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Creating the Still Life – Your Way! @Darien Arts Center

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Creating the Still Life – Your Way!

Sessions: 10
Dates: 4/10/2024 to 6/5/2024
Grades: Adult

Meeting Times: Wednesday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


Description

Come enjoy a peaceful, supportive environment and work with Nancy in our spacious art studio to learn about the many ways the Still Life genre can be interpreted. Whether traditional drawing and painting or more contemporary renditions are your interest, she will guide you in your chosen media! Feel free to bring your own still life set up or photos of what you wish to create! All levels welcome!

Following supplies are brought by the student:
If you will be Drawing:
  • Graphite Drawing Pencils: (Derwent and Raffine are good ones 4H, 2H, H, HB, 2B)
  • Staedler White Plastic Eraser (has a blue wrapper with white lettering)
  • Tri Eraser (retractable eraser with triangular shaped head)
  • Westhill Clear Plastic Ruler, 2″ x 12″ (with red grids in increments of 1/8″ please no substiute!)
  • Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper (there is a red/orange “pad” of paper, 140lb weight and 20% cotton.)
  • Reference Photos or Objects you wish to draw! Please print out your photos to the same size or a smaller size than your drawing paper.
  • EXTRAS: If you wish, Prismacolor Colored Pencils set of 72 (recommended for intermediate rather than beginners.)

 

If you will be Painting in Watercolor:
  • One set of Winsor Newton 1/2 pan watercolors. (Please do not get tube watercolors. 12 – 15 colors is great!)
  • Winsor Newton Natural Hair or Sable Brushes (Size 6 round, size 2 round, one small angle brush, one small flat brush – only natural hair please!)
  • Hake Brush 1 – 1/2″ in width
  • 4H Graphite Pencil
  • Staedler White Plastic Eraser
  • Westhill Clear Plastic Ruler, 2″ x 12″ (with red grids in increments of 1/8″ please no substiute!)
  • Fabriano Watercolor Block, 5 x 7″ or 8 x 10″
  • One Roll Artist’s Tape in 1/4″ size
  • Reference Photos or Objects you wish to paint! Please print out your photos to the same size or a smaller size than your canvas.
  • Small Watercolor Journal (must be 140lb pages (to serve as your own personal color mixing palette guide.)

 

If you will be painting in Oil:
  • Basic Traditional Palette Oil Paint Colorss: (Titanium White, Zinc White, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue)
  • Bottle of Walnut Oil (can be bought at Jerry’s Artarama)
  • Glass Jar with Screw Top Lid
  • Small Plastic Bag for your oil paint refuse
  • Disposable Plastic Palette Pad, please get white not gray
  • Bristle Brushes (Hog Hair Cream-Colored) or Natural Hair Brown Bristle Brushes Beginning Sizes: #4 round detail, #8 flat brush, #6 filbert
  • Canvas – Either canvas pad paper, canvas panels, cradled gessoed boards, primed canvas or primed linen. Size is up to you but best not to go too big to begin with!
  • Reference Photos or Objects you wish to paint! Please print out your photos to the same size or a smaller size than your canvas.
  • Small Watercolor Journal (must be 140lb pages (to serve as your own personal color mixing palette guide.)

Venue

Darien Arts Center
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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