Contemporary Concepts

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This group and individually instructed class will pick up where Fundamentals II leaves off and continue to build on the foundations of painting. Paint application and color theory will be introduced during this course. Your instructor will challenge you to begin thinking creatively about your work and use the techniques you've learned to develop your own personal style. This class is ideal for someone wishing to explore thinking abstract at a beginner level. You will also have the opportunity to create goals for continuing your education into our upper level courses.

This class will primarily focus on the expressive aspect of making art. We will explore creative thinking and mark making through traditional and contemporary image making. As it is n all painting, the subject is always an aspect of the paint. The artistry starts with an idea the beauty is controlled by techniques, application, and explorations of color and surface choices. Bring sketchbook, canvas, and paints every week.

Prerequisites: Fundamentals I , Fundamentals II

Basic Supplies Required:

Azo Red Light


Azo Yellow Lemon

Azo Yellow Deep

Phthalo Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Sienna

Large Tube of Mixed White 

Liquin (small bottle)

Palette Knives

Stretch Canvas

Suggested Supplies:


Vine Charcoal

XL Jumbo Charcoal

Compressed Charcoal

18”x24” Charcoal Paper

Gum Eraser

Spray Fixative

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