Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)
Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Skill level: Beginner
Supplies will be discussed the first night of class. Students may refer to the list below, but do not buy any supplies until the instructor has reviewed the list in class. Paints Basic colors • Napthol Crimson or Cadmium Red Medium* • Cadmium Yellow* • Either Primary Blue or Thalo Blue • Mars Black • Titanium White *Cadmium-based inks are toxic Helpful colors • Burnt Umber • Burnt Sienna • Yellow Ochre • Hookers Green • Raw Sienna Other • Airbrush medium for making tonal grounds • Painting Surfaces – Its helpful to start relatively small using standard sizes (8” X 10”, 11” X 14”, 16” X 20”) which makes readily-available frames easy to find and use. • Stretched canvas – double or triple primed • Standard gallery wrapped – no framing necessary o Clayboard* o Gessoed tempered Masonite* o Canvas tablet Paper • *Standard, ready-made frames can have a shallow depth (rabbet) so thinner painting surfaces are easily accommodated by these frames. Brushes (both flat and round of each) • Stiff bristle – numbers vary according to the manufacturer • Soft bristle Palettes • Wood or Glass (glass preferred) • Disposable (tablet) • Kitchen storage container with tight-fitting lid lined in the bottom with foam and • Parchment paper placed on top of the foam Tools • Palette knife – metal blades: small, medium and large Other • Gesso and fine-grit sandpaper or hand-held sanding block • Extender – for lengthening drying time • Watercolor pencils • 2 Plastic water containers (clean water and washing brushes) • Rags or paper towels (paper towels preferred) • White or graphite transfer paper • Varnishes for finished paintings • Masking tape • Small knife or razor blade • Eye dropper • Water spray bottle with fine spray • Apron – only if you think you’ll need it • Hair dryer • Easel o Table-top model for smaller to medium paintings o Floor model for medium to large paintings
A native of Central Florida, David Hunter is a master printmaker and experienced art educator, who is well-known on the Crealdé campus for his wry sense of humor and remarkable patience with teaching his art to students, adults and children alike. Printmaking is a process of creating images, or etchings, that involves using acid to etch lines into a hard metal plate, and then using that plate to make prints. Hunter was instrumental in forming the Florida Printmakers Society in 1986, becoming its first president at that time. He actively participates in art festivals and teaches workshops throughout the Southeast and is a member of the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Miniature Painter, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. and the Miniature Artists of America.