Classes

Basic Principles of Drawing
No Experience Required
Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:30pm
No experience required. Drawing is the foundation to all art forms and this class is a great place to start! Our class will work in a variety of drawing mediums while focusing on principles of drawing such as sighting and measuring, composition, and value. We’ll use our time to draw from landscape, still life and life model.

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Fundamentals of Painting
Beginner to Intermediate
Thursdays 9:30 – 12:00pm
The goal of this class is designed to provide a strong foundation for oil painters. The instructor will provide students with a working understanding of composition, building a painting, color theory, and paint application. Students will gain knowledge working from the figure, still life and landscape.

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Abstract Representation: Figurative
Intermediate to Advanced
Thursdays 1:00 – 3:30pm
This figure class is designed for artists with traditional backgrounds to experiment with abstraction. We we’ll focus on depicting the figure without the limitations of pure observational painting, and allow the artist to experiment with materials and technique.  We we’ll examine modern figurative artists and relate their practice to our own.

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Experimental Drawing
Intermediate to Advanced
Fridays 9:30 – 12:00pm
This course emphasizes the artistic importance of drawing.  Our class will explore a range of drawing methods from both traditional and nontraditional techniques.  We will focus on increasing visual sensitivity, cultivating technical skills, and understanding the steps of building a drawing.

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Abstract Representation: Concepts
Intermediate to Advanced
Fridays 1:00 – 3:30pm
This class is designed for artists to explore abstract ideas.  Learn to use composition, color, and mark making to make your paintings more dynamic and visually pleasing.  Abstract Representation is about the “artistic voice” and encourages new ideas and experimentation.  Open to representational and abstract painters of all mediums.

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Fair Weather or Figure
Don’t you hate being a plein air artist on those rainy days? Well, this class is for you! If the weather is sunny, we’ll work from the great outdoors! When lousy weather is forecasted, we’ll work from the live model! Optional indoor and outdoor class exercises and instruction will focus on drawing techniques and mediums.

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Alla Prima Oil Painting
This “alla prima” (at first attempt) painting workshop really gets to the heart of what representational painting really is, pieces of color on a canvas. Yet when the color is accurately mixed and placed next to other accurate pieces of color, the paint vibrates and tricks the eye into believing the marks are more than just paint. This workshop stresses application paint and color mixing to get an accurate painting the first time. An excellent workshop for those who need practice “seeing color”.

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