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Watercolor (Winter Garden)

Watercolor (Winter Garden)

  • Mondays | 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 24, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Prayong Deeying
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Explore the classical world of watercolor and develop a firm grounding in traditional approaches and techniques. Intermediate and advanced students will work independently on personal projects with instructor’s guidance.

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Beginning Portrait Drawing

Beginning Portrait Drawing

  • Mondays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 24, 2022
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the basics of drawing portraits using pencil and charcoal techniques. Focusing first on proportions, measurements and anatomy, students will then experiment with rub-out and cross-hatch techniques to create tonal studies. Students will begin working from photographs provided by the instructor but may choose their own photographs as the class progresses. Skill level: Beginner

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Boats, Birds & Waterways in Oil

Boats, Birds & Waterways in Oil

  • Mondays | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 24, 2022
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

Working from your personal photo references, explore techniques of painting landscape scenes which include ocean, river, lake or marsh views, along with boats, wading birds or shorebirds common to Florida’s waterways. This is an opportunity to work in the direct oil painting method (alla prima), and/or the indirect method of applying oil paint in layers to build more structured and detailed paintings. Some aspects of composition and design in landscape painting will be covered. We will use the three-value sketch to determine the best design for your paintings, possibly combining elements from different photo references. Demonstrations will cover techniques for painting reflections in water, variations in foliage, achieving distance/depth with value and temperature changes, and manipulating edges.
Prerequisites are Oil Painting I and Drawing I, or equivalent experience

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Pastel en Plein Air

Pastel en Plein Air

  • Mondays | 08:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 24, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Orit Reuben

Learn the basics and advanced techniques of plein air painting in pastel. Learn the process of developing a painting by simplifying outdoor scenery. Learn the fundamentals of painting in the pastel medium, including composition and depicting a three-dimensional subject on a two- dimensional surface. The class will consist of a demonstration by the instructor followed by students painting with individual critiques.

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Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

  • Mondays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 24, 2022
  • Instructor: Glen Ward
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Sample various drawing and painting techniques using different media, including watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Most supplies are provided. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Acrylics (Tues. 4pm)

Beginning Acrylics (Tues. 4pm)

  • Tuesdays | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 25, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Acrylics (Tues. 7pm)

Beginning Acrylics (Tues. 7pm)

  • Tuesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 25, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)

Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 25, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Tuesdays | 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 25, 2022
  • Instructor: Andrew Grant
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore figurative drawing with quick gesture studies and longer sustained poses. Anatomy and proportion will be emphasized while students draw from the live figure. The expressive use of materials will also be covered. Skill level: Intermediate

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Drawing I (Tue)

Drawing I (Tue)

  • Tuesdays | 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 25, 2022
  • Instructor: Glen Ward
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the fundamentals of the most important art form-drawing. Our goal is to draw realistically and train our eyes to capture what is in front of us. We will see how light and shadow creates form, practice subtle transitions in shading, use proportions, angles, and more. Anyone can learn to draw, and with practice, you can bring your artistic visions to life. Skill level: Beginner

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Exploring Abstract Painting AM

Exploring Abstract Painting AM

  • Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 25, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

This inspiring class offers a fundamental exploration of the beauty of an abstract painting. Instruction concentrates on composition, techniques, form, texture, and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision while referencing the works of contemporary painters. Be ready to paint outside the lines. Skill level: All.

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Exploring Abstract Painting PM

Exploring Abstract Painting PM

  • Tuesdays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 25, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

This inspiring class offers a fundamental exploration of the beauty of an abstract painting. Instruction concentrates on composition, techniques, form, texture, and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision while referencing the works of contemporary painters. Be ready to paint outside the lines. Skill level: All.

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Acrylic Pour (Winter Garden)

Acrylic Pour (Winter Garden)

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 26, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: John Connell
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

The magical art of Flow or Pour Art is pure fun! We will be experimenting with vibrant and bold colors of acrylic paint, on a variety of mediums, materials and surfaces. You can’t go wrong! Try your hand at a dirty pour, flip cup, or puddle pour, and put these fundamental techniques into action, creating one-of-a-kind paintings that will mesmerize your friends and family!

