Paint & Sip at Margaux’s Table

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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Plein Air Painting in Oils

CLASS ID: 6AOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, June 6-27, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class June 20
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
CLASS ID: 7AOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, July 11-25, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $84 Member/$102 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
CLASS ID: 8AOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, August 1-29, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
No Class August 15
Tuition: $112 Member/$136 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults 18+, Intermediate to Advanced
* Sign up for all three classes and save! $270 Member/$330 Non-Member

This class will focus on how to interpret light and shadow effects outdoors. Learn how to simplify, design, and connect larger shapes of the landscape, as well as how to apply a foundation quickly and accurately. Emphasis will be on composition and atmospheric perspective with color and value. We will be painting at various local parks. First class of each month will meet at WBCA.

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Fundamentals of Composition

CLASS ID: 7A6A
Date/Time: Friday, July 12, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuition: $18 Member/$22 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginners

Learn the 9 fundamental elements of visual design composition. We will explore each of these elements by referencing pictorial examples of the basic components to help you make your artwork shine. No more guessing about placement, spacing, texture or the basic foundation for your work of art. These principals apply to all 2-D mediums.

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Art Journaling

CLASS ID: 7AME
Date/Time: Saturday, July 13, 1:00-3:00 PM
Tuition: $21 Member/$27 Non-Member
Material Fee: $8 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

Transform a plain lined journal into a work of art to hold your thoughts, hopes and dreams. Learn some easy ways that will have you looking forward to writing in your journal. We will use collage materials, colored pens and pencils to:
• Make a vision board cover
• Sprinkle inspirational pictures and words throughout the pages
• Use punches to zoom in on motivational images
• Learn some doodles and dangles to enhance the pages
• Make Washi Tape doors and windows Come ready to create!

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Whimsical Dragonflies

CLASS ID: 7AAA
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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Painting with Encaustic

ENCAUSTIC POPPIES
CLASS ID: 6AMC
Date/Time: Friday, June 21, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC ABSTRACT
CLASS ID: 6AMD
Date/Time: Saturday, June 22, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 7AMC
Date/Time: Friday, July 19, 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

ENCAUSTIC BIRCH TREES
CLASS ID: 7AMD
Date/Time: Saturday, July 20, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuition: $39 Member/$49 Non-Member
Material Fee: $20 payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Join in on a new endeavor of working with hot beeswax which contains a resin as a hardening agent and pigments of many colors. It is called encaustic, an ancient art form dating back to the Greeks, which was revived by Jasper Johns and has gained popularity since the 90s. This medium is exciting because of its flexibility and versatility. Wax can be moved with a hot air gun, textured with tools, imbedded with beautiful paper, and turned into a collage. Step-by-step instruction and individual attention will help you develop your painting in this wonderful medium. $20 material fee covers all materials to make one painting; students who wish to make more can buy extra materials for an additional fee. Classes are limited to 6 students; sign up early!

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Encaustic Effects With Acrylics

CLASS ID: 7AAB
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 www.whitebeararts.org for supply list.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 8: FINDING IDEAS: LIFE, PHOTOS, OTHER ARTISTS, IMAGINATION, PROCESS
CLASS ID: 4ZOB
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

SECTION 9: HONING YOUR SKILLS: OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 5ZOB or 5ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 18, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM *No class June 4

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience or for those with experience that want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be restricted later. Drawing techniques for measuring proportion and composing, color mixing tricks, an introduction to the different kinds of brushes and how to use them, and several different easy methods to developing a painting.

This class will be taught in sections, each new topic building upon the last, starting with the most basic skills in the fall and advancing to more exciting levels of painting by the end of spring. Each topic will be demonstrated so you can see how it’s done before you try it yourself.

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Painting Contemporary Figurative Paintings

CLASS ID: 7A101
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! www.karenknutson.com

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Alcohol Inks with Landscapes and Stamping

CLASS ID: 7A1A
Date/Time: Monday, July 1, 1:00-3:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$32 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels 

CLASS ID: 8A1B
Date/Time: Saturday, August 24, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $26 Member/$32 Non-Member
Material Fee: $5 Payable to Instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels 

 

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