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Drawing & Painting for Grades 6-12

grades: 6-12Length: 2h.

Our goal in this course is to give students a strong foundation in painting and drawing. Students will choose their own subject and medium, learning techniques, composition and color theory. Students may also experiment with mixed media. Teaching is done on an individual basis within the group setting, allowing students to work at their own level.

Registering? Click here to download class information.

Decide which material you would like to start with: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, Pastels, Colored Pencils or Charcoal.

  • For Oils Only - "Turpenoid" or other odorless turpentine substitute.
  • Brushes-Bristol or Sable brushes for oils. Synthetic brushes for acrylics and watercolor Filberts #2, 4 & 6 and an assortment of flat, rounds, and brights in all different sizes.
    Acrylic or Oil Paints: Student grade (professional grade is pricey)*
  • Large Titanium White
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow Light or Pale
  • Cadmium Orange Medium
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Permanent Rose
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Viridian Green
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Ivory Black
    *To avoid high prices on paint –get the "hue" of the color. Please note: These brands are acceptable: Grumbacher, Rembrandt, Windsor Newton, Winton (Student Grade Windsor Newton)
  • Palette – Traditional or disposable paper palette. You may also use Freezer wrap which the studio provides
  • For Oils only - "Turpenoid" or other odorless turpentine substitute.
  • Paper Towels
  • Surface for Painting: Stretched Canvas or Canvas Board. Surface for Watercolors: A pad or block at least 11"x14"
  • Pastels:
    If you want to use pastels buy soft pastels in as many colors as you can afford. Half Sticks are are preferable because you will have a broader color range! Brands: Rembrandt, Unisol, Schminke, Sennelier. Pastel paper in any size. Foam Core drawing boards with Bull Dog Clips or Push Pins.
  • Drawing:
  • 1 sketch book, preferably 14" by 17" (and definitely no smaller than 11" x 14")
  • 2 graphite drawing pencils - an HB and a 2B,
  • 1 package of medium compressed charcoal,
  • Rubber kneaded eraser
  • Vine charcoal
  • Chamois cloth
  • Medium size Blending Stump

Visual Arts Policies

  • Teen Students enrolled in Adult Classes: Students under 18 yrs of age must have written permission from a parent or guardian to attend any class which uses a nude life model. To download the model consent form, click here. The Art Center also reserves the right to substitute life & portrait models for any reason.

  • Material Lists: Before purchasing supplies for a class, please confirm your class status with the office, (see minimum enrollment & registration policies).

  • Pertaining to Drawing & Painting for Grades 1&2 and Grades 3-5: Art Sets are for sale at KAC and include all the supplies listed and a tote bag to transport them each week. Artwork in progress may be stored at the art center at your own risk, we are not responsible for any artwork that is left in the studio.. If you wish to order a complete Art Set you must pre-order & pre-pay through the office, to have the supplies ready for the first class. If a student runs out of supplies during a class, the teacher (with your authorization) can provide supplies and an account will be created. Students may begin with one form of media (ie. Pastel)-these materials are also available for purchase at the art center. Drawing materials such as pencils, paper and erasers are provided for all students.

Paint Policies

  • No food is to be eaten inside the studio.
  • No spray paints or fixatives to be used inside... outside only.
  • No painting rags allowed or left inside studio.
  • Easels, stools, and tables must be left as clean as possible.

Solvent Use: Only the following solvents are allowed at KAC:

  • Any odorless thinners such as Turpenoid, Best Klean or an approved generic version. Lavender oil is also acceptable.

Oil Medium Use: Only the following oil paint mediums are allowed at KAC:

  • One of the natural oil products, including walnut oil and poppy seed oil, linseed oil, stand oil, Gamblin & Daniel Smith Alkyd mediums, and liquin.

Solvent/medium handling/storage/disposal:

  • DO NOT leave glass/metal containers of solvent or medium in KAC trash cans, or dump any amount down any sink at KAC, including studios and bathrooms.
  • Your container of used solvent must be brought home in your jar.
  • All unused amounts must be properly stored in clearly labeled containers to be recycled/disposed of during Hazardous Products Collection days in your own municipality.

Brush Cleaning:

  • Cleaning of brushes used in oil painting should be done using the green lava soap or dish soap available in the studio. Baby oil or Murphy's oil soap can also be used.


Spring 2018: April 16th-June 23rd

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  • Sat 9 wks 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM $405 Theresa Bates Add To Cart
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