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Workshop Title
Oil Painting Fundamentals
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Subject / Focus
Local Landscape Oro-Medonte
Class Description
The tools (through proper technique and application) will be taught throughout this series of classes.

Eventually these tools combined with your own style and approach should develop within you your full potential as a painter and artist.

A finished piece of art 'you should be proud of' is our goal.
About the Artist
Born in Barrie in 1958, Richard has been painting and drawing since he was ten years old, developing his abilities on a self-taught basis until enrolling in the Fine Arts Department at the Ontario College of Arts four year program.

Since graduating in 1990, Richard has since opened and operated a small business in Orillia, Ontario.

Richard is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards throughout his career including:

- 1988 John Alfsen Award for Proficiency in Fine Art
- 1989 Dorothy Steven's Award for Proficiency in Painting and Drawing
- 1991 Best in Show, Watercolour and Pastel, Kempenfest, Barrie
- 1992 Best Traditional Painting, Midland Arts Festival

Richard's work was chosen to be in a movie 'Where the Heart is', filmed in Toronto, and commanded the highest price in a charity silent auction held at the Ontario College of Art in 1989.
Instructor phone
705-325-4874 (Bus.) OR 705-327-3379 (Res - Evenings only)

Supplies Students Should Bring:

Paint / art media
Oils (Student or Artist Grade)
- Sap green
- Viridian green
- Cadmium red medium OR Windsor red
- Cadmium yellow OR Windsor yellow medium
- Ultramarine blue
- Titanium white
- Paynes grey
- Yellow ochre
- Burnt sienna
- Raw umber
- Burnt umber

- Linseed oil

(See 'Optional' User Fee below for 'USE' of Instructor's supplies)
Art Surface / Support
- 16"x20" canvas board or stretched canvas
- Tabletop easel

(See 'Optional' Purchase for Canvas below)
Supplies and Tools
- Flat white bristle brushes, sizes 2, 4 & 6
(Need one of each size / preferrably two of each size)

- Paper towels / rags
- Vine or willow charcoal
- Disposable palette paper
- Odourless mineral spirits
Reference materials
- Photo supplied by instructor

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

Materials Fee $ per Student
1) Optional User Fee: $15.00 (use of oil paints, linseed oil, brushes, vine or willow charcoal) 2) Optional Purchase - 16"x20" Canvas: $12.00
Materials the instructor will provide
- Reference Photo
Items made available for purchase
- Book: Landscape Painting by Michael Albala
(This book is endorsed by Richard Vander Meer as being best book re fundamentals of painting.)
Cost: $45.00

**Bring CASH or cheque to pay directly to instructor

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
Week 1:
- A value study in mono chrome using thin paint
- Demos by instructor / step by step
Session 2
Week 2:
- Developing middle tones and darks
- More demos
Session 3
Week 3:
- Developing the lights
- More demos
Session 4
Week 4:
- Applying accents, highlights and darkest darks
- Demos

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