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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

PAD 17 - Painting the Figure and Portraits in Oils

with Patrick Hobaugh



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*This class skips Oct. 11.*

Designed for both the beginner and experienced painter, this adult painting course introduces you to the language of painting and the use of color and composition to create realistic portraits and figures in oil. Students will work from photographs as reference. Relax and learn in a stress-free environment! Returning students are introduced to new techniques to help them move forward with their art.

Supply List

  • Brushes: You will eventually want as many brushes as possible, but you will at least need 4-6 to start with. I will explain the different types during the first day of class, but here are the recommended types and sizes for now. Filberts: At least one brush, size 2, and/or 4 Rounds: At least three brushes of the following sizes: 1, 2, 4 Flats: At least One brush of the following sizes: 6, and/or 8 The Synthetic Rounds and Flats can usually be found cheaper in sets. The synthetic brushes are cheaper and work fine. The sable or sable/synthetic blend brushes are more expensive but will last longer.
  • Canvas: You will need at least one canvas for this class, perhaps two, pre stretched and primed, of at least 16" x 20" size, and no larger than 24" x 30".
  • Containers/Cleaners: You will need a small-lidded jar to keep for water, baby food jar sized. With water-miscible oil paints you will not need any solvents for clean up, however, you will want some Brush Washing Soap sold at any of the art stores, or some dish/laundry soap.
  • Miscellaneous: Some Cotton Rags, Paper towel roll
  • Optional: Rubber Gloves

Paint colors needed for the class: Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Alizarin, Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Naples Yellow Hue, Sap Green. We will be using water-miscible oil paints, which look and handle just like regular oil paints but with easier clean up and less noxious fumes. *If you already own regular oil paints, you are welcome to use those rather than buy a whole new set, however, I would like you to have the colors listed above. If you have any questions about which paint to buy we can discuss it the first day of class.*

You can order all supplies and have them ready for you at your class on the first day by ordering from Binders! Painting the Figure Portraits in Oils supplies available here:

  • Sep 6 - Nov 15th, 2019
    Fri for 10 weeks from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Will run

Carriage House, Ground Floor

980 Briarcliff Road Northeast
ATLANTA, GA 30306 Get directions

Room: Painting/Drawing Studio 1

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