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in Spring 2021

Introduction to Oil Painting

$165

with Christopher Beaty

Calendar Mar 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Learn to paint with oils in this seven-week class with Chris Beaty MFA! While the focus will be on developing your own unique style and creativity, the course also covers basic terms, materials, and techniques. Learn concepts such as color theory, perspective, spatial relationships, and composition.

You will also study still life in various painting styles and art movements in the historical context. Demonstrations as well as group and individual critiques are provided throughout the course. Course#PNT105.221.02

What you will need:

Paint: titanium white, ultramarine blue, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow, ivory black and yellow ochre .

Misc. Supplies: #1/ #3/ #5 round brushes, #4 filbert brush, and 3/8” flat brush; Liquin Original medium; bar of ivory soap and plastic soap container, paper palette, diamond shaped palette knife, old kitchen towel (approx. 12” x 18”), clean baby food jar and lid.

 

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Discover Abstract Art

$155

with Christopher Beaty

Calendar Mar 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Think, draw, and paint abstractly in this new six-session course taught by Christopher Beaty. Explore a variety of techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you as an artist. Chris will demonstrate drawing and painting intuitively and review the work of several abstract painters designed to help you understand the core concepts behind non-representational painting (painting without recognizable images).

During the course, you’ll be encouraged to work quickly and to try new things as a way to experience breakthroughs. You'll work on numerous (up to 20) small sketches and three or four paintings.

No experience necessary. This course is designed for anyone age 16 and above who:

  • Wants to explore non-representational painting.
  • Wants to strengthen and develop their own voice as a painter.
  • Is interested in taking risks with their painting.
  • Wants to have more confidence in their own way of painting.

Supply information for the course is included in your email confirmation. For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

Course# PNT108.221.01

Full Course

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

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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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Discover Abstract Art

$155

with Christopher Beaty

Calendar Mar 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Think, draw, and paint abstractly in this new six-session course taught by Christopher Beaty. Explore a variety of techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you as an artist. Chris will demonstrate drawing and painting intuitively and review the work of several abstract painters designed to help you understand the core concepts behind non-representational painting (painting without recognizable images).

During the course, you’ll be encouraged to work quickly and to try new things as a way to experience breakthroughs. You'll work on numerous (up to 20) small sketches and three or four paintings.

No experience necessary. This course is designed for anyone age 16 and above who:

  • Wants to explore non-representational painting.
  • Wants to strengthen and develop their own voice as a painter.
  • Is interested in taking risks with their painting.
  • Wants to have more confidence in their own way of painting.

Supply information for the course is included in your email confirmation. For safety, enrollment is limited and masks are required.

Course# PNT108.221.02

Watercolor Pencil for Beginners - Online

$59

with Phillip Schorn

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore watercolor pencils in this live online course for beginners and experienced artists alike. Learn everything you need to get started – paper (hot & cold press paper), pencils, how to put the color down, layering, and blending. During each session, you'll review and work on a rendering with the guidance of the instructor.

This course is live on Zoom and meets for 90 minutes, 3-4:30 p.m.,  Tuesday, April 6-27. A recording of each session will be available for you to view if you are unable to attend a live session. It is expected that students will be able to dedicate time between the sessions. Reference images will be supplied. Course# DRW108.221.01

What you will need:

  • 36ct Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
  • 9"x12" Blicks Cold Press Watercolor Pad
  • Pencil sharpener (electric or manual)
  • Watercolor Brushes, small round and angled
  • Helpful extras….. Smooth surface to draw on, drawing board, container for water

Supplies can be purchased at Dick Blick or other online/retail outlets. Links for Zoom sessions are sent through email by the instructor prior to the course start date. 

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