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Intro to Oil Painting (Winter Garden)

Intro to Oil Painting (Winter Garden)

  • Wednesdays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 26, 2022
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Instructor: Catherine Hempel
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Learn basic techniques and methods used in a representational oil painting by developing skills of observing, rendering, color matching, and applying paint through practice. Demonstrations and discussions will emphasize the importance of composition, shapes, edges, brushwork, and ways to manipulate the value and intensity of color. Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Painting & Drawing II (Winter Garden) (ages 11-16)

Painting & Drawing II (Winter Garden) (ages 11-16)

  • Wednesdays | 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 26, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Matthew Ullrey
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Calling young artists who love to paint and draw! Explore your creative potential through acrylic paint, watercolors, charcoal and pastels on canvas and paper. Experiment with painting and drawing techniques, composition and color theory. Say it with art!

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Adventures in Still Life

Adventures in Still Life

  • Wednesdays | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 26, 2022
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to create interesting and compelling still-life paintings by focusing on composition, color, value and edges. Students will make use of ordinary household objects, ranging from fruit and flowers to car keys and scissors, to assemble their own still-life setups and then paint them. Open to students using oils, acrylics, pastels.

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Interpretive Flower Painting

Interpretive Flower Painting

  • Wednesdays | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 26, 2022
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

Flowers are wondrously diverse – exuberant, beautiful, mysterious, dramatic and shy. In this class, students will paint their perceptual and emotional response to flowers. For each session, the instructor will bring in new flowers, as well as poems about flowers to prime the creative pump. Instructor will show how tweaking edges, color, value and composition can capture the “personality” of flowers. Open to oil, acrylic, and pastel painters. Skill level: Intermediate

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Portrait Painting Sketch

Portrait Painting Sketch

  • Wednesdays | 06:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 26, 2022
  • Instructor: Andrew Grant
  • Location: Main Campus

Working from a live model, we will explore painting the portrait in oil paint.  We’ll approach the portrait in a gestural and expressive manner while also capturing the likeness of the model. There will be discussions on drawing, basic color theory, palette organization and paint application through demonstration and practice.

Tuition includes model fees. Prerequisites: Intro to Oils, Fundamentals of Color, Portrait Drawing or similar experience.

 

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Creating Meaningful Abstract Imagery

Creating Meaningful Abstract Imagery

  • Wednesdays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 26, 2022
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Arrangements of shapes, tones, patterns and colors can evoke feelings and memories. This class will teach students first to develop personal imagery, second to layer these images until they become abstract patterns of shapes and tones, and third to refine their compositions. A finished piece will suggest an emotion, a thought, a memory in a poetic combination of formal elements.

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Intro to Drawing/Painting (Winter Garden)

Intro to Drawing/Painting (Winter Garden)

  • Thursdays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Catherine Hempel
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Sample various drawing and painting techniques using different media, including watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Most supplies are provided. Skill level: Beginner

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Advanced Observation and Painting Skills

Advanced Observation and Painting Skills

  • Thursdays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Instructor: Barbara Tiffany
  • Location: Main Campus

Advanced students will gain further skills with oil or acrylic paint by learning how to really “see”. Observation from life inside and out, and why things may be the color they are, will be emphasized. Guidance in all areas of the process- color matching, drawing and paint application. Students will work with their own projects, and there will be demonstrations throughout the session. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Advanced Watercolor

Advanced Watercolor

  • Thursdays | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

After mastering the basics of watercolor, it’s time to move to the next level. New projects will help students improve their paintings. Class critique will offer a helpful direction. Learn about The English Method, Painting White and design principles that every good painting needs.

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Beginning Portrait Drawing with Live Model

Beginning Portrait Drawing with Live Model

  • Thursdays | 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Instructor: Joseph Mattus
  • Location: Main Campus

In this drawing techniques class, students will learn the technical aspects of drawing the human head. Working from a live model and other sources, students will gain experience and familiarity with both pencil and charcoal mediums, exploring the genre’s expressive possibilities. Tuition includes model fees. Bring a drawing pad and graphite pencil to the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Watercolor (Thur)

Beginning Watercolor (Thur)

  • Thursdays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Fear not, watercolor is nontoxic, spontaneous and beautiful. Demonstrations of color mixing, glazing, negative painting and techniques such as Saran Wrap and salt will help students understand the medium. We will cover all the basics. Skill level: Beginner

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Independent Oil & Acrylics with a Twist

Independent Oil & Acrylics with a Twist

  • Thursdays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Instructor: Patti Shistle
  • Location: Main Campus

Students are challenged to bring unfinished paintings to the next level, and then begin a new still life, landscape or portrait. Receive one-on-one attention with demonstrations throughout the term. The study of the contrasts of values, colors and brushwork as well as the importance of composition will be explored and demonstrated. Get your frames ready! Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Drawing II

