If your goal is advancing as far as you can in painting, the Painting Master Creative Art Course is what you need to take you from the basics all the way through mastery of using paint to express your unique creativity.
A two-volume Painting print textbook is included with your Painting Master Creative Art Course (in addition to your two-volume Foundations print textbook)—you can keep and refer to these books often, especially if you are away from your Internet connection. The full textbooks are generous in size, 10-3/4” by 13-3/4”, and are presented in flexible ring-bound covers so they lie flat for easy reference.
In the Foundations Course, we introduce you to oil, transparent watercolor, opaque watercolor, and acrylic. We discuss and demonstrate the tools for each medium, and show a wide variety of techniques and effects. We lead you through step-by-step demonstrations and teach you how to use color. It provides a comprehensive grounding in the tools, skills, and techniques you need to move on in the mastery of art.
But if you want more than the basics, if you want to seamlessly move on towards mastery in painting, the Painting Master Creative Art Course is the Course for you.
Beyond what you learn in the 10 Chapters and Assignment of the Foundations Course, you will study, in detail, various aspects and techniques of painting. Topics include motifs (still life, portrait, landscape), creative expressions, and the technical points of anatomy and clothing. You will look over the shoulder of professional artists as they take you through their creative process.
Once you’ve studied each section, you’ll put all you’ve learned into your own paintings and you’ll see your work change and improve as you advance through each assignment. You will be carefully guided by your FAS Instructor, a professional artist. Your Instructor will critique each of your 24 assignments (10 Foundations assignments and 14 Painting assignments), and his or her critique will be detailed, fair, and to the point—and invaluable for your artistic development.
The PAINTING MASTER CREATIVE ART COURSE with one-on-one instruction and guidance from professional artists is the only one you’ll find that gives you ALL the tools and techniques you need to become an accomplished painter. This Master Course includes the ten Chapters and Assignments of the Foundations Creative Art Course, including online access Foundations Book 1 (Chapters 1-5), Foundations Book 2 (Chapters 6-10), Painting Book 1 (Chapters 1-5), and Painting Book 2 (Chapters 6-9 ) as well as the printed version of Foundations Books 1 and 2 and Painting Books 1 and 2; supplementary material including special Assignment sheets, mailer and instructions; complete critique and evaluation for each Assignment by your Artist/Instructor. The Master Painting Creative Art Course is $1,590 (or $1,690 with our convenient installment payment plan).
If you need more information, just click here to sign up for the FREE PREVIEWS and take a look at our printable brochure. The Preview gives you access to “Samplers” of the Foundations and Painting segments, including the full introduction and table of contents, typical pages from each lesson, excerpts from some of the 24 Assignments, plus a coupon code for $100 off your enrollment!
Painting Table of Contents
BOOK 1 CHAPTERS 1 - 5
Chapter 1: Picture Making in Oil
Enjoy painting in oil • The size of your picture surface • Oil painting is different from watercolor • Paints, brushes a mediums • Drawing with brushes or knives • The basic principles of picture making • The paintings of Ryuusei
Chapter 2: Painting Still Life
Still life—an ideal subject • Selecting your subject • Composing the still life motif • Control the lighting • Composing a still life painting • Think in simple value patterns • Painting still life with cool and warm colors • Color in still life • Painting a still life with flowers
Chapter 3: Painting Landscape
Nature is a treasure house • Composing a landscape painting • Creating depth and the illusion of distance • Vantage affects the landscape • Simple value patterns • Painting buildings with warm and cool colors • Color in a landscape • Painting a landscape in oil • Making discoveries with your heart and eye • Grab your sketchbook and go outside • Local scenes • Painting a red brick warehouse • Painting with brush and knife • Gallery
Chapter 4: Painting the Human Figure
The nude, the eternal subject • It all begins with drawing • Paint the figure using basic forms • Painting the nude [seated] • Painting the nude [reclining] • Painting the nude [standing] • Gallery • What is more interesting than the human face? • Composing a portrait • Translate into simple value patterns • Make skin color using warm and cool colors • Painting a portrait in oil • Painting a self portrait • Painting a portrait in mixed media • Gallery
