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Concepts in Collage: Understanding Substrates, Composition, and Subject Matter with Alicia Leeke

May 3rd & 4th, 2019

10 am - 5 pm (with break for lunch)

Min 4 Max 12 students

In this fast-paced class, you will learn how to create one-of-a-kind, original, collage works of art on simple and complex substrates. After a demo by the instructor, students will learn how to take ideas and put them into action using paper, paint and other materials to create decorative and functional works of art. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, color and composition. The only prerequisite is a willingness to have fun and learn in this playful class.

Beginner class level.

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

Painting Realism in Watermedia with Barbie Mathis

Tuesday nights, 6:00 - 8:30pm

March 5 - April 2

5 weeks

In this class, we will be exploring techniques for creating realistic landscapes, flowers, animals, still lifes, and more. Barbie will do a short demo each week, and participants may choose to work with Watercolor, Gouache, or Acrylic Paints which may be purchased at City Art. And, they may work from photo references of their own, or the instructor's photos. It would be helpful to have had a beginner class in Watercolor or Acrylic Painting.

The class fee is $155...Sign Me Up

Oil and Cold Wax Look Using Golden’s OPEN Acrylic and High Solid Gel (Matte) with Lee Monts


Saturday, March 16

10:00-3:00 (bring a bag lunch)

Do you like the look of oil and cold wax paintings but don’t work with oils or solvents? Lee Monts, Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors, will teach how to create a similar look using Golden Products. OPEN acrylics are slightly softer than heavy body acrylics and have an extended drying period that is perfect for this technique. High Solid Gel (Matte) is a very thick matte acrylic medium that retains texture, brush strokes, and tool marks. It dries to a wax like finish. During the workshop, participants will learn how to mix the gel with the paint and apply to a primed cradled birch panel using painting knives and flexible tools like a bowl scraper or an old credit card. This method works great for loose abstracted landscapes and spontaneous abstract works. Mark making tools work great with this method. Participants will need to bring their own selection of painting knives and tools.

Workshop cost includes an 8”x 8” thick cradled birch panel and an 8 oz. jar of High Solid Gel (matte). Golden Artist Colors, Inc. will provide a limited selection of OPEN colors to utilize during the workshop. Participants should purchase or bring OPEN acrylic colors of their own choice if they do not want to use what is available.

Helpful supplies (all available for use during the workshop as provided by the instructor): disposable palette or Styrofoam plates for mixing colors, paper towels, baby wipes, masking tape, mark making tools, Golden Fluid Matte Medium, Golden fluid paints for toning panel (if desired) prior to applying the OPEN/gel mixed colors.

The class fee is $125...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.

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.

The class fee is $0...Sign Me Up

Acrylic Painting Step-by-Step with Barbie Mathis

Thurs. Mornings, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

6 weeks

Students will learn to paint simple landscapes and flowers with easy, step-by-step instruction while experiencing the versatility of Acrylic Paints. Barbie will include how to mix colors, how to use acrylic mediums and varnishes, and how to use photos as references. She will also provide handouts to illustrate techniques for painting grasses, rocks, water, sand, petals, leaves and more. This class is perfect for beginners or those who want to follow along and learn more. Students may use heavy body acrylics or fluid acrylics.

The class fee is $175...Sign Me Up

Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Beginning April 10th 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

May 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 6 & 13, 2019

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.

The class fee is $175...Sign Me Up

Concepts in Abstract Painting: Understanding Substrates, Mark Making, Composition and Subject Matter with Alicia Leeke

June 28th & 29th, 2019

10 am - 5 pm (with break for lunch)

Min 4 Max 12 students

In this fast paced class, you will learn how to select and develop subject matter for use in original compositions to advance your own abstract style of painting. You will learn the foundations necessary to achieve finished works of art through practice and demonstrations in the class.

Beginner class level.

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

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