Drawing Pet Portraits in Pastel Pencil

CLASS ID: 2W40
Date/Time: Saturday, August 25, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Suzann Beck
Learn the basics of creating fur effects in pastel pencil and create a “head and shoulders” portrait of your pet from one of your own photos. The workshop will feature a demonstration in the morning session with hands-on student work in the afternoon. Students will learn how to draw an initial sketch and transfer it to pastel paper, and how to build fur in a step-by-step process. Attention will be paid to drawing accuracy and rendering light effect. Painting and drawing experience suggested but not required. Class will break for an hour at noon, please bring a lunch.

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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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Introduction to Pastels

CLASS ID: 2X65
Date/Time: 4 Mondays, November 5 – 26, 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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Intermediate Pastel

CLASS ID: 2X64
Date/Time: 3 Wednesdays, November 7-28, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
No Class November 21

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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Design a Leather Shield

CLASS ID: 7X04
Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Sylvia Benson
Using oil pastels and parchment paper (representing leather), design a shield with shapes and feathers. Draw animals that are inspired by the tradition of Native American storytelling which will be read and discussed during the 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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Georgia O’s: Life and Paintings

LECTURE ONLY
CLASS ID: 5X10
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

LECTURE & CLASS
CLASS ID: 2X03
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Explore the amazing life of Georgia O’Keeffe through a chronological study of her paintings. After the presentation, stay for an optional painting class inspired by the lecture. Using oil pastels and watercolors, escape to Georgia’s desert by making a drawing of a cow skull with a marbled, mountain/desert for background.

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Studio Landscape Painting with Mike Rada

CLASS ID: 2X57
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, September 6 – October 11, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
No Class September 20

CLASS ID: 2X58
Date/Time: 5 Thursdays, October 18 – November 15, 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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