Acrylic Class w/ Gordon Meggison (3 hour sessions, 6 weeks)

Fridays - June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4  10am-1pm
Cost: $195 (not including materials)

Starting we will break down a photo of a landscape and build it back up following Gordon's painting methodology. This class is designed to launch you into an understanding of the incredible choices you have using this amazing modern paint medium. We'll cover color theory, basic form construction, gray scales in process, but quickly move to composition and concentrate on skills that will improve and bring life to your acrylic painting. Composition and under glazing will be established as an important first step. A variety of mediums will be introduced as we go that can aid the flow of the paints to achieve brilliant results. We will cover how to get colors to look brighter, using many glazing and textural overlay effects. 

Gordon Meggison lives in Jacksonville and was educated at Jacksonville University. In 1992, his French Light/Florida Light art show was hosted by the Sisters Cities Association of Jacksonville and Nantes, France, featuring "pleine aire" watercolors. He now paints full time and teaches watercolor, oils, and acrylics.

Materials List

Small prestretched canvases (10" X 12" or larger, your choice).
Set of Bright White Flat Nylons - #12, #4, #2 (I can help you choose these at Reddi-Arts)
Small Whale Tale (triangle shape) metal palette knife (other sizes and types optional)
Paper or plastic plates (plastic tupperware containers are also good for mixing)
Brush Cleaning - Any 2 plastic containers for thinning color and cleaning brushes
Paper towels and flat 3"x 5" kitchen sponge

Paint Colors:
Medium Body Tube paints or liquid acrylics are good (Golden Brand, Liquitex, Daler Rowney all good).

Choice 1: (Cost Saver selection ROYGBIV - "What's That?" - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo. Violet!)

OR Choice 2: (call if you have questions)
titanium white                             burnt sienna
cobalt blue or ultramarine         burnt umber
cerulean blue (optional)             cadmium orange
yellow ochre                                 cadmium red
sap green                                      cadmium yellow
olive green                                    alizarin crimson
chrome green                               indigo
turquoise green or viridian

Class participants receive a "SPECIAL 25% DISCOUNT"
on all art supplies.