Painting: Traditional Landscapes

  • Instructor Cody Rounds
  • Code ART57F
  • Student Ages 9–18
  • Term Fall Semester 2023
  • Day Wednesday
  • Time 3:00 P.M.


Landscapes have long been a favorite subject of painters and have been explored through many art movements and masters. This course will focus on traditional methods of landscape painting, with a focus on the impact of light, season, and composition on a scene. Students will learn how to do plein air painting, a favorite technique used by the Impressionists, and will try out their skills in their own natural surroundings. They will also discuss basic painting techniques such as color mixing, drawing, and brush handling.

Instructor Cody Rounds has a wealth of knowledge and professional experience in the techniques taught in this course, having been trained in the traditional Hudson River School style of oil painting and having studied plein-air painting in Paris, France. This is an excellent opportunity for budding young artists who want to be taught by a professional!

Class Meetings: Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Dates: September 6 – December 13

Student Expectations: Students are expected to complete assignments on time. All assignments will need to be uploaded through the online portal.

Student Support: The instructor is available via email.

Feedback/Assessment: The instructor will provide feedback via in-class critiques.

Materials/Supplies: Students should have a webcam and an overhead mount so the instructor can view the drawing process. Please have it installed before class begins. Students will also need the following materials:

– A pad of canvas paper (10 sheets, minimum size: 9”x12”)
– A plastic palette
– A palette knife
– A set of acrylic brushes with various sizes and tips (recommendations: Kingart Studio Bristle set of 12, Royal Langnickel beginners set of 5, Princeton Real Value set of 6)
– The Masters Brush Cleaner, 1 oz Studio Cake
– Paint: Student-grade acrylic (recommendations: Blick or Liquitex):
→ Titanium White (250 ml)
→ Ivory Black (250 ml)
→ Cadmium Red Light Hue (120 ml)
→ Cadmium Red Deep Hue (120 ml)
→ Cadmium Red Medium Hue (120 ml)
→ Cadmium Yellow Light Hue (120 ml)
→ Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue (120 ml)
→ Cerulean Blue Hue (120 ml)
→ Cobalt Blue (120 ml), Ultramarine Blue (120 ml)
→ Pthalo Green (120 ml)
→ Burnt Sienna (120 ml)
→ Burnt Umber (120 ml)


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