Art Classes

Observing Nature Through Mixed Media & Fibers

Observing Nature Through Mixed Media & Fibers

Instructor: Natalie Turner-Jones

6 Week Session
Thursday Evenings
6:00pm-8:30pm
June 9 to July 14, 2016

Members of the Artists Guild and Missouri Fiber Artists: $115
Non-members: $140 ($25 materials fee included in class price)
Cost Includes $25 materials fee

Direct Contemplation of an object in the natural world is a technique used in Zen Buddhist practice in order to better understand its “true nature”, and in so doing, our own. Participants will choose one object to observe, contemplate, and engage for 6 weeks through various mixed-media and fiber-related techniques. The first class will lay the foundations for mindful/contemplative practice, which we will continue cultivating as part of the class each week. As our body of work grows, we will explore ways of combining different pieces into books, collages, quilts, and hangings. Each week will have a new technique to explore, including: brush painting, printing, resists, and hapa zome. Participants are strongly encouraged to continue their work and exploration outside of class, and will be welcome to share ideas, insights, and new or discovered techniques as time allows.

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 6:00pm - Friday, June 10, 2016 - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Thursday through Fri Jul 15 2016
Cost: Members: $115 Non-Members: $140

Basic Watercolor Painting

Basic Watercolor Painting

Instructor: Deanna Nash

8 week session
Wednesday Mornings
9:30am to 12:00pm
June 15, 2016 to August 3, 2016

Members: $120.00
Non Members: $150.00

This class is for 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+

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Instructor: Deanna Nash
Dates: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week every Wednesday through Wed Aug 03 2016
Cost: Guild Members: $120 Non-Members: $150

Figure Study

Figure Study

Instructor: Albert Kuo

8 week session
Wednesday Evenings
6:00pm to 8:30pm
June 15 to August 3, 2016

Members: $155
Non-Members: $185

Price includes $35 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 and charcoal from the nude model, focusing on gesture, proportion, contour and shadow shape. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 18+.

 

 

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Instructor: Albert Yowshien Kuo
Dates: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Wednesday through Thu Aug 04 2016
Cost: Members: $155 Non-Members: $185

Morning Basic Drawing

Morning Basic Drawing

Instructor: Philip Perschbacher

8 week session
Thursday Mornings
9:30am to 12:00pm
June 16 to August 4, 2016

Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

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.

 

 

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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Thu Aug 04 2016
Cost: Members: $120 Non-Members: $150

Intermediate Watercolor Painting

Intermediate Watercolor Painting

Instructor: Deanna Nash

8 week session
Thursday Afternoons
1:00pm to 3:30pm
June 16 to August 4, 2016

Members: $120.00
Non Members: $150.00

This 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+.

 

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Instructor: Deanna Nash
Dates: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week every Thursday through Thu Aug 04 2016
Cost: Members: $120 Non-Members: $150

Evening Basic Drawing

Evening Basic Drawing

Instructor: Elizabeth M. Willey

7 week session
Thursday Evenings
6:00pm to 8:30pm
June 16 to July 28, 2016

Members: $105.00
Non Members: $130.00

This class will address concepts of basic drawing. The student will be learning fundamental skills by using various types of line quality, designing with shape, rendering three-dimensional form, discerning value and assessing visual information relationally. Emphasis is placed on the physical and responsive aspects of drawing. Through the repetition of observation and reflex, an intuitive sense of composition, perspective, and proportion develops. We will begin by discussing line quality and gesture drawing, moving into intuitive drawing, learning how to make marks by erasing, learning proportion through use and comparison of negative and positive space, 2 and 3 point perspective, suggesting volume with line quality as well as light and shading, with particular focus on how the core shadow adds volume. The class would use a variety of types of charcoal and pencil. Ages 16+

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Thursday through Fri Jul 29 2016
Cost: Guild Members: $105 Non-Members: $130

Lyrical Abstraction Painting

Lyrical Abstraction Painting

Instructor: Bryan Robertson

4 week session
Monday Evenings
6:00pm to 8:30pm
July 11 to August 1, 2016
Members: $75.00
Non Members: $90.00
Cost includes $15 supply fee

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+.

Please bring with you: A spray bottle, sandpaper, rags, plastic putty knife, an mdf board or canvas no smaller than 12” in any direction, photo references of times and places that stand out in your memory, and some interesting mark making tools like sticks, netting, wire brushes, charcoal, etc.

 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Tue Aug 02 2016
Cost: Guild Members: $75 Non-Members: $90