Next Step Beginning & Intermediate Oils

CLASS ID: 1Y218
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, January 17 – 31, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y214
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, February 14-28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 1Y215
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, January 17 – February 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y291
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 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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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 1Y212
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No Class January 29

CLASS ID: 2Y210
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 19 – March 12, 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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Paint, Print and Collage

CLASS ID: 1Y227
Date/Time: Friday, January 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bonnie Cutts
Explore making monoprints and collage materials using Golden OPEN acrylics and a Gelli Plate. In this fast paced and fun class you will work in multiples and see what fun it can be to build and print your images quickly. Roll out paint, stencil a pattern, lay down shapes, and create images layer upon layer as the day goes by. You will work prints on printmaking paper as well as create collage materials. We will work quickly and make several prints without the use of a press. Open to all levels of creative experience and anyone ready to dive in and have some fun!

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Encaustic Effects with Acrylics

CLASS ID: 2Y222
Date/Time: Friday, February 1, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bonnie Cutts
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.

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Mixed Media, Picasso Style

CLASS ID: 2Y703
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sylvia Benson
Meows and cock-a-doodle dos can be heard coming from the room. Join in on painting cats or dogs just like Picasso would, with crayons and watercolors. Draw the cat’s face, frontal and profile, with eyes different sizes or shapes and ears somewhere? Also, experience drawing with eyes closed, using line to produce a rooster in oil pastels, blending the colors to achieve depth.

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Whimsical Birds on a Wire

CLASS ID: 2Y203
Date/Time: Thursday, February 21, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 1Y207
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, January 7 – 28, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2Y206
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 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: 1Y208
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, January 7 – 28, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y207
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 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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Playing with Acrylics

CLASS ID: 1Y206
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, January 9 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y205
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, February 6 & 20, 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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