Scheduled Dates

10/11/2020   11:00 AM  02:00 PM
10/18/2020   11:00 AM  02:00 PM
10/25/2020   11:00 AM  02:00 PM
11/1/2020   11:00 AM  02:00 PM

Landscape & Abstraction: Painting and/or Drawing

Dates: 10/11/2020 to 11/1/2020
Schedule: Su 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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Located in : ONLINE, Online
Instructor: Josette Urso

Regular Student: $280.00

The complexity of the landscape makes it a fitting subject for anyone
interested in merging observation and abstraction through painting
and/or drawing.  

Work indoors from reproductions and photographs or the view from your
window, to be prepared for future open-air painting and drawing.
Perfect your skills with layout, spatial relationships, color, paint
handling and mark making, while at the same time emphasizing
simplification and reinterpretation of your subject.

Speed of execution and economy of vision will be encouraged, as
students identify and express the structural core and emotional impact
of their subject. Students will execute numerous quick studies and
develop more finished works while exploring various ways of making marks
and handling paint. 

This class is ideal for anyone from the beginner to the more advanced student who wants to expand their vision.

Additional Information

Required Supplies

  • Scrap Paper
  • Landscape photographs, postcards or other reproductions 
  • A computer or device with a reliable Internet connection and recommend downloading the Zoom app
  • A dedicated workspace with your materials in place before the start of class

Materials list for students who want to paint:

  • Paints: Watercolor, Gouache, and/or Acrylic suggested colors include 
    • Alizarin Crimson (a cool red)
    • Cadmium Red Medium (a warm red)
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Ivory Black
    • Titanium White
      Variations of these colors can also work if they include the three primaries: Red, Yellow and Blue as well as a black and a white. With watercolor or gouache, “neutral tint” is preferable to ivory black and a tube of white gouache or titanium white is suggested.
  • Watercolor / Gouache Palette a white palette made of plastic, metal or ceramic. The “John Pike” is a standard palette with a lid, but you can also use other white surfaces such as a dinner plate, enameled baking tray, or plastic disposable party plates (often found at the dollar store). Acrylic Palette a disposable wax paper palette pad is convenient for easy cleanup.
  • Brushes - choice of medium to large flats and rounds. Don’t be shy of large brushes.
  • Papers for all paint mediums- Pads, Blocks or Sheets. Paper is a very practical painting surface -- even for those working with acrylic. It is portable and lightweight. An assortment of surface types is recommended: cold press watercolor (has more texture) or hot press (smoother). This is a good opportunity to experiment. 11”x 14” or 18” x 24” are good sizes. Those working with acrylic can also consider canvases, boards or panels.
  •  Paper Towels 
  • 2 or 3 water containers
  • Palette knife (if using acrylic) 
  • White or off-white Drafting or Nichiban Tape                                    

Materials list for students who prefer to draw

  • Drawing Tools a small variety of fine point and bold pens and/or pencils of your choice.  Some possibilities include:  Kuretake brush pens, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens, Pigma Micron Pens, Winsor and Newton Watercolor Markers, Sharpies, Ebony Pencils, China Markers.  Color is OK too!
  • General Purpose Drawing Pad (approx. 11 x 14 “, medium weight, smooth and white) or any paper or surface you currently have available.
  • White or off-white Drafting or Nichiban Tape

Age Range:  18  -  & UP