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January 07 - February 04, 2022

LLL Abstract Realism in Landscape Painting

Dunbar Park • 801 W MLK DR San MarcosTX  78666 Organized by City of San Marcos
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The last day for Internet Registration was Jan 7, 2022 11:59 PM.

Abstract Realism in Landscape Painting: Nature’s Abstract Shapes
By responding to nature’s abstract shapes, you will create a series of landscape paintings that transcend pure realism.
When: Fridays: January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 Where: Dunbar Recreation Center 801 Martin Luther King Dr Time: 10 AM to 1:00 PM Fee: $50:00
Course Description: Learn to see the abstract shapes of light and dark within a landscape setting Create small black and white preliminary studies. Learn to simplify shapes. Prepare a color field underpainting. Seeing color: hue, saturation, value. Choosing colors and the use of complementary colors. Use of impasto and sgraffito. Explore the physicality of paint and rely on your subjective, artistic voice. See abstract realist acrylic landscape paintings by various contemporary artists. Learn to mount a painting on a cradled panel.
*MATERIALS: dickblick.com *Any comparable brand is fine as well Golden Heavy bodied acrylics set of 6 Golden Heavy Gel medium 8 oz. (either matte or gloss is fine) Golden Light molding paste Richeson Trowel offset palette knife Richeson Plastic “Scotty” painting knife Strathmore 400 series acrylic paper pad (9X12) (You can use watercolor paper as well) Blick studio disposable paper palette 1/2 inch painter’s tape Board on which to tape your paper 2B and 4B pencils Small 9x12 spiral mixed media sketchpad (Bienfang brand for example) 1”, 2”, 3” white nylon utility brush set (Blick) paper towels water jar *(If you want to work on birch panels or cradled panels that is totally fine, albeit that is a more ex-pensive option. For example: *Midwest Studio 8x10 birch panels (optional) $ 7.00 each, Blick premier 7/8 “ cradled panels $11 each)

OPTIONAL: I will show you how to mount a finished painting onto panel. If you want to do this you will need the supplies below.
There are various brands of paint, paper, palettes, palette knives, etc., that are acceptable to use. DickBlick.com has all of these supplies if you want to order online. Shipping takes about 7-10 days now. Otherwise, you should be able to find all of these supplies at the local Hobby Lobby or Michaels as well as Jerry’s Artarama.
Presented by Roxana Tuff: Roxy is a metalsmith and illustrator who holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing and a MFA in Painting. She is an outstanding instructor having taught in the art studio area at Texas State for 14 years and for Life-Long Learning for 6 years.

San Marcos Parks and Recreation in association with The Life Long Learning Organization of San Marcos is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area. The classes are primarily for those age 60 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register. To REGISTER or for more information stop by the Activity Center at 501 East Hopkins, The Parks and Recreation Main office at 401 East Hopkins or add it to your cart now .

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San Marcos Rec Hall at City Park
Dunbar Large Room -1 at Dunbar Park


January 07 - February 04, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


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Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed


Dunbar Park

801 W MLK DR San MarcosTX  78666

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