VIRTUAL-Back to the Basics with Michelle Savas Thompson   2/11

VIRTUAL-Back to the Basics with Michelle Savas Thompson 2/11

Back to the Basics with Michelle Savas Thompson

Thursday, February 11: 9 am-12 pm

In this 3-hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn as a novice or build upon existing knowledge on your Journey in Back to the Basics. We will discuss and practice three of the fundamentals every artist must develop as they lay their foundation for greater art down the road.  We will devote one hour each to drawing, shading, and mixing colors. Students are required to bring a 9 x 12” sketchbook, set of drawing pencils, eraser and hand-held pencil sharpener. All other supplies are included.

$43 CCC Members / $52 Non-Members


Supply List for Michelle Savas Thompson Back 2 Basic Class

Sketchbook, 9 x 12”

Drawing pencils, set of at least 5

Eraser, white or grey kneeded

Hand-held pencil sharpener

Color Wheel (will be emailed to you as an image to print)

Acrylic Paint-

(I recommend SOHO Urban Artist Acrylic from but the acrylic paint colors below may be purchased anywhere, including Amazon, Michaels, Walmart, Dick Blick)

*Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Azo Red, Rose Madder, Primary Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep, and Titanium White

*2 ounce tubes are sufficient for one session classes, feel free to buy any size tube


I prefer to tape Grey Matters Palette Paper to the table and squirt my paint on it. Other options are a couple of large Styrofoam plates or a piece of glass or plexiglass, approx. 11x14”.


a smaller round brush for “Drawing”, size 4 or 6

Angled Flat, ½” wide

Flat, ¾” to 1” wide

Palette Knife (for mixing colors)

Painting Surface stretched canvas or gesso board, size 11x14”

Additional supplies

Water in a container to rinse your brushes

Paper towels or my favorite, Blue Shop Towels (auto section)

Brush Cleaners:  GOOP hand cleaner (auto section) or Simple Green (auto section or cleaning isle) or Linseed Studio Soap (

Optional: Disposable gloves

Optional: Proportional Compose-it-grids (best for painting from life)