Date/Time: Fri–Sun / September 28-29-30 / 10:30-5:00 pm
Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787
Location: ArtWorks in Edmonds - a lovely, large space with plenty of parking places! At the corner of 2nd and Dayton: 201 2nd Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020
In this three-day workshop, you will learn how to create dynamic landscape paintings in the studio. Through demo and discussion, practice and experimentation, this exciting painter will teach you the fundamentals of oil painting: composition, edges, variety, value, drawing, color mixing, and various techniques of paint application. He’ll share his tips and tricks to take your paintings from good to great!
The workshop will begin with the fundamentals of what makes a good painting by learning how to evaluate photos to design a strong composition. You will learn how to view reference images in a simplified manner, focusing on shape, edges and color rather than detail and line. Using these basics, each student will work on their own landscape paintings and finish a complete block-in.
As the workshop progresses, you will take your blocked-in painting from a sketched idea to a complete painting – containing variety, life and beauty! Mike will teach students how to complete their work using an assortment of paint application techniques such as palette knife, towels, brayers, fingers, and brushes for both dynamic and subtle artistic emphasis. Mike will also demonstrate and teach layering, both wet into wet and wet over dry, as well as more exaggerated techniques for dramatic effects.
Some experience in oil is highly recommended.
You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class. Artspot's Web Site
Oil Paints – Good quality professional brand such as Gamblin or M. Graham.
Suggested, optional colors (Mike uses the rest of these regularly, however not all will be needed for the class):
Panels or stretched canvas:
3 or more good quality canvas panels* in a medium weave - your choice of sizes in this range: 11x14 to 16x20.
IMPORTANT: Make sure your canvases have a good priming. For example, Source Tek canvas (which are highly pre-primed) or Fredrix Pro Series Dixie. If you select a brand other than Source Tek, make sure you add another coat of gesso for the priming so they are not absorbent and stain. Also note that the smoother or finer the surface is, the more difficult it becomes to layer paint, so a medium texture will work best.
*Note on Mike's choice of Source Tek canvas panels: these are quality panels made with medium weave Belgian linen that do not need extra priming. Fredrix Pro Series Dixie 12oz cotton archival canvas board (available at ARTspot) will need an additional layer of gesso, easily applied with an inexpensive foam roller brush, available at any hardware or paint store.
Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.