Art Classes

Figure Study - Fall 2017

Figure Study
with Philip Perschbacher
8-weeks
Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm
September 23-December 2 

Members: $155
Non Members: $185

Learn the skills and techniques of figure drawing. Students from any skill level, beginning to advanced, will learn the step by step approach to figure drawing. This class will focus on proportions, balance, volumes, rhythm, light and shadow. Students will create quick gesture drawings as well as fully shaded figure drawings. Ages 18+
NOTE: There is no class on October 7th, October 28th, and November 25th
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.
 
 

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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Sat Dec 02 2017
Cost: Members: $155.00 Non Members: $185.00

Printmaking: Monotypes and Relief - Fall 2017

Printmaking: Monotypes and Relief
with Ruth Kolker
6-weeks
Mondays 9:30am-12:00pm
September 25-October 30

Members: $100.00
Non Members: $120.00

This 6-week course will explore the medium of printmaking with both conventional and non-traditional methods. Through using a variety of materials (found objects), 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. Beginners to advanced students are welcome. Ages 16+
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.
 

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Instructor: Ruth Kolker
Dates: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Mon Oct 30 2017
Cost: Members: $100.00 Non Members: $120.00

Landscape Oil Painting (Water Mixable) Fall 2017

Landscape Oil Painting (Water Mixable)
with Morris Fletcher
Eight-weeks
Tuesdays 9:30am-12:00pm
September 26-November 14

Members: $120.00
Non Members: $150.00

Study landscape painting with experienced landscape 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 to 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

If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given
only if cancellation occurs seven (7) days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

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Instructor: Morris Fletcher
Dates: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Tue Nov 14 2017
Cost: Members: $120.00 Non Members: $150.00

Morning Basic Drawing - Fall 2017

Morning Basic Drawing
with Philip Perschbacher
8-weeks
Thursdays 9:30am-12pm
September 28-November 16

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.
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.
 

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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Thu Nov 16 2017
Cost: Members: $120.00 Non-Members: $150.00

Abstract Painting - Fall 2017

Abstract Painting
with Bryan Robertson
8-weeks
Thursdays 1:00pm-3:30pm
September 28-November 16

Members: $140.00
Non Members: $170.00

(image top: "RIght Ascension courtesy of Paul Ashby ©2014, image bottom: Collusion courtesy of Bryan Robertson ©2017)

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 mixable oil paints as both a method of staining the paint surface and building thicker, juicier marks. Ages 16+
*Paint will be supplied by St. Louis Artists' Guild. *Students will be responsible for their own
canvas.

If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given
only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

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Instructor: Bryan Robertson
Dates: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Thu Nov 16 2017
Cost: Members: $140.00 Non Members: $170.00

Intermediate / Advanced Drawing - Fall 2017

Intermediate/Advanced Drawing
with Bryan Robertson
8-weeks
Thursdays 6:00pm-8:30pm
September 28-November 16

Members: $120.00
Non-Members: $150.00

This class will emphasize individual expression while exploring various media, techniques and the use of color. The first two-thirds of classes will focus on advanced drawing techniques in the context of a still life. The final classes will focus on independent drawing problems generated from prompts, that may include one or all of the following: drawing from observation, memory or imagination. These projects are meant to focus the student on historical subject matter that influenced the working methods of past artists. Ages 16+
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

 

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Instructor: Bryan Robertson
Dates: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week through Thu Nov 16 2017
Cost: Members: $120.00 Non-Members: $150.00

Portrait Drawing - Fall 2017

Portrait Drawing
with Dan Wine
Eight-weeks
Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:30pm
October 11-November 29

Members: $145
Non Members: $175
Price includes model fee

This class will make an examination of the portrait. 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. Next, we will define the planer structure of facial anatomy in order to see the face as a series of successively shrinking planes that reflect varied degrees of light back to the viewer. This is the ‘architecture’ of our likeness. At this point, we will take note of what can be called a ‘light system’ and a ‘shadow system’, and determine which of the planes formerly established lies within each system. Finally, we will discuss the application of relative values to the drawing, and resolve the image into a solid likeness.
Note: For anyone who has previously taken my chalk pastel class, I am removing issues of color application, so that we may focus on drawing fundamentals. However, if you desire to work in color, I am not discouraging you! Please bring your pastels.

If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given
only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

 

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Instructor: Dan Wine
Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Wed Nov 29 2017
Cost: Members: $145 Non Members: $175

Evening Basic Drawing - Fall 2017

Evening Basic Drawing
with Angela Bolling
8-weeks
Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm
October 11- December 6

Members: $135.00
Non Members: $165.00

Cost includes $15 model fee

This class will address concepts of basic drawing. The student will learn 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 and seeing. 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 and move into intuitive drawing: understanding form and relationships in space, comparison of negative and positive space, intuitive perspective, suggesting volume with line quality as well as light and shading. The class would use a variety of types of charcoal and pencil. Ages 18+
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

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Instructor: Angela Bolling
Dates: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week through Wed Dec 06 2017 except Wed Nov 22 2017
Cost: Members: $135.00 Non Members: $165.00

Intro to Relief Printmaking: Linoleum and Woodcut Fall 2017

Intro to Relief Printmaking: Linoleum and Woodcut
with Briana Kagy
6-weeks
Saturdays 1-3:30
October 14- November 18

Members: $100.00
Non Members: $120.00

This is a beginner’s course in Relief Printmaking. Students will learn how to carve wood and linoleum blocks. We will go over safety tips, carving techniques, and the best and most effective use of each tool. They will also learn how to set-up and use an etching press for relief printing, including inking their blocks, setting the optimal pressure, and how to consistently register prints. The goal is for students to finish the class with 2 or more editions of their design, and the knowledge to complete many more on their own in the future. Ages 16+
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given
only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

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Instructor: Briana Kagy
Dates: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Sat Nov 18 2017
Cost: Members: $100.00 Non Members: $120.00

Patterns and Printmaking for Gift Making - Fall 2017

Patterns and Printmaking for Gift Making
with Erica Popp
6-weeks
Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm
November 1-December 13

Members: $100.00
Non Members: $120.00

In this class you will create beautiful patterned prints. You will learn to make your own stamps and stencils and learn about designing and printing repeating patterns. Prints can be artwork in and of themselves or can be used as a decorative element for a variety of projects. We will make art prints, and use our stamps and stencils to decorate stationary and furoshiki gift wrap. You will also learn how to print on fabric and be introduced to ways you can use your stamps for fun and unique gifts and home décor projects outside of class. You will also be able to bring in your own materials to print on. No printmaking or art experience is necessary. More advanced students will be able to create more advanced designs.Ages 16+
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given
only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

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Instructor: Erica Popp
Dates: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Meets every week through Wed Dec 13 2017 except Wed Nov 22 2017
Cost: Members: $100.00 Non Members: $120.00