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: Apr 25, 2019
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $225.00
  • Start Date: Mar 7, 2019
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $315.00
  • Start Date: Apr 25, 2019
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Miles Laventhall
    Fee: $225.00

Learn the techniques of painting in pastel, color theory, composition, perspective, and shadow patterns. This class is designed for students to extend their range of skills.

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  • Start Date: Mar 7, 2019
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Lorrie Turner
    Fee: $315.00
  • Start Date: Apr 25, 2019
    Day of the Week: Thursdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Lorrie Turner
    Fee: $225.00

Discover how to capture any subject in oil or acrylic paint. Experience the excitement of bringing your painting talents to the next level. Demonstrations and individual attention address how to effectively use light, color, composition and brushwork. In group discussions, learn how to avoid common errors and other techniques. Confidently apply your new skills to create paintings you truly love - in your favorite style from representational to impressionistic.

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  • Start Date: Mar 5, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $315.00
  • Start Date: Apr 23, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Jane McIntyre
    Fee: $225.00
  • Start Date: Mar 6, 2019
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $315.00
  • Start Date: Mar 13, 2019
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Diane Reeves
    Fee: $315.00

Explore contemporary painting techniques, composition and color through individual assistance and instructor demonstrations. From traditional brushwork to cutting edge mixed media techniques, pours and skins, you will develop your own style. Acrylics are preferred, but oils are welcome.

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  • Start Date: Mar 6, 2019
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Vicki Siegel
    Fee: $315.00
  • Start Date: Apr 24, 2019
    Day of the Week: Wednesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Vicki Siegel
    Fee: $225.00

Alla prima refers to completing a painting all in one sitting. Participants work with a limited color palette to create a landscape, still-life, or portrait in the space of each class session. The goal of the class is to learn drawing and painting techniques without laboring over every small detail. Each class is a learning exercise in composition, color mixing, and harmonies. Learning is maximized through demonstrations as well as individual attention for each student.

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  • Start Date: Feb 5, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Ralph Papa
    Fee: $150.00
  • Start Date: Mar 5, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 4
    Instructor: Ralph Papa
    Fee: $150.00
  • Start Date: Apr 2, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
    Weeks: 3
    Instructor: Ralph Papa
    Fee: $113.00

Working from your own photographs or iPad images, learn drawing and color mixing skills to obtain accurate proportions using oil paint. Animal 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 lifelike portraits of their pets.

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  • Start Date: Mar 5, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Renee Plevy
    Fee: $315.00
  • Start Date: Apr 23, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Renee Plevy
    Fee: $225.00

Working from your own photographs or iPad images, learn drawing and color mixing skills to obtain accurate proportions and skin tones. Explore paint handling, the use of light, and composition to create dynamic portraits. Instruction is given through demonstrations and one-on-one guidance. Students may work in the medium of their choice. (live model for one session)

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  • Start Date: Mar 5, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 7
    Instructor: Renee Plevy
    Fee: $315.00
  • Start Date: Apr 23, 2019
    Day of the Week: Tuesdays
    Class Time: 9 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Renee Plevy
    Fee: $225.00

Working from a live model, learn a step-by-step approach that simplifies the process of proportions, values, skin tones, and capturing a likeness. 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 to beginners and experienced painters in this friendly studio.

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  • Start Date: Jan 11, 2019
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $360.00
  • Start Date: Mar 8, 2019
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $270.00
  • Start Date: Apr 26, 2019
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 1 - 4 PM
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Suzanne Scherer, Pavel Ouporov
    Fee: $225.00

Using a limited palette, beginners learn the basics of color theory and how to apply them, painting from direct observation. Working from still life set-ups, interior spaces and forms in nature, students learn to see and use color to express three dimensions on a two dimensional surface. Advanced students can work from a still life or their own photo references, learn new techniques, composition and find their own voice.

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  • Start Date: Jan 11, 2019
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 9:30 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Janet Onofrey
    Fee: $300.00
  • Start Date: Mar 8, 2019
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 9:30 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 6
    Instructor: Janet Onofrey
    Fee: $225.00
  • Start Date: Apr 26, 2019
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 9:30 AM - NOON
    Weeks: 5
    Instructor: Janet Onofrey
    Fee: $188.00
  • Start Date: Jan 11, 2019
    Day of the Week: Fridays
    Class Time: 12:30 - 3 PM
    Weeks: 8
    Instructor: Janet Onofrey
    Fee: $300.00