Whimsical Dragonflies

CLASS ID: 2W09 This class is full.
Date/Time: Friday, August 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2W76  This class is full.
Date/Time: Monday, August 20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sylvia Benson
Using acrylic paint on canvas, 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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The Abstracted Landscape

CLASS ID: 5W03 This class is full.
Date/Time: Wednesday – Thursday, August 22 – 23, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Calvin deRuyter
People understand realistic landscape, and non-objective abstract but between those two points are a multitude of points where one can intermingle the concepts from both. In this two-day workshop we will explore the abstracted landscape. We will talk about the concepts of abstraction by looking at other visual artists and how they have abstracted the landscape to meet their specific abstract goals while still maintaining the viewer’s perception that the painting is a landscape. We will discuss color, texture, shapes/forms, and composition(s) with the abstracted landscape in mind. We will work with drawing tools and mixed water media (acrylic and/or watercolor), although you can ultimately apply the principles we discuss to any medium.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 2W14
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, August 6 – 20, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
*No class August 27

CLASS ID: 2X25
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 10 – 24, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2X26
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, October 1 – 29, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2X27
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 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: 2W17
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, August 6 – 20, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM
*No class August 27

CLASS ID: 2X28
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 10 – 24, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X29
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, October 1 – 29, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X30
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 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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Paint & Sip Night

BIRCH TREES
CLASS ID: 2W58
Date/Time: Thursday, August 9, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Bring your friends and learn how to paint in acrylics in a relaxing social setting. Sign up for one or all three and enjoy creating your masterpiece. No experience necessary. Students are encouraged to bring snacks and a favorite beverage to this class. Relax and have fun while learning to paint!

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Becoming an Artist: A Class to Inspire Oil or Acrylic Painters

CLASS ID: 2X60
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X61
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X62
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
Many classes teach how to paint. This instructor coaches students on becoming artists. In this class, each participant will work individually and receive instruction and encouragement to enhance and develop personal skills and style. Confidence will set in as students realize their own potential. This is a class for the student wishing to go beyond the fundamentals of painting and into a deeper realm of creativity. Students may bring a blank canvas with something in mind to work on, or a piece already in progress. Experience with painting is a prerequisite for this class.

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Introduction to Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2X17
Date/Time: Mondays, October 1 – 29, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
No class October 22

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
Have fun learning the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. Enjoy making beautiful brush strokes with this versatile medium. No experience necessary, this is a great class for students new to painting. Pay the instructor for all supplies.

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Encaustic Effects with Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2X20
Date/Time: Monday, September 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 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 materials fee paid to instructor.

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Still Lifes in Acrylic & Oil

CLASS ID: 2X18
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, September 10 – October 1, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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. One evening, weather permitting, class will be held outside. 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.

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Playing with Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2X21
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, September 5 – 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X22
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, October 10 – 24, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X23
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, November 7 – 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Playing with acrylics is the best way to achieve success as we strive to create abstract/nonobjective artwork. We will experiment with different compositional formats, acrylic mediums and collage. This is an ongoing class where you can jump in when your schedule permits as each lesson plan will have different focuses.

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