ART CLASSES

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Putting Paint to Plate to Paper – How to Create with a Gel Plate! with Lee Monts

Sat. Jan. 25, 10:00 - 2:30 (bring a bag lunch)

Class size: Min 4; Max 12

Lee Monts, Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors, will lead this fun and fast paced acrylic workshop. Participants will be loaned a 6” x 6” brand name gel plate and 6” brayers for use during the workshop. The primary focus will be learning to use Golden’s OPEN acrylic paints loaded onto the gel plate using the brayer. OPEN acrylics are slightly softer than heavy body acrylics and have an extended drying period that is perfect for this technique. The plate will also be utilized for rubber stamping and monoprinting techniques to create works on paper that can then be framed as individual works or used as collage elements in other works. These techniques can also be used to make personalized greeting cards and journal pages. Participants will first learn to brayer the paint onto the gel plate and use rubber stamps as a stamping process. Secondly, a layered monoprinting technique will be taught using stencils and a variety of textured items. Participants will also learn to use a direct painting technique where a painting is completed on the gel plate and then hand printed to paper. An ability to think in reverse is helpful in learning the workshop techniques!

Samples of OPEN acrylic paints by Golden Artist Colors, Inc. will be provided for use during the workshop. Please see the supply list for other items.

All Skill Levels

The class fee is $100.00...Sign Me Up




Painting Nature in Acrylics with Barbie Mathis

Tuesday nights 6 – 8:30 pm

Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Enjoy painting the breathtaking beauty of nature including flowers, plants, animals and landscapes from photo references, while learning various techniques of acrylic painting and good composition. As students explore the rich patterns and details of nature, Barbie will demonstrate color mixing and how to use paints and additives on canvas, paper, wood panels and other supports. Beginners will be guided step by step. More advanced students may experiment to find their own painting style. All are welcome. Feel free to bring your dinner, snacks or drinks.

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



Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2020 5 weeks

Min 7 Max 12 This Class is FULL

This is a relaxing class that will tackle painting landscapes from photographs. Learn how to put light, values, and color in your landscape paintings. Beginners with gain basic knowledge of color mixing, perspective and composition. For the well versed artist, we will be learning techniques and concepts to help you advance as a painter.

The class fee is $160.00...FULL



Drawing and Watercolor Painting for Everyone with Mark Conrardy

Thurs. PM 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

This session is FULL.

Jan 23, 30
Feb 13, 27
Mar 12, 26

6 weeks

Here's a fun beginning art class for anyone high school and up. Graphite and charcoal drawing focusing on shapes, shading, perspective and composition as well as some basic watercolor painting. I will be demonstrating and you will be painting portraits, vegetation and geometric shapes. We will be using perspective and grids to create the compositions. Also, I will show you how to create luminous colors and discuss other color wheel principles. Other items of discussion will be glazing techniques by layering paint. Bring works in progress (homework) during weeks off for critique.

The class fee is $175...This session is FULL.



Beginner/Intermediate Painting with Alicia Leeke

Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 (6 weeks)

In this six-week class, beginners and intermediate students will gain an understanding of the elements of design, learn to properly use brushes, develop a color palette and problem solve for composition. Students will also learn methods to put their images onto paper, canvas and wood. Each class begins with a teacher demo followed by individual instruction to each student based on their own painting goals.

Beginner/Intermediate class level.

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



2 Day Intro to Collage Class with Alicia Leeke

Feb. 7 & 8, 2020

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

In this fast-paced class, you will learn how to create one-of-a-kind, original, collage works of art on simple and complex substrates. After a demo by the instructor, students will learn how to take ideas and put them into action using paper, paint and other materials to create decorative and functional works of art. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, color and composition. The only prerequisite is a willingness to have fun and learn in this playful class.

Beginner class level.

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



2 Day Concepts in Abstract Painting with Alicia Leeke

April 17 & 18, 2020

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

In this fast paced class, you will learn how to select and develop subject matter for use in original compositions to advance your own abstract style of painting. You will learn the foundations necessary to achieve finished works of art through practice and demonstrations in the class.

Beginner class level.

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



1 Day Concepts in Monotype Creation with Alicia Leeke

March 13, 2020

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Min. 4 Max. 14

Are you looking for a way to expand your art that builds on your existing work? Or are you a beginner looking to find a fun, easy way to create art? In this fast paced, hands-on class, you will learn the basics of printmaking where every print is an original monotype. You will learn how to create one-of-a-kind, original, hand-pulled monotypes during class and learn how to use ghost prints as the basis for new works of art. After a demo by the instructor, class members will create a monotype from landscape, still life or figure. No drawing skills are necessary for this class; just a willingness to have fun! Great for art educators that are looking to bring a fun lesson to their classroom.

Beginner class level.

The class fee is $125.00...Sign Me Up



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