Painting

Painting Classes

 

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ClassClass NumberInstructorDescriptionDatesTime Members Price (15% off) Non-members PriceAdditional Fees / Materials
Watercolor Open Studio (Winter Session)

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W19A46OSJennifer BrownJoin weekly monitored watercolor sessions. These are open to individuals at all levels of experience. There is no formal instruction, but an experienced teacher will be present to assist with your projects.Every other Friday, Jan 18 - Mar 291pm - 4pm$85.00$100
Watercolor Magic – Underpainting and Glazing in Watercolor

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W19A15PMargaret DwyerThis workshop separates value and color into two stages of the painting process. The first step focuses on the underpainting by simplifying your subject with tonal values, making complicated subjects easier to interpret. Step two involves glazing with pure color on top of the underpainting. This class is for all levels of painters. Challenges will be given to more advanced artists. Come experience the magic!Friday March 1 - March 229am - 12:30 pm $191.25 $225 Materials list provided
The Bee's Knees – Continuing Encaustic Painting

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W19A21PStephanie GordonExpand your facility with encaustic painting. Continue to experiment with the endless applications of this wax medium. Use this workshop to hone skills or to try something new. Take advantage of Stephanie Gordon's years of experience, expert instruction, and nurturing support. Some encaustics experience suggested.Saturday & Sunday, Mar 30 & 3110am - 4pm $148.75 $175 $75
Get Your Jung On! Spontaneity in Painting

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P19A19PRichard GombarIntuitive or perceptual painting is based on a strong relationship with your subject, be it landscape, a still life, or the figure. Use alla prima techniques to dive right into the core of painting with little or no preliminary drawing. This process builds confidence in the art of painting and it will teach the artist how to work through any problem. Tuesdays April 2 - June 49:30 am - Noon$264$310$30
Painting A Little Square of Blue

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P19A40PMeg McLeanClaude Monet advised artists to “forget what objects you have before you…merely think ‘here is a little square of blue, here is an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow…” In this class, we will work on 12 exercises that will help you see form, color, and light in a whole new way, and literally turn your painting upside down. For the last class, weather permitting, we’ll go outside for a plein air session and put what you have learned into practice.Thursdays, April 4 - May 26 - 9 pm$221$260
Watercolor: The Basics and Beyond

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P19A20PMargaret DwyerDo you love watercolor? Have you only dabbled a bit? Then take this workshop! Numerous watercolor techniques will be demonstrated and the differences between paints, brushes, and papers defined. Try your hand at simple studies. Use a variety of watercolor paints, papers, and brushes that will be provided. Watercolor is so accessible and so very satisfying. Saturday, April 610 am - 3 pm$107$125
Indoor Garden Party - Watercolor Florals

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P19A23PMargaret DwyerIt’s SPRING! Celebrate floral bliss and the bounty of color at this indoor garden party. Bring a flower, blooming plants, or a bouquet to class along with your watercolor supplies. Nature’s masterpieces will fill the studio with inspiration. Demonstrated techniques will include wet in wet, glazing, negative painting and more. All levels of painters are invited to participate in this relaxed, fun and colorful workshop.Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 1410 am - 4 pm$166$195
Landscape Painting- Mixing Colors to Match the Season

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P19A22PJoan HoffmanLearn how colors make the mood and the season come alive with watercolor! Use photographs to understand the landscape. Demonstrations of technique, insightful critiques, and much individual attention can be anticipated. Mondays, April 22 - May 209 am - Noon$175$205
Still Life Alive In Pastels!

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P19A24PJonathan RoseThe still life genre comes alive with pastels! Bring your energy, curiosity and personal expression to the subject at hand. Class will start with a short presentation of pastel artwork and culminate with supportive critique. Open to all levels.Fridays, May 3 - 249am - 11am$107$125
Watercolor Open Studio (Spring Session)

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P19A30PJennifer BrownThough you may favor one watercolor painting style, why not try your hand at more stylistic approaches? Become a chameleon as you play with different styles in landscape, still life, or abstraction. Challenge yourself and accelerate your artistic growth. Learn to combine different approaches and discover a whole new way of working as you go forward on your own creative path.Fridays, May 3 - June 141 - 4 pm$102$120
Watercolor Chameleon

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P19A25PMargaret DwyerThough you may favor one watercolor painting style, why not try your hand at more stylistic approaches? Become a chameleon as you play with different styles in landscape, still life, or abstraction. Challenge yourself and accelerate your artistic growth. Learn to combine different approaches and discover a whole new way of working as you go forward on your own creative path.Fridays, May 10-249 am - 1 pm$170$200
Pastel Color Harmonies in Landscape

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P19A26PRobert CarstenExplore the expressive potential of using color harmonies to add strength and beauty to your pastel landscape paintings. Create small, simplified color studies using a limited palette learning the perfect combination to add pizzazz and sparkle to ones compositions. Participants will enjoy numerous demonstrations and lots of painting time. All levels welcome.Saturday May 119:30 am - 4 pm$102$120
Let You Imagination Soar: Abstract Acrylics

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P19A27PPatty CastelliniPlay with color, composition, and texture through fun exercises while we experiment with this wonderful medium. Use a variety of tools to discover the many possibilities of the medium. Tuesdays, May 14 - June 186 - 8 pm$264$310
Spectacular Flowers in Watercolor

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P19A28PRobert O'BrienLearn basic floral painting techniques by working from close-up photo references of flowers in an artistic setting. Painting studies will focus on value, composition, layering and blending with discussions about soft versus hard edges. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session.Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 1910 am - 4 pm$141$165
Deepening Your Watercolor Practice

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P19A31PJennifer BrownAs color returns to the landscape we will be focusing and developing your eye for color through various exercises. We will be working towards finding a rhythm for your painting practice with an emphasis on individual expression. Some watercolor experience suggested.Tuesdays, May 21 - June 119:30 am - 12 pm$179$210
Watermedia Effects with Fluid Acrylics

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P19A21PMargaret DwyerThe versatility of fluid acrylics is ideal for fine brushwork, water media techniques, glazing, staining, and much more. These paints are ready to use right out of the tube. No fillers, extenders, nor water are added to achieve the desired consistency. Its affinity to watercolor yields a looser way to approach acrylics. Aquaboard or canvas primed with an absorbent ground can be substituted for watercolor paper. If you love the flow of watercolor and the permanency of acrylics, this workshop offers the best of both worlds.Fridays, June 7 & 149 am - 2 pm$141$165
Don't Mop Up That Splash of Color!

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P19A29PRobin WeisburgerDesign and paint your own floor cloth! A painted floor cloth adds spice to any floor. First used on floors in the 1700s, these beautiful, functional pieces of art are a cozy addition to any home, in any season. Learn the history of craft as you begin with a 2' x 3' floor cloth. Adding a durable finishing coat will assure you have an heirloom piece that will stand up to everyday use and the test of time. Stencils and other tools to assist with patterns will be provided.Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 99:30 am - 12:30 pm$94$110

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