CLASS NO. 5
MAR 21, 2021
ERIC HOTZ: ART CLASSES AT LANGLEY ARTS COUNCIL
My fifth painting class was the 2nd of 3 classes where I began teaching the basics of acrylic painting. I created an acrylic painting the night before and then I ran a demo of how to re-create this painting within my 2-hour class. The painting exercise for Day 5 taught one method of creating water reflection as well as using colour values to make some objects appear more distant to the viewer. This exercise was designed to give my students experience and more confidence with acrylic painting while having fun with the painting process.
I created a 16x20-inch painting for my class depicting the Harrison River, B.C., Canada.
Setting up the classroom before the teaching starts.
The start -- a blank canvas! Students purchase their own 20x16-inch canvases.
I taught this painting using a step-by-step method but students could take their painting in any direction.
Students working on the background of their paintings.
Rendering this painting gives the student confidence with acrylic paints.
Students bring their own paints and brushes to class, although I do provide some brushes and paints.
Social distancing hasn't dampened the enthusiasm nor the creativity.
The mixing of acrylic paints to achieve the best colour choices is important with this painting..
Developing painting skills is important as you progress as a painter.
Working with colour values to convey atmospheric conditions for the viewer to enjoy.
I provide hairdryers in my classes to speed up drying to allow for more painting time.