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Painting the Still Life with Tom Buchs

Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10: 9 am-4 pm (one hour lunch)

In this workshop, students will learn how to truly SEE the light on an object and how light describes form. We will identify the different qualities of light, whether direct, ambient, or reflective. Using a variety of lighting, including direct, 2-point and backlight, we will explore how ambient and reflected light create a more interesting, eye-grabbing painting. The instructor will demo in oils but this class is also appropriate for painting in acrylic or gouache. This class is appropriate for students with some experience in painting. Expect to paint a simple Still Life painting from a set up provided by the instructor. You will learn how to prepare the canvas for painting and how to choose a good composition and perspective, finding correct proportions and angles of edges. A supply list is available online.
$225 CCC Members / $265 Non-Members


Painting the Still Life with Tom Buchs 4/9

  • Painting the Still Life with Tom Buchs

    Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10: 9 am-4 pm

    Supply List

    Supplied by Student
    *Walnut Oil - For thinner and brush cleaner (unnecessary to buy from an
    expensive art store, find a good-sized bottle in the grocery store oil section)
    * a small container and lid for a small portion of Walnut oil at a time
    * paper towel- 2 rolls

    * plastic bags for dirty towels

    * medical gloves to keep your hands clean - optional
    * small sketch pad (5x7”)

    * soft pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
    * Goop or Gojo to clean hands and brushes
    * Oil or Acrylic brushes, various sizes (#2-4-6-10, Flats and Brights)
    * one liner brush (#1 or 2)
    * 1 1/2 or 2” inch cheap ($2) hardware bristle brush
    * a couple palette knives various sizes not too small
    * Canvas panels pre-primed (2-3) size 12x16”
    * Pallette (I use “Grey Matters” disposable palette sheets 9x12” or 12x16” available in pads at Dick Blick and then tape one to a panel or board)
    * masking tape
    * paints- I use mainly Sennelier but you can use Uttrect available at Dick Blick or any other (no student grades).

    Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Raw Umber, Ivory Black, Dioxazine Purple, Naples Yellow, Sap Green. (If desired, Cadmium Free colors may be found at Dick Blick)

    Supplied by CCC

    * Table or tripod easel
    * Ruler

    * a small bucket or other water container for washing brushes


Please note: All performance admissions and class registration fees are non-refundable, but may be transferrable to another person for the same event or class. Please contact the CCC at 262-375-3676 if you are unable to attend.

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