Six Week Course
Wed, July 12 – Aug. 16, 2023
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(20% off for Members)
Achieving self-expression is always the goal behind every art practice. If you have never tried painting before, you are seeking to fine-tune your painting skills to the next level or perhaps you are looking to experiment with a new painting medium, then this painting course is for you. The small class differentiated instructional approach is designed for beginner through intermediate artists to maximize one-on-one learning opportunities.
In this course, students are encouraged and supported to use various painting mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, and/or oil painting. Each medium has its temperament and mastering each requires an understanding of their nuanced differences and rules. This class covers color theory, composition, painting techniques, and the use of tools and materials, as well as exploring formal strategies for organizing the elements of art using the principles of design.
Beginner painting students will start by understanding color theory, the color wheel, and how artists use both to mix colors and organize color schemes correctly. Students will also learn the proper use of different mediums, painting brushes, painting, and mixing palettes. Beginner students are encouraged to begin with figurative painting and will attempt to complete a landscape, a still-life, and/or a portrait painting using photographic references.
Intermediate students will work on expanding their visual vocabulary and technical skills to improve their work by considering both the formal and contextual dimensions of their work. Each student will be encouraged to explore and experiment as a means of developing their creative voices. Individual instruction, demonstrations, exercises, and feedback will assist each artist in the development of a unique body of work.
Materials are not included; you’ll receive the materials list upon registration.
Refund & Cancellation Policy: Attendees can request refunds up to 24 hours before the course starts. Classes must meet a minimum enrollment number to run.
About the Instructor
Born in NOLA and raised in the Dominican Republic, Raul Perdomo has been an exhibiting artist working in Miami since 1990. He holds a BFA degree in painting and drawing from Florida State University with minors in printmaking and art history.
His work has been included in multiple group and solo exhibitions and is a part of many national and international art collections.
Raul has been a South Florida Art Center/now Oolite Arts resident artist between 1990-1993. His experiences as an exhibiting artist in the contemporary art world evolved into the art education field, where he worked for M-DCPS between 2006-2008. Between 2008-2012 taught advanced painting, drawing, and portfolio development workshops both private and at Oolite Arts. Perdomo served as visual arts program director and has worked as an instructor at Miami Arts Charter School Wynwood campus since 2011.