Intro to Acrylics: Backgrounds (Skies)



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Intro to Acrylics: Backgrounds (Skies)
with Fred Lisaius
2-Week Class; 4 Video Lessons
Class Dates: February 14 – 23, 2017

Welcome to the first class in a three-part series! In these classes we will learn how to create the Background, Middle Ground and Foreground. We will also learn many techniques for creating depth and making all three grounds work together.

In this first class we will paint skies as our backgrounds: a blue sky with puffy white clouds, and a sunset (or sunrise) sky.

Acrylics paints are beautiful. The medium is creamy, colorful, and very versatile. This class is designed to introduce beginners to this beautiful medium and to excite more advanced students with new information and techniques. I look forward to painting with you! — Fred

CLICK HERE for the SUPPLY LIST.

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Series Schedule:

Backgrounds (February 14-23, 2017)
Middle Grounds (April 4-15, 2017)
Foregrounds (June 6-16, 2017)

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Sign up Today!

Three-class series:

Price: $95.00

Backgrounds class only:

Price: $40.00

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Part 1 – Backgrounds Class Itinerary

Week 1 – Blue Sky, Puffy Clouds

Lesson 1 – Mixing colors for the blue sky, building the big shapes, and defining our cloud edges.

Lesson 2 – Determining the color variations within the clouds, adding layers to create contrast and depth, and finishing by creating smooth transitions.

Week 2 – Sunrise Sunset

Lesson 3 – Create a warm color palette, lay down transition layers, and practice techniques for smooth blending.

Lesson 4 – Continue smoothing and refining, and glazing techniques for creating even more subtle tints.

 

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fredheadFred Lisaius is a painter, sculptor, and a popular art teacher at Bellevue College, WA  (“Fred is perfect!”). Fred is represented by the Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Seattle, and his work is in many private and corporate collections. Fred recently had a show at the Bainbridge Island Art Museum.  From his statement:

The deeper I go into the forest the closer I feel to the truth. Off of the trail, there is a quiet calm where ideas can be contemplated and refined. In my paintings and my sculptures, I utilize the forum of nature to explore our relationship to the natural world and to each other.

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Meet Fred video! https://vimeo.com/130925151

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NUTS & BOLTS
Here’s how this online class works:

• A password-protected blog serves as our clubhouse; there you will find all of the lesson videos and class materials.

• A Facebook group has been created for you to (optionally) share your paintings, and enjoy and learn from the artwork of others. (However, if you are shy about posting your art, Fred is always available to look at your work via email.)

• You have indefinite access to the class materials.

• Upon registration, you will receive an email within 48 hours with the links to the class blog and Facebook group.

• Class fee is good for participants living in a single household.

QUESTIONS? carla[at]carlasonheim.com

FAQs – If you’ve never taken an online class before and would like to know more about our classes, click HERE.





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