The Abstracted Landscape

CLASS ID: 5W03 This class is full.
Date/Time: Wednesday – Thursday, August 22 – 23, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Calvin deRuyter
People understand realistic landscape, and non-objective abstract but between those two points are a multitude of points where one can intermingle the concepts from both. In this two-day workshop we will explore the abstracted landscape. We will talk about the concepts of abstraction by looking at other visual artists and how they have abstracted the landscape to meet their specific abstract goals while still maintaining the viewer’s perception that the painting is a landscape. We will discuss color, texture, shapes/forms, and composition(s) with the abstracted landscape in mind. We will work with drawing tools and mixed water media (acrylic and/or watercolor), although you can ultimately apply the principles we discuss to any medium.

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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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Moving Beyond the Basics

CLASS ID: 2X76
Date/Time: Thursday & Monday, September 6 & 10, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X77
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, October 15 – 29, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X78
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, November 5 – 19, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

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: 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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Beginning Watercolor

CLASS ID: 2X73
Date/Time: Thursday & Monday, September 6 & 10, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X74
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, October 15 – 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

CLASS ID: 2X75
Date/Time: 3 Mondays, November 5 – 19, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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 Paper Exploration

CLASS ID: 2X79
Date/Time: Thursday, September 13, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Lisa Fertig
Explore two different types of paper using watercolor, hot press and yupo paper. We will experiment with an abstract/non objective lesson and a semi-realistic painting on these two types of papers.

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Watermedia Portraiture

CLASS ID: 2X82
Date/Time: Friday – Sunday, September 14 – 16, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Nels Femrite
Portraits can be most enjoyable if one knows a few drawing and painting basics. These classes will emphasize individuality. The instructor will encourage students to compare their work ONLY with the last, best piece that they have done themselves. Then students can continue to improve and develop in their own, unique fashion. The instructor’s medium is transparent watercolor. All other watermedia users are welcome. The emphasis of the class will be on drawing skills, color selection, and design. There will be many demonstrations and everyone will be encouraged to model for short poses. During these classes, students will be drawing and locating facial features, choosing color, designing a portrait, and discovering hints to finding a likeness. Students should also bring photos to class to work from. Please sign up for this class at least 1 week in advance.

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Loosen Up Your Painting!

CLASS ID: 2X80
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, October 4 – 25, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

CLASS ID: 2X81
Date/Time: 4 Thursdays, November 1 – 29, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
No Class November 22

Calvin deRuyter
This class is for those who want to explore abstraction and non-objective painting to discover a path to abstraction in their own work. Or, at a minimum, to “loosen up” their paintings! It will include looking at the work of other abstractionists to give us an understanding of why their paintings “work.” There will be exercises based on abstraction techniques, and also a lot of time to paint different kinds of abstracted paintings. This class is for all skill levels, but being receptive to new concepts, fun, play, self-evaluation, and constructive feedback is required.

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Waterscapes in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 2X72
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, November 6 – 27, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Catherine Hearding
Water is one of the more difficult things to paint, but endlessly fascinating. In this class, instruction will focus on still water, moving water and wave patterns. Using a 3-step watercolor process, students will learn how to reduce a landscape to basic shapes and values, leaving out unnecessary detail and creating a unified and dynamic painting. Learn elements of basic landscape design, palette selection, paint application and expressive color. Techniques learned will help students to loosen up their watercolors.

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Cloudscapes in Watercolor

CLASS ID: 2X71
Date/Time: 4 Tuesdays, October 2 – 30, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
No class October 23

Catherine Hearding
In this watercolor class, you will learn how to paint convincing cloud formations and skies. Focus will be on brushwork, edges and wet-into -wet work, creating soft and blended edges. Concepts covered will include blended washes, mixing colors, values and paint application.

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