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Watercolor and Acrylic Painting with Deanna Nash

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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

Watercolor/Acrylic Painting with Deanna Nash (Afternoons)

Watercolor/Acrylic Painting (Afternoon Session)
Instructor: Deanna Nash
Eight Week Session
Monday Afternoons
1:00pm to 3:30pm
September 22 through November 10
Print 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 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Mon Nov 10 2014
Cost: $120 for Guild members, $150 for non-members

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

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

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)

Relief Printmaking 101 with Paul Coenen

Relief Printmaking 101
Instructor: Paul Coenen

Eight Week Class
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
October 1 through November 19
Print Room

Non Members $160.00
Members $130.00
Price includes a $10 supply fee

Students will create an 8” x 10” relief print using either a wood or linoleum block. We will cover the basics of carving, printing and working with the printing press. We will print with water-based color relief printmaking inks and non-toxic clean up supplies (provided by The Artists' Guild). Students should come ready with design ideas for their print before the first class (if possible). Students with previous printmaking experience are welcome to bring existing blocks that they would like to try printing again, or work with in a fresh way. This class is open to adult Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced printmakers. For students 18+.

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Instructor: Paul Coenen
Dates: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Wednesday through Wed Nov 19 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $155 Non-Members: $185 (price includes $35 model fee)

Mastering Color: Theory and Perception in Painting with Jeremy Rabus

Mastering Color: Theory and Perception in Painting
Instructor: Jeremy Rabus

Eight Week Session
Saturday Afternoons
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
October 4 through November 22
Third Floor Studio

Non Members $150.00
Members $120.00

In this class, students intensively explore color theory, learn professional color mixing and paint application with water-soluble oils, improve their sense of color perception with techniques from the old and modern masters, and learn how to create paintings with more power. Skill level: Intermediate. For ages 16+.

 

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Instructor: Jeremy Rabus
Dates: Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week every Saturday through Sat Nov 22 2014
Cost: Members: $120 Non-Members: $150

Assemblage with Found Objects with Laura Lebeda

Assemblage with Found Objects
with Laura Lebeda
Eight Sessions
Saturday Mornings, 10am–12:30pm
October 11–December 6, 2014 (No Class on November 29)
Print Studio
Guild Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Do you have found or sentimental objects that you would love to display in a unique way?

Learn to combine your vintage toys, vacation “finds”, feathers, shells, rocks, family snapshots, etc. into a 3-D assemblage. You will need to bring an old wood box, drawer, cabinet door or cigar box as the basic structure you will be working in. We may progress to multiple finish pieces as time allows.

We will discuss the process of making an assemblage and share ideas while working independently in a group setting. We will talk about process, content, themes and inspiration. Laura will show some of her pieces. We will look at images of other artists’ such as Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson.

You’ll receive both practical and aesthetic advice as you construct your work of art using your items that you bring to the class.

Please Note: If you are bringing family photos or other personal papers, please make copies in advance to use in your artwork

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Ages: 16+

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Instructor: Laura Lebeda
Dates: Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meets every week every Saturday through Sat Nov 29 2014
Cost: Guild Members: $120 Non-Members: $150