Find great prices and selection in the Art Supply Store for your class supplies!  Supply lists are at the bottom of this page.

New Class Date

Pulling Beauty out of Chaos

 with Staci Swider

Monday November 14, 2016

10 am – 4 pm  All skill levels welcome

In the midst of working on a mixed-media painting you can feel like you've created chaos on the canvas. Let me show you how to turn that chaos into something beautiful. I will take you step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting, using texture paste, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. I'll show you how I create a painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details.

Staci Swider has been making art forever, and she remembers making furniture for her dollhouse out of recycled materials, and clothing for her dolls. This love for design led her to study textile design in college, and later created a career as a fabric designer/stylist in the home furnishings industry. Eventually the corporate work gave way to motherhood, and freelance design replace boardroom presentations. It was during those years that she discovered a love for painting, initially with watercolors. Currently she paints with acrylics, layering those with oil pastels and grease pencil, throwing a little collage at it on occasion, and  building things just to shake it up a little. Staci's work has been featured in many solo and group shows, and has appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts magazines among others. Her new book is Acrylic Expressions : Painting Authentic Themes and Creating Your Visual Vocabulary, and she has a new set of four DVDs with Artists Network TV.

The session fee is $135.00...Sign Me Up

Michael Del Priore 

2 Day Oil Portrait Workshop

When: April 2017

City Art is pleased to announce a two day portrait-painting workshop with acclaimed portrait artist Michael Del Priore. The workshop will be held in City Art's main gallery, a space proven to be an excellent and inspiring workshop venue. Dates for the two day workshop are Monday October 24th and Tuesday October 25th, 2016.

Michael Del Priore, a national award winning portrait artist, is a native of South Carolina, His work, ranging from major Presidents of the United States to leaders of major corporations, can be seen in major capitols, supreme courts, and universities. He has studied at the National Academy in New York with Everett Raymond Kinstler, and New York Academy with Nelson Shanks and Daniel Greene. He has given lectures and demonstrations to art and civic groups at the MET in New York City, the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, and the Palette and Chisel in Chicago. His accomplishments include serving as Past Chairman of the American Society of Portrait Artists and as a Fellow of the Artists Fellowship Society of New York.

Join us for a fast paced and fun workshop.

You can find more information on Michael's website

The Workshop fee is $395.00 ...Sign Me Up Deposit fee is $200.00 and final payment of $195.00 due October 10th, 2016

Class Supply Lists