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  • Week Options:11 week session starting June 12
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  • Price $ 45 members/$55 non-members - Drop-in cost

Painting Essentials with Sam Morrow – MONDAYS

Sam Morrow

Sam Morrow will teach traditional painting techniques and methods.  Beginning with a transcription of an old master painting, he will go through all basic processes from under painting, through body paint, glazing, scumbling, wet into wet, wet onto dry, transparency and opacity to name but a few.  Students will apply the principles learned in their old master copy to their own paintings, working from still life, photographs or the imagination.  Group discussion will be a feature in class as well as individual personal instruction.  The aim is to bring out the uniqueness in the student and all levels are welcome, from absolute beginner to advanced.  This class is for the oil or acrylic painter.

Sam Morrow was born and educated in London, England and has shown extensively in Britain and the United States.  He has taught art at university level in Virginia, Ohio and Tennessee and now lives in Connecticut.

Supply List:
Recommended Paint Colors:
Ivory Black, Flake White, Titanium White, Zinc White, Veridian Green, Terre Verte (Earth Green), Permanent Green, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue, Light Red (actually a sepia brown), Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson (‘lake’ is best but ‘permanent’ will be ok), Burnt Sienna,
Raw Umber, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ocre

Essential Materials
Linseed Oil (Artist’s Quality not Household!)
Artist’s Thinners (Mona Lisa brand is good).
Flat, medium-sized palette.
Paint rags (old T Shirts, sheets etc…)
Tacklebox or similar for storing paints.
Empty food cans, jars etc…

Brushes
A good selection of small-to-medium sized oil painting brushes (these tend to be a courser bristle than watercolor) or Acrylic Brushes if painting with Acrylic. Buy long-handled brushes for better balance and handling.

Canvas
Initially you will need 2 or 3 canvas boards.  These are fairly inexpensive.  After a couple of weeks, feel free to purchase stretched canvas.  If you have previous experience with painting use stretched canvas if you prefer.

Other Materials (optional)
For Oil: Damar varnish,Linseed Stand Oil, Liquin Paint Medium
For Acrylic: Mediums

11 week session: June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28

Cost:   full session (dates above) – $350 members/$450 non-members (pay for 10, one flex class free)

            Drop in classes – $45 member/$55 non-member

            (1/2 session options available, please call the Guild for details)

Drop-in cost: $45 members/$55 non-members

Contact the Guild for more information 203.438.8863

Painting Essentials

$45.00$450.00

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