Art Classes

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
*No class on April 22
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. Ages 16+
 

»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

Oil Painting: Water Mixable - Spring 2017

8-week sesssion
Tuesday Mornings

9:30am - 12:00pm
April 4, 2017 - May 23, 2017
Instructor: Morris Fletcher
Members: $120.00
Non Members: $150.00
    Study landscape painting with experienced landscaped painter and instructor, Morris Fletcher. Oil paint is a beautiful traditional medium used for centuries by master artists. The toxicity of the paint and it's mediums can be unhealthy and discouraging though.But now the medium has been altered to be mixable with water for zero toxicity and much easier clean up.
In this class 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+
Click on the link to see Morris Fletcher's portfolio: www.fletcher-art.com/portfolio.html

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 9:30am - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Tue May 23 2017

Chalk Pastel Portrait Drawing-Spring 2017

Pastel Portrait Drawing
6 weeks
Wednesday afternoon
April 5 - May 10
1pm - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Dan Wine
Members: $115
Non Members: $135

Price includes model fee
 
This class will make an examination of the portrait in chalk pastels. We will initially discuss staging, lighting the model, and composing to our paper. We will continue further to discuss facial proportion as we establish an organizational line drawing of our model.
At this point, we will take note of what can be called a ‘light system’ and a ‘shadow system’ that will accentuate the planar structure established previously, and serve as basis for the portrait to be resolved in the next stage. Finally, we will discuss the application of color,in chalk pastels, in a fashion that compliments our underdrawing. Ages 16+
 
 
 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Wed May 10 2017
Cost: Members: $115 Non Members: $135

Lyrical Abstract Painting- Spring 2017

8-week session
Thursday Evenings

6:00pm to 8:30pm

April 5 - May 24
Instructor: Bryan Robertson
Members: $140.00 

Non Members: $170.00

 
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+
*Paint will be supplied by St. Louis Artists' Guild. 
 
Students will be responsible for their own canvas.

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00pm - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:30pm
Meets every week through Thu May 25 2017

Printmaking: Monotypes and Relief

4-Week Session
Monday Mornings

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
April 17 - May 8
Instructor: Ruth Kolker

Members: $110
Non Members: $125
Cost includes supply fee
*St. Louis Artists' Guild will provide supplies for this class
 

This 4 week course will explore the medium of printmaking with both conventional and non-traditional methods. Through using a variety of materials you will have the opportunity to experiment with collage, stenciling, painting and drawing to create monotypes and relief prints on paper. Learn the basics of building a plate for relief printing to creating a series of monotypes that use experimental techniques. Supplies will be provided, but students are welcome to bring materials to experiment with.
Beginners to Advanced students are welcome Class size limited to 6 students. Ages 18+

 

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Instructor: Ruth Kolker
Dates: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 9:30am
Meets every week through Mon May 08 2017

Morning Basic Drawing-Summer 2017

8-week session
Thursday Mornings
9:30 AM - 12PM
June 1 - July 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, June 1, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Thu Jul 20 2017

Watercolor Portrait Painting - Summer 2017

6-week session 
Thursday Evenings
5:30 pm - 8:30pm 
June 1 - July 6

Instructor: Barbara DiMartini
Members: $140.00 
Non Members: $165.00

*Price includes model fee
 
Our experienced instructor will walk through the process of building a watercolor portrait from beginning to end. Students will receive a solid foundation in painting preparation, value studies, color and light theory, and brushing techniques, as well as a basic understanding of composition. The early classes, students will paint from their own personal photographs. The last classes will use a live model. Although the duration of the class is 6 weeks, each class time is longer to give students adequate time to perfect their paintings. The best part of this class is the easing of fears associated with learning how to paint a beautiful portrait. Ages 16+

 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week through Fri Jul 07 2017
Cost: Members: $140.00 Non Members: $165.00

Intro to Mixed Media: Family and All Ages Class

6-week class
Tuesday Afternoons
1pm - 3:30 pm
June 6, 2017 - July 18, 2017 (No class July 4)
 
Members: $105
Non Members: $120
Child: $95
Additional child: $75
*Discounts are applied for enrolling more than one child
Explore Mixed Media in this all ages class. While the class is not exclusively for families, it is a great opportunity for parents to create alongside or even collaboratively with their children. In this class students will be introduced to Mixed Media and the materials and techniques related to the Medium. Students will be using a variety of surfaces to paint on such as, canvas, wood, vinyl and paper (provided by the Instructor and STLAG). Photo transfer techniques and other collaborative methods will be demonstrated. Recycled and found objects will be used as materials as well, teaching artists the possibilities in being resourceful.
*children must be accompanied by an adult
About the instructor: Timothy Wagner is an experienced multimedia artist in the St. Louis area. He has extensive training teaching children and adults. STLAG is proud to welcome Timothy to our team. Follow the link for a look at Timothy's portfolio: tewagner.com

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 1:00pm - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Tue Jul 18 2017
Cost: Members: $105 ,Non Members: $120, Child: $95, Additional child: $75

Basic Watercolor- Summer 2017

8 week session 
Wednesday Mornings
9:30am - 12:00pm 
June 7, 2017 - July 26, 2017

Instructor: Barbara DiMartini
Members: $120.00 
Non Members: $150.00

 Students will walk through the process of building watercolor paintings from beginning to end. They will receive a solid foundation in painting preparation, value studies, color and light theory, and brushing techniques, as well as a basic understanding of 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, June 7, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Wed Jul 26 2017

Evening Basic Drawing-Summer 2017

8-week session 

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm to 8:30pm

June 8, 2017 - July 27, 2017
Instructor: Elizabeth M. Willey
Members: $135.00
Non Members: $165.00
Cost includes $15 model fee
 
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, intuitive 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 8, 2017 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meets every week through Fri Jul 28 2017