Drawing II

  • Thursdays | 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Instructor: Joseph Mattus
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to draw using methods taught by the old masters. Create accurate drawings in line and by modeling subtle transitions in value, bringing a sense of three-dimensionality to your work. With graphite or charcoal, we will create drawings that are works of art. Skill level: Intermediate

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WOW (Wet On Wet) Watercolor

WOW (Wet On Wet) Watercolor

  • Thursdays | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

Not happy with the color in your paintings? Are you held captive to paint exactly what you see in your photos? Painting is so much more than copying what you see. The main focus of this class is to work on brush techniques and use transparent pigmants to create luminosity in your paintings. Skill level: Intermediate

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Wonders of Watercolor (ages 13-17 yrs)

Wonders of Watercolor (ages 13-17 yrs)

  • Thursdays | 04:30 pm - 06:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 27, 2022
  • Level: ALL
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

Take a creative journey with watercolors as you learn to paint with confidence and develop technical skills. Finished works are unique self-expressive artworks that showcase individual creativity.

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Acrylic Landscapes

Acrylic Landscapes

  • Fridays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 28, 2022
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Acrylic is a great medium for landscapes! Different styles from realistic to abstract can result in stunning landscapes. Our goal should not be to paint a photo realistic image but to express the beauty and drama of the scene and our reaction to it.

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Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

  • Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 28, 2022
  • Level: Beginner
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Fear not, watercolor is nontoxic, spontaneous and beautiful. Demonstrations of color mixing, glazing, negative painting and techniques such as Saran Wrap and salt will help students understand the medium. We will cover all the basics. Skill level: Beginner

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Drawing I (Fri)

Drawing I (Fri)

  • Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 28, 2022
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Develop skills for measuring proportions and angles, drawing tones to show light and volume, perspective and composition. The goal is to learn techniques to draw realistically and develop perceptual awareness.

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Fundamentals of Color

Fundamentals of Color

  • Fridays | 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 28, 2022
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to mix paint pigments to achieve any hue with respect to its value and intensity. Using a Split Primary Palette arrangement of oil paint, exercises will demonstrate the importance of complementary color relationships in mixing. Various color models and suggestions for color harmony in painting will be presented. Discussions will cover basic elements of design and composition in painting. Paint will be provided. Skill level: All levels

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Pint Size Picassos (Winter Garden)  (ages 4-8)

Pint Size Picassos (Winter Garden) (ages 4-8)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Mike Goodge
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Like to draw and paint? Explore the many ways to make art using pastels, paints, watercolors and other materials. A fun introductory experience for fledgling artists.

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Painting & Drawing I (Winter Garden)  (ages 8-12)

Painting & Drawing I (Winter Garden) (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Level: All
  • Instructor: Mike Goodge
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

**Class meets at Jesse Brock Community Center**

Learn the fundamentals of art-making and discover how to see as an artist. Create with a variety of painting and drawing media and explore new techniques to enhance your artistic skills!

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Cartooning and Toy Design (ages 8-12)

Cartooning and Toy Design (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Ken Foster
  • Location: Heritage Center

Create two-dimensional cartoon characters in a variety of styles using pencil, marker and watercolor. Then bring your characters into the three-dimensional world exploring sculpture techniques to make your cartoon characters into playful toys.

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Mini Monets (ages 4-6)

Mini Monets (ages 4-6)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

Budding artists will experience the fascinating world of artmaking with hands-on projects in watercolors, pastels, collage and more. Fledgling artists explore self expression in a nurturing environment.

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Painting & Drawing I (Sat, 8-12yrs)

Painting & Drawing I (Sat, 8-12yrs)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Marla E
  • Location: Main Campus

This class will focus on learning to see the world through an artist’s eyes. Working with a variety of painting and drawing materials, young artists will explore their potential as they take their skills to the next level! Students will use technical drawing and painting fundamentals to create something beautiful and one of a kind to frame and treasure!

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Painting & Drawing II (ages 8-12)

Painting & Drawing II (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Anita Cohen
  • Location: Main Campus

Attention Young Artists! Come join the fun and learn to draw and paint in a variety of styles and media including abstract art! New projects build on fundamental skills to develop style and self expression.

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Pick up the Palette! (Ages 5-9)

Pick up the Palette! (Ages 5-9)

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Haley Hostetter
  • Location: Main Campus

Use animals as inspiration and explore the fundamentals of art! Projects expose young artists to an array of materials and art concepts and encourage self-expression as they draw, paint and experiment with scratch boards.

