CLASSICAL PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Have you ever wondered how old masters created such luminous paintings? This class will teach traditional oil painting techniques that were used by the old masters in order to create a still life or portrait painting. We cover the purpose and mechanics of underpainting and learn how to create a still life and portrait painting using layering techniques. You will also gain valuable knowledge on preparing a canvas, properly using mediums, mixing colours, glazing, scumbling and mixing realistic skin tones. In the portrait stage of this class, students will have the opportunity to create a realist portrait from a photo of their choice. Intermediate drawing skills are recommended.