Intro to Acrylics: Painting Middle Grounds



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Intro to Acrylics: Painting Middle Grounds
with Fred Lisaius
2-Week Class; 4 Video Lessons
Class Dates: April 4 – 13, 2017

Welcome to the second 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 second class we will use our paintings from Part 1 and create two middle grounds: trees and mountains. This class is about the challenge of creating elements in a painting that support, but won’t overpower, foreground elements to come.

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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Sign up Today!

Three-class series:

Price: $95.00

Middle Grounds class only:

Price: $40.00

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Series Schedule:

Backgrounds (instant availability)
Middle Grounds (April 4-15, 2017)
Foregrounds (June 6-16, 2017)

  

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Part 1 – Middle Grounds Class Itinerary

Week 1 – Blue Sky, Mountains

Lesson 1 – Picking colors that indicate distance and depth, and roughing in shapes of a distant mountain range.

Lesson 2 – Adding a second layer of paint to the first layer for complete coverage. Adding detail to create a realistic look.

Week 2 – Sunrise Sunset, Trees

Lesson 3 – Painting tree forms, trunks and branches; working with subtleties color to create the right balance for a middle ground element in a backlit scene.

Lesson 4 – Revisit tree forms. Make adjustments in color transparency, adding additional branches and fine details with a small brush.

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Sign up Today!

Three-class series:

Price: $95.00

Middle Grounds class only:

Price: $40.00

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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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