ART CLASSES

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Dynamic Pouring/Limited Palette Workshop with

Laurie Goldstein-Warren

September 18, 19, 20, 2018

10 am – 4pm

During this workshop you will be pouring and utilizing a variety of finishing techniques. You may use any subject for this workshop, figure, still life, floral, wildlife, etc. Everyone will be working on different subjects.

Deadline to register is August 18, or until class is full.

Laurie Goldstein-Warren, TWSA, WW, NWWS-GMF

Originally from New York, Laurie now lives in West Virginia. She has been painting watercolors for the last 18 years. Laurie continues to experiment with new techniques in watercolor and watercolor/acrylic. She has exhibited her work in the U.S., Japan, Turkey, Canada, Greece and China. Currently, she travels and teaches workshops across the United States. Her works focus on cityscapes, portraits and still life. She has been published in Watercolor Artist Magazine and in the Splash series of books several times and her work has recently earned the High Winds Medal Award at the 150th anniversary of the American Watercolor Society Exhibition.

The session fee is $350.00 ...Sign Me Up



Summer Blues – Meditations with Watercolor and limited palette by Kathryn Van Aernum

Saturday, June 23, 2018

9:00 am - 5 pm with a lunch break

“If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.” – Paul Gauguin

The first in a 3-part series exploring Primary Color

When Georgia O’Keefe moved to Texas to teach, she limited herself to working with only charcoal for 9 months and then “allowed” herself blue as she developed the vision that we now equate with quintessential O’Keefe. Through limitation we often find expansion; this is true both personally and artistically.

When you think of blue what comes to mind: The Aegean Sea, Elvis, and blue bonnets? Join me for a meditation with watercolor and a palette working only with variations of blue at City Art and paint among the galleries. Working in a contemplative atmosphere we will explore the coolest of the primaries and create a simple book structure containing our investigations.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to step outside of time without phones (we will bravely check them at the door) and our daily grind, bridging mindfulness with artistic process. This workshop is ideal for beginners or experienced artists who struggle with returning to a beginner’s mind.

$155 fee – includes a variety of papers, needles and thread. See supply list at the bottom of the page ...Sign Me Up


“You are a gifted teacher. Truly, this was one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended.” – P.S. 
“I learned many new things and so appreciated your mindful approach to art and craft.” – C.C.

Kathryn Van Aernum is a visual arts graduate of Naropa University - the birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement and the first educational institution in the country to bridge contemplative practice and academic rigor.

While primarily known as a photographer, and photo blogger, Kathryn is also an accomplished watercolorist, mixed media and book artist. She is also a creativity coach.



Finding Your Style in Acrylics with Barbie Mathis

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 

6 weeks

If you’ve NEVER painted, or even if you’ve had A FEW classes, but want to explore your own style and subject matter, this class is FOR YOU. Each week, Barbie will demonstrate and simplify how to use various techniques and supplies for starting your own paintings on Canvas, Wood, Pastel board, or Masonite. Acrylic paint options such as Heavy Body or Fluid Acrylics, and Acrylic Mediums will be discussed. And, she will talk about how to compose a painting using your own photos including how to mix colors, creating a focal point, creating textures, etc. Ways to paint Landscapes, Flowers, Water, Skies, Skin Tones and more will be demoed. And, instruction will be given pertaining to your individual paintings and needs. Bring your photo samples on your phone, tablet or photo copies. And, Barbie will have samples of how she interpreted photos to create paintings.

The class fee is $175...Sign Me Up  

 




Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights beginning July 11, 2018

 6 weeks

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a relaxing class that will tackle painting landscapes from photographs. Learn how to put light, values, and color in your landscape paintings. Beginners with gain basic knowledge of color mixing, perspective and composition. For the well versed artist, we will be learning techniques and concepts to help you advance as a painter.

The session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up



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