Photographic Technique and Critique

CLASS ID: 6A5E
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, June 18, July 9, August 13, 7:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: FREE with registration ($5 suggested donation)
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

This course will be an open discussion and critique of photographic skills and technology. Join Robert and David, along with an invited professional photographer, for a session of critique and review of their compositions. Time permitting, there will be an opportunity to do a photo walkabout at the art center and a critique of those images. Be prepared to complete assignments for following sessions. You are encouraged to bring a selection of up to 3 images (digital or prints), which will be reviewed by the instructors and class members in an open critique. Please email questions and/or requests to the instructors at rcuerden@mac.com and dave@davidaparker.com.

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Alcohol Inks with Landscapes and Stamping

CLASS ID: 7A1A
Date/Time: Monday, July 1, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$32 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels 

CLASS ID: 8A1B
Date/Time: Saturday, August 24, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$32 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels 

 

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Watercolor Orchids and Irises

CLASS ID: 8AWE
Date/Time: 2 Fridays, August 16-23, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $53 Member/$68 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Orchids and irises are both flowers with wonderful shapes and delightful buds that make a beautiful flower composition. You will have dozens of photos to choose from for your paintings. Complementary colors, values, and textures will enhance the paintings. There will be demonstrations in all aspects of painting the colorful orchids and shapely iris, as well as individual instruction and evaluation.
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Painting Birds in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 8AWD
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, August 13-27, 6:30-9:00 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Learn to paint birds in watercolor using a three-step approach, focusing on shapes and values. You will learn some basic bird anatomy to make them realistic, and learn how to model form and create the feeling of feathers. You will also learn how to create the backgrounds that will show the bird in its environment. Work from your own photos or instructor photos provided.
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Watercolor Pet Portraits

CLASS ID: 8AWC
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 14-28 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $78 Member/$101 Non-Member
Age/Level: Experienced Beginner and Beyond

Work on capturing the personality and likeness of your favorite pet. You will learn how to create realistic looking eyes, wet noses, whiskers and fur, using a three-step watercolor process. Bring photos of your favorite pet, or use instructor provided photos.
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Intermediate Pastel

CLASS ID: 6APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, June 5-26, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class June 19
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
CLASS ID: 7APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, July 10-24, 1:30-4:00 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
CLASS ID: 8APA
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, August 7-28, 1:30-4:00 PM
No Class August 14
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Intermediate to Advanced
Location: First week at WBCA
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $242 Member/$296 Non-Member

To the plein air painter, the immediate application of pastels lends itself to capturing the changing light effects of the outdoors. Observe and study nature firsthand. Make quick and direct decisions to produce spontaneous, fresh, and colorful light-filled paintings. Demos, one-on-one guidance, and group critiques are a part of this class. The first class will meet at WBCA; later weeks will meet at various nearby parks.
* Visit www.WhiteBearArts.org for a supply list.

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Painting an Oil Portrait from Photo Reference

CLASS ID: 8AOB
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Personalize your art or your gift giving by painting a portrait of a loved one. Suzann will walk you through the process of painting a portrait start to finish from your own photo. This workshop includes a demo and hands-on work. Advanced students will have the opportunity to sharpen their accuracy and finishing techniques. This workshop will teach you:
• How to choose a photo to paint from.
• Ways to transfer a basic drawing to canvas.
• How to mix colors for flesh tones.
• Steps to paint a portrait in one or more sessions.
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Plein Air Painting in Oils

CLASS ID: 6AOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, June 6-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class June 20
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
CLASS ID: 7AOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, July 11-25, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
CLASS ID: 8AOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, August 1-29, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class August 15
Tuition: $112 Member/$136 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $270 Member/$330 Non-Member

This class will focus on how to interpret light and shadow effects outdoors. Learn how to simplify, design, and connect larger shapes of the landscape, as well as how to apply a foundation quickly and accurately. Emphasis will be on composition and atmospheric perspective with color and value. We will be painting at various local parks. First class of each month will meet at WBCA.

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Introduction to Acrylics

CLASS ID: 8AAA
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, August 19 & 26, 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $15 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner

Have fun learning the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. Enjoy making beautiful brush strokes with this versatile medium. No experience necessary. Pay the instructor for all supplies.

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Hand Sewing Leather 201- Tote Bag and Laptop Case

CLASS ID: 8A4T
Time: Thursday, August 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuition: $63 Member/$81 Non-Member
Material Fee: $40 – $60 depending on the project payable to instructor
Age/level: Adults and teens 12+, 101 or other hand-sewing experience is strongly recommended.
Please bring reading glasses if you need them

This advanced leather-working class will build on your sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students will work from custom patterns while being guided through the basics of leather design and construction including the skills necessary to design their own goods. Project options include a tote bag, cross body purse, 13” laptop case or 15” laptop case. You will be required to choose your project at signup but a variety of leather choices for each project will be available at the beginning of class. Previous hand-sewing (saddle stitch) experience is strongly recommended. While the basics will be covered, the more experience you have, the happier you will be with your finished project. (please see MerachantLeather.com/WBCA for project examples)

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