Painting Today I

September 19, 2022 - December 12, 2022



This course offers a thematic approach to the hands-on study of painting. Topics in Painting Today I include The Photographic, The Figure and Painting Space. Class exercises and projects will be supplemented with visual presentations on historical and contemporary artists working within the specified themes.
Mondays 6pm – 9pm, Sep 19 – Dec 12 Online
Neil McClelland

Special Instructions

Previous painting experience recommended.


Previous painting experience recommended.

Registration Details

Suppy List

Paint - oil or acrylic:
- quinacridone red (or similar)
- ultramarine blue
- lemon yellow (or equivalent—should say PY3 on the tube)
- titanium white

- 1 or 2 interesting printed colour photos from a magazine or found online (we will be painting directly on it)
- 2 small or medium sized surfaces to paint on, appropriate for oil or acrylic (any suitable gessoed surface, stretched canvas, canvas paper, gessoed wood panel, etc)
- recommended brush: #12 “bright” brush: Hog bristle for oil, and a stiff synthetic for acrylic
- oil painters: rags, and odourless mineral spirits (OMS)
- mediums (whatever you have, and we can discuss specifics in class)

Additional materials to be discussed in the first class:

September 19, 2022 - December 12, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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