E.L. Cord Museum School | Nevada Museum of Art

Thank you for your interest in studying with me. I teach up to twelve artists in each of my classes offered by the E.L. Cord Museum School of the Nevada Museum of Art.

Getting Started with Oils: An Introduction to Painting Techniques and Tools

Monday October 08
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday – Friday, October 8 – 12 / 9 am – 12 pm

This course is intended to introduce students to traditional painting techniques using oils. Students will gain a good foundational working knowledge of how to setup subjects, blocking, brushwork, mixing color and the use of Neo Megilp medium. The “ala prima” (in one sitting) also called “direct painting” technique will be taught in making still life paintings. Each lesson begins with the concepts to be covered, demonstration of the techniques, hands on experience and ends with suggested homework to be critiqued at the next lesson.

Instructor: David McCamant
Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners welcome!

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Quick Studies in Oil

Monday October 29
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday – Friday, October 29 – November 2 / 9 am – noon

Students will enjoy learning how to paint small color sketches or studies (“pochades”) using oils. This class will focus on how to capture light in the landscape quickly while working with oil paint. Hands-on instruction will take students from basic setup to finish a quick study in oil. This course is designed to introduce you to plein air landscape painting techniques in a classroom setting. Students should have some experience painting with oils.

Instructor: David McCamant
Ages: Adults (15+) / Some experience working in oils

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Landscapes in Oil: Dramatic Skies

Monday December 03
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday – Friday, December 3 – 7 / 9 am – noon

Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class focused on creating dramatic landscapes with special attention paid to the sky. Working from photo reference, students will explore the use of sensitive and effective strokes to manipulate paint with a brush and pallet knife. Students will explore texture and depth while creating dramatic landscape paintings.

Ages: Adult (15+) / Some oil painting experience reccomended
Instructor: David McCamant

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