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Pint Size Picassos (ages 5-8)

Pint Size Picassos (ages 5-8)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

Discover exciting new painting and drawing techniques in a variety of media, including charcoal, pastels, watercolors, and collage. Develop your creativity in this fun, introduction to the world of art!

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Figure Drawing for Teens (ages 13-17)

Figure Drawing for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Marla E
  • Location: Main Campus

Here is a class you can take many times over. Draw from a live model, learn to master the art of eye-to-hand coordination, and capture the essence of the pose. Drawing the human figure is challenging yet rewarding! It is said that if you learn to draw the human figure, you can draw anything. All materials provided.

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Oil Painting I

Oil Painting I

  • Sundays | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

Students will learn basic techniques of the alla prima (direct) method of applying oil paint. In addition to paint application and brushwork, students will learn how to mix color using a split-primary palette. Working from still life setups, students will complete one study each week to explore techniques for rendering glass, ceramic, metal, and organic objects. Instruction will focus on teaching students to see and copy value and intensity changes in color. There will be demonstrations of techniques, along with discussions about methods, materials and supplies used in oil painting. Supply list will be emailed to students upon registration. Skill level: Beginning

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Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

  • Sundays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: January 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Thomas Thorspecken
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to sketch from subject to the environment. Classroom sessions will focus on sketching clothed models and progress towards sketching the model and classroom environment. Learn how to incorporate storytelling into your sketches in our location sessions. These trips to local venues will challenge you to use your sketchbook the way a photojournalist uses a camera. The six-week goal is to produce finished sketches using pencil, pen, and watercolor within two hours. Skill level: Intermediate

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Beginning Portrait Drawing

Beginning Portrait Drawing

  • Mondays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 28, 2022
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the basics of drawing portraits using pencil and charcoal techniques. Focusing first on proportions, measurements and anatomy, students will then experiment with rub-out and cross-hatch techniques to create tonal studies. Students will begin working from photographs provided by the instructor but may choose their own photographs as the class progresses. Skill level: Beginner

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Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

  • Mondays | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 28, 2022
  • Instructor: Glen Ward
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Sample various drawing and painting techniques using different media, including watercolors, acrylics, and oils. Most supplies are provided. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Acrylics (Tues. 4pm)

Beginning Acrylics (Tues. 4pm)

  • Tuesdays | 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Acrylics (Tues. 7pm)

Beginning Acrylics (Tues. 7pm)

  • Tuesdays | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)

Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)

  • Wednesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • Instructor: David Hunter
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the methods, materials, and tools involved with acrylic painting. Learn techniques used to produce a finished acrylic painting, from rough sketch to final finishing touches, including the use of various brushes, palette knives, canvases, clay boards and final coating to protect the finished image. Supplies will be discussed at the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Beginning Pastels

Beginning Pastels

  • Tuesdays | 09:30 am - 12:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Glen Ward
  • Location: Main Campus

In this beginning class, students will learn how to use the first artistic medium in the history of man while discovering their hidden ability to create beautiful works of art with confidence. Photo reference will be provided for the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Tuesdays | 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Andrew Grant
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore figurative drawing with quick gesture studies and longer sustained poses. Anatomy and proportion will be emphasized while students draw from the live figure. The expressive use of materials will also be covered. Skill level: Intermediate

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Drawing I (Tue)

Drawing I (Tue)

  • Tuesdays | 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Glen Ward
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the fundamentals of the most important art form-drawing. Our goal is to draw realistically and train our eyes to capture what is in front of us. We will see how light and shadow creates form, practice subtle transitions in shading, use proportions, angles, and more. Anyone can learn to draw, and with practice, you can bring your artistic visions to life. Skill level: Beginner

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Exploring Abstract Painting AM

Exploring Abstract Painting AM

  • Tuesdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

This inspiring class offers a fundamental exploration of the beauty of an abstract painting. Instruction concentrates on composition, techniques, form, texture, and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision while referencing the works of contemporary painters. Be ready to paint outside the lines. Skill level: All.

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Exploring Abstract Painting PM

Exploring Abstract Painting PM

  • Tuesdays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 29, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

This inspiring class offers a fundamental exploration of the beauty of an abstract painting. Instruction concentrates on composition, techniques, form, texture, and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision while referencing the works of contemporary painters. Be ready to paint outside the lines. Skill level: All.

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Adventures in Still Life

Adventures in Still Life

  • Wednesdays | 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to create interesting and compelling still-life paintings by focusing on composition, color, value and edges. Students will make use of ordinary household objects, ranging from fruit and flowers to car keys and scissors, to assemble their own still-life setups and then paint them. Open to students using oils, acrylics, pastels.

