Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

Wednesday mornings in March – June
Mike Rada

Whether you are just getting started or have painted for many years, this class has much to offer. You will work from your own studies, sketches, drawings, or photos and will learn what it takes to create a successful painting from start to finish. Mike will show examples of his work and give demos, short lectures, and lots of positive encouragement while you work on your own projects and style. The information provided applies to all mediums, so you may work in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Class is limited to 10 students. Students cannot miss the first day of class, as Mike will be giving important lectures and demos. No supplies are needed the first day of class, except paper and pen to take notes.

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Real Life Oil Painting

Thursday mornings (new!) or evenings in March – May
Christopher Copeland

In an art school tradition, we simply study and paint what is real. More than copying, we learn to make decisions regarding composition, drawing, color, values and edge work. This course will run throughout the fall and winter months. “Perseverance, Patience, and Practice” is our motto. Come join us!

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Painting with Dan Mackerman

Tuesday afternoons in March – June
Dan Mackerman

This is a painting class taught by demonstration. Watch demos (such as brushwork, clean colors, and layering) and work on personal projects. Reference books, field trips, and critiques are applied as needed to release your inner fauve! Solvent-free oil painting dating back to the time of Rembrandt is highlighted but any opaque media such as pastel or acrylic are also welcome. Drawing experience recommended.

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Basic, Structured Techniques for Realistic Oil Painting

Thursday afternoons in March – June
Dan Patterson

In this class you’ll start by learning the basics of realistic painting. The first 2 weeks will deal primarily in gray shades concentrating on the techniques of shading, blending, soft edges, and the importance of seeing all the details on an object. The last 2 weeks will deal with a small color composition of your own. You’ll also learn the techniques in painting surfaces such as flat, spherical objects and cloth. This class is open to artists with some oil painting experience looking to achieve that next level of realistic oil painting. No drawing experience necessary.

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Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

Friday, March 10 (new!), Wednesdays in March – May
Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or better individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class.

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Introduction to Still Lifes in Acrylic & Oil

4 Mondays, May 1-22, 6:30-9:00 PM
Thomas E. Stewart

The instructor will offer a straightforward approach to painting “what you see”. Students will learn the basics of design, drawing, and painting from a still life. One evening of this painting class will be held outside, weather allowing. This will provide some of the basics for plein air painting. Different painting techniques will be explored to achieve a variety of visual effects. Students will receive individual instruction based on their painting experience. Students are also welcome to bring in work from home, any subject matter, and the instructor will help them further develop their paintings. Pay WBCA for all supplies. If you have materials of your own, feel free to bring them.

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Painting the Alla Prima Rose

Tuesday, May 9, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Suzann Beck
Students will learn an alla prima process to paint a rose in oil in one session. The workshop will feature a demonstration followed by hands-on student work. Drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

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