Learn color theory and color mixing tips and techniques to master the basics of painting in this week-long online camp for teens. Each day we will focus on color concepts and then apply them to both guided and free-form projects! Projects will include the color wheel, painting a simple still life, color harmony mandala, and guided paintings in the blue, red, and yellow color groups. Mixed media paper is included in your art packet for extra time to practice painting on your own.
After signing up, students will receive a Zoom link to participate in the live class.
Gather the following materials at home:
– Bowl of water
– Paper towels
– Painting shirt/apron
– Flat surface to paint on
– An orange
– Desk lamp
– White cloth or dish/hand towel
– 5 Canvas boards
– Mixed media paper
– Blue, red, yellow, aqua, black, & white paint
– Brush set
– Small plastic re-usable palette
– Color wheel print outs
– Mandala print out
– Transfer paper
– Printed copies of example paintings
– Digital PDFs of each powerpoint (will be emailed before start of class)
SUPPLY PICK UP INFO:
Curbside pick up for your art supply bag will be at the Academy Warehouse Theatre entrance, 519 Commerce St., Lynchburg, VA. See here for directions.
- Pick up time is Friday, June 12, 4:30 – 6:00pm.
- Please pull up to the Warehouse Entrance – stay in your car – and an Academy staff member will bring your bag out to you.
- After registering for the class, a phone number will be provided for patrons to call during pick up to notify Academy staff of your arrival.
Below is a photo of the entrance to the building:
Instructor: Adara Wright
Adara has been drawing and painting ever since she could hold a pencil. When her drawings of people changed from sticks and circles to more anatomically correct figures at age six, she immediately knew art was an innate part of her soul. She drew on everything, from math homework to paper cups and napkins at restaurants.
Adara has completed both her undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate studies (M.F.A.) in Studio and Digital Arts, focusing on studio media as well as graphic design. Currently, when she’s not taking ballet classes or reading long novels, Adara teaches higher-education drawing online and works as the Academy’s Coordinator of Curriculum Development, helping plan and coordinate education and outreach programming.
Her passion is to use portraiture and mixed media paired with graphic design to tell stories through human emotion and experiences. Her desire is to use art to give others hope and joy.