Just as in the Basics Course, we cover the basic techniques of painting with oils, but in this extended course you also learn how to paint abstractly and are encouraged to “color outside the lines.” Techniques such as painting wet-on-wet are addressed, and you do an exercise in which rather than using the right hemisphere of the brain, which is more active during painting, you activate the left hemisphere. You will follow the assignments via worksheets in our studio. The instructors will also provide explanations, which are also available as videos. The Extended Basics Course covers the following topics: Drawing: sketching with charcoal Color theory: mixing colors and creating contrasts Tonal transitions: Blending colors into each other gradually Portrait: Building up a painting in layers Composition: Determining how to divide up the picture plane Perspective: Working from a specific point of view Extra painting technique: Painting wet-on-wet Abstract painting Experience in painting or previous study are not necessary because our courses are accessible for everyone. We have developed assignments for beginners as well as advanced students. Because we guide our students individually, you don’t have to wait for a particular start date and can begin whenever suits you.