This in person class is organized to address the needs of the beginner painter who wants to practice and learn the basics. New painters will learn to build an acrylic underpainting from scratch, and mix colors while developing your ability to evaluate value and composition. The setting is relaxed and informative. For returning students with experience in acrylic or oil, this workshop will provide an opportunity to work on independent projects. The intention of this class is to create a space for artistic learning, showing by example in real time the practice and thought process of being an artist, creating a IRL group space to share and talk about art while offering advice on materials, technique, and subject matter. As an instructor, Cole is here to help students address artist blocks, and model how to create time and space for a nourishing art practice. A materials list will be provided.
About the instructor: Cole is a painter and visual artist based in Portland Oregon. Nature is the biggest influence in Cole’s art especially now that natural disasters are ever increasing with climate change. Making observations, interpretations, and communicating the forms of nature that he thinks should be preserved and cherished is his goal. He wants to create excitement about preservation through visual interest by bringing the feelings and emotions associated in nature. Cole studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and has a Bachelors of Arts in Art History from Portland State University.
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About our classroom space: Ulna studio is a creative space located on the 7th floor of the Portland Storage Building on SE Morrison st. There is usually elevator access for arrival to your in-person class, but on exiting students will need to walk down a stairway. Masks will be optional, and we ask that you do not come to class if you are feeling sick.
If you are Black or Indigenous or Trans and would like 50% off class cost please use the coupon code MAGENTA at check out.