Brett Gamache

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Kennedy 510

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Over the course of a six hour day, students will paint from a live nude model twice (morning & afternoon sessions). The course focuses on color mixing (skin tones), basic anatomy, and overall composition. Some painting experience is preferred.

Materials needed for Figure Painting:

*Oil Paints- suggested
Titanium White (120 ml large tube),
37ml small tubes of :
Lemon Yellow,
Cadmium Yellow,
Cadmium Red,
Alizarin Crimson,
Cerulean Blue,
Ultramarine Blue,
*Palette (disposable or wooden) min size 11” x 14”
*Palette knife

*Assortment of Brushes (Rounds, Flats, Filberts) #6, #8, #10
* 1 small container with cover for medium (50% Gamsol + 50% Linseed Oil)
1 small container with cover for Gamsol (solvent)
(you can also choose to work with only walnut oil if  you’d like to avoid solvents)
 *2 pre-stretched Canvases or prepared boards –min size 13” x 17” -max 18″ x 24″
*2 sticks of vine or willow charcoal

We urge you, if you are able, to be fully up-to-date on vaccinations, including boosters. Available vaccination sites can be found here.

Figure Painting in Oils is also being offered on another date and time.View Figure Painting in Oils (NC718-01) for details.

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Brett X. Gamache holds an MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire along with a BFA from MassArt in Art Education & Painting. He is a recipient of a Fulbright Grant (Italy) and was recently awarded a Blanche E. Colman Award and the John Anson Kittridge Grant. He has received artist residency fellowships … Read more