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Painting Techniques

Pick up the tips that make all the difference.

Painting Outdoors
With Chad Church

Chad Church explains the nuts and bolts of painting outside "en plein aire." Learn how to pack and set up your paint box, and learn some handy tricks to make painting outside a pleasure.

Students meet at the Boulder School of Fine Art, and set up outside the school for the first meeting. Following meetings will be on site or in nearby parks. In inclement weather class will meet indoors and students will work from photos and studies made outdoors.

Students may bring their own painting supplies from list below, or pay an additional $30 fee for painting supplies and $30 for plein air easel rental during class time.

Plein Air Easel

 

Oil Paints -- Ivory Black, Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin or Cadmium Red and Cadmium Yellow

Medium: Walnut or Linseed Oil

4 canvas boards 11 x 14

3 Oil painting brushes, sizes 4, 6 and 8

Palette knife

Palette paper or box

Paper Towels

gloves

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Rent a plein air easel from the Boulder School of Fine Art and or painting supplies for the outdoor landscape painting class meeting August 4-25 from 10:30-12:30

Abstracting the Landscape with Chad Church

Explore abstraction through landscape painting in this creative and innovative class. This is a hybrid indoor and outdoor class. Students will also work from personal sketches and photo reference.

Students may bring their own painting supplies from list below, or pay art fees for outdoor easel and paints.

 

Oil Paints -- Ivory Black, Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue, Alizarin, and Cadmium Yellow

 

Medium: Walnut or Linseed Oil, Cold Wax

6 canvas boards 11 x 14

3 Oil painting brushes, sizes 4, 6 and 8

Palette knife

Palette paper or box

Gloves

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Rent a plein air easel from the Boulder School of Fine Art and or painting supplies for Abstracting the Landscape painting class meeting Oct 6-27 from 10:30-12:30

Intro to Oil Painting
With Ben Harden

Ben Harden will guide students through short projects each week in the Introduction to Oil Painting class. Students will learn about the materials and tools used for painting and color mixing technique and will explore values and tones.

 

Students may bring their own painting supplies from list below, or pay the $20 fee for school provided supplies.

Oil Paints -- Ivory Black, Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue, Alizarin and Cadmium Yellow

Medium: Walnut or Linseed Oil

4 canvas boards 11 x 14

3 Oil painting brushes, sizes 4, 6 and 8

Palette knife

Palette paper or box

Oil Painting Supplies Fee for Intro to Oil Painting Classes

Oil Painting Portraits from Photos
with Heather McGarey

Paint portraits from photos with the guidance of Heather McGarey in this beginner-intermediate level class.

 

10:30-12:30 in September.​

 

All painting supplies needed for class are provided as part of the $225 class fee.

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Intro to Watercolor Painting

with Elena Cantor

Explore the wet world of watercolor painting with Elena Cantor on Wednesdays from 2-4​

Supplies are provided as part of the $275 class fee.

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