Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 1Y215
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, January 17 – February 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y291
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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Intermediate/Advanced Painting with Dan Mackerman

CLASS ID: 1Y212
Date/Time: 3 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 12, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No Class January 29

CLASS ID: 2Y210
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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Mixed Media, Picasso Style

CLASS ID: 2Y703
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sylvia Benson
Meows and cock-a-doodle dos can be heard coming from the room. Join in on painting cats or dogs just like Picasso would, with crayons and watercolors. Draw the cat’s face, frontal and profile, with eyes different sizes or shapes and ears somewhere? Also, experience drawing with eyes closed, using line to produce a rooster in oil pastels, blending the colors to achieve depth.

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Intermediate Pastel

CLASS ID: 1Y219
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, January 16 – 30, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y215
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, February 6 – 20, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Christopher Copeland
This indoor class will explore how to add color, depth, and vibrancy to pastel paintings by experimenting with various techniques using a variety of surfaces and textures. Focus will be on composition, light, and color value with individual attention and class demonstrations.

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Soar! Mixed Media Mentoring

CLASS ID: 1Y207
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, January 7 – 28, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

CLASS ID: 2Y206
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 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: 1Y208
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, January 7 – 28, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2Y207
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 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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Painting Contemporary Figurative Paintings

CLASS ID: 7A101
Date/Time: Tuesday – Thursday, July 30 – August 1, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Karen Knutson
Learn to loosen up and paint from the heart! We will be drawing more contemporary versions of people, in the loosest fashion possible. Simplicity is the name of the game in this workshop. Many techniques for texture, how to build layers for depth, working with limited colors, and lots of fun tricks done with rubbing alcohol and other tools, are just some of the new skills that you will learn.

One day, we will learn how to do wire drawings, which will help the students to loosen up! (Wire drawings are done with permanent markers and they resemble wire sculptures when completed.) This workshop is geared for all levels of acrylic students. We will also be trying other mixed media for detail work, like caran d’ ache crayons and prismacolor pencils. Karen Knutson is a very sought after instructor who believes that painting should be fun, but also likes to teach good design at the same time! www.karenknutson.com

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Introduction to Pastels

CLASS ID: 2Y216
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Susan Hartzell Vannelli
If you like fresh, pure, vivid colors, this class will open your artistic world to new possibilities and creative insights by working with pastels. We will learn about the materials and tools, explore basic pastel techniques, and learn to combine pastels with other mixed media.

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