Painting with the Pros – Alma Thomas – Online Class

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This class is part of our free class series in honor of Black History Month.

Alma Thomas was an Expressionist painter, known for her colorful abstract paintings. Her paintings are known for their pattern, rhythm, and color. Thomas remains an influence to young and old as she was a cornerstone for the Fine Arts at Howard University, started a successful art career later in her life, and took major strides during times of segregation as an African-American female artist. Thomas believed that creativity should be independent of gender or race, creating works with a focus on accidental beauty and the abstraction of color.

Now more than ever you need a creative break and the opportunity to be a part of a community. This class is perfect for students of any skill level as your instructor will walk you through the step-by-step process beginning at sketching your design all the way through the finishing steps.

Instruction will be provided through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone or tablet.

Materials are purchased separately and include: 4-ounce bottles of red, yellow, blue, white, and black acrylic paint, a set of high quality paint brushes, and one 16×20 inch stretched canvas. Students may purchase a pack of all the materials hereStudents who only need partial materials can purchase individual supplies here.

If you choose to use materials at home, you will need the following: acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, black, white), paint brushes, a pencil, and a canvas/other surface.

All virtual classes are based in Zoom. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download Zoom on their computer, phone or tablet. Access to the Zoom classroom will be e-mailed the day before the class starts.

 

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