Tracy Everly - Keeping It Simple: Mindset and Methods for Oil or Acrylic Painting (Online); Fridays, June 5-26, 2020

Date: Fridays, June 5-26, 2020 (4 week course)
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM PST
Level: All
Medium: Oils or Acrylics
Supply List: Keeping It Simple Supply List

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Simplicity is the glory of expression, said Walt Whitman. But it’s never simple to keep things simple- especially when you are talking about painting, which involves complexity of thought along with a firm grasp of technique and materials.

In this weekly class, we will discuss how to keep materials simple. We will also explore the importance of an open and joyful mindset and ways to start a painting and stay true to your initial impulse as you work. The focus will be on direct painting with oils or acrylics. Special emphasis will be placed on drawing, simplifying colors, grouping values, and on prioritizing and subordinating the elements in a painting. Each weekly session will focus on a specific topic and will include a short demo. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their work for feedback.

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