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Art Classes

Acrylic and Water-Soluble Oil Painting II with Deanna Nash

Acrylic and Water Soluble Oil Painting Two
Instructor Deanna Nash
Third Floor Studio
Monday
10:00 to 12:30
Eight Weeks
March 31 through May 19
Non Members $150.00
Members $120.00

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 Acrylic and Water Soluble Oil 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. For students 18+.

Level: Beginners 

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Instructor: Deanna Nash
Dates: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Mon May 19 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $150 Members: $120

Right Brain Drawing for Adults with Nathan Marshall

Right Brain Drawing for Adults
Instructor Nathan Marshall
Print Studio
Mondays
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Eight Week Class
March 31 to May 19
Non Members $150.00
Members $120.00

Ready to draw objects from direct observation, but find the task a little daunting? Or maybe you are just looking to refine your skills or find a way to loosen up? This class is designed to help you draw more accurately, with less effort, and to have fun doing it! You will discover new ways to think about art — and the mind! — in this fun series of right-brained exercises! For ages 18+.

Level: Beginning to Intermediate

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Instructor: Nathan Marshall
Dates: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Tue May 20 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $150 Members: $120

Basic Drawing II with Philip Perschbacher

Basic Drawing Two
Instructor Philip Perschbacher
Third Floor Studio
Mondays
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Eight Week Class
March 31 to May 19
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 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.

Level: Beginners

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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Tue May 20 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $185 Members: $155

Figure Drawing with Philip Perschbacher

Figure Drawing
Instructor Philip Perschbacher
Third Floor Studio
Wednesdays
10:00am to 12:30pm
Eight Week
April 2 through May 21
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. For students 18+.

Level: Beginining to Intermediate

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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meets every week every Wednesday through Wed May 21 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $185 Members: $155

Portrait Painting with William Neukomm

Portrait Painting
Instructor Willam Neukomm
Third Floor Studio
Wednesdays
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Eight Weeks
April 2 through May 21
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, temperature, values and other keys to capturing the likeness of a sitter. All skill levels are welcome. For students 18+.

Level: Beginning to Intermediate

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Instructor: William Neukomm
Dates: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meets every week every Wednesday through Wed May 21 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $185 Members: $155

Still Life Painting with William Neukomm

Still Life Painting
Instructor William Neukomm
Third Floor Studio
Wednesdays
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Eight Weeks
April 2 through May 21
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. For students 18+.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

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Instructor: William Neukomm
Dates: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every day every Wednesday through Thu May 22 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $150 Members: $120

Mastering Color: Theory and Perception in Painting with Jeremy Rabus

 Mastering Color: Theory and Perception in Painting
Instructor Jeremy Rabus
Third Floor Studio
Saturdays
10:00am to 12:30pm
Eight Weeks
April 5 through May 24
Non Members $150.00
Members $120.00

Learn how to make your paintings POP with color! Color is one of the most powerful elements of painting, and the thoughtful application of color can make the difference between a good composition and an electrifying one. In this class, students will explore color theory in art history and contemporary art, study different types of color harmonies, learn color mixing and paint application techniques, and sharpen their perception of color by creating still life and portrait studies. By the end of this class, students will have refined their sense of color, and learned how to use color theory to create paintings with more energy and power. This class is for students 18+.

Level: Intermediate

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Instructor: Jeremy Rabus
Dates: Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meets every week every Saturday through Sat May 24 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $150 Members: $120

Plein Air Painting with Georgia Purcell

We have reached maximum enrollment for this class, and we are no longer taking registrations. Please check back this summer for new classes!

Plein Air Painting
Instructor Georgia Purcell
Off Site Locations
Wednesdays
9:30am to 12:30pm
Six Weeks
Non-Members $135.00
Members $110.00
April 16 through May 21

Learn to capture the outdoors.
All levels welcome. All mediums welcome. Charcoal, pencil sketching, Watercolor, Oil. Instructor will work on an individual basis. Each class will include demos & critique. For students 18+.

Level: Beginning to Intermediate

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Instructor: Georgia Purcell
Dates: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Meets every week every Wednesday through Wed May 21 2014
Cost: Non-Members: $135 Members: $110