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Community and Continuing Education MS 147
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Come paint with us at the beautiful Capitol Reef National Park! We will stay at the state-of-the-art UVU Field Station. The landscape at Capitol Reef offers fabulous opportunities to learn to paint out of doors (plein air). Food will be provided, but participants will need to bring their own painting supplies (a supply list will be sent out before the trip). MANDATORY PRE-TRIP MEETING: Thurs. Apr 17, 7 pm. POST-TRIP MEETING: Thurs. May 8, 7 pm. Location for meetings: CE2 Building (1066 S 400 W, Orem). Students will carpool to and from Capitol Reef.   
Dates:April 24-26, 2014 Session Calendar
Meets:Thurs. 12pm - Sat. 10pm
Location:UVU Capitol Reef Field Station Field Station
Instructor:Lynn Farrar
Notes:Here is a list of materials for the class: Container with waterproof lid with odorless paint thinner or odorless turps. Bring at least 1 pint of thinner. One container of liquin, whatever size you have. One palette with cover of some sort. I like the disposable palettes for painting outside. You can get them at Provo Art, on Center Street. That's the only place in town that I know of that carries them. They come with a plastic box and lid especially for wet paint. Add a disposable paper palette tablet of about 40 or so sheets, sold separately. Fits into the plastic box. 1 roll of paper towels or a few cotton rags. A trash container of some kind. Plastic bags will do. A few clothes pins. If you prefer to paint on canvas, bring 4 stretched canvases from 9 x 12 to 16 x 20, depending on how fast a painter you are. Do not bring canvas board. This is a very bad surface for painting on. If you prefer to paint on 1/4 " MDF, that's fine. Surfaces must be primed with white or warm-colored primer/gesso before you come. Sketchbook - 9 x 12. minimum. Not bristol board. Pencils and sharpener. palette knife (wood and metal. Plastic not recommended) easel with adjustable legs for uneven surfaces and a clamp for top and botttom of canvas/board. Chair, probably folding. Broadbrimmed hat with chin string (for windy days) and sunscreen long-sleeved, light-colored shirts help with the sunburn issue and bugs. Plan to dress in layers to accomodate the weather. In April, anything can happen. A large umbrella that can attach to your chair or easel can be a lifesaver if it's hot, and shade your painting if it's very bright.. Bug repellent is a good idea. Drinking water containers. (2) Box or other container for paint tubes, etc.. Student grade paints are not recommended. They often container fillers and dyes and although the price is tempting, they are not worth paying less. I recommend m. graham or grumbacher as generally dependable quality. . Colors: ultramarine blue pthalo blue (small tube) viridian green sap green olive green cad yellow med or deep cad red med or deep cad orange raw umber burnt umber raw sienna alizarin crimson m graham titanium white fast drying formula (this dries fast but not too fast) yellow ochre You may be able to find a kit that contains most of these colors. Just make sure it's not student grade paint. Brushes I don't recommend that students buy really expensive brushes to start with. Most of the brushes I'm listing can be bought in packs A mix of sizes and shapes, and stiffnesses is good. Bristle brushes, synthetic ok. size 10 or 12 filbert, size 10 or 12 bright size 8 bright size 8 filbert size 5 or 6 filbert size 4 or 6 bright 2 size 3 bright Round softer brushes 1 each of size 2, 4, 5 or 6 These can be nylon or bristle, moderate quality. There are multi -packs of brushes that work quite well for painting. They may contain most of the brushes you'll need for this workshop. Most, if not all, of these supplies can be found at Provo Art and Frame. Michael's has some but not all. Some can be ordered online, but be sure to allow plenty of time for shipping. (At least 3 weeks.)

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