Paint Nights are back in Hamilton and all ages are welcome.
At Corwin Galleries on Tuesday, students learned placement techniques, color mixing and the thrill of bringing wildlife to canvas by creating “Fox in Snow.”
Artist James Corwin teaches painting classes each Tuesday and Thursday, with the occasional Wednesday by popular demand. The lessons help artists of all skill levels and ages create a fox, winter moose and big bison. The February lessons will start with a bear but the other classes have not been decided.
“We used to do these [painting nights] a lot but just got busy,” Corwin said. “Bring your family and friends for a fun night painting wildlife. Winter is a good time to paint and everyone is happy with the results that they get.”
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In his classes, Corwin provides step by step instruction, simplifying the process into easy-to-draw shapes and color mixing. Classes are kept small so he can provide personal instruction. All the tools are provided including acrylic paints, brushes, palette and a canvas to paint, finish and take home. Classes are two hours long.
“The process is that I break this into shapes and lines on this canvas and give you the opportunity to complete each step,” Corwin said. “I’ll walk around, show you up close and help you with anything you’re struggling with or