Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 3ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 26 – April 16, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 11, 1:00 PM – 3:30 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. 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. All media welcome including oil, pastel & acrylic. Solvent-free oil painting, dating back to the time of Rembrandt, will be highlighted.

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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 2Y291
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, March 28 – April 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, May 2 – June 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mike Rada
Whether you are just getting started or have painted for many years, this class has much to offer. You will work from your own studies, sketches, drawings, or photos and will learn what it takes to create a successful painting from start to finish. Mike will show examples of his work and give demos, short lectures, and lots of positive encouragement while you work on your own projects and style. The information provided applies to all mediums, so you may work in oils, acrylics, or pastels. Class is limited to 10 students. Students cannot miss the first day of class, as Mike will be giving important lectures and demos. No supplies are needed the first day of class, except paper and pen to take notes.

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Next Step Beginning Oils

CLASS ID: 3ZOF
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, March 7 – 21, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOG
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, April 4 – 18, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZOF
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, May 2 – 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
No Class May 9

Julie Dobson Miner
If you have taken the First Step Beginning Oils class 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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Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

CLASS ID: 3ZAC
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZAC
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and light snacks while you paint. You are welcome to bring additional wine for the rest of the evening. Mary will demonstrate and walk you through the process of creating your own painting; how to mix colors, what brush stroke to use etc., everything you need to know to complete your own piece of art. The image and all of your painting supplies are included. One complimentary glass per person and the light snacks are provided by the instructor.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 3ZMA
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, March 4 – 25, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 4ZMA
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, April 1 – 15, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

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: 3ZMB
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, March 4 – 25, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZMB
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, April 1 – 15, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

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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Introduction to Acrylics

CLASS ID: 5ZAB
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, May 22 & 29, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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. Pay the instructor for all supplies.

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Playing with Acrylics

CLASS ID: 3ZAA
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, March 6 & 20, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZAC
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, April 10 & 24, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZAA
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, May 8 & 22, 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 a different focus.

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Loosen Up Your Painting!

CLASS ID: 4ZWF
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, April 4 – 25, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 5ZWC
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, May 2 – 30, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Calvin deRuyter
This class is for those who want to explore abstraction and non-objective painting to discover a path to abstraction in their own work. Or, at a minimum, to “loosen up” their paintings! It will include looking at the work of other abstractionists to give us an understanding of why their paintings “work.” There will be exercises based on abstraction techniques, and also a lot of time to paint different kinds of abstracted paintings. This class is for all skill levels, but being receptive to new concepts, fun, play, self-evaluation, and constructive feedback is required. This is a watermedia based class that works in acrylic, watercolor or both. Please bring reference materials/photos. You can choose to work in watercolor or acrylics in this class.

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Loose, Lush, Landscapes

CLASS ID: 4ZAA
Date/Time: Friday, April 5, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Approach landscape painting using personal photos for subject matter, and see what fun adding lots of color and texture can be! Come and paint all day in a loose way, applying bold, big brushstrokes with a lot of paint, and/or pour paint for an interesting effect. You will learn to add texture with gels and figure out which gel best suits you as you create little paintings packed with emotion. The focus of the class will be on capturing larger shapes rather than details as you simplify the landscape images. You will be encouraged to work quickly with big brush strokes or swiftly apply paint with a palette knife. Have fun using paint mixed with gels to create thick, textural paintings filled with lots of energy. Class will warm up with quick drawings to define shapes and forms in the landscape image to be painted. Each student will finish several small paintings during the class, all with a different feel depending on the acrylic materials used. All levels of painting experience are welcome. $10 Materials fee paid to instructor.

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