This course teaches teenagers and adults who are interested in learning how to paint Gouache and oil paintings. This course covers basic painting techniques with an emphasis on classic applications of oil and gouache media. Topics include the use of composition, color, texture, form and value through still life, landscape, and portrait. Students will practice start from still life, and then approach to other topics.
Learning Objectives: · Get familiar to gouache and oil paintings;
· Master basic skills that are necessary to create paintings;
· Establish steady knowledge of pictorial composition and knowledge of materials, tools and techniques used in gouache and/or oil painting media.
Teaching Method: The teacher will show how to paint for the whole class in the beginning. And then the teacher will approach to individual students and help them solve problems or questions.
Course Materials: Oil Painting basic materials: Oil Paint colors; Painting brushes; Turpentine or other oil (AKA paint thinner); A palette; A painter’s easel; Canvas (or other painting surface)
Gouache basic materials: Paper; Brushes; Water Cup Pre-Requirements: Basic sketch skills are required.
*Students may bring additional materials to fit individual requirements. However, the basic materials are mandatory.
Born in China, You En Li graduated from Shanghai Theater Academy. He had taught painting and costume design in Shanghai Theater Academy for eight years before he received his MFA degree in Boston University in 1986 with full scholarship and teaching assistantship.
During the past, he has done numerous designs for both theaters and major TV stations in China. Residing in Boston, he has also worked with Boston Ballet, Huntington Theater and Chicago CCCTV Station.
As a versatile artist, he has illustrated for the "Movie Magazine" in China. His art album, titled as "The Clothes and Adornments of all the Nationalities in China", was published in Hong Kong and China. It has led to two Clothes and Adornments exhibitions in Hong Kong and in Tokyo.
His painting was selected by American and China Art Association as one of the greatest contemporary paintings from China to join "Beyond Open Door - Contemporary paintings from People's Republic of China" exhibition in Pacific Asian Museum at Pasadena, California in 1986, which is the first China Art Show in US. After graduated from Boston University, his works have been shown in art expo in Chicago, New York, and galleries in Boston.