In this class, there will be a wide range of traditional methods demonstrated using various mediums including ink, graphite, watercolor, acrylics, and possibly some oils as they can be used for painting and drawing in a sketchbook. Students may work along during the class, and gain insight on tools, materials, applications, and various techniques and mark-making, as well as development of textures, layering, and effects. There will be a variety of tools demonstrated on the pages of sketchbooks as well as in old books. Subjects may include: abstract forms and imagery, figure and portrait, nature, environment, backgrounds. Other topics that will be discussed in this class are: composition and storytelling, personal voice and vision, observation and perception, inspiration, ideation, flow, and the artist’s intentions as it applies to the use of a sketchbook.
A virtual room link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date.
Complimentary 10-day access to each recorded session. Recordings are emailed the day after each live session.
I will be demonstrating and discussing many different mediums including: graphite, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and possibly some oil. The following is a list of the many things I’ll be using, but it’s not necessary to have all or purchase any of these for the workshop. If you already have some of these things but not the exact colors, for example, I encourage you to use what you already have.
For dry and water media, I will be using a variety of:
Graphite, Ink, Watercolor and Acrylic paints in various colors. For Acrylic, I use Heavy Body paints for building up textures, but I use regular viscosity and fluid acrylics which are also great too for most other things I’ll be doing in acrylic and other water media.
Acrylic (and/or Oil) paints:
(You are welcome to use a limited color palette or other similar colors if you choose)
I will talk about an extended palette of other colors that I use as well. If you do not have these colors listed above, don’t worry. If you are painting along, please just use what you have. And no matter whether you are painting along or just watching and taking notes, you can pick up any of these colors if you find you’re interested while taking the class, but it is not necessary to have all these colors.
I’ll be combining many of these materials to create several pieces. Most of what I’ll demonstrate can be done in each of these mediums, and I will talk about this in the workshop.
Supplies for water-based media:
Jar/cup for water, rinsing brushes.
rags or paper towels
silicone spatula (kitchen spatula)
If you have more than one, that’s great, but one will be fine for the course.
Any other sort of silicone tools such as paint shapers or combs.
Other unconventional tools I may be using are scraps of foam core, kneaded erasers, rubber stamps, squeegees, paint rollers, plastic wrap, sandpaper, straws, misc. found objects.
Surfaces to use:
If you do not have any of these materials, or if you might have limited opportunity to go out to acquire new supplies, it is not necessary. You can still learn by watching and listening to the demo and I will show various options to try in place of some of these unconventional tools. You can also obtain the tools you may not have later to experiment on your own after watching the demo.
This online course requires the use of the Zoom program. You will need a computer, tablet or smartphone (with camera preferred) and internet. To download the program, click on the following link: zoom.us/download.
A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you up to 24 hours prior to your class start date. If you need help with Zoom, please let us know and we will schedule a short tutorial for you prior to your class.
Course Changes or Cancellations
LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class/workshop, limit workshop size, change class/workshop times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.
If a class/workshop is cancelled; students may transfer to another class/workshop, use credit on artschoolvideos.com, keep credit on file or be issued a full refund.
Refunds and Transfers
All online classes and workshops are non-refundable.
There are no make-ups available for online courses. Students are emailed a 10-day access to each recorded session, made available the next day after the live session.
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