Still Life Painting in Oil

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, January 17 – 31, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, February 7 – 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Christopher Copeland
This class will focus on organizing a still life composition set-up and painting from life. Emphasis will be on drawing and value structure. Finally completing the value study with color and edge-work control.

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Next Step Beginning & Intermediate Oils

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

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

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

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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Alcohol Ink Continued

Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Debra Dresler
After you get acquainted with this medium in the beginner class, lets explore more techniques and substrates with this fun ink medium. We’ll try painting alcohol ink on yupo paper, metal sheet and use stencils, masking fluid, markers and brushes. Please bring your own supplies including inks, alcohol 91%, felt with stamper, gloves, brushes, markers, masking fluid, blending solution canned air, and surfaces (glass, metal or mirrors). Minimal materials provided.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 12, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM
*No Class January 29

CLASS ID: 2Y211 or 2Y223
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 19 – March 12, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM OR 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

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

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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Painting Sunlight

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 19, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
How does an artist paint sunlight? This watercolor class will help you answer that question. Watercolor is particularly suited to tackle this task. Using concepts of value, intensity and color temperature, you will learn how to create the strong contrast that suggests sunlight in a painting. You will learn how color affects light and find color solutions for your paintings.

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The Colors of Winter

Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, January 23 – February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
The beauty of the winter landscape is a compelling subject for watercolorists. In this watercolor class you will learn how to compose a landscape, how to create value studies to understand shapes and contrast, and find color solutions for painting snow. You will also learn a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while painting light-filled winter landscapes. Bring your own photo references or use ones provided by instructor.

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Paint, Print and Collage

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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Zone Color Mixing for Oil Portraiture

Date/Time: Saturday, January 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop will help take the mystery out of painting skin in light and shadow by helping students link structured color mixing to simplified values of light and dark in the face. Students will have hands-on practice with:
• Identifying value zones on the face
• Building a color chart and color mixing
• Matching the color chart zones to value zones on the face. Bring a lunch.

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