CLASSES NO. 1 - 4
ACRYLIC PAINTING: MAY 14 - June 4, 2022
ERIC HOTZ: ART CLASSES AT LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL
My first four classes are usually acrylic painting. I try to create varied projects to give a wide range of experiences so my students can try their hands at many subjects and techniques. Being three hour classes, these are relaxing and easy to accomplish with the time given. A lot can be done in three hours as there is no feeling of having to rush
MAY 14: Painting a simple landscape. There are highlights from the reflective
moonlight on the branches and tree trunk to paint in.
MAY 14: All that remains is to add the reflective light from the moon.
MAY 14: Everyone had fun with this painting.
MAY 21: A simple painting with atmospheric depth added to give some perspective. Three layers
of trees with the backmost trees almost disappearing into the blue mist.
MAY 21: Although fairly straightforward, this painting is a challenge for those who are beginners but
the painting is still fun to paint.
MAY 21: The final completed paintings!
MAY 28: Painting butterflies on smooth river stones. This was a fun exercise!
MAY 28: There are dos and don'ts when painting onto stones. It can be challenging. I went over the process of how to render the base drawing before you start painting.
MAY 28th: I taught how to render the initial drawing, the steps to creating a butterfly painting the stone, and how to create a real looking shadow. All the butterfly paintings came out quite well!
JUNE 4: Painting a moose painting using a stencil. This was one of the tricks of rendering a difficult subject. I will continually impart tricks and little know methods that make painting easier.
JUNE 4: Painting a moose is not easy when most people do not know what a moose really looks like. I provide a stencil to ensure the outline shape is correct and a photo showing the animal's muscle tones, etc. Students always have the choice to paint from the photo reference I provide.
JUNE 4: One student prefered to paint a still life rather than the moose painting. Students may always paint however they want and what they want.