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Drawing and Painting II
Intensive Introduction (suitable for lower-intermediate to advanced students)

This course is intended as a follow up to Principles of Drawing and Painting. Our main focus will be oil and acrylics on canvas, but students will also have the opportunity to further their individual development in the media of their choice, including pencil, charcoal, crayons, watercolor, mixed media, and others, under the guidance of the instructor. Students will start to master the methods and techniques of form, tone, color and color mixing, brush strokes, glazing, scumbling, light and shade, perspective, composition, and human proportion, as they become skilled in the preparation and use of all tools and supplies, including brushes, knives, palettes, oils, painting preparation, canvas stretching, sizing, priming, etc.. Exercises will be introduced to students in structured lessons supplemented by practical demonstrations. We will paint still lifes, portraits, and landscapes in the styles of realism, semi abstract, and abstract, and will view and discuss the techniques and styles of various historical and contemporary artists toward the goal of developing a personal vision and style.

At the end of the ten weeks, students will

  • possess a thorough understanding of the supplies and materials used in oil, acrylic, and other media (as per student interest).

  • have the ability to consider and select appropriate sources/subjects for their paintings' content.

  • have the ability to determine composition and construct a painting with a comfortable knowledge of space (proportion, perspective, balance, etc.) and color (mixing, shades, light and dark, etc.).

  • independently create oil and acrylic paintings from preparation to finish.

  • properly critique and discuss their own paintings and those of other artists.

Course Title: Drawing and Painting II
Tuition Fee: RMB 3200
Material Fee: RMB 250

Click here to register for this course

Registration Procedure:
Please register online first to reserve your place. You will then receive a confirmation email. Next, payment must be made on site at the ELC Learning Annex during the payment dates (you can come in person or send someone).

Please note:
Our classes are kept small for the students' benefit (generally between 5 and 10 people), so please register early to reserve your place. Your place in the class cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received. Any course that does not meet sufficient enrollment may be cancelled and a full refund provided upon presentation of your original receipt.