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Foundations for Painting Virtual Class

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021


Delight in this virtual foundations of painting – composition, brush and painting techniques, art history, and color theory – with artist Alex Hess. Hess, a Pittsburgh-based artist, takes you through weekly lessons designed to encourage your painting practice and share knowledge on the foundations of painting.

May 7th: Composition

How to create a harmonic armature on any Size/Surface. Demo example – And how the past masters utilized this when thinking about the compositions.

May 14th: Underpainting Process

How to quickly build up values using 1 color + White – The importance of the underpainting and how different artists preferred different grounds and ways of doing it. The benefits of the tones uniting to make a more complimentary finished painting.

May 21st: Palette

Mixing demo/ Creating Color strings – And how to accurately know how to achieve a targeted color – Mixing a series of different colors (Skin Tones, Nature, Fruit Etc…)

May 28th: Brushes

The difference between each and how certain ones help to provide certain characteristics within the painting (How to know which brush to use.)


May 7
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Altoona, PA United States + Google Map