Lesson 1 - Terms & Hue, Value & Chroma
Like every single medium there is consistent language that is regularly used to share ideas and concepts. Acrylic painting is not an exception. In this video I go through the basic terminology that artists use to communicate with. This is language that I used through out the whole course and beyond. As well, I do a quick demonstration of the 3 elements of Colour: Hue, Value & Chroma. Find the link to download the handout for this lesson below.
This is a class that is designed for absolute beginners. Someone like you, who might have gone to an acrylic paint night (pre-covid or post-covid) where you had such a great time that it sparked a deeper interested in learning to paint. Or you might be like me, who wanted to do acrylic painting for a long time but it took a while to get brave enough to to even attempt. I was unsure even where to start and mistakenly spent money for supplies that I ultimately never used and had to get rid of after I actually started painting. I hope that this video will save you both time and money.
Over the years I have taught this class many times. Each time I go back through and tweak each lesson to contain the most up to date information that I have learned. This course is not exception. Below is an image from way back in 2015 when I began to teach this class here in Yellowknife NWT until all our lives were all so rudely interrupted in 2020.
Below is the video for this week. I go through some of the supplies you will need. I also show you the difference between the various acrylic paints and explain the differences between acrylic paint consistencies that you will find at the store. I share some of my favourite paint brushes, metal palette knifes, masonite boards and so forth.
Let's begin right now with the supplies that you're going to need to be successful with this class!
Yellowknife watercolour and acrylic artist Shawna Lampi-Legaree’s latest venture can best be summarized as capturing moments of beauty from the world around her.
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