Taking It All In: A Studio Landscape Oil Painting Workshop

CLASS ID: 3Z1A
Date/Time: Monday – Wednesday, March 25 – 27, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Painting a landscape in the studio is a contemplative experience. At its best, we are stretching a moment, reflecting more deeply upon a place, and expanding a mood. We will be taking our original inspiration through the process of making drawings and studies in preparation for the final painting. This process will improve our compositions, enrich our understanding of the scene, and clarify why we’ve chosen our subject. By bringing that work inside, we can sort through what is working and what is in the way. This can offer lessons for your next outdoor experience to gather reference material. While you are painting, I will provide assistance with questions, suggestions, and examples. You can get a feel for my work at www.JoshuaCunningham.com.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

SECTION 7: PAINTING METHOD #3: PAINTING IN LAYERS: UNDER PAINTING, GLAZING AND SCUMBLING
CLASS ID: 3ZOB or 3ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 26 – April 16, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SECTION 8: FINDING IDEAS: LIFE, PHOTOS, OTHER ARTISTS, IMAGINATION, PROCESS
CLASS ID: 4ZOB or 4ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, April 23 – May 14, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM or 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SECTION 9: HONING YOUR SKILLS: OPEN STUDIO
CLASS ID: 5ZOB or 5ZOC
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, May 21 – June 11, 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

CLASS ID: 3ZOD
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, March 26 – April 16, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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 11, 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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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 2Y291
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 21 – March 21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 3ZOE
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, March 28 – April 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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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Still Life Painting in Oil

CLASS ID: 3ZOA
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, March 7 – 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOA
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, April 4 – 18, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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: 3ZOF
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, March 7 – 21, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZOG
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays, April 4 – 18, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 3ZMA
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, March 4 – 25, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 4ZMA
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, April 1 – 15, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

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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Mentoring for All Mediums

CLASS ID: 3ZMB
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, March 4 – 25, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 4ZMB
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, April 1 – 15, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

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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Abstract Landscape Palette Knife Painting in Oil

CLASS ID: 4ZOE
Date/Time: Saturday, April 20, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Enjoy the freedom and supple qualities of oil painting with a palette knife as you learn to paint an abstract landscape from one of your favorite photos. The workshop will feature technique and landscape demonstrations with hands-on explorations in the morning, and in the afternoon, student work from photo reference. Bring a lunch.

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Mini Oil Painting Retreat: Painting with Mary Jo Van Dell

CLASS ID: 5ZPC
Date/Time: Wednesday – Thursday, May 1 & 2, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
Head up to charming Marine on St Croix for a painting workshop with Mary Jo Van Dell. Walking outside in the scenic St. Croix area, you will learn how to capture the photos you need and then edit them down to make a wonderful painting of the outdoors, inside Mary Jo’s inspirational gallery located above the General Store. You will learn how to make a better composition and transform an idea into a painting. The day will start with coffee and includes a lunch break downstairs at the deli or a restaurant nearby.

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