be spent on improving your drawing skills. Good drawing materials and techniques will elevate your artwork. Here are a few drawing materials I use:
Palette (the ones that can be sealed will work for both acrylics and oil paints).
For Acrylic painters you will need:
For Oil Painters:
Brushes (Consult with Art Spot for other recommendations)
For our classes, the best pre-gesso canvases to use are:
Acrylic and Oil Paints
Paints come in numerous brands. Start with the best. Use professional-quality paints and you will have fewer problems. For oils, I use Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Utrecht, Gamblin, and Rembrandt. For Acrylics I use Golden full body. Colors for your beginner palette are:
Mediums are used to dilute color, increase gloss and transparency, reduce drying time, and avoid over thinning. For the classes, I will be using the following: