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Introduction to Acrylic Landscape Painting with Gerry Mann
July 31 @ 9:00 am - August 4 @ 12:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday July 31 & August 2 & 4, 2023 9:00 AM- Noon
Class limited to 10
$135 per person, materials included
Participants in this class will work to finish a small landscape painting of a subject/place of their choosing by working from a photograph. Various painting tools will be discussed and modeled. The concept of an underpainting will be demonstrated and the basics of color theory will be taught as individuals build their images and experience the nuances of color expression. All materials will be provided including a medium-sized canvas, but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies.
The class is designed for those with limited experience. Those who have taken the Introduction to Drawing will learn to add color to their drawing. Rather than trying to create an image that is photo-realistic, the goal of this short course emphasizes an individualistic approach.
Gerry Mann is a retired educator with thirty-one years of teaching experience in the arts and sciences. After seventeen years of instruction in biological, earth, and environmental sciences, he transitioned to the art studio in 2004. In 2007, he earned his Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in painting and printmaking, and then in 2013 he became a National Board Certified art instructor. During his last fourteen years in the classroom, he taught all levels of secondary art including college-level drawing and design through the College Board’s Advanced Placement program. Landscapes are his favorite subject, and he currently paints when time permits as he works to finish a retirement home in LaPorte.