Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

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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Whimsical Dragonflies

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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Encaustic Effects With Acrylics

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 for supply list.

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Painting Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, July 30 – August 1, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Karen Knutson
Learn to loosen up and paint from the heart! We will be drawing more contemporary versions of people, in the loosest fashion possible. Simplicity is the name of the game in this workshop. Many techniques for texture, how to build layers for depth, working with limited colors, and lots of fun tricks done with rubbing alcohol and other tools, are just some of the new skills that you will learn.

One day, we will learn how to do wire drawings, which will help the students to loosen up! (Wire drawings are done with permanent markers and they resemble wire sculptures when completed.) This workshop is geared for all levels of acrylic students. We will also be trying other mixed media for detail work, like caran d’ ache crayons and prismacolor pencils. Karen Knutson is a very sought after instructor who believes that painting should be fun, but also likes to teach good design at the same time!

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Introduction to Acrylics

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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Symbolism in Your Painting

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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Mixed Medium May Flowers

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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Playing with Acrylics

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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Modular Art Creations

Date/Time: Monday-Wednesday, May 13 – 15, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Kathleen Hope
This workshop will explore the secrets and techniques of what makes these small paintings work together. We will use small 8x8x2 wood panels and apply acrylic and collage to create unique designs. Learn how and why collectors love this grid-like form of art, and where to sell these small gems. Modular art has become popular at art shows and galleries. Kathleen Hope is a master at modular art and has created thousands of designs. Learn Kathleen’s secrets to success. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Acrylics

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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