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1. Watch

View the Online Art Class Demonstration

2. Create

Paint, draw and create your artistic masterpiece!

3.Submit 

Send us an email with a picture of your artwork

4. Chat

We will respond with suggestions and feedback and with permission showcase all the work here!

5. Showcase

A collection of your classes' artwork!

 

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 2 - Kitchen Metallica

 

General Overview Instructions

What you Need:

- Art supplies

- Metal kitchen objects such as pots, pans, cake tins, metal bowls etc.

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 (eg. pan) behind your board and angle it on a 45-65 degree angle.

Charcoal & White Chalk Pastel

Timelapse

Lesson

Instructions

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

 

1. Commence drawing on your blue grey paper on the smooth side only from your assorted Grey Canson pad. If you do not have any left, use your next best option.

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

3. Let the mid-tone of the paper come through in all the objects.

4. Only use charcoal and white-chalk soft pastel, with the addition of black conte for your darkest darks and sepia and sanguine contes to capture any warm tones in the objects. 

5. Use your kneadable rubber to cut out charcoal and white chalk tones to help create reflections in your metal objects. 

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

7. When creating a very limited colour picture with Conte, Charcoal and white chalk, you need to create a range of tones from each colour at least 10-12 tones if possible. 

Pastels

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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. Skate with your pastels to create the curves and straight lines required using kneadable rubber to break them where necessary.

4. Create a limited palette picture on cool blue Italian pastel paper either mid or light blue on the smooth side only. Do not use rough side. 

5. Finally use your lightest colours to finish the picture with the full range of tones.

6. I used all my grey colours, as well as black, white, purples and blues. 

7. Use some warm browns and pink pastels blending them together with a little white to create warm reflections. 

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

Oil Painting

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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. Prepare a metallic under-colour from your colour charts. I chose a ALvender under-colour with oil paints and gave it time to be nearly dry.

4. Before choosing your colour palette watch the oil painting demonstration on this metal objects theme for a deeper understanding of your colour choices.

5. Also watch the pastel demonstration on the metal objects and even do a pastel warmup if time is available. 

6. Finally use some warm tones, browns mixed to pink to capture the reflections cast by the lighting in the arrangement if they are noticeable. 

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

by Wednesday 8th April

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.

Online Showcase