Painting Sunlight

CLASS ID: 1Y229
Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays, January 22 – February 19, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
How does an artist paint sunlight? This watercolor class will help you answer that question. Watercolor is particularly suited to tackle this task. Using concepts of value, intensity and color temperature, you will learn how to create the strong contrast that suggests sunlight in a painting. You will learn how color affects light and find color solutions for your paintings.

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The Colors of Winter

CLASS ID: 1Y222
Date/Time: 5 Wednesdays, January 23 – February 20, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Catherine Hearding
The beauty of the winter landscape is a compelling subject for watercolorists. In this watercolor class you will learn how to compose a landscape, how to create value studies to understand shapes and contrast, and find color solutions for painting snow. You will also learn a three-step wash approach to watercolor painting, all while painting light-filled winter landscapes. Bring your own photo references or use ones provided by instructor.

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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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Sumi-e: The Three Friends of Winter

CLASS ID: 2Y220
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Susan Frame
The “Three Friends of Winter” in traditional brush painting are the Plum Blossom, Pine, and Bamboo. We’ll use ink, rice paper, and bamboo brushes to combine all the “friends” in one painting. Refresh your brush painting skills in a non intimidating and fun environment. You’ll also receive lots of encouragement as you develop your own personal approach. Class includes demonstration plus open painting time. Beginners through advanced artists welcome — watercolorists and other painters will also find this useful. Please see supply list for additional items you will need. Bring a lunch.

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Introduction to Watercolor

CLASS ID: 2Y229
Date/Time: 2 Saturdays, February 16 & 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Finding success in working with watercolor includes learning the basics. Sylvia will describe in detail the materials used in watercolor paintings and how the water and pigment work together on the paper. The class also involves learning brush techniques, mixing colors, graying colors or knocking down the intensity, methods for producing textures, doing value studies, and discussing what makes a good composition. Use a viewfinder to choose an eye-catching composition that can be painted in a larger abstract version, illustrating high, medium, and low key value. Curious? Join us to experience, enjoy, and relax while learning.

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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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Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 1Y225
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, January 7 – 28, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No Class January 21

CLASS ID: 2Y218
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No class February 18

Lisa Fertig
Moving on from the Beginning Watercolor class, explore a little more challenging subject matter as you start to develop your own individual style of painting. This class is designed to create a sound foundation from which to build, with lesson plans to help enforce the principles and elements of design. Demonstrations with a wide range of subject matter will help you gain self-confidence.

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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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Beginning Watercolor

CLASS ID: 1Y224
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, January 7 – 28, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No class January 21

CLASS ID: 2Y217
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, February 4 – 25, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*No class February 18

Lisa Fertig
Come and explore the wonder of watercolor by learning the fundamentals and techniques of this exciting medium. Basic class lessons will help you feel comfortable as you discover your journey using watercolors. Pay the instructor an optional material fee of $1 if you wish to keep the lesson plans.

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Watercolor Hydrangeas

CLASS ID: 2Y219
Date/Time: 2 Wednesdays, February 13 & 27, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Sylvia Benson
Brighten the winter by painting a hydrangea in a terra cotta pot. Using mask, negative painting, spattering, and texturing techniques, paint a beautiful hydrangea. Each process and technique are demonstrated by the instructor with personal attention for questions. Let’s have some fun together.

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