Spring and Summer, 2017



Class Schedule:


Adult Beginning Acrylic Landscape  Painting
Hobby Lobby in Collierville, TN.

950 W. Poplar Ave. 


Tuesday & Thursday Nights From 5:00 to 7:30pm

also


Adult Beginning Acrylic Landscape  Painting
Hobby Lobby in Olive Branch, MS.

5115 Goodman Rd.
Wednesday Afternoons From 1:00 to 4:00pm

Instructor: John Helms





Class Fee: $25 each time you come to class payable to John Helms.  One, 3 hour class per week . Each student furnishes his or her own art supplies. Let John know in advance if you want to sign up for a class before you come. This is the only way to know how many people are expected to be in each class. For all questions about registration, supplies or classes please email John Helms at  john@johnhelmsgallery.com   All class information and supplies lists may be accessed at this web site, www.johnhelmsgallery.com  Please do not call Hobby Lobby to register for classes. Also bring your painting supplies with you when you come to your first class – don’t wait until class time to buy your supplies – it’s not fair to the other students. The average time to complete a painting is 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the complexity of the painting.









John Helms is no longer teaching classes at Michaels' stores.






Class Fee: $25 each time you come to class payable to a cashier.  One, 2 1/2 to 3 hour class per week . Each student furnishes his or her own art supplies. Let John know in advance if you want to sign up for a class before you come. This is the only way to know how many people are expected to be in each class. For all questions about registration, supplies or classes please email John Helms at  john@johnhelmsgallery.com   All class information and supplies lists may be accessed at this web site, www.johnhelmsgallery.com  Please do not call Hobby Lobby to register for classes. Also bring your painting supplies with you when you come to your first class – don’t wait until class time to buy your supplies – it’s not fair to the other students. The average time to complete a painting is 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the complexity of the painting.







Acrylic Painting Supplies List


Instructor: John Helms


Hobby Lobby  / Summer, 2017

 
                                                   ( Get exactly what’s on this list – Please, no substitutes )

I highly recommend that you copy and paste or print out this supply list

when you go to buy your supplies or I can email it to you.

john@johnhelmsgallery.com

 

Paint:

Grumbacher "Academy Acrylics” brand acrylic fine art paint in tubes is what I recommend for beginners. I like and use Grumbacher now more than Liquitex Basics because they have more pigment in them and less water and the color is more vivid when dry than Liquitex.

 

“Grumbacher Academy” Acrylics

  1. Hooker’s Green
  2. Sap Green
  3. Cadmium Yellow Light 
  4. Cadmium Orange
  5. Yellow Ochre
  6. Raw Sienna
  7. Burnt Sienna
  8. Burnt Umber
  9. French Ultramarine Blue
  10. Alizarin Crimson 
  11. Cadmium Red Light
  12. Titanium White
  13. Dioxazine Purple 
  14. Neutral Gray
  15. Paynes Gray
  16. Liquitex Gesso ( The thick kind sold at Michaels )


 

Gesso: There are two different types of gesso - thick and thin. You want the thick kind. The thick kind and has a white label with big black letters, "Liquitex Basics Gesso" on the front - if you buy it at some other art supply store be sure to ask the clerk for Liquitex Basics ( thick ) Gesso. This is very important.

 

Brushes:

Sold At Michaels:

“Simply Simmons” # 6, & 10 Natural bristle brushes ( Long, white handle with black feral - long & flat bristles. )
“Royal & Langnickel”  # 6 & 10 Soft hair brushes ( long black handle )


Sold At Hobby Lobby:

A set of  “Fine Touch” white nylon hair brushes ( long & flat at the end ) with long handles on a dark blue flat blister package. Also a set of “Fine Touch” natural bristle round brushes in a similar-looking package. 

The hogs hair is long and round at the end and sell for about $12.00 for a set of 10 brushes. It is in a flat, plastic blister pack with a blue backing card and says" Paint Brush Set" at the top .

Rigger / Script Liner Brush ( a long, thin Brush for painting branches of trees and grass. )

Small Size Palette Knife – the metal ones with wooden handles - no plastic.
Numbers 6, and 10  Natural Bristle Brushes “Masterstouch or Robert Simmons Brand” sold at Hobby Lobby.
You'll also need a set of small, round brushes for detail work. The brand doesn't matter.
 

Painting Palette:

12 x 16” Disposable Tear-off  at top Paper Palette – comes in a Pad ( Strathmore brand is yellow )
Optional: “Stay-Wet” or “Masterson” brand white plastic palette holder with blue lid to keep acrylic paint from drying out- made for above palette. Put Vaseline all around the seal on inside and on the top edge of the palette – this makes it easier to take it on and off.


 

Painting Surface and Related Items:

  • 16 x 20” stretched canvas – in the Fine Art section
  • A desk-top easel like the wooden ones Hobby Lobby sells for $12.00  ( a very good deal ).
  • “Liquitex” Basics” White Gesso – comes in white plastic bottles - on paint isle.
  • Emory cloth or very fine black sandpaper for sanding down dried layers of gesso for priming canvas surface.
  • 2' or 3” soft brush for priming canvas with gesso.


 

Miscellaneous Items – You’ll need all of these.

  • Kneaded Eraser - ( Gray color - on graphics supplies isle at art supply stores.)  
  • Ebony ( Dark Gray ) Drawing Pencil. ( on graphic art isle ). 
  • One black and one white charcoal pencil - "General" brand comes in a package ( on graphic art isle ).
  • Thin Soft, thin Vine Charcoal sticks-comes in small boxes - on graphic art isle. 
  • Paper towels ( Viva brand are the best ) or old t-shirts make good painting rags and old clothes, or apron to paint in.
  • Art box, fishing tackle box, or toolbox with carrying handle and wheels for paints, brushes and misc.supplies. $5.00 up
  • Small Size Color Wheel – usually on paint isle in art supply stores.
  • Large or medium container to hold water and to clean brushes in. $1.00 at Family Dollar stores.
  • Small container of dishwashing liquid for cleaning out brushes –doesn’t matter what brand.
  • Sponges – You can buy a whole bag of flat, yellow sponges at Family Dollar Stores for a dollar.



Art Supplies and Student Discounts:


Since art supplies can be expensive, buy them wherever you can find them on sale. My students get a discount off their art supplies at some art supply stores if you show them your art supplies list. Ask the cashier if there is a student discount if you are taking one of my classes at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Hobby Lobby and Michaels both have 40% off coupons on a weekly basis, so be sure to download these coupons from their websites. Michaels also has coupons in Sunday's paper. Michaels and Hobby Lobby also have apps that you can put on your smart phone to access their web sites for coupons,etc.

Other sources for buying art supplies are www.dickblick.com , www.cheapjoes.com, and  www.jerrysartarama.com  - They will also mail you a free catalogue if you ask for it.



 

     


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