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INSTRUCTOR: DOUGLAS DAVID
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022
9:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
SVAC Member: $125; Non-member: $155
New exciting workshop in oil! This fun and informative workshop will cover the basic principles of oil painting and get you painting simple and easy-to-understand objects in a short time. The idea of this workshop is to get you comfortable with the process of painting while teaching you how to paint dynamic and exciting paintings.
The class includes interesting and memorable discussions on all the basic elements of painting including composition, massing, building form, light and shadow – and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how not to overwork your painting). Douglas delivers sound principles of painting that are an incredible foundation, and whether a person has never ever picked up a brush, or is a more accomplished painter looking for some strong points for review, it will make sense.
After the brief morning intro, a very hands-on approach to the class gets students organized and preparing to paint. Students will learn how to set up a palette with the basic colors and to understand why this is helpful. Douglas will overview his palette and central concepts in the morning and proceed with instruction throughout the day, including demonstrations for each subject that the class paints. Sometimes the demo will be step-by-step, and sometimes the demo is done first and remains as an example you can reference. There is nothing to be afraid of and no reason to be self-conscious. Douglas will get you through all the tricky parts, and you will have fun.