Art Classes

Evening Basic Drawing

Evening Basic Drawing
8 week session 

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm to 8:30pm

September 8- October 27, 2016
Instructor: Elizabeth M. Willey
 
Members: $135.00
Non Members: $165.00
Cost includes $15 model fee

   This class will address the basic concepts of 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. 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+
 
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Instructor: Elizabeth M. Willey
Dates: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Thursday through Fri Oct 28 2016

Fall Plein Air Painting Classes

Fall Plein Air Painting Classes
6 week session
September 14th to October 19th.
Wednesday Afternoons
12:30pm -3:30pm
Instructor:
Gail Ford

Members: $105.00
Non Members: $135.00

   Plein Air Painting, the term comes from the French en plein air, meaning 'in the open air'. A painting done outside rather than in a studio. Locations will be in some of the public parks in St. Louis, such as Forest Park and Tower Grove Park.
    We hope to capitalize on the late blooming flowers and the changing colors of fall foliage. Open to all levels and median, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and other sketching mediums. Having previous drawing or painting experience would be helpful for plein air painting.

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Instructor: Gail Ford
Dates: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Wed Oct 19 2016

Portrait Drawing

Portrait Drawing
8 week session
Monday Evenings
6:00 to 8:30
September 19, 2016 to November 7, 2016
Instructor: William Neukomm
 
Members $155.00
Non Members $185.00
Price includes $35.00 model fee
 
Have you ever struggled to capture the likeness of your sitter? In this class, we will explore creating an accurate portrait. Working from a live model, we will discuss anatomical landmarks, proportions, perspective, and other keys to capturing the likeness of a sitter. We will explore the range of values and subtleties which can be achieved in a portrait drawing. All skill levels are welcome. Ages 16+ 

 
»Read more detailed information... Dates: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Monday through Tue Nov 08 2016

Basic Watercolor Painting

Basic Watercolor Painting

8 week session
Wednesday Mornings 9:30am - 12:00pm
September 21, 2016 - November 9, 2016
Instructor:
Deanna Nash

Members: $120.00
Non Members: $150.00

This class is for watercolor 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+ *Download supply list below

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Instructor: Deanna Nash
Dates: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week every Wednesday through Wed Nov 09 2016
Cost: Members: $120.00 Non Members: $150.00

Intermediate Watercolor Painting

Intermediate Watercolor Painting
8 week session

Thursday Afternoons

1:00pm to 3:30pm

September 22 to November 10, 2016
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+

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Instructor: Deanna Nash
Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Thu Nov 10 2016

Figure Study

Figure Study
8 week session

Saturday Mornings
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10:00am to 12:30pm

October 8 to December 3, 2016 (no class November 26)
Instructor: Albert Kuo
 
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: Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meets every week through Sat Dec 03 2016
Cost: Members: $155 Non-Members: $185

Printmaking: Monotypes and Relief

Printmaking: Monotype and Relief
4 Week Session
Monday Mornings
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
October 10 - October 31, 2016
Instructor: Ruth Kolker
 
Members: $85.00
Non Members: $100.00
Cost includes supply fee
 
his 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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»Read more detailed information... Dates: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meets every week through Mon Oct 31 2016

Water Mixable Oil Painting: Techniques and Processes

Water Mixable Oil Painting: Techniques and Processes
8 week sesssion
Tuesday Mornings
9:30am - 12:00pm
October 11, 2016 - December 6, 2016
Instructor: Morris Fletcher
 
Members: $120.00
Non Members: $150.00
 

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+

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»Read more detailed information... Dates: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week on the 11 of October every Tuesday through Tue Dec 06 2016

Beginning Acrylic Portrait Painting

Beginning Acrylic Portrait Painting
6 week session
Wednesday Afternoons
I:00pm to 3:30pm
October 12 to November 16, 2016
Instructor: Dan Wine
 
Members $120.00
Non Members $150.00
Includes $35 model fee
 

This painting class will examine the portrait. We will initially discuss staging, lighting the model, and composing our canvas. We will discuss facial proportion and establish a ‘light system’ and a ‘shadow system’. This will accentuate the planar structure established previously, and serve as basis for the grisaille portrait to be resolved in the next stage. Finally, we will discuss the application of color in a fashion that compliments our underpainting.

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»Read more detailed information... Dates: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meets every week through Wed Nov 16 2016

Morning Basic Drawing

8 week session

Thursday Mornings

9:30am to 12:00pm

October 13 to December 8, 2016 (no class November 24, Thanksgiving)
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.

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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Meets every week every Thursday through Thu Dec 08 2016
Cost: Members: $120.00 Non-Members: $150.00

Lyrical Abstract Painting

Lyrical Abstract Painting
8 week session

Thursday Evenings

6:00pm to 8:30pm

October 13 to December 9, 2016 (no class November 24, Thanksgiving)

Instructor: Bryan Robertson
 
Members: $140.00

Non Members: $170.00

Cost includes $20 supply fee

 

  In this class you will make a painting with an emotional or lyrical quality. Students will use the formal elements of visual arts such as, picture plane organization, proximity, repetition, continuity, figure/ground, texture, and rhythm. Along with acrylics, 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.

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Instructor: Bryan Robertson
Dates: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Meets every week every Thursday through Sat Dec 10 2016

Camera Phone Photography

Camera Phone Photography
6 week session
Wednesday Evenings
6:00pm to 8:30pm
November 2, 2016 to December 14, 2016
Instructor: Randy Allen
 
Members: $85.00
Non Members: $115.00
 
Do you love the convenience of capturing images with your smart phone, but feel disappointed with the results? Do you want to learn how to put a more artistic spin on your smart phone images? This class explores photographic situations with an emphasis on getting out of the “comfort zone" and exploring new horizons, including: landscape, portrait, night, macro photography, still life, abstract, and time lapse / stop motion photography.

*Prerequisites:  Students will need to have a smart phone and understand basic camera operation on their phone. The phone should have a solid charge when you come to class. Students may need a phone adaptor and tripod for long exposure images.

 

»Read more detailed information... Dates: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm