Painting in Acrylic or Oil with Tom Stewart

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 5-26, 6:30 PM – 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. 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. Students bring their own supplies.

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Acrylic Painting Explorations

CLASS ID: 2S20 This class has been cancelled.  
Date/Time: 4 Wednesdays, January 10-31, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Date/Time: 4 Wednesdays, February 7-28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Doug Garder
Acrylics are versatile, and you can make them behave like oil paints! Learn how to use gloss and gel mediums to enliven and propel the acrylics into thick and thin layers across the surface of your painting support, whether it be a canvas or on paper. The nice thing is that you can’t make a mistake, because acrylics dry so fast and you can repaint your surface quickly. A variety of subjects, including landscapes, portraits, still-life, and non-objective approaches can be explored. As far as color choices go, you can juxtapose warm against cool, intense and achromatic, and learn how to mix your complements to achieve a wide range of hues, just like the Impressionists did in the 1800’s!

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Becoming a Better Painter in Oil or Acrylics

Date/Time: Friday, February 9, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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 improve 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. Bring a lunch from home.

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Passionately Painting in Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2S19 *Date change from catalog
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays: December 13, January 17 & February 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Non-objective art defines a type of abstract art that is usually, but not always, geometric and aims to convey a sense of simplicity and purity. All levels of expertise invited to participate. The instructor will give demonstrations for guidance. Materials could also be added.

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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylic paint on canvas, draw and paint fanciful birds. Don’t worry about exact shapes, the more “out there,” the better. No experience necessary. This class will be tons of fun for everyone, even if you’ve never painted before!

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Paint, Print and Collage

Date/Time: Saturday, February 24, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Join MN artist Bonnie Cutts for a day of painting with acrylics, applying patterns with stencils, printing with slow drying OPEN acrylics and then working to bring it all together. Apply OPEN paint to your Gelli plate and make multiple prints using stencils and patterns. Paint and draw on your prints, create collages with decorative papers and the prints you make, learn about new materials to draw and paint on and create unique pieces of art. Open to all levels of creative experience and anyone ready to jump in and mix things up.

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Encaustic Effects with Acrylics

Date/Time: Saturday, February 17, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Learn to create encaustic effects using acrylic materials. Mimic the soft, luminous effect of beeswax by applying multiple layers of various acrylic gels and mediums and paint. Bury images and patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft transparent and translucent layers. Become familiar with encaustic like wax formulas and give your work a whole new feeling. Create the wax-like look of encaustics with the durability of acrylics. Open to all levels of painting experience. $10 material fee paid to instructor.

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