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Painting & Drawing I (Wed, 8-12yrs)

Painting & Drawing I (Wed, 8-12yrs)

  • Wednesdays | 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Wendi Zlamal
  • Location: Main Campus

This class will focus on learning to see the world though an artist’s eyes. Working with a variety of painting and drawing materials, young artists will explore their potential as they take their skills to the next level! Students will use technical drawing and painting fundamentals to create something beautiful and one of a kind to frame and treasure!

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Interpretive Flower Painting

Interpretive Flower Painting

  • Wednesdays | 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

Flowers are wondrously diverse – exuberant, beautiful, mysterious, dramatic and shy. In this class, students will paint their perceptual and emotional response to flowers. For each session, the instructor will bring in new flowers, as well as poems about flowers to prime the creative pump. Instructor will show how tweaking edges, color, value and composition can capture the “personality” of flowers. Open to oil, acrylic, and pastel painters. Skill level: Intermediate

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Landscape Painting with Pastels

Landscape Painting with Pastels

  • Wednesdays | 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Gary Rupp
  • Location: Main Campus

Students will work from their own landscape photographs as we will explore a variety of under painting techniques to create a sense of aerial perspective. Layering pastels over different under paintings created by watercolors, acrylics or oil paints will allow the students to find the technique that works best for them. Prior experience with pastels is recommended. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Creating Meaningful Abstract Imagery

Creating Meaningful Abstract Imagery

  • Wednesdays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 30, 2022
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Arrangements of shapes, tones, patterns and colors can evoke feelings and memories. This class will teach students first to develop personal imagery, second to layer these images until they become abstract patterns of shapes and tones, and third to refine their compositions. A finished piece will suggest an emotion, a thought, a memory in a poetic combination of formal elements.

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Achieving Creative Color with Transparent Watercolors

Achieving Creative Color with Transparent Watercolors

  • Thursdays | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 31, 2022
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

Why are my paintings dull? Should I paint on wet or dry paper? Use transparent pigment to learn how to mix colors to achieve luminosity, spontaneity, and sparkle in your paintings. Color mixing and a variety of WOW (wet-on-wet) and dry paper techniques will be explored. There will be demonstrations for every concept discussed in this class. Be prepared to paint!

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Advanced Observation and Painting Skills

Advanced Observation and Painting Skills

  • Thursdays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 31, 2022
  • Instructor: Barbara Tiffany
  • Location: Main Campus

Advanced students will gain further skills with oil or acrylic paint by learning how to really “see”. Observation from life inside and out, and why things may be the color they are, will be emphasized. Guidance in all areas of the process- color matching, drawing and paint application. Students will work with their own projects, and there will be demonstrations throughout the session. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Advanced Watercolor

Advanced Watercolor

  • Thursdays | 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 31, 2022
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

After mastering the basics of watercolor, it’s time to move to the next level. New projects will help students improve their paintings. Class critique will offer a helpful direction. Learn about The English Method, Painting White and design principles that every good painting needs.

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Beginning Portrait Drawing with Live Model

Beginning Portrait Drawing with Live Model

  • Thursdays | 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 31, 2022
  • Instructor: Joseph Mattus
  • Location: Main Campus

In this drawing techniques class, students will learn the technical aspects of drawing the human head. Working from a live model and other sources, students will gain experience and familiarity with both pencil and charcoal mediums, exploring the genre’s expressive possibilities. Tuition includes model fees. Bring a drawing pad and graphite pencil to the first class. Skill level: Beginner

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Independent Oil & Acrylics with a Twist

Independent Oil & Acrylics with a Twist

  • Thursdays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 31, 2022
  • Instructor: Patti Shistle
  • Location: Main Campus

Students are challenged to bring unfinished paintings to the next level, and then begin a new still life, landscape or portrait. Receive one-on-one attention with demonstrations throughout the term. The study of the contrasts of values, colors and brushwork as well as the importance of composition will be explored and demonstrated. Get your frames ready! Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

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Drawing II

Drawing II

  • Thursdays | 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: March 31, 2022
  • Instructor: Joseph Mattus
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to draw using methods taught by the old masters. Create accurate drawings in line and by modeling subtle transitions in value, bringing a sense of three-dimensionality to your work. With graphite or charcoal, we will create drawings that are works of art. Skill level: Intermediate

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Acrylic Landscapes

Acrylic Landscapes

  • Fridays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 1, 2022
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Acrylic is a great medium for landscapes! Different styles from realistic to abstract can result in stunning landscapes. Our goal should not be to paint a photo realistic image but to express the beauty and drama of the scene and our reaction to it.

