Becoming a Better Painter in Oils or Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2R76
Date/Time: Friday, November 17, 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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 better 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.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 2R33
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

CLASS ID: 2R34
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 9:30AM – 11:45AM

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: 2R36
Date/Time: 5 Mondays: October 2-30, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

CLASS ID: 2R37
Date/Time: 4 Mondays: November 6-27, 12:45PM – 3:00PM

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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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

CLASS ID: 2R23
Date/Time: Sunday, November 5, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

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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Abstract Acrylic Painting

CLASS ID: 2R26
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 7, 6:00PM – 8:30PM

Lisa Fertig
Using acrylic paints, we will venture into the world of abstraction. Starting with a reference from reality we will then simplify the subject matter into its most basic shapes and colors and other elements of design. All levels of expertise invited to participate.

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Acrylic Painting Explorations

CLASS ID: 2R27
Date/Time: 4 Wednesdays: November 1-29, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

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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Whimsical Holiday Elves

CLASS ID: 2R25
Date/Time: Thursday, November 16, 12:30PM – 3:00PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylics on canvas, like the Whimsical Birds on a Wire, create an Elf on a Wire or up a tree, building a snowman, or harnessing reindeer. Use as a gift or just to have fun during the holiday season.

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Golden Acrylics Lecture & Demo

Bonnie Cutts
Throughout this FREE two-hour presentation, you will hear tons of information about a variety of Golden acrylics and the inherent possibilities of acrylic materials. Extensive information about acrylic paints, gels, and mediums is presented. See how acrylic paints and gels mix together, as well as several examples of materials in a variety of applications. Open to all levels of painting experience. Information packets and free samples provided for all attending.

CLASS ID: 2R68
Date/Time: Friday, November 17, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Tuition: FREE with registration
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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Go with the Flow Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2R21
Date/Time: Saturday, November 18, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Bonnie Cutts
There are many ways to apply acrylic paint, each achieving its own unique quality, appearance, and energy. During this class students will have an opportunity to work with High Flow Acrylics in combination with fluids, gels, and mediums. High Flow is similar to an acrylic ink which is great for drawing, brushing, pouring, and dripping. Students will have a chance to see how the paint flows on a variety of prepared surfaces and prep a few surfaces to work on that day. Watch High Flow creep along wet acrylic materials for some jaw dropping effects. Bring along an empty refillable marker to mix colors as well a variety of paintbrushes. The artwork of the day will be stimulated by the incredible flow of the paint, and imagination. Open to all levels of painting experience.

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