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Painting Classes with J Douglas

The Horse and The Fox
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Never picked up a paint brush?  No problem. These classes are great for artists of all ages! 

 

This is a class for beginner to intermediate artists.  You will learn fun and easy step by step techniques to create a study that is full of life and ready to frame in a very short time.  These are the same techniques that J uses on each and every one of his paintings.

 

The first session will be focused on a horse, while the second session will be creating a fox. You are welcome to come to one class or both of them.  

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

When: March 17th

Time:  The Horse

            10:00 am - 12:00 pm

             The Fox

            2:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Cost: $45 per session

Where:  Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parsonage (rear room)

              105 East Washington Street

              Middleburg 20117

            *There is parking directly behind the parsonage

Class Size: 4+

Ages: 15+

Materials Needed: 

**You will need to bring a lidded container to take home your waste water. Solvents cannot be poured down the drain at Emmanuel.**

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  • 8x10 inch canvas (stretched or on board), 2 will be needed if taking both sessions

  • Burnt Sienna Oil Paint (It can be any color you would like.  But, this is the color that will be demonstrated with)

  • Gamsol or Turpenoid (Used with a small Mason Jar and a small spray bottle)

  • Paint pallet

  • Apron (or take the chance like the instructor does!)

 

Brushes:

  • An assortment of sizes of rounds and/ or filbert brushes

  • Liner brush for details

  • Old thick brush to splatter with.

  • Gloves

  • Blue shop paper towels preferred 

  • Grime Boss Hand Wipes (A must for all artists and their surroundings)

About J Douglas

Your instructor is J Douglas.  An international award winning artists based right here in Northern Virginia. He is passionate about one thing … the thought that anyone can create art if they want to. If you are a beginner you should expect to be at the beginning. There is no magic fairy dust that makes you an artist. Study, time, patience, rinse and repeat! Fail sometimes, have victories on other times. Even seasoned artists have their good and bad days. This could be your inspired first step into a fun new world of art, or a the boost you need to continue stepping into your passion.

Previous Classes with J

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Come and Zoom with this international, award-winning artist!

 

Throughout his classes, J paints/teaches/demos a variety of subjects, normally animals (horses, donkeys, kangaroos) with enthusiasm, patience, and humor.

No experience is needed! 

 

You can paint/draw along or just watch, it’s up to you. Since it will be a Zoom class, you will be able to comment or ask questions. After the class is over, he will take more questions and/or comments you may have.
 
J will be painting with oils. But with the technique he will be sharing, you will be able to use acrylic, watercolor, and even charcoal. He normally will be painting on an 8 x10 inch canvas for class and using raw umber and terpenoid, with a very wet technique.

You will also need something to wipe the paint with. 
 
He is passionate about one thing … the thought that anyone can create art if they want to. If you are a beginner you should expect to be at the beginning. There is no magic fairy dust that makes you an artist! 

Study, time, patient, and rinse and repeat!

Fail sometimes, have victories on other times.

Even seasoned artists have their good and bad days.

This could be your inspired first step into a fun new world of art, or the boost you need to continue stepping into your passion.
 
Click the button below to register or email Sandy Danielson at

sandy@theartistsinmiddleburg.org

and we will send a Zoom link for you to join us!

 

Registration will close at noon on the day of the class.

 
Remember to bring your creative juices with you.

Whatever beverage you like.

No judgement here!