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PAINTING (WATERCOLORS, Acrylics, Oils, Pastels, and Mixed Media)

SPRING 2023

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D49723 Abstract Painting, Mondays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill level: ALL

This course is an exploration of abstract painting in acrylic, oil, or watercolor paints, or oil or soft pastels. The class focuses on the formal principles of art that are vital to balanced compositions. You will expand your knowledge and use of those principles as you develop your personal style. Students work at their own pace on a series of abstract paintings with friendly critiques and individual guidance. New students, please use the materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 15; ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/27/2023 and ending 4/17/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E49723 Abstract Painting, Mondays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Jon Neuse
Skill Level: ALL

This course is an exploration of abstract painting in acrylic, oil, or watercolor paints, or oil or soft pastels. The class focuses on the formal principles of art that are vital to balanced compositions. You will expand your knowledge and use of those principles as you develop your personal style. Students work at their own pace on a series of abstract paintings with friendly critiques and individual guidance. New students, please use the materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 4/24/2023 and ending 6/12/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 248.00 ea.

D41423 Intermediate/Advanced Painting Studio, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland
Skill Level: I, AD

Understand more about the process of making art and developing personal style using oil, acrylic or watercolor. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/28/2023 and ending 4/18/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E41423 Intermediate/Advanced Painting Studio, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland
Skill Level: I, AD

Understand more about the process of making art and developing personal style using oil, acrylic or watercolor. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/25/2023 and ending 6/13/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D47523 Pastel Landscape, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Arthur Weeks
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

The focus of this class is to understand pastels and help you find, trust and enrich your own artistic voice through this wonderful medium. Study the techniques of master artists to learn how value, composition, style and color turn into great works of art. Discover the luminosity of this pure pigment and capture the spirit of pastels. Learn how quickly you can lay down a sketch - a major benefit of the pastel medium! A materials list is on our website.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/28/2023 and ending 4/18/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E47523 Pastel Landscape, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Arthur Weeks
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

The focus of this class is to understand pastels and help you find, trust and enrich your own artistic voice through this wonderful medium. Study the techniques of master artists to learn how value, composition, style and color turn into great works of art. Discover the luminosity of this pure pigment and capture the spirit of pastels. Learn how quickly you can lay down a sketch - a major benefit of the pastel medium! A materials list is on our website.

Enrollment limited to 12, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/9/2023 and ending 6/13/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 213.00 ea.

D43123 Watercolor: Focus on Still Life, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Coco Connolly
Skill Level: B, AB, I

Rendering arrangements of objects invites us to concentrate on the fundamentals of painting: composition, color, texture, form. We can even suggest a narrative by how we select and arrange things. Through demos, critiques, and painting sessions in class, we’ll cover color balance and mixing, try some different application methods to broaden your skills, and discuss composition - what to focus on, and what to leave out! Bring your watercolor materials or see the materials list on the website for suggestions.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/28/2023 and ending 4/18/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D41523 Beginning/Intermediate Painting Studio, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland
Skill Level: B, AB, I

Learn the basics or brush up on rusty skills. Work in oil, acrylic or watercolor to explore color and personal style. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/28/2023 and ending 4/18/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E41523 Beginning/Intermediate Painting Studio, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Dorothy Odland
Skill Level: B, AB, I

Learn the basics or brush up on rusty skills. Work in oil, acrylic or watercolor to explore color and personal style. Work at your own pace with individual instruction in this open studio format class. Bring paints, brushes and painting surface to the first class.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/25/2023 and ending 6/13/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D44323 Botanical Art: Tulips!, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Kathy Creger
Skill Level: ALL

Learn to create accurate and artistic representations of the expressive tulip, from tight new buds to sprawling, fully open flowers, using them as your source for inspiration and subject matter. We'll practice the careful observation and rendering of the lines, values, and textures of your subject to bring your painting to life! Bring your drawing and/or watercolor painting materials and hot-pressed paper to work on.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/7/2023 and ending 4/11/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 213.00 ea.

