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CPT 104-F23 | Painting As A Practice

CPT 104-F23 | Painting As A Practice

9/12-12/5 no class 10/31 (12 sessions) 6-8:30 pm

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description


Painting as a Practice

Whether you are an ambitious beginner or a more experienced painter, this course will meet you where you are and provide a space for you to cultivate your growing practice in painting. This course builds upon foundational skills in color theory and drawing as it relates to painting to develop an artist's growing voice. This course’s primary aim is to cultivate an emerging artist’s studio practice with an interest in an observation of the world around them. Artists will develop skills in the drawing and painting of still lifes, from observation of the studio space, and from photographs of their daily lives of both interiors and exteriors. Artists will develop their vocabulary and gain confidence in their creative voice through discussions in the form of constructive and expansive critique. For those who have some drawing and painting experience or who have taken my course Foundations of Seeing, this course is the next step!


9/12-12/5 no class 10/31 (12 sessions) Tuesdays 6-8:30 pm 

Tuition: $375 + $25 studio fee

CEUs: 3

Room 402



Faculty: Deanna Jacome

Deanna Jacome is an interdisciplinary painter making physical through paint and textiles the embodiment of interconnectedness. She received her BFA from Montserrat College of Art in Book Arts and Art Education in 2015 and her MFA from MECA&D. Jacome works with sustainably sourced materials that are found, gifted or foraged within her environment and makes her own oil paints, inks, and dyes, from quarry stones, freshly picked wildflowers and kitchen remnants. Living with chronic pain and illness has provided Jacome with a sensitivity to the world and a recognition of our inherent connections, depth of suffering, and gratitude for moments of slowness. Through the repetitious, slow-ritual processes of paint making, painting, natural dyeing, patchworking, quilting, embroidery, and weaving, her work accumulates to create grounded physical works of contemplative presence. Her life as an artist and arts educator fuels her passion of activating the innate creativity within others and love of the process of making. She has taught children and adults on the spectrum, run workshops across artistic disciplines, co-run a nature art preschool, been a Teacher's Assistant in the Painting and Textiles & Fashion departments at MECA&D, and now is thrilled to be part of the Continuing Studies faculty. 



  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paints: red, yellow, blue, white, and black
  • (suggested: Liquitex Basics, 4 oz., Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Yellow, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, Ivory or Mars Black)
  • 2 - 4 paint brushes of various sizes (suitable for acrylic, can be from a pack)
  • Mixed-media sketchbook XL Canson® Mixed-Media pad 9” x 12” or 11”x 14”)
  • Mixed-media paper pad at least 14” x 17” (suggested XL Canson® Mixed-Media pad)
  • Paint water cup (preferably glass with a lid- can be an old food jar)
  • Small rag
  • Painting palette
  • Roll of painters tape
  • A 16”-20”or 18”-24” canvas

Optional additional paints: Cadmium Orange, Permanent Green, Cobalt Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Payne’s Gray, Yellow Ochre

Optional: ruler, glue stick

*Drawing boards & bull dog clips & other various small materials will be provided.

*If you prefer oil paints please bring what you normally use, and a sketchbook comparable to those listed above appropriate for oil paints.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions surrounding the course or the required course materials - deanna.jacome@gmail.com (Please note: I respond to emails on Monday & Tuesday mornings)

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

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