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Beginning Oil Painting

Beginning Oil Painting

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

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. The class is suitable for beginning and intermediate painters.

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Still Life and Florals

Still Life and Florals

  • Monday, January 29, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Instructor: Stacy Barter
  • Location: Main Campus

This class will focus on setting up strong shadow and light, accurate value and color relationships and how to create atmosphere and depth. The class will begin with a demo and discussion on composing a powerful focus, followed by one on one instruction. Students are encouraged to build from small or miniature pieces produced the first day.

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Exploring Abstract Painting (WG)

Exploring Abstract Painting (WG)

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 11:00 am - 01:30 pm
  • Instructor: Noreen Coup
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

This inspiring class offers a fundamental exploration into the beauty of abstract painting. Instruction concentrates on composition, techniques, form, texture and color. Students will develop their own artistic visions, while referencing the works of contemporary painters.

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Intro to Drawing/Painting (WG)

Intro to Drawing/Painting (WG)

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor: Cathy Hempel
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Open to beginning students as an introduction to the fundamentals of art while sampling various drawing and painting techniques using different media, including watercolors, acrylics and oils.

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The Pour – A Watercolor Technique

The Pour – A Watercolor Technique

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the art of pouring transparent watercolors directly onto paper. This brushless-watercolor technique allows colors to mix on your paper creating unique luminous color and glow. Finish off your painting by fine-tuning the details. Have fun creating amazing pieces with a new watercolor skill.

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Instructor: Marie Orban
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore figurative drawing through line contour, fast-gesture studies and longer sustained poses. Also covered are compositional and expressive issues involved in drawing the figure.

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Painting with Pastels

Painting with Pastels

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Gary Rupp
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to paint with the purest form of color available to artists. Explore how-to’s of working with pastels, including the use of various pastel surfaces; becoming familiar with hard and soft pastels; and finding the advantages of underpainting. Open to all levels. Some experience with drawing/painting recommended.

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Beginning Acrylics (Tuesday)

Beginning Acrylics (Tuesday)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • 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.

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Exploring Abstract Painting

Exploring Abstract Painting

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • 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.

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Drawing I  (Tue)

Drawing I (Tue)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • 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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Impressionism with an Edge (WG)

Impressionism with an Edge (WG)

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Noreen Coup
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Create bold, bright and beautiful contemporary landscapes with a palette knife. For beginners who are intimidated to try with a brush and intermediate artists wanting to loosen up their painting styles. Focus on composition, values, color mixing and paint application. Fun, freeing and fabulous! Students will work from instructor’s travel photos and en Plein Air.

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Intermediate Watercolor

Intermediate Watercolor

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Patty Kane
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore the beauty of layering watercolor and the value of using a limited palette through demonstrations and critiques. Learn traditional watercolor techniques and exercises designed to gain skills and confidence needed to tap into your creative side.

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Poetic Realities

Poetic Realities

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Use your drawing skills to create abstract and semi-abstracts works of art. Students will learn four approaches that allow a more poetic, interpretative response when working from life and nature. Learn to create ambiguous space with two- and three-tone simplification pencil drawings, fragmentation (misalignment and repetition of details, and collage style arrangments of shapes and tones).

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Still Life: Painting Beyond the Table

Still Life: Painting Beyond the Table

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

Still-life paintings, originating in the Middle Ages as studies of food, flowers, and dead animals, are today about life, color, shape, and abstraction. The instructor will guide you through each still-life scene to include the studio space beyond. Work in any painting medium or combination. Receive personal assistance, encouragement, and critiques. Prerequisite: Intermediate painting experience.

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Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)

Beginning Acrylics (Wednesday)

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 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.

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Independent Study in Oil and Acrylics

Independent Study in Oil and Acrylics

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Instructor: Beatrice Athanas
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Receive personal instruction and guidance creating painterly landscapes, still life and portraiture with the aid of student’s reference photographs. The goal is to complete a painting each week. This Class is for intermediate to advanced level students.

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Intro to Oil Painting (WG)

Intro to Oil Painting (WG)

  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor: Cathy Hempel
  • Location: Jessie Brock Community Center

Learn techniques of paint handling, color mixing, mediums, glazing and toning through assignments and demonstrations. Repeat students are welcome to work independently with the instructor’s help.

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Advanced Watercolor Studies

Advanced Watercolor Studies

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • Location: Main Campus

Designed for intermediate to advanced students, this class covers contemporary approaches to the medium. Projects will be proposed to challenge the student and give focus to improving each students’ personal vision. Critiques are an important component of this class. Artwork reviews help students improve their work. Prerequisite Watercolor II or similar experience.

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Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 06:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Instructor: Don Sondag
  • Location: Main Campus

Working directly from a live model, students establish proportions and bone structure, using either oils or acrylics. Students concentrate on drawing, value, and color to develop their paintings, with emphasis placed on achieving a likeness. Tuition includes model fees. Prerequisites: Intro to Oils, Fundamentals of Color, Portrait Drawing or similar experience.

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Painting Landscapes with Heart and Soul

Painting Landscapes with Heart and Soul

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Instructor: Robert Ross
  • Location: Main Campus

Capture your emotional response to a landscape using direct observation, sketches, and photographs. Learn to look for meaning in a landscape, make quick decisions and work with a loaded brush. Some class sessions will be split between studio and outdoors. Students will receive personal assistance and critiques. Intermediate painting skills recommended.

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Advanced Drawing

Advanced Drawing

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn to draw like the old masters. Capture lines and tones accurately and develop your ability to capture fine details and transitions in tone using charcoal, pencil cross-hatch, and conté crayon techniques. Learn how to make drawings that are works of art.

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Portrait Drawing

Portrait Drawing

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 07:45 pm - 09:45 pm
  • Instructor: Dennis Schmalstig
  • Location: Main Campus

Learn the technical aspects of drawing the human head from a live model and other sources. Working in pencil and charcoal, students also are encouraged to explore the genre’s expressive possibilities. Bring a drawing pad and graphite pencil to first class.

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Beginning Pastels

Beginning Pastels

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Instructor: Terri Rickerson
  • Location: Main Campus

Explore a painting medium that has been gaining popularity. Students will paint with the creamy, pure color of softs pastels, and some hard pastels, on sanded paper. They will develop skills to express the light, shadow, and volume of objects in their paintings. This class touches on color theory and composition. Be ready to learn the process of layering soft layers of colors to create a glow. Some supplies provided.

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Beginning Watercolor (Thur)

Beginning Watercolor (Thur)

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
  • 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 – no experience needed.

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Advanced/Independent Oil & Acrylics – It’s All About the Finish

Advanced/Independent Oil & Acrylics – It’s All About the Finish

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 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!

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Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • 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 – no experience needed.

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Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

  • Friday, January 26, 2018
  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • 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 – no experience needed.

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Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018
  • 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 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.

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Fundamentals of Color

Fundamentals of Color

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Instructor: Beth Pendleton
  • Location: Main Campus

This is a recommended course for painters of all levels, including beginners. Working with oil paint, learn to mix any color and improve color perception. Exercises enable students to represent what they see. Knowledge is applicable to all media. Canvas and paints are provided.

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Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

Intro to Drawing and Painting – M

  • Monday, January 22, 2018
  • 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Instructor: Donne Bitner
  • 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.

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