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Watercolor Painting for Beginners - Online

$95

with Kevin Hunter

Calendar Mar 10, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Join artist Kevin Hunter on a journey into the beautiful medium of watercolor. Taught online through instructional videos and live Zoom sessions, beginner students will develop their painting skills through exercises and projects that introduce a variety of watercolor techniques. Course#PNT100.221.02

The course includes an instructional video each week. Also included is a weekly group Zoom session with the instructor for guidance, helpful critique, and/or questions about your work.

What you will need for the course:

  • One Burnt Sienna (Blick # 00319-8040) - One Winsor Violet (Blick # 00319-6740) - One Winsor Newton Cotman BlueBox Set of 12 half pans (Blick # 00337-1109).  
  • One Arches Watercolor Block (very important that you purchase the block) - cold press, 9”x12”, 20 sheets (Blick item #10020-1003)
  • Three Blick Master Stroke Golden Taklon Watercolor Brushes: (1) one inch flat (Blick item #09017-1001), (2) No. 10 round (Blick item #09015-1010), (3) Script Liner Size 2 (Blick item #09014-1002)

Supplies are available through many online outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s, and should cost approx. $65.

The course runs March 10 - April 21 (date of final Zoom session). Zoom sessions are every Wednesday at 7 p.m. beginning March 17. Links to access instructional videos and Zoom sessions are sent through email prior to the course start date.

Oil Painting for Beginners w/Kevin Hunter - Online

$95

with Kevin Hunter

Calendar Mar 11, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Explore the enchanting world of oil painting in my new online course from Water Street Studio’s School of Art online.

We will cover a range of topics and techniques that I have developed in my 30 plus years of working in oils. When you complete this course, you will be well versed in:

  • How to make a game plan for every piece that is in accord with techniques developed in the Renaissance.
  • How to mix a huge array of colors from a very small selection (palette) of key colors.
  • How to simplify your subject matter into tonal masses. How to create an under painting.
  • How to create darks that breathe and are lively. How to use and blend darks and lights so that your objects are three dimensional.
  • How to mix effective flesh tones.
  • Understanding the components of an effective composition.

We will begin the course with classic color mixing exercises and creating color charts. From there, you will learn to paint simple geometric objects that appear realistic and three dimensional. Along the way, you will discover various brush techniques and gain an understanding what brushes to use when.

In the last few sessions, apply your knowledge to create a still life, a landscape, and a portrait.

The online format has been a wonderful experience for every course I’ve taught. I am certain that you will really develop your skills during our time together!

Each week, I will provide lesson videos that introduce and demonstrate that week's goals. You will have seven days to complete the work of each lesson in preparation for a one hour Zoom meeting in which we show and discuss what has been done. The course runs March 11 - April 22 (final Zoom session). The first Zoom session is March 18 at 7 p.m.

Zoom links and supply list will be emailed upon registration. Supplies are available through many online and retail outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, or Michael’s. Course# PNT102.221.02

Acrylic Painting for Young Artists (age 12-16)

$125

with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Mar 13, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This five-week course for young artists led by artist Kelley Cappell will introduce you to the beauty of acrylic painting and help you to create several finished compositions. A focus on simple subject matter such as florals, landscapes, and still life ensures that you can confidently learn and practice basic acrylic techniques. Course# PNT107.221.01

Note: Designed for ages 12-16. No previous art experience is required. All supplies are provided. 9" x 12" canvases will be provided. Students may bring in larger canvases if desired. No class on 4/3/21.

 

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Sculptural Glass Flowers

$100

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Mar 14, 2021 at 3 pm

Under the guidance of your instructor, you will use a 2000 degree flame, along with various tools to sculpt a beautiful glass flower. Enjoy a flower that will never wilt or whither. Some torch experience is helpful but not necessary. Flowers ready for pickup 48 hours after class.

GLS109.221.01

Famous Art and Artists - Pop Art (age 11-13)

$50

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Mar 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Fun w/a side of Pop Art. This two-session course is a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about, and create art inspired by pop art and famous pop art artists from around the world. Course# YTH110.221.04

For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

Famous Art and Artists - Pop Art (age 8-10)

$50

with Lisa Holzl

Calendar Mar 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Fun w/a side of Pop Art. This two-session course is a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about, and create art inspired by pop art and famous pop art artists from around the world. Course# YTH110.221.03

For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

Make a Tiered Paper Tag Necklace

$42

with Kristin Schimmel

Calendar Mar 19, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This project is just plain fun, and the finished casual necklace looks great with a t-shirt and denim. Using Micron pens and Gelly Roll pens, draw  Zentangle inspired designs on paper tags, then arrange into two tiers on a silver chain. 

Everything you need to make your one-of-a-kind necklace is provided in this special two-session Artistic Friday workshop. All you must do is choose your color palette and let the flow of the pattern-based drawing technique take over. Course# CFT112.221.01

For safey, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

A Taste of Glass Bead Making

$99

with Victoria Belz

Calendar Mar 21, 2021 at 2 pm

Curious about glass beads? In this sampler workshop, you’ll explore the ancient, yet simple Venetian technique of melting and layering Italian soft glass in a 2000° flame to create your own one of a kind glass beads. Course# GLS100.220.03

Note: For ages 16 and above. Fee includes all tools, glass, use of a torch, and safety materials. 

For safety, this workshop is limited to three (3) participants and masks are required.

 





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