Still Life Painting in Oil

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: January 4-25, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM  *No class January 18

CLASS ID: 2S36 This class is cancelled.
Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: January 11-25, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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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Painting in Acrylic or Oil with Tom Stewart

Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 5-26, 6:30 PM – 9:00 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. 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. Students are also welcome to bring in work from home, any subject matter, and the instructor will help them further develop their paintings. Students bring their own supplies.

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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

Date/Time: 4 Wednesdays, January 10-31, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, February 7-March 7, 9:00 AM – 12:00 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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Beginning Oils

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: January 11-25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Date/Time: 3 Thursdays: February 8-22, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Julie Dobson Miner
This ongoing class will take you through the entire process from concept to completion of a painting. Julie gently helps you first paint what you see and eventually when you might let go. 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, and color. 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. Continuing students will continue growing in their knowledge.

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Becoming a Better Painter in Oil or Acrylics

Date/Time: Friday, February 9, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Mary Jo Van Dell
You will quickly notice an improvement in your work with the instruction and ideas you receive in this workshop. You will be personally coached and encouraged to develop or improve individual skill and style. Come with an open mind and blank canvas to refresh your passion for painting. Subject matter is up to you. Starting a new piece is preferable but you may also bring a piece in progress. This is the perfect workshop to bring that idea that’s been haunting you to life or to start that big canvas you’ve always wanted to do. A small canvas is fine too! Enthusiasm and some experience are required for this class. Bring a lunch from home.

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Introduction to the Alla Prima Portraiture

Date/Time: Saturday, January 20, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This workshop will help you learn to paint a realism-style “alla prima” or “all at once” portrait in roughly three hours, using value and color to communicate the light and shadow that give dimension and drama to a portrait. This workshop will teach you how to draw an underpainting in oil that guides your subsequent color work, how to mix the basic values of skin tone color and build on your underpainting, and the finishing touches that bring life to a painting. In the morning session Suzann will explain her approach to alla prima portraiture and demonstrate painting a full-color portrait from a live model. After an hour lunch break, the afternoon session will feature hands-on practice painting from a live model and one-on-one guidance. Prior drawing and painting experience is suggested. Model fee included. Bring a lunch.

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Painting Skills for Beginner Painters

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: January 23-February 13, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, February 27-March 20, 9:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Dan Mackerman
This is a class for those with either little or no experience and for those with experience who want to pick up tips they might have missed. Learn the skills that are fundamental to painting so that your imagination won’t be held back later on.

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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 2S42 & 2S43
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: January 23-February 13

CLASS ID: 2S44 & 2S45
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays: February 27-March 20 *date change

Dan Mackerman
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced painting students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience.

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Alla Prima Portraiture Practicum

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 13, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
This class is for students who have already taken Introduction to the Alla Prima Portrait. Students in this class will have the opportunity to paint 2 portraits (one in the morning and one in the afternoon with a different model) with instructor guidance. Model fee included. Bring a lunch.

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