Explore the basic principles of oil & acrylic painting in this session. Through brief lectures and demonstrations, students will learn progressively over the weeks about traditional drawing practices, the use of value and color to create form and space, and about the role of design in creating representational paintings. Subject matter will be simple to more complex still-life and, possibly, a portrait or self-portrait.
Materials: Please bring what you have the first evening (white, a red, a yellow, a blue, and black if you have it; a surface to work suitable to your medium - oil or acrylic; brushes and miscellaneous media appropriate gear). Materials and painting surfaces will be discussed at the first class and throughout the course length.
About the Instructor: Paul Mordetsky received his BFA. in painting from the Philadelphia College of Art (now, The University Of The Arts) in 1976. Mr. Mordetsky has had solo or featured shows, at The Arts Council of Princeton, The Artists' Gallery; The Ruth Morpeth Gallery; The Trenton City Museum; The Peddie School; Mercer County Community College; and the Gross McCleaf and Rosenfeld galleries in Philadelphia, PA.Group exhibition venues include national and regional shows such as “Landscape Today” at The Harrison Center in Indianapolis; “Urban Aspects” at The Principle Gallery, Alexandria; “Sight/Unseen” at Abend Gallery, Denver; The Salmagundi Club, NYC; The Center For Contemporary Art, NJ; Viewpoints – Studio Montclair at Aljira; The College of New Jersey; Naples Art Association National Art Exhibition; The Trenton City Museum; New Jersey City University; Phillips Mill, and a host of other group shows over his long career. Mr. Mordetsky's works are in many public and private collections, notably, The Museum Society of Trenton, Cigna, NYNEX, NJ Bell, Dupont, Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and Educational Testing Services. He has taught classes at various regional art centers, primary and secondary education classes, and is currently teaching Basic and Life Drawing at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey.