Large-Scale Landscape Painting
Imagine standing in front of the Grand Canyon and feeling tiny as you marvel at the vast and sprawling landscape in front of you. This feeling of being small in awe of nature is what inspired this painting course. Landscape painting allows you to momentarily escape reality and focus on learning how to visually represent places that you may have traveled to in the past, would like to go someday, or maybe that you have just imagined in your dreams. Working in a larger format with landscape immerses you into the details of the places you paint and allows you to stand in front of the immense environments in awe.
This course will teach you how to enlarge an image, how to specifically identify and match the colors, textures, and details found in original landscapes. Using quick drying acrylic paint you will begin to layer paint in a way that gives the painting depth and brings your large landscape painting to life. You will learn a little bit of history about landscape painting and the processes, techniques, & styles that artists use to depict the natural world around us. This course is great for new and experienced painters and will provide support and guidance for you to gain confidence and practice new skills & techniques with painting landscapes.
Erin Brott-Holtzman is a Michigan based visual artist & educator. Inspired by nature and driven by curiosity to investigate the nuances that exist in daily life, she strives to visually express and capture these occurrences through paint.
ADRW 148 A
- Thursday, 7:15 - 10:00 PM
- September 30 – November 18
- 8 sessions
- Ford Campus, Kresge Ford Building; B*304
- Limit 15 students
- Instructor: Erin Brott-Holtzman
Sketchbook (Any size)
30x40" or 36x48” Canvas
S, M, & L Paint Brushes
Acrylic Paints: tubes between 4oz - 8oz (Blick Studio Acrylic, or similar)
8oz tube of White Acrylic Paint (Blick Studio Acrylic, or similar)
Gouache Paint (Primary + Black & White)
Sta-Wet Premier Palette
Personal or found images of landscapes
CCS requires a COVID-19 vaccination record for faculty, students and staff, including continuing education students for the Fall 2021 semester. All people on campus are required to wear masks indoors
By registering for this class, I agree to participate in this program.
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