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e-Video Class - How to Paint Black Figure Pottery - Acrylic - with Artist Gaby Hunter

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Black-figure pottery painting is also known as the black-figure style or black-figure ceramic found in ancient Greece.

 How to Paint Black Figure Pottery

 Designs Using Modern Techniques




       Bonus Feature - Learn Basic Color Mixing


How Is This Class Presented?

For the Beginning Artist

The class starts out by exploring the standard color wheel and learning the basic structure of color. This helps the student artist understand more about color relationships. We can never know too much about color.



If you are not a beginning student and have more painting experience: 

We have provided extensive video resources that show our instructors painting in real time. Once you have understood the gist and steps of the painting lesson, you may choose to fast forward or skip over some of the more lengthy sequences. This is up to you. Novice painters may benefit from seeing all the sequences in real time, however, we recommend you paint along with the instructor in a way that best fits your skill level or viewing preference.




So What is Black Figure Pottery Painting?

If you ever wondered how you might benefit from taking a class like this, let's first think about how much the Greeks impacted the way we speak in regards to language. The Greeks were always on the cutting edge of change and discovery. So too were they on the cutting edge of art.

Greek pottery was a reflection of the social times and has become a fun way for us modern day artists to explore the early styles of ornamentation and design.

The Greek styles of ornamentaion have influenced art and architecture throughout many eras. Still today Greek designs are popular and ever more prominant. They can seen decorating dinnerware, artwork, woodwork, fabrics, masonry, and even furniture.


The Greeks used color in unique ways. Their painting applications were modified to fit the surfaces they painted on. Their red clay pottery has become well known for the detailed motifs used to adorne these containers, known as Black Figure Vases. This class places the focus on how they used color and how they might have decorated a traditional Greek Vase.

As the class moves forward, the student has a good understanding of the painting applications and proceeds to paint the first of two Greek Styled paintings. Teacher Gaby Hunter, takes over from teacher Connie Clark and Sue Pruett as she now helps you recreate a little history!

Let the Painting Begin! 

  • Learn to mix a simple color palette.
  • Learn how to blend an acrylic 'mottled' background on a canvas surface.
  • Learn how to apply the pattern and create the Greek Ornamentation.


 Instructor Feedback and Class Support
  • There are many classroom forums where you'll upload photographs of your work, and questions and answers are shared between students and me the instructor. Feedback is very important. This helps you know that you are on the right track. If there are any issues or challenges, these Q & A’s forums help clarify anything that might not be completely clear to you.

*Acrylic Self paced for self study.

**When you purchase this class you will received an automatically generated email order confirmation with a link for the pdf class file that also contains the links  and passcode for the video lessons.



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  • 5
    As good as attending a real class.

    Posted by Judy on 20th Jul 2020

    Just purchased this online class yesterday and looked through the texts and watched the videos which are very clear, concise and detailed. I’m really looking forward to painting this design.

  • 5
    I'm glad that I orderded I have so much fun

    Posted by Unknown on 26th Apr 2013

    The class was very easy and I enjoy the class and I already paint the first vase. Thank

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