Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 1: METHODS FOR ACCURATE DRAWING:
TRICKS FOR SEEING AND MEASURING
CLASS ID: 2X54
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, September 18 – October 9, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

SECTION 2: HOW TO USE THE PAINTING TOOLS:
BRUSHES, PALETTES AND SURFACES
CLASS ID: 2X55
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 16 – November 6, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

SECTION 3: DRAWING WITH PAINT:
CAPTURING LIGHT, MASS AND VALUES
CLASS ID: 2X56
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 13 – December 4, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience or for those with experience that want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be held back later on. In these courses, we will cover drawing techniques for measuring proportion and composing, color mixing tricks, an introduction to the different kinds of brushes and how to use them, and several different easy methods to develop a painting. This class will be taught in sections, each topic building on the next, starting with the most basic skills in the fall and advancing to more exciting levels of painting by the end of spring. Each topic will be demonstrated so you can see how it’s done before you try it yourself. This course will continue into the Winter.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 2X48
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, September 18 – October 9, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X49
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, September 18 – October 9, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X50
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 16 – November 6, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X51
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 16 – November 6, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X52
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 13 – December 4, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X53
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 13 – December 4, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dan Mackerman
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience. Work on your own projects while taking advantage of Dan’s 40+ years of painting. The purpose of this class is to improve upon what you already know, expose you to new possibilities and to make you a better painter. For some that may mean inspiring conversation on topics that relate to your work. For others it may mean tips or demos on materials and tools that fine-tune your technique or improve a specific piece. Dan will regularly give demonstrations, share references from his personal library of over 500 books, lead critiques, and give museum tours when the need arises. 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.

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Introduction to Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 9X10
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Aimee Van Ostrand
Learn about this beautiful and healthy art form during a free class. Just dress comfortably so you can move, no special outfits required! Aimee will let you know about the health benefits and give you a brief history before she guides you through the Yang Style short form.

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Beginning iPhone/iPad Photographic Safari Plus Editing

CLASS ID: 5X26
Date/Time: Monday, October 8, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Let’s go on a fun Photographic Safari around town and learn to use your iPhone/iPad camera . In this class you will learn tips and tricks of using your camera, better composition, tuning an image, cropping, filters, frames, the most useful photography apps and more. We will take photos either outside or in the studio with Still Life setups, and then use the editing app, Snapseed. This is the “go to app” for most photographers and it is free. Bring your device with Snapseed downloaded on to it from the App Store. Come ready to play with your images. IOS Apple only. Sorry no Android, Galaxy etc.

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Pocket Sketching

CLASS ID: 2X01
Date/Time: Friday – Sunday, September 21 – 23, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Kath Macaulay
This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, or sitting in a café. Students will learn to capture what they think they see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper, and a small paint set. This class is ideal for the timid beginner to learn to paint fearlessly in public, and for the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions, and no clean-up. To quote a former student at Canyon Ranch, “You just changed my life: I can do this!” $40 material fee covers paint set, paper, water soluble pen, and water container. Please sign up at least 2 weeks in advance for this class.

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Melding with Welding

CLASS ID: 4X28 This class is full.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 22, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Greg Kraft
In this 4 hour course you will learn about the history of welding and weld a sculpture. TIG Welding melts metal to metal. No sticks, rods or wire. You will learn to use power-tools. Tap into your creativity and take home a sculpture. Safety first, do not wear shorts, dresses or open toed shoes. Do wear jeans, a long sleeved cotton shirt, closed toed leather shoes or boots. Bring leather work gloves and a stone about the size of your fist.

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ART! Every Day! – NorthStar Watermedia Society Panel Discussion

CLASS ID: 5X50
Date/Time: Sunday, September 23, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NorthStar Watermedia Society
The NorthStar Watermedia Society in conjunction with the NSWS National Exhibition will hold a panel discussion on “ART! Every Day!” The panel will discuss what inspires them to make art emotionally and spiritually; whether they can ever envision a life without art; and what about those pesky dry spells? This interesting and lively discussion will be led by some of NorthStar Watermedia’s and the National Exhibition’s most creative daily practitioners of “art is life. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. Refreshments provided, too! This event is open to the public.

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Alcohol Ink: Florals and Landscapes

CLASS ID: 2X90 This class is full.
Date/Time: Monday, September 24, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X92 This class is full.
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 3, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Give alcohol ink a try! Paint beautiful florals and landscapes in this exciting medium. Whether you have experience with alcohol ink or are brand new, this class is for you. Instructor will apply varnish 24 hours after class and you will be able to pick up tile within one week at WBCA.

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Paella Valenciana

CLASS ID: 4X30 This class is full.
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Peggy Doran
The Paella is the pan used to cook this legendary dish, and Valenciana refers to the region of Spain on the shores of the Mediterranean where it originated. It is typically cooked outdoors in the countryside on a dry wood fire. The Paella must be set at a suitable height to be surrounded by flames during the first part of the cooking, and the fire must be kept burning at the correct strength. Generally, good Paella depends not so much on the quality of the ingredients as on combining all the components in the correct proportions. The five basic elements – oil, water, rice, heat, and cooking receptacle – need be balanced with an almost mathematical precision. The experience and personal touch of whoever is in charge of the cooking are also of utmost importance. The preparation of Paella in the countryside is a ritualistic, festive occasion which can sometimes turn into a gastronomic debate! The relaxed, lighthearted atmosphere is punctuated with jokes and comments on the progress of the food. The experience culminates when the Paella is deemed ready, removed from the fire and carried to the table. Paella Valenciana has Bomba rice, rabbit or pork, green beans, chicken, snails, tomatoes, paprika, and saffron. Peggy’s version of Paella Valenciana will use seafood, pork, chicken, beans, chorizo, and Bomba rice. That’s a mouthful! Bring an apron to class.

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Writing Roundtable

CLASS ID: 5X28
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X29
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5X30
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mary Jane LaVigne
Join with fellow writers to talk about craft, try a short exercise, and/or share work. Bring paper, pen, and a writing sample of up to 500 words to read. Bringing work is optional.

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