Intro to Painting Birds (acrylics or oils) w/ Linda McDermott, April 27


Join professional painter Linda McDermott for this one full day intensive painting class. Through demonstration and individual attention, Linda will guide you in creating a painting of a bird in either acrylics or oils. The class will start with sketching and getting the proportions correct for the bird and planning your composition. Linda will cover color mixing with a limited palette and paint application. Students will leave the class with a finished painting.  Students are responsible for brining their own supplies and lunch. Class size limited to 8 people for individual attention.

Saturday, April 27,  10am-4:30pm, $125 

Cancellation Policy: We ask that you to give us two weeks notice if you need to cancel for a full refund minus a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. We are sorry, but we cannot give refunds or issue credits for missed classes or no shows.  

Linda is an oil painter based in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Always a creative soul, she has painted on and off since childhood, taking art classes whenever she could and workshops from various local and nationally recognized artists, as well as fine art classes through RISD Continuing Education.

Shortly after graduating from law school in 1994, Linda decided to stay home and raise her two children. Once they started school, she returned to oil painting part time. When her daughter became involved in theatre, she focused her creative energy on painting theatre sets, designing and sewing costumes for local high schools and semi-professional theatres for 10 years. She left theatre costuming in 2018 to focus on painting full time.

Linda finds the most joy in painting farm animals, pet portraits, and wildlife and she photographs most of her subjects. She has always had a tremendous love for animals and feels a strong connection to them. She hopes to raise more awareness of animal welfare by capturing their unique personalities and soul through her art.


Suggested Supply List

Paints: Either traditional oil paints, water-soluble oil, or acrylics

-White, preferably Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Light (or Hansa Yellow Light, Windsor yellow, primary yellow)
- Permanent Red (or Cadmium Red or a comparable red such as Pyrolle Red, primary red)
- Permanent Madder Deep or Alizarin Crimson
-Ultramarine Blue Deep or Ultramarine Blue
-Viridian Green

-Brushes in sizes various sizes  2, 4, 6, 8. I like to use filberts and rounds but bring what you like
-Palette knife for mixing
-Palette to mix paints: wood or disposable paper palette
-Roll of Paper towels
-Plastic bag for trash
-Canvas or canvas panels size 8x10" or 9x12"

-Gamsol (for oil painting) and vessel.  If using traditional oil, I like to use walnut oil to wipe paint off brushes while painting and can show you how to use it if you bring a small bottle of walnut oil. Gamsol only at the end of the day to clean brushes. Or bring jar for water if using acrylics

-Gamblin solvent free medium (optional) for traditional oil. Water-soluble medium for water- soluble oil (optional)

-Extender/slow drying medium for acrylic helpful and stay-wet acrylic palette also helpful. (or spray water bottle)

-Jackson Art will provide an easel and chair.

-Pack a lunch or one can be ordered out from nearby. We have complimentary tea and hot cocoa if you bring a mug.

Price: $125.00

Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 4:30 pm

Date: April 27, 2024


155 Ridge Rd
Jackson, Nh
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