Chapter 5: Creative Expressions
Two artists paint the same landscape • In search of your own expression • A simple composition • Painting with simple patterns • Creating patterns • Drawing with simple lines • Simplifying the forms • Drawing the things around you/Kasai • Gallery • Using clear outlines • In the style of the Impressionists • Painting in layers • Using the knife more often • Effective impasto • Texture of buildings • Painting the nude • Gallery • “Images proliferate” • Making good use of slides • Gallery
BOOK 2 CHAPTERS 6 - 9 + Assignments
Chapter 6: Picture Making in Watercolor
The charm of watercolor • Wash paint and brushes • How to set out colors on the palette • Selecting papers • Painting flat wash • Painting graded wash • “Wet-in-wet” technique • Painting one layer of color over another • Soaking up the paint • Using watercolor brushes • Drybrush • Drybrush stroke and rolling • Using masking fluid • Creating a variety of textures • How Dong Kingman paints a landscape • Painting a portrait in wash • Painting a still life in wash • The characteristics of opaque • Opaque watercolor tips • Useful techniques • Demonstration of painting in opaque • Gallery
Chapter 7: Painting in Acrylic
Advantages of acrylic paint • Tools for acrylic painting • Paper, canvas and board • Working with mediums • Using acrylics like transparent watercolor • Using an opaque acrylic method • Useful techniques • Painting landscape in acrylic • Acrylic painting in impasto • Gallery • Using acrylics for collage
Chapter 8: Anatomy and The Figure in Motion
Bones and muscles affect the surface of the figure • Structure is more subtle in the female figure • Relative proportions of the adult figure • The head and neck • The torso • The bones and muscles in the torso • The front and back of the torso • The shoulders and arms • The front and back of the arms • The leg and foot • The muscles in the thigh and the lower leg • The foot • The skeleton • The muscles of the body • Figure drawing step by step • “Humanizing” the basic form • The figure in motion • The joints and how they move • Drawing the balanced figure • The spine and the body move together • Twisting and turning • Foreshortening • Walking and running • Keep stretching • Anatomy and its interpretations • Indispensable foundations for drawing the figure • Gallery
Chapter 9: Drawing Clothes and Drapery
Clothes and their folds • The basic types of folds • How the artist uses folds • Folds as the accent in the picture • Drapery affects the overall shape • Recognizing important characteristics • Drapery communicates • Different approaches to drapery • Use drapery in a personal way
Assignments: 1 - Rough sketch from a collage • 2 - From rough sketch to finish • 3 - ABC of picture making • 4 - Landscape painting • 5 - Transparent watercolor painting • 6 - Still life painting • 7 - Painting with a limited number of colors • 8 - Painting the nude • 9 - Portrait painting • 10 - Drawing animals • 11 - Paint a combination of landscape and still life • 12 - Various ways of painting landscape • 13 - Still life in a room • 14 - Painting on a free theme
COMING SOON! In this Course you’ll learn to create mood and tell a story by studying some of the masters of story illustration.
You’ll work on everything from landscapes and interiors to animal drawing and fashion illustration, and learn how to capture the excitement of actual events. Finally, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned, plus your own creativity, in creating designs for advertising and commercial use, and exploring the world of experimental design.
Figure composition • Composition and mood • Line drawing and tonal painting • Landscape and interior • Animal drawing • Fashion illustration • The world is your studio • Advertising and editorial design • Experimental design
COMING SOON! Enter the wonderful world of cartooning with lessons from legendary cartoonists including Rube Goldberg, Milton Caniff, and Al Capp.
This Course covers the fundamentals of comic drawing plus detailed instruction on creating your own style and stories. With the growing interest in animé and manga, there are numerous opportunities for well-trained cartoonists. This Course will give you the special knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting field.
Partial Table of Contents:
The comic head • The comic figure • Anatomy • Pretty girls • Action and the figure • Special types • Form and perspective • Light and shade • Props and backgrounds • Animals • Kids • Lettering • Specialized lessons created by experts including Rube Goldberg, Milton Caniff, Al Capp, Harry Haenigsen, Willard Mullin, and Gurney Williams