Wednesdays, September 12 – October 10, 6pm–9pm
Instructor: Alicia Harvey
Join Alicia Harvey for five weeks of Acrylic lessons. Begin by discovering your personal color palette, work your way through monochromatic art and build techniques to paint faces and bodies with their own expressions. Register for a single session or all five.
Workshop 1: Discovering your Personal Palette
The colors that you choose for your palette are extremely personal. They excite your creative drive and emit an emotional story to your viewers. Many artists begin their journey by using another artist’s palette, painting with colors that may or may not suit them personally – and those choices will affect how you interact with your painting. Begin this 5-week series by experimenting with 50+ colors and brands to find the colors that excite YOU! Establish your own unique palette that you will use in the remaining four workshops.
Workshop 2: From Grey to Color
Learn to translate an image into a grey-value study. Take baby steps to understand how value becomes color and learn how taking the time to create a value study will actually save you time and money. Using these baby steps, we move from a grey study, to a monochromatic study, to full blown “Color Wow”!
Workshop 3: Playing Your Color Scales
Limber up those painterly fingers! Just as a musician warms up playing the musical scales, a painter needs to warm up with color scales before taking on a still life. Practice painting a colorful pear series then create different grey-value studies to determine the most exciting composition before choosing your colors for a full “color wow” painting.
Workshop 4: The Expressive Landscape of the Face
Painting portraits does not have to intimidate or put you off. Faces are just sets of shapes and don’t need to be scary. Instead of creating a photographic likeness, this workshop focuses on creating portraits from your imagination through your impressions of the moment.
Workshop 5: The Expressive Landscape of the Body
Just like the human face, the human body has its own expressive language. Our bodies are amazing vehicles composed of a variety of shapes and movements. All you need to understand is how those shapes come together to make movement. Begin by discussing the concept of the human body and how movement implies drama and emotion. Using photo samples, explore different ways to envision the human body and what style with which you personally feel an artistic connection.
Early Enrollment through August 22:
Single Session: $54/Member, $60/Non-Member
Full Series: $229.50/Member, $255/Non-Member
Regular Enrollment after August 22:
Class Fee: $78/Member, $80/Non-Member
Full Series: $247.50/Member, $275/Non-Member