Art Classes

Lyrical Abstract Painting

8-week session
Thursday Evenings

6:00pm to 8:30pm

February 2, 2017 - March 23, 2017
Instructor: Bryan Robertson
Members: $140.00 

Non Members: $170.00

*Paint will be supplied by St. Louis Artists' Guild.
Students will be responsible for their own canvas.
In this class you will make a painting with an emotional or lyrical quality using the formal elements of visual arts such as, picture plane organization, proximity, repetition, continuity, figure/ground, texture, and rhythm. We will also begin an exploration into the versatility of water miscible oil paints as both a method of staining the paint surface and building up thicker juicier marks. Ages 18+
 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week through Fri Mar 24 2017

Portrait Drawing

Portrait Drawing
8-week session
Monday Evenings
6:00 to 8:30
February 6, 2017- March 27, 2017
Instructor: William Neukomm
Members $155.00
Non Members $185.00
Price includes $35.00 model fee
 
Have you ever struggled to capture the likeness of your sitter? In this class, we will explore creating an accurate portrait. Working from a live model, we will discuss anatomical landmarks, proportions, perspective, and other keys to capturing the likeness of a sitter. We will explore the range of values and subtleties, which can be achieved in a drawing. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 16+

 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Monday, February 6, 2017 - 6:00pm - Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:00pm
Meets every week through Tue Mar 28 2017

Oil Painting: Water Mixable

8-week sesssion
Tuesday Mornings

9:30am - 12:00pm
February 7, 2017 - March 28, 2017
Instructor: Morris Fletcher
Members: $120.00
Non Members: $150.00
    Students will be introduced to materials and techniques related painting on canvas with water mixable oil paints. Canvas use and preparation will be discussed along with use and care for brushes, knives, and other tools. Composition, color, tone, perspective, under painting, light, and other aspects of painting will be emphasized. One to two paintings will be completed.
    The content of the course is designed for beginners although more advanced students are welcome to join the class to expand their skills and learn techniques. Ages 16+

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:30am - Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:30pm
Meets every week through Tue Mar 28 2017

Basic Watercolor- Spring 2017

8 week session 
Wednesday Mornings
9:30am - 12:00pm 
March 8, 2017- May 3, 2017
(No class April 12, 2017)
Instructor: Barbara DiMartini
Members: $120.00 
Non Members: $150.00

    This class is for watercolor beginners. Students will walk through the process of building watercolor 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+

 
 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Wed May 03 2017

Repurposed Wool Wearables- Spring 2017

4-week session
Wednesday evenings
6pm - 8:30pm
March 8 - March 29
Instructor: Marianne Baer
Members: $50
Non Members: $75
 
Transform a vintage, felted sweater into a unique, personalized wearable. Students will learn methods of shrinking, cutting, and hand sewing as means of alteration to create an entirely new garment.
    -Students are welcome to bring their own wool sweaters or use one supplied by the instructor.
    -Students may bring their own felted sweater it must be at least 85% wool to shrink. To shirink: throw it in the wash on cold with      other clothing.
This is a great opportunity to go wild and hand sew/alter to your heart’s content and create a unique work of art that you can wear and show off!
 

 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Meets every day through Thu Mar 30 2017

Morning Basic Drawing-Spring 2017

8-week session
Thursday Mornings
9:30 AM - 12PM
March 9, 2017 - May 4, 2017 *No class Thursday April 20
Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Members: $120.00
Non-Members: $150.00
Are you interested in Drawing? Learn the skills and techniques of drawing whatever 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 in this course will learn and refine the fundamentals of drawing and create finished art.

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Thu May 04 2017

Intermediate Watercolor - Spring 2017

8-week session

Thursday Afternoons

1:00PM to 3:30PM
March 16, 2017- May 4, 2017
Instructor: Deanna Nash
Members: $120.00
Non Members: $150.00

 

 This watercolor class is for intermediate to advanced students. Students will continue to work through the process of building watercolor paintings from beginning to end. They will continue to receive a solid foundation in painting preparation, brush care, and brushing techniques, as well as a basic understanding of color theory and composition. Ages 16+

 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 1:00pm - Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meets every week through Thu May 04 2017

Figure Study - Spring 2017

Figure Study
8-week session
Saturday Morning
10:00 am - 12:30pm
April 1, 2017 - May 27,2017
Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Members: $155

Non Members: $185
 
Learn the skills and techniques of figure drawing. Students from any skill level beginning to advanced with learn the step by step approach to figure drawing. This class with focus on proportions, balance, volumes, rhythm and light and shadow. Students will create quick gesture drawings as well as fully shaded figure drawings.
 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am - Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:30pm
Meets every week through Sat May 27 2017
Cost: Members: $155 Non Members: $185