Classes & Workshop

at VisArts in Rockville Maryland

Gouache & Pastels Workshop

3 week sessions

$120 + supplies

Tuesday, 7pm - 9:30pm

May 26 - June 9, 2015

June 23 - July 7, 2015

July 21 - August 4, 2015

 

In this 3-week class learn to use gouache as an underpainting with bold application of pastels on top to create paintings loaded with color and vitality! Working from your own photographs and chosen subject matter you will explore the endless possibilities with this approach. The matte finish of the two mediums allows for the perfect union and creates a work of art that seamlessly blends the two mediums into an inspiring completed piece. Basic materials will need to be purchased for this class and the list is attached in a separate file or you may purchase it online from VisArts. VisArts will provide canvas.

 

Please bring at least three 8 x10 color photographs of your chosen subject matter (preferably printed on quality paper to allow for best color resolution. Images on a laptops are fine as well. Please NO images on cell phones.

 

If desired, materials may be purchased from VisArts and will be on hand at the first class. Or materials may be purchased at any good art supply store.

 

Gouache and Pastels Workshop Materials List

- Reeves 36-piece Soft Pastel Set

- Reeves 12-color Gouache Set

- General's 12-color Pastel Pencil Set

- Bainbridge Cold Press Illustration Board 15 x 20

- 8 oz. Bottle Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels

- B pencil

- Pencil Sharpener

- Kneaded eraser

 

 

Floral & Still Life Painting

 

4 week sessions

$180 + supplies

Monday, 7pm - 9:30pm

June 1 - 22, 2015

July 6 - 27, 2015

August 10 - 31, 2015

 

Learn the “Old Masters” technique of painting that became popular among Renaissance/Baroque period artists and still is used by contemporary artists today. This technique is beautifully suited to the use of acrylics. Paint from your own photographs for subject matter. Learn to paint in layers using a triad color palette while using monochromatic underpainting, staining and glazing techniques. The basics of color theory and the different types of acrylic paints will be discussed. VisArts will provide two stretched canvases but additional supplies will need to be purchased.

 

If desired, materials may be purchased from VisArts and will be on hand at the first class. Or materials may be purchased at any good art supply store.

 

Floral and Still Life Painting Workshop Materials List

  • Real Value White Taklon Brush Set 9155

      (Includes Round 1, Round 6, Bright 6, Filbert 8, Flat 12)

  • Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium 8 oz

  • Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish 8 oz.

  • One Sheet Bainbridge Cold Press Illustration Board 15 x 20

  • 200 ml tube Liquitex soft or heavy body Titanium White acrylic paint

  • Paint Palette

  • B pencil

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Metal Pencil Sharpener
     

Please bring at least three 8 x10 color photographs (printed, not on a laptop or cell phone, to allow for best color resolution) of your chosen subject matter.

 

 

 

Class Registration and Information

Please go to www.visartsatrockville.org to register for classes and workshops. Or, you may contact the education department at VisArts at 301.315.8200 and register over the phone. For additional class information please send email to markcollinsdesigns@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Class Location

All classes and workshops are held at: VisArts | 155 Gibbs Street | Rockville, MD 20850