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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Encaustic Effects With Acrylics

CLASS ID: 7AAB
Date/Time: Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Learn to create the wax like look of encaustic painting with the durability of acrylics. Mimic the soft, luminous effects of beeswax by applying multiple layers of acrylic paints and gels layer upon layer. Cut and bury paper images and stenciled patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft translucent layers over them. Become familiar with encaustic-like wax formulas, explore a variety of applications and create a whole new feeling in your artwork. Open to all levels of painting experience. See www.whitebeararts.org for supply list.

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Whimsical Butterflies

CLASS ID: 6AAB
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 10+, Beginner and Beyond

Flutter around with these colorful patterned butterflies. Design a favorite butterfly and add lovely shapes in detail. Using a large choice of acrylic colors for palettes and in tubes, bling your butterfly as much as it takes to make it whimsical.

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Whimsical Dragonflies

CLASS ID: 7AAA
Date/Time: Monday, July 15, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 10+, Beginner and Beyond

Use acrylic paint on canvas to draw and paint whimsical dragonflies. 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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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

CLASS ID: 6AAA
Date/Time: Friday, June 7, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$34 Non-Member
Material fee: $5 payable to instructor
Age/Level: All Ages 10+, Beginner and Beyond

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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Symbolism in Your Painting

CLASS ID: 10B1A
Date/Time: Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $350 Member/$438 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

From ancient times to the present, symbols are a part of our communication both verbally and visually. Everywhere we look, we are aware of the symbolism in our lives. This course focuses on the daily symbols (ex. street signs) and the more meaningful symbols (love, joy, family) important to us. The exercises will be geared toward non-realistic paintings as you find your own vision of creative painting. Join in on the fun of this unique approach to your artful life. Artists will work on separate paintings in each morning and afternoon session. Past experience is helpful; however, an open, experimental and “anything goes” attitude is the best. Critique is a part of each session. All media and all levels of artists are welcome.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 5ZMA
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 6 & 20, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, an unfinished painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 5ZMB
Date/Time: 2 Mondays, May 6 & 20, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
This class is for those who would like to complete a piece of art, work on an unfinished painting, or learn to use pastel, watercolor, drawing, collage, or whatever! This instructor will mentor and help you with a new way of seeing your creative abilities, get you started on a new piece of work, and inspire you to press on and work in a series. Please bring supplies and a project. The instructor will have demonstrations each week for optional projects.

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Mixed Medium May Flowers

CLASS ID: 5ZMC
Date/Time: Monday, May 6, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Join us for a fun evening full of spring inspiration. Working from real flowers, you will create a unique painting using pastels, watercolor and collage. Bring a friend!

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