Painting: Idea to Realization

September 21, 2022 - December 14, 2022



This course focuses on the process of working from an idea to a finished painting. Students start with notes and sketches or other source material such as photographs or previous work, and learn some methods to transform their initial ideas into a meaningful painting. Students will develop a few paintings throughout the course with the last session being an in-depth critique of the process. Prerequisite: Painting: Introduction I & II or previous painting experience.
Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm, Sep 21 – Dec 14 In-person
Jeroen Witvliet

Suppy List

Items required for the first class:

- pencils, charcoal, erasers and other drawing-related materials (ink, conté, etc)
- sketchbook
- three samples of recently completed previous paintings
- notebook (any size)

Materials will be discussed during the first class, this is a general overview of what you should expect to bring:

- oil or acrylic paints: a good selection of colours, at least two of each of the primary colours (a warm and cool of each), burnt sienna, yellow ochre, black, and large tube of white.
- brushes: a range of brushes from small to large
- odourless mineral spirits in a sealed jar or container (for oil)
- palette to mix paint on
- palette knife
- rags
- surfaces: stretched canvas, gessoed cradled panels, gessoed found wood

September 21, 2022 - December 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7