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Class Schedule  -  Adults

Registration and Class Policies


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

9:30-12:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Susan Ploughe

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

9:30-12:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Frankie Johnson

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

9:30-12:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Frankie Johnson

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

9:30-12:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Frankie Johnson

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

9:00-1:00
Portrait Challenges
Frankie Johnson

3/3, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31,
4/21 & 4/28/2017

 

$210.00 / 6 Weeks

(plus model fee)

9:30-12:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Linda Lukachik

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

12:30-3:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Susan Ploughe

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

 

12:30-3:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Frankie Johnson

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

10:00-12:30

Watercolor

Beginners to Advanced

Dale Popovich

 

$185.00 / 8 Weeks

 

12:30-3:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Frankie Johnson

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

 

 

12:30-3:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Barb Benstein

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

 

12:30-3:00
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Frankie Johnson

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

 

12:30-3:00
Figure Drawing
Jan Berglund

9/22/16 - 11/10/16

3/2/17 - 4/27/17

 

$185.00 / 8 Weeks

(plus model fee)

 

9:30-3:00
Portrait Steps
Linda Vice

9/23/16 - 10/14/16

3/3/17 - 3/24/17

 

$185.00 / 4 Weeks

(plus model fee)

7:00-9:30
Open Studio
 

2nd & 4th Monday

of the month, Sept. - May

$15.00 / Day

Please call to pre-register

 

7:00-9:30
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Frankie Johnson

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

 

7:00-9:30
Drawing, Oils

& Pastels
Jan Berglund

 

$175.00 / 8 Weeks

 

 

All adult classes are ongoing unless specified by dates.  School is closed on 9/5/16 (Labor Day), 11/23/16 - 11/25/16 (Thanksgiving) 12/22/16 - 1/4/17 (Winter Break), 5/29/17 (Memorial Day) and 7/4/2017 (Independence Day). 

 

Class Descriptions:

 

Drawing, Oils and Pastels

The Drawing, Oil & Pastel classes are ongoing classes.

Each new student starts with 8 weeks of charcoal drawing.  We want to be sure that everyone has a good understanding of the fundamentals of drawing.  We will teach you how to break down the complexities of a drawing to basic shapes and then to develop it into a more finished detailed piece.  You will learn how to measure proportions and relationships and to develop values.  It is important to feel comfortable with drawing before starting to paint.  You will complete 3 finished charcoal drawings.  Each drawing gets a little more complex as you go.

The next 8 week session includes a color wheel one week.  You will learn why you do it and how it will help you in your painting.  Then you can choose to go into Pastel or Oils.  You will pick your own references and the teacher will help decide which will be the best to start with.  She or he will show you how to start a painting and how to develop it.  Every painting presents new problems or new challenges.  You will continue to learn how to problem solve and how to eventually become more expressive in your work.  It is a life long learning process.  There will be some demonstrations, special class projects on occasion, and working from life is encouraged.

Beginning students work in the same class with more advanced students.  It works well.  Each student is given individual instruction at his or her level of development.  Everyone is supportive and the new students learn a lot by watching what the advanced students are doing and the advanced students understand the fears of the new student, because they all started at the same place.

There are occasions where a few of the charcoal steps are skipped, depending on what level of experience a person comes into the studio.  A portfolio must be presented showing previous and current work in order to skip some of the procedures.

Figure Drawing

Drawing from life is one of the best skills to develop.  Quick sketching improves visual perspective.  With constant practice, comparing plumb lines, angles and shapes, you will develop a good eye in which to see things more quickly in your drawing.  If you can keep this up for a period of time, you will see much improvement.  Every Artist should take this class.  There will be various drawing exercises to help you become a more creative designer.  Learn how to use that pencil, conte, pastel or charcoal in as many ways as you use your brush!  Make it exciting!

Beginning Portraits

Portraiture Basics - Start Here!   It starts with drawing. Good demos, lectures and practice will give you a better understanding of how to draw the head then progress into painting.

You will learn to build the structure of the head, block in with masses, mix flesh tones and develop the features in the face. Various exercises and studies will take place.

 

Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting classes run in 8 week sessions twice a year, in the Fall and late Winter.  New students, as in all classes, have to take the 8 weeks of charcoal drawing as well as have some painting experience before taking this class.

New students will go through some fundamentals of drawing the face, features, and structure of the head.  Every session includes new projects of study.  You can take this class many times and always learn new things.  There are live models for most of the classes.  Just working from life is the best experience of all.  You will continually learn about drawing and painting the face using various exercises.  Simplify the painting process, massing, applying paint, various painting techniques, backgrounds, expressions, emotions, edges, color temperatures and lighting.  How to get a likeness, simply, solidly, but effectively.

Watercolor

Watercolor classes are ongoing classes.  The charcoal drawing session must be taken first if you have no drawing experience.  All levels of students, from beginner to more advanced, are taught in the same class.  Individual attention is given to each person at their own level.  Information on materials and a variety of techniques and applications of paint will be continuously explored.  There will be class demonstrations and various group projects as needed and suggested at each session, depending on class need.

Open Studio

Open Studio runs twice a month from September until the end of May (No Open Studio in December). 

This is uninstructed studio time, where anyone can come in to paint or draw for $15.00 a night.  A model is provided for your use as well, usually for one long pose.  We prefer to have a 2 month commitment of $60.00.  If a one shot deal is all you can do, then please do it!  Take advantage of this great opportunity to work from a model and improve on all your skills.  Please call a week in advance to reserve your space.  Size limited to 8.

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