JULIE NISKANENTeaching
 
           
           
   
Painting I
 
           
           
      Painting I introduces students to the language of painting and the use of various painting materials.
This course focuses on techniques of oil painting and acrylic painting. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and use of various painting techniques, media, and color principles. Students focus on composition, various color palettes, and paint application. I also have students learn how to stretch their
own canvases.
 
           
           
           
           
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  The paintings below are from a value/black and white painting assignment. The students work in black and white create an image with a full range of values.  
 
 
         
 
 
         
 

 
     
     
  The paintings below are from a color assignment. Each student takes an image and does three color studies on it: monochromatic, analogous, and complimentary.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
  The paintings below are from a landscape assignment.  
         
 
 
         
 
 
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
         
The paintings below are still-life assignments.
 
 
 
     
The paintings below are from an assignment where students made a painting based on a collage they created.
 
 
 
 
The paintings below are examples of a master study assignment. The examples below are studies from: Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, and Edgar Degas