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SPRING 2024 
Fridays 10am - 4:30pm
First Day of Class: 1/19/2024
Last Day of Class: 5/17, 2024

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Enrollment at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA has begun. During the Spring 2024 semester, I will be teaching ART53, Painting From The Live Model. You will learn an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process painting with traditional oils. Every week, we will work from a live model, alternating male, female, nude and costumed. Most poses will carry on for 2 weeks at a time, allowing students to fully explore shape, color, light and texture. Under my guidance, you will surprise yourself with how easy and enjoyable figure painting can be. 

Click the "Enroll Today" button above and type ART53 into the search bar to find the class. 


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Meet the Instructor

James Galindo (b. 1983) is a Southern California oil painter and a graduate of Laguna College of Art & Design’s bachelor’s and master’s programs. He is currently represented by Dawson Cole Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA, where he exhibits three dimensional paintings on glass and acrylic. James has a long and distinguished career as a figurative artist and instructor. Notable commissions include paintings for the Nolet Distillery in Schiedam, Netherlands, Green Valley Hospital in Tucson, AZ, and artwork featured in various shows and advertisements in the Los Angeles TV industry. James has taught at a number of art studios and colleges in Southern California, including Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Brentwood Art Center, Kazone Art Academy, FT Art Academy, Rio Hondo College, Saddleback College, Orange Coast College and Laguna College of Art and Design.


Supply List

  • Titanium White (One 200ml tube, or two 37ml tubes)

  • Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon Yellow (37ml)

  • Yellow Ochre (37ml)

  • Cadmium red medium or scarlet lake (37ml)

  • Alizarin Crimson (37ml)

  • Burnt Sienna (37ml)

  • French Ultramarine Blue (37ml)

  • Raw Umber (37ml)

  • Ivory Black (37ml)

Note: You can use either traditional oil paints, or water mixable oils, but not a mix of both. If you are using traditional oil paint, I recommend Gamblin or Winsor and Newton brands. If you are using water mixable paints, I recommend Winsor and Newton Artisan Paints.

  • Legion Long Flat 9100FL Series: Sizes 6 & 8

  • Legion Long Filbert 9100KFL Series: Sizes 6 & 8

  • Hog Bristle Filbert 400KF Series: Size 8

  • Big Cheap Brush from hardware store for toning canvas (2-3”width)


If Using Traditional Oils:

  • Walnut Oil (4 oz)

  • Gamsol Mineral Spirits ( 32oz, no less )

  • Glass Silicoil or Stainless Steel Brush Tank.

If Using Water Mixable Oils:

  • Winsor and Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Painting Medium (2.5oz)

  • Four 12 x 16” Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas

  • Four 16 x 20”Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas

  • Two 18 x 24” Stretched Canvases

  • 12 x 16” Tempered Glass Palette , GRAY

  • One metal, medium sized Palette knife (the diamond shaped tip should be about 2” long, and there should be some flexibility)

  • Roll of Blue Shop Towels

  • Old T-Shirt you can use as a rag

  • Grocery bag you can use as a trash bag for dirty paper towels

  • Small glass jar with sealing cap

  • Circular Brush Tub

  • Small pack of razor blades

  • Tackle box for paints

  • Brush carrying case

  • 25 ct Blue Nitrile Gloves

  • Box of Q-Tips (500 ct)

  • Drawing Pencils (Staedtler Mars Lumograph 6pc Set)

  • Kneaded eraser

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