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Drawing I (Fri)

Drawing I (Fri)

  • Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 1, 2022
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Develop skills for measuring proportions and angles, drawing tones to show light and volume, perspective and composition. The goal is to learn techniques to draw realistically and develop perceptual awareness.

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Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

  • Fridays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 1, 2022
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Fear not, watercolor is nontoxic, spontaneous and beautiful. Demonstrations of color mixing, glazing, negative painting and techniques such as Saran Wrap and salt will help students understand the medium. We will cover all the basics. Skill level: Beginner

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Cartooning and Toy Design (ages 8-12)

Cartooning and Toy Design (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Instructor: Ken Foster
  • Location: Heritage Center

Create two-dimensional cartoon characters in a variety of styles using pencil, marker and watercolor. Then bring your characters into the three-dimensional world exploring sculpture techniques to make your cartoon characters into playful toys.

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Mini Monets (ages 4-6)

Mini Monets (ages 4-6)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

Budding artists will experience the fascinating world of artmaking with hands-on projects in watercolors, pastels, collage and more. Fledgling artists explore self expression in a nurturing environment.

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Painting & Drawing I (Sat, 8-12yrs)

Painting & Drawing I (Sat, 8-12yrs)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Instructor: Marla E
  • Location: Main Campus

This class will focus on learning to see the world through an artist’s eyes. Working with a variety of painting and drawing materials, young artists will explore their potential as they take their skills to the next level! Students will use technical drawing and painting fundamentals to create something beautiful and one of a kind to frame and treasure!

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Painting & Drawing II (ages 8-12)

Painting & Drawing II (ages 8-12)

  • Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Instructor: Anita Cohen
  • Location: Main Campus

Attention Young Artists! Come join the fun and learn to draw and paint in a variety of styles and media including abstract art! New projects build on fundamental skills to develop style and self expression.

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Pick up the Palette! (Ages 5-9)

Pick up the Palette! (Ages 5-9)

  • Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Instructor: Brittney Fucheck
  • Location: Main Campus

Use animals as inspiration and explore the fundamentals of art! Projects expose young artists to an array of materials and art concepts and encourage self-expression as they draw, paint and experiment with scratch boards.

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Pint Size Picassos (ages 5-8)

Pint Size Picassos (ages 5-8)

  • Saturdays | 09:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Instructor: Patricia Byron
  • Location: Main Campus

Discover exciting new painting and drawing techniques in a variety of media, including charcoal, pastels, watercolors, and collage. Develop your creativity in this fun, introduction to the world of art!

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Drawing Intensive for Teens

Drawing Intensive for Teens

  • Saturdays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 2, 2022
  • Instructor: Marla E
  • Location: Main Campus

Whether just beginning or a seasoned artist, this course is perfect for the young adult looking to achieve a higher skill set in drawing and painting. Working from still life and photographs, we will discover new techniques and ways to interpret the world through an artist’s lens. Inspired by the old masters like Leonardo da Vinci, this class is created on the foundation of realism in the arts!

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Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

  • Sundays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 3, 2022
  • Instructor: Thomas Thorspecken
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to sketch from subject to the environment. Classroom sessions will focus on sketching clothed models and progress towards sketching the model and classroom environment. Learn how to incorporate storytelling into your sketches in our location sessions. These trips to local venues will challenge you to use your sketchbook the way a photojournalist uses a camera. The six-week goal is to produce finished sketches using pencil, pen, and watercolor within two hours. Skill level: Intermediate

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Boats, Birds & Waterways in Oil

Boats, Birds & Waterways in Oil

  • Mondays | 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Start Date: April 18, 2022
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

Note: Class begins on April 18
Working from your personal photo references, explore techniques of painting landscape scenes which include ocean, river, lake or marsh views, along with boats, wading birds or shorebirds common to Florida’s waterways. This is an opportunity to work in the direct oil painting method (alla prima), and/or the indirect method of applying oil paint in layers to build more structured and detailed paintings. Some aspects of composition and design in landscape painting will be covered. We will use the three-value sketch to determine the best design for your paintings, possibly combining elements from different photo references. Demonstrations will cover techniques for painting reflections in water, variations in foliage, achieving distance/depth with value and temperature changes, and manipulating edges.
Prerequisites are Oil Painting I and Drawing I, or equivalent experience

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