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Mainstreet Classes

The Mainstreet Art Centre offers a wide variety of fine art classes for all ages.  Beginners start with drawing in charcoal and then advance to painting in oils, pastels or watercolor.  Advanced students are constantly challenged with new techniques and subjects.  Workshops conducted by some of the leading artists in the country are offered regularly.  The craft of painting is taught by demonstration and individual instruction.  At the Mainstreet Art Centre there is something for every artist.

Select from the following to see schedules for ongoing classes and workshops:





Special Mini Series Classes / Workshops:

 Abstract Mixed Media/Grab Bag
Karen Sako

Friday, January 25, 2019

9:00 pm - 1:00 pm  |  $60.00

This one day workshop is the ultimate test of your creative prowess. Learn to problem solve and work with limited materials. You will complete one large mixed media project with random materials and a time limit. You will receive a brown bag filled with the items to create your unique abstract painting. No cheating, you can only use the items provided.  Most supplies provided. Just bring an open mind, paper towels, baby wipes, acrylic brushes in a variety of sizes, water spray bottle, black and white acrylic paint. 

Painting Hands in Oil
Susan Ploughe

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9:00 am - 4:00 pm  |   $100.00

Hands are a beautiful, agile, expressive part of the body, but in too many paintings they wind up looking like big hams with sausages attached! If you struggle with painting hands (or avoid them completely), do yourself a favor and dedicate a day to acquiring essential skills and knowledge that will improve your handling of this important subject matter.

 Beginning Plein Air
How To Set Up Equipment

Frankie Johnson

Sunday, May 5, 2019  | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$50.00 (in studio)

This workshop will prepare the beginner for painting in the great outdoors.  The supplies and equipment needed for plein air painting will be displayed and discussed, including demonstration of how to pack and setup your equipment in the field.  This is an important first step for those who want to expand the realm of their art beyond the studio and provides valuable preparation for those taking Frankie's plein air painting workshop in the following weeks.


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