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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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 an Oil Portrait from Photo Reference

CLASS ID: 8AOB
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tuition: $135 Member/$169 Non-Member
Age/Level: Adults, Beginner, Intermediate

Personalize your art or your gift giving by painting a portrait of a loved one. Suzann will walk you through the process of painting a portrait start to finish from your own photo. This workshop includes a demo and hands-on work. Advanced students will have the opportunity to sharpen their accuracy and finishing techniques. This workshop will teach you:
• How to choose a photo to paint from.
• Ways to transfer a basic drawing to canvas.
• How to mix colors for flesh tones.
• Steps to paint a portrait in one or more sessions.
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Still Life Painting in Oil

CLASS ID: 5ZOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, May 2 – 30, 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 Oils

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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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

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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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

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 18, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM *No class June 4

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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First Step Beginning Oils

CLASS ID: 4ZOF
Date/Time: 6 Tuesdays, April 9 – May 14, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Julie Dobson Miner
Are you interested in painting the preferred medium of the masters? If so let’s get you off on the right foot in this beginning oils class! This class is designed to give you the very basics of oil painting. We will cover materials, the basic set up, safe practices as well as concepts and techniques. If you just love it (and we think you will), Julie, our beginning oils instructor, will build on your knowledge and keep you progressing into the next class Next Step Beginning to Intermediate Oils. Julie will take you through your first project and paint it step by step with you. With some guidance, you choose your second painting subject to where you will build on what you learned in the first.

There are handouts and access to videos to help you on your own time or in class. Most classes will begin with a demo, small discussion/lecture or sharing to increase your knowledge and encourage you. If you have never painted in oils, it’s been a long time or have struggled because you didn’t get the basics, this is the class for you. Starter kits that include most of what you need are available for purchase at WBCA

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Mentoring for All Mediums

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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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

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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