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1. Watch

Below are the videos for this weeks lesson! 

 

Follow the instructions below each video 

for more information on techniques, equipment required etc.

 

 Week 7 - Kitchen Ceramics

 

General Overview Instructions

What you Need:

- Art supplies

- Ceramic Objects 

Set Up:

  1. Place still life objects at least 1/2 metre away from you. 

  2. Sit on bench stool with your easel angled towards the still life.

  3. If you are using a board without an easel, it is best to put an object (ceramic objects) behind your board and angle it on a 45-65 degree angle.

Timelapse

Charcoal & White Chalk Pastel

Instructions

Make sure read the OVERVIEW information before reading these instructions and commencing your picture

 

1. Commence drawing on your assorted Neutral or Grey Canson pad. If you do not have any left, use your next best option. Your choice will depend on the general ranges in your selection of ceramic objects so your colour selection can be dark or light. 

2. Place the paper of your choice in the front of your open book. 

3. Only some of the objects will let the midtone colour of the paper come through. 

4. Use the best colours from your selection to describe each individual object.  

5. With ceramic objects use your kneadable rubber to drag the tone around any of your colours; Charcoal, white chalk and contes, By not kneading your rubber and letting the colour build up on your rubber so it spreads the tone rather than rubbing it out. This makes it look more ceramic. Practice this a little bit before you commence on a spare piece of paper. 

6. Use contrast, depth of field, perspective, composition and tonal values to support the outcome of this picture. 

Pastels

Lesson

Instructions

Make sure read the OVERVIEW information before reading these instructions and commencing your picture

1. Work from dark pastels to light pastels.

2. Hold pastels up to still life to compare colour options and blends of various pastel combinations.

3. Only some of the objects will let the midtone colour of the paper come through. 

4. I used the sandpaper selection but you can use any of your pads. 

5. With ceramic objects use your kneadable rubber to drag the tone around any of your colours; with your pastels, By not kneading your rubber and letting the colour build up on your rubber so it spreads the tone rather than rubbing it out. This makes it look more ceramic. Practice this a little bit before you commence on a spare piece of paper.

6. If you have grey objects look closely for coloured greys and extend your grey range. 

7. Use contrast, depth of field, perspective, composition and tonal values to support the outcome of this picture.

Oil Painting

Lesson

Instructions

Make sure read the OVERVIEW information before reading these instructions and commencing your picture

1. Select your colour charts.

2. Mix your selection of colour from the charts.

3. Choose an oil undercolour that you can use a lighter tone in one or more of the objects.

4. Add some impasto medium to thicken your colour and to help create a smoother ceramic application.

5. Use your finger or a rag to create as smooth as possible ceramic effect in your painting in order to create a polished, glazed effect.  Practice it a little before you do the picture if you wish. 

6. Use contrast, depth of field, perspective, composition and tonal values to support the outcome of this picture. 

 

2. Create

Enjoy creating with the help of the demonstrations above!

If you have any questions give Greg a call on 

0413 966 299

 

3. submit

Please take a photo of your image and send it over to 

greg.mackay@lavenderartstudios.com.au

Note - Please make sure the art is clearly visible in the picture.

 

4. chat

After you have sent over your image, we will review it and send you feedback 

within 3 -5 working days. This feedback will includes comments on your wonderful art,

and some suggestions for alterations and improvements. 

 

5. sHowcase

Once we receive your beautiful creations we will feature them below in our online showcase.

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