Find out why acrylic is one of the hottest trends in making art. Become familiar with the techniques to best use this exciting medium. Learn to use stronger values, better composition, and more dynamic color to give your work strength, depth and interest. Beginners to intermediates will learn to use this expressive medium to bring light and life to their paintings, and most importantly, bring a sense of self to their work. Open to all levels of experience. This class meets in the Owl Hall in the Education Wing.
ACRYLIC STUDIO February
with Odin Smith
Six Fridays, beginning February 24
Odin Kaeselau Smith is a native Cape Cod artist known for her ability to capture the landscape in a unique manner. Her artistic process is greatly inspired by her love for the beauty of the land, sea and sky, and the endless sources of subject matter that surround her. Her paintings are frequently inspired by the beautiful Cape Cod images that have imprinted themselves on her senses since she was a very small child. She enjoys portraying subjects in a manner that fills them with light, energy, emotion and life. Her choice of subject matter often shifts as she moves through life. As her view of the world expands, she chooses subjects that reflect her desire for peace, love for the beauty of nature, exploration of color and texture, and even her sense of humor. Odin comes from an artistically talented family. She has a strong connection to her family’s roots which stem from the heart of the Provincetown art colony, in the days of Charles Hawthorne. The influence can be seen in her work, especially her great attraction to painting moving water. She is the granddaughter of the late Charles Anton Kaeselau, a Provincetown artist, who holds an important place in the Cape’s art history, and her paternal grandmother, Marguerite Benjamin Kaeselau was also an accomplished artist and illustrator. Odin's grandparents have always been an inspiration and influence in her life. Her 5 sons also show artistic promise in many ways. Odin Smith is an acrylic, pastel and watercolor artist who believes that each painting or illustration is a discovery and education in itself, and is always open to new artistic ideas. As an art instructor for many years, she has been able to share the experience and enjoyment of her own artistic exploration with many others. She has won several awards, and has shown in many juried exhibitions. She is currently represented by Gallery Antonia, in Chatham MA. Her studio may be visited at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, MA. She may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Basic Paint Colors: Titanium White Cadmium Yellow Cadmium Orange Cadmium Red Burnt Sienna Dioxazine Purple Ultramarine Blue Phthalo Blue (green shade) Phthalo Green (blue shade) Primed canvas or primed Masonite board-any size Medium grade Acrylic or oil paint brushes #2, #6, #8, #10, #12 to start (basic assortment of sizes) AC Moore and Michael’s have good inexpensive brushes. DO not buy the lowest quality brushes, they fall apart in your painting. Palette-I use and inexpensive “Glad” plastic covered casserole container, approximately 9”x12” from the grocery store with an 8”x11” “miracle Sponge” (AC Moore) or a damp paper towel and Palette paper or parchment paper (grocery store) cut to size. Miscellaneous supplies: -scissors -pencil -paper towels -container for water -several of your own photos (no cuttings!) to use as reference. The object here is to put together good, mid- grade supplies at a minimal cost.