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Acrylic Painting with Barbie Mathis

Tuesday Nights 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Aug. 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24th (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 or still life including how to mix colors, creating a focal point, creating textures, etc. Ways to paint Landscapes, Flowers, Water, Skies, Animals and more will be demoed. And, instruction will be given pertaining to your individual paintings and needs. Bring your photo samples or use instructor references. A subject will be suggested for each week prior to class, but you may work at your own pace and on the painting of your choice. Please note: If you have to have 1 make-up class, you may join us 1 night in the following class later this year with prior notice.

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



Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Beginning August 28, 2019 6 weeks

Min 7 Max 12

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 class fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up



Drawing and Watercolor Painting for Everyone with Mark Conrardy

Thurs. PM 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Aug 15, 29
Sept 12, 26
Oct 10, 24
Make up class Nov 14

6 weeks

Here's a fun beginning art class for anyone high school and up. Graphite and charcoal drawing focusing on shapes, shading, perspective and composition as well as some basic watercolor painting. I will be demonstrating and you will be painting portraits, vegetation and geometric shapes. We will be using perspective and grids to create the compositions. Also, I will show you how to create luminous colors and discuss other color wheel principles. Other items of discussion will be glazing techniques by layering paint. Bring works in progress (homework) during weeks off for critique.

The class fee is $175...Sign Me Up 




Painting in the Style of Van Gogh with Alicia Leeke

August 2nd & 3rd, 2019

Two Day Class – Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4 (bring your lunch)

Using acrylic paint, students will learn the basics to paint a post-impressionistic painting in the style of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. Students will learn methods to put their images on paper and canvas, mix and apply paint to multiple substrates and to create their own unique painting.

Beginner class level.

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




Introductory Painting with Alicia Leeke

Wednesdays 10 am - 12:30 pm

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 2019 (6 weeks)

In this six-week class, beginners and intermediate students will gain an understanding of the elements of design, learn to properly use brushes, develop a color palette and problem solve for composition. Students will also learn methods to put their images onto paper, canvas and wood. Each class begins with a teacher demo followed by individual instruction to each student based on their own painting goals.

Beginner/Intermediate class level.

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




Williamsburg Oil Lecture with Phil Garrett

Saturday August 10, 2019

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Class is limited to 15 and registration is required. THIS CLASS IS FULL

The Williamsburg Oils lecture is a two hour free educational presentation that covers topics essential to oil painting. During this event, attendees will learn about sizes & grounds, using oil over acrylics, pigment grind, color properties, oil mediums, varnishing, solvent-free painting practices, and health & safety! You will also get the opportunity to do several short hands-on exercises that explore the palette of paint textures due to variations in pigment grind. How pigment load can affect opacity, transparency , brilliance or muting of color . Compare the range of blacks and highlight useful neutrals and finish with a simple way to do a solvent-free clean-up . Each attendee will receive a color chart, product literature, and a small box of oil paint samples to take home.



Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Barbie Mathis

TBA 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon learning to write a simple Modern Script that can be used to create impressive envelopes, place cards, signs and more. Barbie will demonstrate how to use a pointed dip pen and black ink, as well as how to use a small paint brush and white paint to form letters. And, she will share several design ideas that you can use for your special projects. All supplies and handouts that you will need in class are provided and included in the fee. You will take home a pen holder and nib, a small paint brush, and a small container of ink. And, you’ll have 2 sample alphabets and the envelope and card samples you’ve made for reference. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The class fee is $85...Sign Me Up



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