Painting

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: Apr 18, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $250.00
  • Start Date: Feb 28, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Apr 18, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $250.00

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
  • Start Date: Apr 19, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Renee Plevy
    Fee: $250.00

Portrait painter and longtime instructor, Kris Smith conducts an advance class in portraiture. Explore how to portray emotion or mood in quick studies and long poses. Your individual style is encouraged along with improving technical skills in paint, pastels, or charcoal. Individual attention is provided in this friendly studio.

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  • Start Date: Mar 1, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Kris Smith
    Fee: $175.00
  • Start Date: Mar 29, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 3
    Instructor: Kris Smith
    Fee: $135.00

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: Apr 18, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $250.00
  • 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
  • Start Date: Apr 18, 2018
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $250.00

Paint in a vertical format in this workshop by hanging your canvas on the wall. This ensures using your entire body in the process of painting instead of only your hand and wrist. Working on large canvases with big brushes explore composition, mark making, personal symbols, and layering. Re-energize your painting by being completely intuitive and spontaneous. Whether your style is loud and energizing or calm and relaxed, learn to trust in following your own urges and taking risks to create powerful art. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering. Workshops meet January 14th & 15th (8.11) and February 18th & 19th (8.15)

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  • Start Date: Feb 18, 2018
    Day of the Week: Sun & Mon
    Class Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Weeks: 2 Days
    Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
    Fee: $215.00

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: Apr 16, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Teresa Kirk
    Fee: $250.00
  • Start Date: Mar 1, 2018
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9 - 11:30 AM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Ted Matz
    Fee: $210.00
  • Start Date: Apr 19, 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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Day of the Week
Class Time
Weeks
Instructor
Fee

  • Start Date: Feb 26, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Teresa Kirk
    Fee: $295.00
  • Start Date: Apr 16, 2018
    Day of the Week: Mondays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Teresa Kirk
    Fee: $250.00