Beginning Painting (Fall 2014)

Fine Arts

This introductory class is tailored to those who have never painted and who are ready to take the plunge, and for more advanced painters who want to keep their current skills honed.

Students will use oil (strongly recommended) or acrylic paint to learn basic techniques of this expansive medium. The fundamental elements of color, color theory, design, form, and content will be explored through studio work and slide lectures. / Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. / Materials fee of $5 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

What to Bring: Two sheets of 22 x 30" Arches cover white paper; one 18 x 24" drawing board (or larger); one 32 oz. container of acrylic gesso; gesso brush; roll of white artist's tape; one 32 oz. container of Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; 12 x 16" pad of disposable palette paper; cloth rags; one 37ml oil paint tube each of phthalo green and alizarin crimson; two metal palette knives. / Students should anticipate additional costs for the purchasing of requisite painting supplies. / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to Wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity, or an apron if preferred.

Please Register Before: September 8

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. UPDATE: Minimum enrollment has been met.

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/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: 2D 9361
Dates: Sep. 11 – Nov. 13
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Sarah Wieben
Main Building Room 300
Non-Credit Tuition: $380.00
1 Credit Tuition: $776.00

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