Painting, A Practical Short Course

Venue: La Maison Chic Galway. Duration: 6 weeks. Takes place in Spring & Autumn – call us for exact dates 091 75 75 75

Week 1 Introduction to Painting
The Basics
Painting as a form of thinking communication and craft
Paint as you see not what you think you see
Painting materials and supports
Week 2 Elements of painting
Composition Colour
Tone and Value
Texture
Painting from references
 Week 3 Painting from references
Painting from life
Introduction to Colour Theory
Colours in the light
Colours in the pigments
Live Painting Workshop 1
 Week 4 Compositions & techniques
Subjects
Live painting workshop
Expressive Painting
 Week 5 Emotional brushstrokes bring paintings to life
Introduction to abstractionism
Expression techniques
 Week 6 Quick paintings
Expressing personally through Painting
 Materials A3 Watercolour paper pad
Pencils HB, 2B and 6B rubber and sharpener
Watercolour set or acrylic minimum 7 colour set
Watercolour or Acrylic soft brush set
Kitchen Roll, Aluminium foil, cling film, old newspapers, 2 large plastic cups
Masking tape