An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 5, 2017
Join guest instructor Brandy Agun in our first ever oil class at Northwest Art Center!
Still life is a fascinating art form with tremendous possibilities for expression.
Exquisite still life painting may be as simple as a single object or encompass a vast array of objects in a complex arrangement. In this class you will learn how to set up an intriguing composition using objects, color, shadow and light as the major elements of design.
All levels are welcome. Mature teen artists and older recommended. You need not have prior drawing or oil painting experience.
Various methods are explored to create accurate drawings.
Mixing and handling oil paint is carefully explained. You will learn to make thumbnail sketches and explore different croppings of your image. You then progress to draw your still life onto a toned canvas or oil painting paper and to block in the major components with a first pass of painting.
In subsequent passes you will add more detail such as highlights, dark accents, and surface items such as jar labels, etc… In final stages you will learn to scumble and glaze to deepen contrasts and enrich colors.
Brandy will email you a list of materials to bring to the class including brushes, paint, still life props, and more. Canson’s Canvapaper or Arches oil paper, still life vignette materials, props, lighting, some basic drawing and oil painting materials will be available.
Brandy has been studying art for the past 25 years beginning with classes at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Or. She studied for 10 years at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Wa focusing primarily on the figure taking many drawing and anatomy courses. There she also developed skills painting in pastel and drawing with mixed media under Terry Furchgott. To deepen her skills Brandy studied classical drawing and oil painting for 3 years at Georgetown Atelier in Seattle, Wa under Tenaya Sims graduating in 2012. During that same time she studied anatomy and ecorche at the Seattle Sculpture Atelier under Matt Buckner. In 2013 Brandy began teaching traditional oil painting out of her studio in Snohomish, Wa and has taught classes in Woodinville, Georgetown Atelier, Gage Academy of Art and Kirkland Art Center all located in Washington. In 2014, Brandy moved her studio into her home.
Brandy’s main focus is on figurative work but she enjoys still life, interior scenes and exterior scenes such as cityscapes as well. All of her work employs a touch of narrative.