Working primarily from observation, the goal of the class is for students to hone their perceptual skills and leave with a new understanding of light and color. Students will be introduced to the materials and basic techniques that are the foundation of oil painting.
Day 1: Introduction to materials and tools; color lecture and color-mixing exercise using small canvas panel.
Day 2: Begin a single object painting, using small canvas panel. Attempt to depict clear, lit, geometric planes, reflected light and reflected color.
Day 3: Discuss various brushwork techniques. Palette knife painting exercise on small panel.
Day 4: Slide Lecture on gestural painting, action painting, expressionism. Action painting exercise on medium panel.
Day 5: Indirect Painting lecture. Begin underpainting on stretched canvas.
Day 5: Continue indirect painting by building up layers of color over the underpainting.
Day 6: Work Day
Day 8: Finish portrait
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
Catherine Chiuco is a Graphic Design alumna from VCUQatar. She previously worked for the Center for Research, Design and Entrepreneurship at VCUQatar and also volunteers for Reach Out to Asia where she teaches do-it-yourself (DIY) screen printing to young artists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
In her work, Chiuco strives to collaborate with young artists and designers from different cultures and backgrounds to gain further understanding about the diversity of the world. She focuses on graphic design, photography, print making and illustration.