Oil Painting w/Jonathan Happ

Saturday | 4/13-6/15 | 2:00-5:00 P.M.

Jonathan Happ is representational painter born and raised in northwestern Illinois. He attended Iowa State University to study painting and philosophy, earning a BFA in 2010 and in 2014 earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in Seattle. Jonathan has been selected as an artist in residence in the US and internationally in Singapore.
Jonathan has designed and instructed painting and drawing courses around the state of Washington, receiving the Parnassus Teaching with Excellence award as well as a Meritorious Visiting Faculty award from the University of Washington. He exhibits nationally and internationally and currently resides in Seattle, Washington.
4/13-6/15 (no class 5/25)
2:00-5:00 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 1 – Canvas pad: ~16” x 20” (Boards are OK too)
  • 1 – Newsprint pad: ~14′′ x 17′′
  • 1 – Stretched and primed canvas: ~18” x 24” (You are welcome to make your own)
  • Graphite drawing pencils: H / HB
  • Vine/Willow charcoal: Assorted sizes – soft
  • 1 – White Plastic Eraser
  • Palette knife for mixing
  • Oil painting brushes: small (0) to med (10) – rounds and flats
  • 1 – Painting palette
  • 1 – Color wheel
  • Disposable Nitrile gloves
  • Sealable jar
  • Rags
  • (Optional) Painting shirt/smock
  • Oil Paint **Recommended 37ml tubes except for Zinc and Titanium White**
    • Zinc White (150ml)
    • Titanium White (150ml)
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Hansa Yellow Light
    • (French) Ultramarine Blue
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Naphthol Red Light
    • Ivory Black
    • Sap Green
    • (Optional) Dioxazine Purple
    • (Optional) Cadmium Orange
    • (Optional) Raw Umber
In a step-by-step process, learn the methods of oil painting while exploring the still-life genre. In order to remove fear and promote your artistic confidence, we’ll address the foundations of value, warm and cool relationships, and color as well as methods for self-correction and problem solving.
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