Painting the Figure in Its Environment

at Richmond Art Center - Richmond

Course Details
$310 8 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Mar 27, 9:30am - May 15, 12:30pm (8 sessions)

2540 Barrett Ave
At 25th St
Richmond, California 94804
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Room: Painting Studio
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Betsy Kendall

What you'll learn in this figure painting class:

Learn to make a complete painting from the figure in gouache or acrylic paint. Focus is on pictorial development using live models. Some figure drawing experience preferred. Ages 18 & up welcome. Model fee included.

Fee includes modeling fees.

Required supplies for this program:

1. Paints if using gouache: Any brand gouache tube colors will do. A cool and a warm of each primary hue is a good rule.
  • Winsor-Newton Permanent White gouache, large tube
  • Black
  • Yellows: Permanent yellow (warm), Lemon yellow (cool)
  • Reds: Orange lake (warm), Magenta or rose (cool)
  • Blues: Ultramarine blue (warm), Turquoise (cool)
2. Palette with wells if using gouache, palette paper if using acrylics.
If uncertain, try several options at first class
3. Tape - Gummed or self-adhesive artists’ tape (holds paper flat)
4. Brushes : 1 large round or flat synthetic brush, 1 small. Options discussed at first class.

5. Paper options:
  • Hot press watercolor paper
  • Bristol pad
  • Strathmore Multimedia pad
  • Yupo
Or anything: cardboard, gessoed or not, wood panel, old books
For fast poses, even newsprint will do.

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Refund Policy
When class/workshop enrollment is below the minimum five days prior to the first day of class, the class may be cancelled. If there is a cancellation, we will contact registered students at least 4 days before the start of the class/workshop by email or by phone.

We will offer students the option to transfer into another class or receive a full refund for the amount paid.

Classes are not refunded due to failure to attend class, planned absences, minor illnesses, or vacations.

If you drop a class:
  • You will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class at least 7 days before it starts. 
  • You will receive a 50% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class after this point but before the second day of class. 
  • There are no refunds after the second class.
If you drop a workshop:
  • You will receive a 100% refund minus a $15 administrative fee if you drop a class at least 7 days before it starts. No refunds or credit will be given after this point.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:30am - 12:30pm Betsy Kendall 8 $310
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Apr 03 9:30am - 12:30pm Betsy Kendall
Fri, Apr 10 9:30am - 12:30pm Betsy Kendall
Fri, Apr 17 9:30am - 12:30pm Betsy Kendall
Fri, Apr 24 9:30am - 12:30pm Betsy Kendall
Fri, May 01 9:30am - 12:30pm Betsy Kendall
Fri, May 08 9:30am - 12:30pm Betsy Kendall
Fri, May 15 9:30am - 12:30pm Betsy Kendall

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