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Painting Courses and Supplies

Summer Art Courses Greece
Paros Art Vacations
Paros Art Holiday
Greek Art Course on Paros

THE COURSES

The painting courses are designed to deepen the participant's knowledge of painting and drawing by studying elements of light, line quality, proportion, gesture, color and composition. In addition to the formal elements, students will be encouraged to develop new ways of seeing and feeling the beauty of the Mediterranean. Students may choose to work in oil, acrylic or watercolor during the art workshops.

In addition, a few days will be set aside in the course to learn monotype printmaking. This will be introduced as an expansion on the painting and drawing process. Students' sketches from earlier in the week will be used as the basis for prints. For many students this will be their first time handling printing inks or working a printing press. Most participants come to find that it is an interesting medium. It renders immediate, dramatic and sometimes unexpected results. Printmaking is unique and often acts as a bridge between the processes of painting and drawing.

ART SUPPLIES

Workshop students should bring their own art supplies according to their chosen media (see below). Transportable folding stools, printmaking ink ' black only, mineral spirits, palettes, brayers for printmaking, rags and soap for the studio will be provided. The list below is a minimum requirement. However, participants may bring as many additional items as they choose:

MATERIALS TO BRING FOR EVERYONE IN PAINTING / DRAWING

  • Sturdy, yet transportable easel or foam board for outdoor painting
  • Vine charcoal
  • 2B and 6B pencils, erasers, sharpeners
  • One sketch notebook, large or small depending on preference
  • BFK Rives, or Fabriano heavy weight printmaking paper, approx. 10 sheets (size 9"x12" or 23x30 1/2cm)

FOR THOSE WHO PAINT WITH OILS

  • Basic range of paints (Minimum requirement: ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, burnt sienna, red medium, yellow ochre, yellow medium, black and white. Additional colors are of your choosing.
  • Four or five oil painting brushes of high quality and assorted sizes
  • Palette knife
  • Primed canvases, gessoed paper or primed painting boards (Canvases are available for purchase on the island, however, sizes and shapes are limited.)
  • Painting mediums

FOR THOSE WHO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS

  • Basic range of paints (Minimum requirement: ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, burnt sienna, red medium, yellow ochre, yellow medium, black and white. Additional colors are of your choosing.
  • Four or five brushes of high quality and assorted sizes
  • Palette knife
  • Primed papers, canvases or boards

FOR THOSE WHO PAINT WITH WATERCOLORS

  • One block (or sheets) of watercolor paper
  • One set (full range of colors) of watercolors
  • Three or four watercolor brushes of high quality and assorted sizes
  • Natural sponge