Foundations & Portfolio Development for All Levels

DayTimeCourse NameInstructorTuition
600 - Saturday10:00 - 1:00pmFoundations & Portfolio Development for All LevelsDaniel daSilva$475 Fall
  • This course is designed for teens and adults of all levels to improve their skills in drawing and painting. Students learn helpful foundational information regarding brushes, palettes, color mixing and application, mediums, etc., as well as various methods for oil painting. Lessons are taught in a clear and straightforward manner, and the instructor works one-on-one with every student to ensure that each one can learn at his or her own pace.

    Students have the option of exploring classical techniques, alla prima, landscape painting, master copy, and still life.


  • Drawing:

    Strathmore Assorted Tints Charcoal Paper pad, Series 500, 18 x 24
    Drawing paper pad- Strathmore, Series 400, 18 x 24
    Sandpaper block – to sharpen charcoal and pencils. Large nail file can be used as substitute.
    Graphite pencils – HB, 2B, F
    Rotary Pencil Sharpener
    Handheld Razor (like box cutter) – Found in hardware store, for sharpening charcoal
    Kneaded eraser
    Masonite drawing board and Bulldog clips
    14″ knitting needle or skewer (used to help see angles)
    Artist’s Tape

    Suggested painting supply list for beginner painters:
    Please click below for a pdf of standard oil painting materials for this course.

    Standard Oil Painting Materials

    Suggested painting supply list for intermediate/advanced painters:

    REQUIRED Oil paints:
    -Titanium white
    -Blue black or cold black
    -Cad Lemon or Hanza Yellow or Cad Yellow Light
    -Quinacridone Magenta
    -Cobalt Teal

    -Indian Yellow
    -Alizarin Crimson Permanent
    -Ultramarine Blue

    -Cad Yellow (sometimes called Cad Yellow Medium)
    -Ivory black
    -Nickel Titanium Yellow Light
    -Van Dyke Brown

    roll of paper towels (Viva brand suggested)
    Gamsol Brand Mineral Spirits – no turpentine
    Stand Oil or Liquin Original
    Small leak-proof jars (2)
    Assortment of long-handled brushes, synthetic and bristle – filberts, flats, and rounds are okay, but no brights
    Gray Matters palette paper
    palette knife

    miscellaneous: vine charcoal (soft), charcoal pencil (soft and extra-soft), kneaded eraser, chamois, workable fixative spray, 18 x 24 white drawing paper