E44323 Botanical Art: Spring Bulbs & Ephemerals, Tuesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Kathy Creger
Skill Level: ALL

Learn to create accurate and artistic representations of spring's first arrivals, using them as your source for inspiration and subject matter. We'll practice the careful observation and rendering of the lines, values, and textures of your subject to bring your painting to life! Bring your drawing and/or watercolor painting materials and hot-pressed paper to work on.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 4/25/2023 and ending 5/30/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 213.00 ea.

D42523 Watercolor I: Working from Photos, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I

This class is for advanced beginner watercolor artists who are ready to work on their own subject matter using photographic reference materials. You will work to capture the essence of your subject by clarifying your point of view, working out your compositional design, simplifying elements and planning your lighting. Students will receive individual support and work at their own pace while applying core watercolor skills to create their own body of work. Bring regular watercolor supplies, or use Sonja's general materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/15/2023 and ending 4/19/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 177.00 ea.

E42523 Watercolor I: Working from Photos, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I

This class is for advanced beginner watercolor artists who are ready to work on their own subject matter using photographic reference materials. You will work to capture the essence of your subject by clarifying your point of view, working out your compositional design, simplifying elements and planning your lighting. Students will receive individual support and work at their own pace while applying core watercolor skills to create their own body of work. Bring regular watercolor supplies, or use Sonja's general materials list on our website.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/26/2023 and ending 6/14/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D40323 Painting Stories, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Barbara Lidfors
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Picasso once said, "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary!" In other words, a well-composed and artfully painted picture can also tell a meaningful, personal story. It can express how you experience the world, what is meaningful and significant to you in your daily journeys. In this class for painters of all levels, we will review basic painting concepts and use them to compose personal narratives in a realistic or abstractly expressive style. Bring your own oil and/or acrylic paints, brushes and painting surfaces to the first class. Additionally, bring personal reference photos or drawing ideas as points of departure for your artwork.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 3/1/2023 and ending 4/19/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E40323 Painting Stories, Wednesdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Barbara Lidfors
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Picasso once said, "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary!" In other words, a well-composed and artfully painted picture can also tell a meaningful, personal story. It can express how you experience the world, what is meaningful and significant to you in your daily journeys. In this class for painters of all levels, we will review basic painting concepts and use them to compose personal narratives in a realistic or abstractly expressive style. Bring your own oil and/or acrylic paints, brushes and painting surfaces to the first class. Additionally, bring personal reference photos or drawing ideas as points of departure for your artwork.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/26/2023 and ending 6/14/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D43323 Watercolor Studio: Refining Skills, Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I

Continue developing skills and personal expression in a course that encourages exploration while increasing familiarity with watercolor techniques through instructor demonstration. General emphasis will be on individual confidence and growth. Bring watercolor supplies to the first class, or see Sonja's materials list on the website. Prerequisite: an AB level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/15/2023 and ending 4/19/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 177.00 ea.

E43323 Watercolor Studio: Refining Skills, Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Sonja Hutchinson
Skill Level: AB, I

Continue developing skills and personal expression in a course that encourages exploration while increasing familiarity with watercolor techniques through instructor demonstration. General emphasis will be on individual confidence and growth. Bring watercolor supplies to the first class, or see Sonja's materials list on the website. Prerequisite: an AB level watercolor class or instructor's permission.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 4/26/2023 and ending 6/14/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D42023 Watercolor Foundations, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Arthur Weeks
Skill Level: B, AB

Just starting out with watercolor and want some help finding your way? Curious about the possibilities? Through demonstrations, exercises, and artistic experiments designed to introduce you to this delightful medium, learn fundamental watercolor techniques such as brush handling, color mixing, glazing, wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry, and tonal value studies. Emphasis will be on making discoveries, learning techniques and developing confidence. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 14, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/2/2023 and ending 4/20/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E42023 Watercolor Foundations, Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Arthur Weeks
Skill Level: B, AB

Just starting out with watercolor and want some help finding your way? Curious about the possibilities? Through demonstrations, exercises, and artistic experiments designed to introduce you to this delightful medium, learn fundamental watercolor techniques such as brush handling, color mixing, glazing, wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry, and tonal value studies. Emphasis will be on making discoveries, learning techniques and developing confidence. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 14, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 5/11/2023 and ending 6/15/2023 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 213.00 ea.

