ART CLASSES

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New Class Date

Pulling Beauty out of Chaos

 with Staci Swider

Monday January 23, 2017

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

Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights  January 18, 2017

 6 weeks

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

After Steven's informative and impressive HIGH NOON demonstration, we had requests for Steven to teach a landscape class.  This is a relaxing class that will tackle painting landscapes from photographs. Learn how to put light, values, and color in your landscape paintings.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up

 






 







An Approach to Oil

 Intermediate Oil Painting Landscapes  2 Day Workshop with Deborah Sherer

Tuesday January 17th and Wednesday the 18th,  2017

 10 am - 3 pm

In a class there are manly different skill levels, so I would like to teach an approach or way of thinking about the process of painting an oil painting. Of course, there are many approaches but we will concentrate on one.

We will learn to evaluate your image then design your image on your surface by drawing and then protecting the drawing. Learn how to tone your canvas then paint back to front. We will discuss fat over lean and colors that you will choose for your painting. We will begin by painting the darkest darks in the area of emphasis. Remember: the first thing you see in a finished painting is the last thing you paint.

The class fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up

 


Beginning/Intermediate Oil Portrait Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Mornings starting January 25, 2017

6 weeks   10:00 am - 12:30 pm


After Steven's informative and impressive HIGH NOON demonstration, we had requests for Steven to teach a portrait class.  This is a relaxing class that will tackle four sessions of painting portraits from photographs and two from live models.  Learn flesh tones, edges, draftsmanship and values.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up

Pet Portraits with Barbara Welles 

Thursday Nights  Jan 19, 2017  

  6 weeks  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 Students will paint in oil or acrylic their favorite pet from a photo. There will be instruction on transferring the photo to the canvas as well as starting and finishing their pet portraits. Welles will give painting techniques and demonstrations to simplify creating hair, eyes, and the nose. She will explain looking for cool and warm colors for a life-like three dimensional effect.

*  Lots of individual help and feedback

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up












Beginning / Intermediate Landscape Watercolor Class - With Steven Whetstone

 

Beginning January 17, 2017 Tuesday Nights

  

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 
 

6 weeks 

 

Taking beginning watercolor to the next level.  A fun and inviting class that will continue with the basic techniques of watercolor and expanding knowledge of materials along with improving drawing skills.  We will produce four works on mediums sizes capturing landscapes and fiqure/portrait.

 

 

The session fee is $175..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. 

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 www.delprioreportraits.com

The Workshop fee is $350.00 ...Sign Me Up Deposit fee is $200.00 and final payment of $150.00 due 





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