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Art Classes

Watercolor and Acrylic Painting with Deanna Nash

This class is FULL, and we are no longer taking registrations!

Watercolor/Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Deanna Nash

Eight Week Session
Monday mornings
10:00 to 12:30
September 22 through November 10
Third Floor Studio

Guild Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

This class will introduce the student to the materials and techniques needed to complete one to two paintings. This class is mostly for beginners. Although more advanced students are welcome. Students will walk through the process of building watercolor or acrylic paintings from beginning to end. They will receive a solid foundation in painting preparation, brush care, and brushing techniques, as well as a basic understanding of color theory and composition. The best part of this class is the easing of fears associated with learning how to paint a work of art. Ages 16+

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Instructor: Deanna Nash
Dates: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Mon Nov 10 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $120 Non-Members: $150

Plein Air Painting with Gail Ford

Plein Air Painting
Instructor: Gail Ford

Six Sessions
Wednesday Afternoons
September 24 through October 29
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Non Members $135.00
Members $120.00
The locations for painting will be within a 5 mile radius of Oak Knoll park.

Learn to visualize and capture the fall landscape. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. Students may work in any media they prefer: charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolor, or oil. The instructor will be available to assist individually as needed. Each class will include instruction, demonstrations & critique. All of our painting locations will be within a 5-mile radius of Oak Knoll Park in Clayton, MO.
 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Wed Oct 29 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $120 Non-Members: $135

Anatomical Drawing with Vicki Friedman

Anatomical Drawing
Instructor: Vicki Friedman

Eight Week Session
Thursday Mornings
9:00 am to 11:30 am
September 25 through November 13

Third Floor Studio
Non Members $150.00
Members $120.00

Come and explore the world of art as applied to medicine and science! This class will allow the student to work "both sides" of the brain. As we explore anatomical drawing, we will study the drawing itself from an artistic perspective and the accuracy of the drawing from a medical, scientific and explanatory view. We will concentrate on graphite and vellum and later move into pen and ink techniques. We will focus on sensitivity to the subject matter and how you choose to translate that vision to others, while maintaining personal artistic expression… always new, and exciting every time you draw since your audience is always changing. No previous experience necessary- only the joy of drawing! For students ages 16+.

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Instructor: Vicki Friedman
Dates: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:30pm
Meets every week through Thu Nov 13 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $120 Non-Members: $150

Basic Drawing with Philip Perschbacher (Afternoons)

Basic Drawing
Instructor: Philip Perschbacher

Eight Week Session
Monday Afternoons
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
September 29 through November 17
Third Floor Studio

Non Members $185.00
Members $155.00
Price includes $35.00 model fee

Are you interested in drawing? Learn the skills and techniques of drawing, no matter your skill level! In this course students will learn to draw gestures, light and shadow, perspective, composition, and shading. Beginning with still lifes and moving on to more complex subjects, students will learn and refine the fundamentals of drawing and create a finished piece.

Ages 16+.
 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Mon Nov 17 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $185 Members: $155

Figure Drawing with Philip Perschbacher

Figure Drawing
Instructor: Philip Perschbacher

Eight Week Session
Monday Evenings
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
September 29 through November 17

Third Floor Studio
Non Members $185.00
Members $155.00
Price includes $35.00 model fee

Renaissance artists believed a careful study of the human form was the best way to learn to draw. Master the figure, and you could draw most anything. With some knowledge of anatomy, and the trained eye of an instructor to assist you as you practice, your figure drawings can become more accurate. In this course we will work in pencil from the nude model, focusing on gesture, proportion, contour, and shadow shape. All skill levels are welcome.

Ages 18+.
 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Monday, September 29, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Tue Nov 18 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $155 Non-Members: $185 (price includes $35 model fee)

Basic Drawing with Philip Perschbacher (Evenings)

Basic Drawing
Tuesday Evenings
Eight Week Session
September 30 through November 18
7:00 to 9:30
Emerson Gallery

Non Members $185.00
Members $155.00
Price includes $35.00 model fee

Are you interested in drawing? Learn the skills and techniques of drawing, no matter your skill level! In this course students will learn to draw gestures, light and shadow, perspective, composition, and shading. Beginning with still lifes and moving on to more complex subjects, students will learn and refine the fundamentals of drawing and create a finished piece.

Ages 16+.

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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Meets every week every Tuesday through Wed Nov 19 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $155 Non-Members: $185

Pastel Drawing with Deanna Nash

Pastel Drawing
Instructor: Deanna Nash

Eight Week Session
Wednesday mornings
10:00 to 12:30
October 1 through November 19

Third Floor Studio
Non Members $150.00
Members $120.00

Students will receive a solid understand of this vibrant and versatile dry medium which brings drawing and painting together. No prior drawing or painting experience is needed. This class is for the absolute beginner and intermediate students. Students will learn about various pastel materials and techniques as well as the many different surfaces it can be applied. We will learn how to apply pastels for varying texture effects, such as rendering the look of glass, fur, rocks, and other surfaces. Instruction will also cover using photographs to create pastel drawings.

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Instructor: Deanna Nash
Dates: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meets every week every Wednesday through Wed Nov 19 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $120 Non-Members: $150

Still Life Painting with William Neukomm

This class is FULL, and we are no longer taking registrations! 

Still Life Painting

Instructor: William Neukomm

Eight Week Session
Wednesday Afternoons
October 1 through November 19

Third Floor Studio
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Non Members $150.00
Members $120.00

Painting still life objects provides a great opportunity to become familiar with oil paints and/or increase your confidence as a painter. Working primarily with a limited palette, this class will focus on accuracy of drawing, shadow shape, values and edges. As we progress from painting a single item to multiple objects, we will also discuss composition.

Ages 16+.
 

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Instructor: William Neukomm
Dates: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Wed Nov 19 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $120 Non-Members: $150

Portrait Painting with William Neukomm

This class is FULL, and we are no longer taking registrations!

Portrait Painting
Instructor: William Neukomm

Eight Week Session
Wednesday Evenings
October 1 through November 19
Third Floor Studio
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Non Members $185.00
Members $155.00
Price includes $35.00 model fee

When Gertrude Stein first saw Picasso's portrait of her she said "It doesn't look like me." Picasso replied, "Oh, it will." That portrait eventually became her favorite, but most of us would prefer our painting closely resembled the sitter. Working from a live model in a limited palette of oil colors, we will discuss anatomy, proportions, color temperature and values, and other keys to capturing the likeness of a sitter. All skill levels are welcome.

For ages 18+
 

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Instructor: William Neukomm
Dates: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Wed Nov 19 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $155 Non-Members: $185 (price includes $35 model fee)