Acrylic Discoveries 5 Week Series

$80.00$275.00

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.

See below for descriptions of each session. Register for a single session or all five.

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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

Additional information

Select Sessions

All 5 Sessions Sept 12 – Oct 10, Week 1 Sept 12, Week 2 Sept 19, Week 3 Sept 26, Week 4 Oct 3, Week 5 Oct 10

Supply List

Week 1:
Bristol Paper pad (11”x17” – Canson XL or Strathmore 300 series)
Paint brushes (if you already have them)
Roll of paper towels
Journal or paper and pen to write notes

Week 2:
Same supplies as Workshop 1 plus –
The acrylic paint colors that make up your personal palette
Wet palette (ready to use based on my Workshop 1 instructions sheet) – OPTIONAL
Paper Palette Pad (I prefer Richeson Grey Matters, 9”x12”)
Faber Castell in Cool OR Warm Grey 10%; Cool OR Warm Grey 50%; and Black
Kneaded rubber eraser

Week 3:
Same supplies as Workshops 1 and 2

Week 4:
Same supplies as Workshops 1 and 2

Week 5:
Same supplies as Workshops 1 and 2

About the Instructor

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Alicia Harvey moved to the Seattle area in the mid 1990s and was immediately swept up by the art scene swirling around her. She played for years with pottery and watercolor, before transitioning to acrylics.

Her work has appeared in group shows around the area, including Seattle, Edmonds, and Everett. She has consistently presented demonstrations and taught workshops at Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials (both in Seattle and Bellevue).

She considers herself a teaching artist, which includes exploring audio/video paths to communicate her art to the world.

Additional Information

Note: Classes must meet a minimum enrollment of students. Unfortunately, workshops with less than minimum enrollment may be cancelled one week prior to start date.
Location: artEAST Art Center