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CPT 130-W24 | Fundamentals of Painting

CPT 130-W24 | Fundamentals of Painting

1/16-4/2 (12 sessions) 6-9pm, Tuesdays, 380 Cumberland Room 102

Maximum Enrollment: 12 LBS

Course Description



This course’s primary focus is to provide students with the fundamental skills needed to translate what they see and feel into the physical object of a painting. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of color theory, drawing, composition, and the overall procedure for what goes into making a painting. Students will become sensitive to shifts in hue, value, saturation, form, material, etc. through rigorous observation of dynamic still lifes. Presentations will be provided to introduce artists, movements, and past student examples to enrich insights and investigations. Students will participate in peer critique, a chance to use vocabulary, and develop strength in their artistic voice. This course provides students with the building blocks for developing a practice in painting comparable to a BFA foundations level painting course.


1/16-4/2 (12 sessions) 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, Tuesdays

Tuition: $375 + $25 studio fee

CEUs: 3.6

380 Cumberland, Room 102



Supplies: 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 size (suitable for acrylic, can be from a pack) 1” paint brush (suitable for acrylic) Mixed-media sketchbook XL Canson® Mixed-Media pad 9” x 12” or 11”x 14”) 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   *Drawing boards, bull dog clips, vine charcoal, & other various small materials will be provided. 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)



Deanna Jacome was born in NH, and has spent her creative life in Salem, MA, Burlington, VT, and now Freeport, ME. She creates slow-sustainable artwork in the woods of Maine, inside of her tiny house studio, which she built in collaboration with her fiance. She received her BFA from Montserrat College of Art in Book Arts and Art Education in 2015 and her MFA in Studio Fine Arts from Maine College of Art & Design. She is an interdisciplinary painter working with sustainably sourced paints and textiles. Her Ecuadorian heritage is at the root of her pursuit of fiber arts where she pursues natural dyeing, embroidery, and weaving as a way to intertwine her identity of place from both New England and South America. 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 on the spectrum, run workshops across artistic disciplines, co-ran a nature art preschool, and was a Teacher’s Assistant in the Painting and Textiles & Fashion departments at MECA&D. 

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