Classes at Art Clinic

Classes with J. Jordan Bruns are held at the Stone Tower Studio, Glen Echo Park.
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Just Add Water Art Clinic

Beginner to Advanced
Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:30pm

“Just Add Water” is a series of art clinics designed around a theme.  If the name doesn’t give it away, we’re adding water to water-based medium to create incredible works of art.  While each clinic explores a different media in a four-week burst, artists will find that what they learn in one clinic will be enhanced by other clinics in the series.

Just Getting Started Art Clinic

No Experience to Beginner
Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30 – 4:o0pm

The Just Getting Started Art Clinic is here to prepare future artists with a strong foundation of drawing and painting skills.  These Art Clinics lean heavily on drawing-based skills as drawing is the foundation of not only painting, but all visual art.  Here you’ll find skills in learning to see, understanding composition, and color theory.  Skills learned in the Just Getting Started Art Clinic will come in handy for all sequential Art Clinics as well as any medium you want to pursue thereafter.

Applied Anatomy Art Clinic

Intermediate to Advanced
Returns in Winter, 2023

Do you need to know every bone?  No.  Muscle?  No.  Join the “Applied Anatomy Art Clinic” and we’ll sift through what is important and what’s deadweight.  These clinics use easy-to-understand instruction to complement our time working from the model.  While each clinic explores a different part of the human body in a four-week burst, artists will find that what they learn in one clinic will be enhanced by other clinics in the series.  Please note there is an additional $40 model fee paid in class.

Alla Prima Art Clinic

Intermediate to Advanced
Thursdays 10:00 – 12:30pm

This “alla prima” (at first attempt) painting Art Clinic 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 Art Clinic for those who need practice mixing and “seeing color”.

Experimental Drawing Art Clinic

Intermediate to Advanced
Fridays 10:00 – 12:30pm

Experimental Drawing emphasizes the artistic importance of drawing.  We’ll explore a range of drawing methods: both traditional and nontraditional techniques.  We’ll focus on increasing visual sensitivity, cultivating technical skills, and understanding the steps of building a drawing.

Abstract Representation

Intermediate to Advanced
Fridays 1:30 – 4:00pm

Abstract Representation is designed for artists with traditional backgrounds to think abstractly in their work. This class pushes your understanding of composition design, color relationships, and eye movement and promotes using your artistic license.  This is an ideal class for artists who want to take their work to a new level.

Printing without the Press with Mariana Kastrinakis

No Experience Required

Love printmaking but don’t have a 500lb press?  Gelatin plates produce beautiful and unique mono-printed materials than can be done anywhere. This printmaking technique unleashes creativity, invites artistic experimentation, and broadens understanding of color, value and design in artmaking. Best of all, no prior knowledge of drawing or painting is required, and all levels can enjoy the process from the start! Each session builds upon student skills from prior sessions, and all can be taken sequentially or in any order.

Art Clinic Workshops