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Landscape Painting Fundamentals

$850.00 $765.00

ON CAMPUS: 8 February – 29 March 2021, Monday 10:00am-2:00pm. Early fee ends 11 Jan 2021.
Kevin McKay

Do you want to learn the fundamental skills needed to construct a beautiful painting of the natural and urban landscape using oil or acrylic paints?  Kevin Mckay teaches you how to sketch in correct proportion and perspective, and to apply the methods of tonal painting to model the effect of light and atmosphere.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

 

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Term: Term One 2021 On campus
Start Date: 8 February 2021
End Date: 29 March 2021
Day: Monday
Time: 10am-2pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Kevin McKay
Level: Beginner
Full fee: $850.00
Early Fee: $765.00
Concession Fee: $810.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Do you want to learn the fundamental skills needed to construct a beautiful painting of the natural and urban landscape using oil or acrylic paints?  Kevin Mckay teaches you how to sketch in correct proportion and perspective, and to apply the methods of tonal painting to model the effect of light and atmosphere. He gives demonstrations in how to simplify colour mixing and unlock the potential of complimentary opposites to represent light. You will learn how to build up a painting with layered impressionistic marks that reinforce 3-dimensional illusion and keep your painting lively, colourful and fresh.  The course begins in the studio where Kevin will demystify the materials needed to paint in oil and acrylic paints, showing you how to prepare a ground, organise your palette and deconstruct the methods used by historical and contemporary masters, before venturing outdoors, to draw and paint the unique ambience of the NAS campus, and in the surrounding streets and parks, so you can experience painting en plein air within the landscape.

Lecturer profile

Kevin McKay is an urban landscape painter who seeks out beauty in the everyday. He holds a Masters in Fine Art from the National Art School and has been awarded many art prizes including the Basil & Muriel Hooper Scholarship from the Art Gallery of NSW, 2006; the Sydney City of Villages Art Prize, 2009; the inaugural William Fletcher Foundation Scholarship to The British School at Rome, 2011; the Kogarah Emerging Artist Prize, 2012; the Waverley Oil Painting Prize, 2013; the Allan Gamble Memorial Prize, 2015; the People’s Choice Award, Waverley Art Prize, 2016, the People’s Choice Award, Greenway Art Prize, 2017; and Bayside Art Award, 2018. His paintings are held in many private collections and he has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia.

art materials

Drawing tools
A sketchbook and pencil for taking notes, making thumbnail sketches etc.
Willow charcoal
Regular white rubber eraser
Soft putty rubber

Paint
Oil – Art Spectrum (recommended) or Acrylic – Atelier (recommended)
Titanium White* – large tube
Raw Umber*
Payne’s Grey*
* These colours are needed for first three lessons
Permanent (Alizarine)
Crimson (cool red) and Napthol Red Light (warm red)
Transparent or Indian Yellow (warm yellow)
Pthalo Blue (cool blue) and French Ultramarine Blue (warm blue)
Veridian or Pthalo Green
Cadmium Orange

Medium/ Solvent
Oil: 500ml bottle of odourless solvent (Art Spectrum) note: oil painting medium will be made and supplied in class
Acrylic: bottle of Acrylic Painting Medium – (not gel or drying retarder)

Brushes:
A range of hog bristle brushes (flat) size 2 – 10)
1 Filbert size 4-8
1 Synthetic flat size 4-6
1 Synthetic sable fine size 1
And any brushes you currently like to use.

Supports
A3 pad of canvas paper

Miscellaneous: 
1 hand-held or disposable palette without ridges or indents (disposable plastic plate sufficient)
1 palette knife
Several small jars with lids (for medium and solvent)
1 A2 backing board
1 roll of masking tape
50cm ruler
Cotton rags

Ground (to prepare supports)
A synthetic neutral-coloured gesso can be made using:
White acrylic paint or gesso
Raw Umber acrylic

Sun protection – hat, sun cream and sun glasses. Optional – something to sit on (rug/cushion/portable stool) and a portable easel

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus

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