Art Classes • Art Lessons in Austin Texas

Course Outline*

1. First 4 lessons -
The Absolute Basics.
Learn the basics including the fundamental mechanics of painting. Learn to set up your painting/drawing workstation. Learn the best way of cleaning your brushes mixing colors, laying out your palette and applying paint to your paper or canvas, Start with a value tone chart, then paint a gradations exercise, then paint/draw a simple bowl in one color using that gradation exercise to paint the bowl. Then in painting create a color wheel. Then paint a still life in color. Create easy projects and move to more challenging ones. Landscapes and still lifes

2. Second 4 lessons -
Basic Compositions
Learn the second level of basics including texture and create an complete composition with background. Birds, landscapes, and seascape


3. Third 4 lessons -
More Complex Compositions -
Learn more challenging compositions


4. Fourth 4 lessons -
Basic Intermediate - texturing and creating light, and the basics of composition building.


5. Fifth 4 lessons -
Basic Intermediate Part 2- Create your own compositions (create one painting from several photographs) or create compositions from these. Creating mood in your compositions. change the color key.


6. Sixth 4 lessons -
Basic Intermediate Part 3 - Start frameable Magnificence series 22" X 30"if you wish

7. Seventh 4 lessons -Start portraits or figure if you wish

*the course expands and improves all the time.
Therefore projects and project order subject to change without notice.