Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 2W34
Date/Time: 2 Tuesdays, August 21 – 28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2W35
Date/Time: 2 Tuesdays, August 21 – 28, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dan Mackerman
This course is designed for experienced beginner to 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. For some that may mean inspiring conversation on topics that relate to your work. For others it may mean tips or demos on materials and tools that fine-tune your technique or improve a specific piece. 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. Solvent-free oil painting dating back to the time of Rembrandt is highlighted but any opaque media such as pastel or acrylic are also welcome.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 2W14
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, August 6 – 20, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
*No class August 27

CLASS ID: 2X25
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 10 – 24, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2X26
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, October 1 – 29, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2X27
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 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: 2W17
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, August 6 – 20, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM
*No class August 27

CLASS ID: 2X28
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, September 10 – 24, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X29
Date/Time: 5 Mondays, October 1 – 29, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X30
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 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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Beginning Oils

CLASS ID: 2W26
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, August 7 – 28, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
No Class August 14

Julie Dobson Miner
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. Starter kits are available through the art center for this class. See the picture above for what the starter kit includes, or purchase your supplies outlined by the instructor.

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Plein Air Painting in Oils

CLASS ID: 2W29
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, August 9 – 30, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
No Class August 16

Christopher Copeland
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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Still Life Painting in Oil

CLASS ID: 2X63
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, November 8 – 29, 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM
No Class November 22

Christopher Copeland
This class will work from still lifes or bring the outdoors indoors. Working from sketches and plein air work, students will execute field studies, mixing color to achieve form, value, and color harmony in the landscape. Students will gain the confidence needed to complete a painting quickly and accurately.

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Becoming an Artist: A Class to Inspire Oil or Acrylic Painters

CLASS ID: 2X60
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 19, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X61
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X62
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
Many classes teach how to paint. This instructor coaches students on becoming artists. In this class, each participant will work individually and receive instruction and encouragement to enhance and develop personal skills and style. Confidence will set in as students realize their own potential. This is a class for the student wishing to go beyond the fundamentals of painting and into a deeper realm of creativity. Students may bring a blank canvas with something in mind to work on, or a piece already in progress. Experience with painting is a prerequisite for this class.

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Autumn Plein Air

CLASS ID: 2X24
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, October 11 – 25, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Christopher Copeland
This class will focus on how to interpret light effects outdoors. Learn how to simplify, design, and connect the larger shapes of the subject matter, as well as how to apply a foundation quickly and confidently. Emphasis will be on composition and atmospheric perspective with color and value. We will be traveling to various nearby parks to set-up and complete studies, but the first class will meet at WBCA. This class is for oil and pastels.

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Still Lifes in Acrylic & Oil

CLASS ID: 2X18
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, September 10 – October 1, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Thomas E. Stewart
The instructor will offer a straightforward approach to painting “what you see”. Students will learn the basics of design, drawing, and painting from a still life. One evening, weather permitting, class will be held outside. This will provide some of the basics for plein air painting. Different painting techniques will be explored to achieve a variety of visual effects. Students will receive individual instruction based on their painting experience.

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First Step Beginning Oils

CLASS ID: 2X43
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, September 11 – 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X44
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, November 6 – 20, 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 4 week 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. 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 are available for purchase at WBCA or for an additional $25 we can supply all materials.

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