Painting

Painting skills, creating effective composition, and learning to see and understand what makes engaging art is the core of this class. Students can study art that defines and interprets the intricacies of form in a realistic traditional manner, or create work that allows form to find itself through more immediate, experimental abstraction. Essential studies include accurate color mixing and choosing appropriate color palettes and materials to support your ideas. Explore painting and glazing techniques, traditional brushwork, palette knife, and alternative painting methods. For those choosing to mix it up, explore the integration of textures, found materials, and unusual objects. Your studio experience is supported with personal attention, critiques, and reference to works of traditional and contemporary masters.

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  • Start Date: Mar 1, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $320.00

This flagship program presents an opportunity for advanced painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, and mixed media artists to work in a concentrated program suited to those who are pursuing proficiency consistent with graduate level study, winning public and private commissions, major competitions, and professional representation. An important component of the Masters Studio rests in each artist's determination to strive for his/her own personal excellence. Students must be pre-qualified by the instructor. (No Class Mon. 1/15 & 2/19-Term 3)

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  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $320.00
  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $320.00
  • Start Date: Feb 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $320.00
  • Start Date: Feb 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $320.00
  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $320.00

Learn the techniques and advantages of painting in oils. In the first project, students learn skills in drawing, color mixing, and paint application while painting from a still-life. You will be guided through the foundation steps towards creating a satisfying work of art. For the convenience of beginning students, all materials are provided for a $60 material fee. This includes all paints, brushes, and canvas.

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  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Beth Sloat
    Fee: $210.00

Learn the techniques and procedures of painting in acrylics or oils as you paint from still-life setups or from photographs. Exercises develop skills in observation and learning to paint form to create depth and a sense of light. Learn skills in drawing, composition, mixing color, and paint application. Individual guidance and group demonstrations guide students to confidently apply new skills in creating paintings in the style of their choice.

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  • Start Date: Mar 2, 2018
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 9:30 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Janet Onofrey
    Fee: $245.00
  • Start Date: Mar 2, 2018
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Janet Onofrey
    Fee: $245.00
  • Start Date: Feb 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $295.00

Learn a simplified method to create portraits with solid dimension and beautiful skin tones using oil paint. Working from a live model students learn to see proportion, light, and shadow to create a strong likeness and with a sensitivity to detail. Cranial anatomy, paint handling, and the use of light will be discussed. Clear instruction is given through demonstrations, and one-on-one guidance. Students learn the advantages of painting with oils to create life-like portraits.

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  • Start Date: Mar 1, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Renee Plevy
    Fee: $295.00

Beyond simply recording an image, learn techniques that will make your realistic or representational paintings outstanding. Explore a variety of classic and contemporary techniques that can be effective in any painting style: underpainting, glazing, scumbling, impasto, or direct painting. Working from life, photographic references, or an iPad, students learn to employ these techniques in the medium of their choice - oil, egg tempera, acrylic paint as well as gold leaf.

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  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $295.00

Explore the pleasures and challenges of watercolor. Learn a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet and dry brush, as you learn to paint primarily from still-life setups. Demonstration of techniques and discussion of the principles of color mixing and composition are an essential part of this course.(No Class Mon. 1/15 & 2/19-Term 3)

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  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Teresa Kirk
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Mar 1, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9 - 11:30 AM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Ted Matz
    Fee: $210.00

Explore watercolor along with other applications of water media, such as gouache or acrylics, to take your painting from ordinary to extraordinary. Exercises using different formats, designs, and techniques are presented as catalysts to new ideas and developing a personal style. Critique and discussion are an important component to this class.(No Class Mon. 1/15 & 2/19-Term 3)

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  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Teresa Kirk
    Fee: $295.00
Photography

This hands-on course introduces students to the fundamentals of image editing using Photoshop Elements. The focus is on the basic tools for retouching images, color correction, creating graphic images, and preparing images for print or sharing on the internet. No Class Sat. 11/25(Term 2) & 3/31 (Term 4)

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  • Start Date: Mar 3, 2018
    Day of the Week: Saturdays
    Class Time: 9:30 - 11 AM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Lew Lautin
    Fee: $210.00

Learn to take full advantage of your camera's operational potential and become proficient in using manual settings to create your own personal visions. Weekly projects, in addition to in-class workshops, reinforce hands-on experience for each student photographer. Discussions consider composition and the fundamentals that transform a good photograph into an outstanding piece of art. The advantages of digital technology are addressed, as well as the preparation of an image for printing. (No Class Mon. 1/15 & 2/19-Term 3)

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  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $245.00
  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $245.00

Gain an in depth understanding of the technical and aesthetic decisions that confront the experienced photographer. Weekly assignments challenge participants to exercise their unique visual awareness in a variety of styles and techniques. Post-processing and printing techniques are addressed as a means to help the photographer recognize their artistic potential.

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  • Start Date: Feb 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $260.00
  • Start Date: Feb 27, 2018
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 6 - 9 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $260.00

Works by master photographers such as Cindy Sherman, Richard Avedon, Man Ray, Diane Arbus, and other photographers, provide a catalyst for each participant's development. The class has access to the extensive photography collection at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. A competent level of proficiency in your camera's operation is required.

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  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Allan Pierce
    Fee: $260.00

Capture the essence of your subject while learning the important elements involved in creating beautiful portraits. Lighting, posing, gesture, props, and location choices will be covered. You will learn how to use both natural and studio lighting to light your subject to create professional quality portraits. (No Class Mon. 1/15 & 2/19-Term 3)

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  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 6:30 - 9 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Lawrence Miller
    Fee: $245.00