D45923 Beginning Oil Painting, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Lloyed Anderson
Skill Level: B

Oils have a workability unlike other painting mediums. They also feel connected to art history. Learn the basics of the medium: how they work, feel, and react to other colors and substrates. How they can be applied to a surface, with brush, knife, or finger (with a glove on!). We won't be painting masterpieces (just yet), but we'll be playing a lot, mixing colors and developing a feeling for how paint comes off your brush, and how you make marks. See materials list on website.

Enrollment limited to 14, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/2/2023 and ending 4/20/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E45923 Beginning Oil Painting, Thursdays, 1 - 4 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Lloyed Anderson
Skill Level: B

Oils have a workability unlike other painting mediums. They also feel connected to art history. Learn the basics of the medium: how they work, feel, and react to other colors and substrates. How they can be applied to a surface, with brush, knife, or finger (with a glove on!). We won't be painting masterpieces (just yet), but we'll be playing a lot, mixing colors and developing a feeling for how paint comes off your brush, and how you make marks. See materials list on website.

Enrollment limited to 14, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/27/2023 and ending 6/15/2023 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D44423 Painting from Photos (Oils/Acrylics), Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Lloyed Anderson
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Or "How Not To Paint from Photos!" We paint from life when we can, but painting from a photo is something we all do - even dedicated plein air painters. We'll explore how the eyes sees vs. how the camera sees, different kinds of references (useless versus useful), interpreting a photo instead of copying it, how to take a photograph specifically for use as a painting reference. Bring your own painting supplies. Suggested materials list on website. Oils (or water-solubles) preferred, but acrylic painters will find the class useful too.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 3/2/2023 and ending 4/20/2023 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E44423 Painting from Photos (Oils/Acrylics), Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Scott Lloyed Anderson
Skill Level: AB, I, AD

Or "How Not To Paint from Photos!" We paint from life when we can, but painting from a photo is something we all do - even dedicated plein air painters. We'll explore how the eyes sees vs. how the camera sees, different kinds of references (useless versus useful), interpreting a photo instead of copying it, how to take a photograph specifically for use as a painting reference. Bring your own painting supplies. Suggested materials list on website. Oils (or water-solubles) preferred, but acrylic painters will find the class useful too.

Enrollment limited to 15, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 4/27/2023 and ending 6/15/2023 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

D41323 Renaissance and Flemish Oil Painting Method, Fridays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Dan Petrov
Skill Level: ALL

Learn a method of layering paint that Flemish and Renaissance masters used. Layer by layer you'll develop the form, distinctive values, gradation of edges and the development of half-tones and highlights. Great for both beginners and intermediate to advanced students who would like to learn this traditional process for creating artwork that has both depth and complexity. A materials list is on the website.

Enrollment limited to 10, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 3/3/2023 and ending 4/21/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

E49023 Principles of Oil Painting - All Levels, Fridays, 9 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Dan Petrov
Skill Level: ALL

Have fun working in oils using the all prima method (at first attempt or wet-on-wet) with relative measurements. You'll be introduced to four major elements of successful painting and finish an oil painting in three to four sittings. You'll learn to limit the color palette at the opening and expand the palette for finishing; how to use mediums, when, and why, and how to increase the speed of your decisions on the canvas. Use Dan's general materials list on the website.

Enrollment limited to 10, ages 16 and up
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 4/28/2023 and ending 6/16/2023 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 284.00 ea.

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Tuesday         9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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(mid-June through August, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Sunday            closed


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