Basic Techniques for Realistic Oil Painting

Dan Patterson
In this course you will learn the basic techniques for shading, blending, and the importance of soft edges. Dan will also lecture and demonstrate the key details on each object in a still life to give your painting that realistic look. These are simple techniques that with practice can take your painting to a whole new level of realism. We’ll start by working in gray values to concentrate on the blending, shading, soft edges, and handling of the brush to achieve these techniques. After completing the gray value exercise we’ll move onto a color composition and discuss how to apply the techniques and the observation of details and mixing of colors needed for each element of the painting. Dan will be conducting group and individual demonstrations throughout the classes and with practice you will see a positive improvement in your painting skills. A basic understanding of oil painting is recommended.
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CLASS ID: 2Q36 This class is canceled.
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, June 1-29, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $119 Member/$150 Non-Member

CLASS ID: 2Q37 This class is canceled. Sign up for August!
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, July 6-27, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$120 Non-Member

Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, August 3-31, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $119 Member/$150 Non-Member

Material Fee: $2 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Experienced Beginner and Beyond
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $323 Member/$410 Non-Member

Dan Patterson has been a fine artist since 1978 and also worked in the commercial art field starting in 1976 as an illustrator, designer, and production artist, and taught commercial art at Brooklyn Park Technical College for 10 years. Dan is now solely concentrating on his fine art painting from his studio in Forest Lake.

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