Autumn Plein Air

CLASS ID: 2X94
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, October 10 – 24, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X24 This class is full. Sign up for 2X94!
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, October 11 – 25, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Christopher Copeland
This class will focus on how to interpret light effects outdoors. Learn how to simplify, design, and connect the larger shapes of the subject matter, as well as how to apply a foundation quickly and confidently. Emphasis will be on composition and atmospheric perspective with color and value. We will be traveling to various nearby parks to set-up and complete studies, but the first class will meet at WBCA. This class is for oil and pastels.

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Next Step Beginning and Intermediate Oils

CLASS ID: 2X46
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, October 11 – 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X47
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 8 – 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
No class November 22

Julie Dobson Miner
If you have taken the First Step Beginning Oils or have painted in oils before this class is for you. This ongoing class will take you through the entire process from concept to completion of a painting. Julie will gently help you first paint what you see and eventually will let you work independently. Most classes will begin with a demo, small discussion/lecture or sharing to increase your knowledge of all the aspects of art including drawing, value, color, planning for success and how to move beyond your reference /not be restricted by it. The instructor will use traditional oil paints, however, students can also use water mixable oils or acrylics. Julie promotes learning to mix colors by use of a suggested limited palette (warm and cool primaries) as well as limited use of solvents and safe handling practices. Beginner student projects will be offered and eventually progress to help you find your own artistic voice. Julie has a wealth of knowledge to share, and continuing students will keep growing in their knowledge and skill level.

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Alcohol Ink: Painting for Beginners

CLASS ID: 2X33
Date/Time: Friday, October 12, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X34
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Debra Dresler
Join the fun and bring family and friends for an exciting painting event. This art ink medium can be used to create glowing paintings, gorgeous ceramic tiles, and more. Unpredictable, wildly colorful, vibrant inks are used on non-porous surfaces including metal, plastic, glass, Yupo paper, and tile. The possibilities are endless! The colors are fluid dye mixed with rubbing alcohol that can be used full strength for intense bursts of color or diluted for a subtle look similar to watercolor washes. The colors are intermixable and can be brush painted, dripped, splattered, stamped and air blown. This fun class will introduce you to the medium by crafting 2 ceramic tiles. Framing options will be discussed. No painting experience required. $20 material fee paid to instructor for use of her art supplies, tiles and equipment. Fee paid to instructor covers the use of all of her art supplies, equipment, tiles and everything you need.

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Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 2X77
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, October 15 – 29, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X78
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, November 5 – 19, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Moving on from the Beginning Watercolor class, explore a little more challenging subject matter as you start to develop your own individual style of painting. This class is designed to create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help enforce the principles and elements of design. Demonstrations with a wide range of subject matter will help you gain self-confidence.

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Beginning Watercolor

CLASS ID: 2X74
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, October 15 – 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X75
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, November 5 – 19, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Come and explore the wonder of watercolor by learning the fundamentals and techniques of this exciting medium. Basic class lessons will help you feel comfortable as you discover your journey using watercolors. Pay the instructor an optional material fee of $1 if you wish to keep the lesson plans.

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Introduction to Alla Prima Portraiture

CLASS ID: 2X08
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop will help you learn to paint a realism-style “alla prima” or “all at once” portrait in roughly three hours, using value and color to communicate the light and shadow that gives dimension and drama to a portrait. In the morning session Suzann will explain her approach to alla prima portraiture and demonstrate painting a full-color portrait from a live model. After an hour lunch break, the afternoon session will feature hands-on practice painting from a live clothed model and one on-one guidance. Prior drawing and painting experience is suggested. Bring a lunch.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

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: 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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Experience the Labyrinth

CLASS ID: 9X05
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Mary Silvaroli Daul
Whether an experienced traveler or new to the way of the labyrinth, come join others on the path for a morning of reflection and renewal. Gather together for a brief introduction to the labyrinth followed by time to walk, reflect, and share at the close of the morning. Participants may bring a journal to extend and integrate their experience. Discover how each labyrinth journey offers the gift of time and space to rest…release… receive…and return, renewed and refreshed.

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Tai Chi

CLASS ID: 9X11
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, September 6 – October 18, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
No Class September 20

CLASS ID: 9X12
Date/Time: 6 Thursdays, October 25 – December 6, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
No Class November 22

Aimee Van Ostrand
Tai Chi is practiced by millions of people in the parks and squares of China. The practice of Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid seamless slow-motion movements and studies show regular practice supports good health and longevity. It improves circulation, balance, mental focus and sense of wellbeing. It is low impact and can easily be modified to be practiced by those with mobility issues. Aimee Van Ostrand is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture. No experience or equipment is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing. Sign up for a month at a time, or drop in when you can and pay $15 Member/$19 Non-Member per week.

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