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Landscape Painting Course


Wed 9 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–9:00pm
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–9:00pm
Wed 23 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–9:00pm
Wed 30 Aug 2017, 6:30pm–9:00pm
Wed 6 Sep 2017, 6:30pm–9:00pm

Where: CPAS Studio, 4 - 14 Hunter Street, Parramatta, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: christophervid

This course is aimed for those individuals that want to learn how to paint landscapes in oils and/or acrylics. Understanding the foundations of drawing and painting with oils.

Topics covered include:
- Knowing your tools and materials including health/safety.
- Understanding colour, tonal values, saturation and how to mix colours
- Painting composition
- Painting simple elements from the landscape such as trees, mountains, water etc.

Landscape painting, covering topics which include composition, perspective and how to capture natural light using paint and colour. There might be a small number of sessions that will be out-doors.

In order to be able to attend and to progress in this class you will need to have some prior experience in drawing or painting. If not, we will need to do some initial training in basic drawing.

Class structure
The course will be divided into a number of sessions during which we will tackle various topics in landscape painting.

Session 1. Introduction to landscape painting, color and color mixing practice using a limited palette. We will cover the properties of color and how to control tonal value and saturation.

Session 2. We will cover painting composition by discussing a number of paintings and images. We will also cover linear and aerial perspective, direct and indirect methods of painting. Starting painting our first landscape demonstrating aerial perspective. We will go through the whole process of painting including choice of subject, planning and sketching, planning your palette, underpainting and developing the painting.

Session 3. Painting skies and clouds including sunsets

Session 4. Mixing greens. Creating a landscape with variations of greens.

Session 5. Painting water reflections

Session 6. Painting fast using a limited palette

Sessions 7–8. Painting from photography. Every student will be given the opportunity to choose to paint a landscape of own choice. During this process you will need to tackle most of the various aspects that we covered during the previous sessions.