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Falling into Yellow - Meditations with Watercolor and Yellow with Kathryn Van Aernum

Sat., Nov. 2, 9 am – 5 pm (with a break for lunch)

Class is limited to 12 and registration is required.

What comes to mind when you think of yellow? Adventure? Banana peels? Submarines? Autumn? Join me for a meditation with watercolor and the “eldest daughter of light” at City Art and paint among the galleries. Working in a contemplative atmosphere we will immerse ourselves in the most energetic of the primaries, and will create a simple book structure to contain our playful explorations.

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.

The class fee is $155.00 (includes papers, and other goodies)...Sign Me Up


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.

Kathryn’s artistry crosses many disciplines. She coaches professionals who have buried their creative soul in the daily grind. She helps them reclaim creative confidence so they can thrive at work and beyond!



Fun Explorations in Golden Artist Colors Paints, Mediums, and Grounds with Lee Monts

Thursday, September 19 – 10:00 - 5:00 pm 

Friday, September 20 – 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Max of 12 

Curious about acrylic paints, mediums and grounds and a wide variety of techniques to use the products? Join Certified Golden Working Artist Lee Monts for a two-day workshop. Learn about the four main viscosities of Golden acrylics – Heavy Body, Fluid, OPEN and High Flow and how they can be used independently or together. Create small paintings on Micaceous Iron Oxide, Crackle Paste and Pastel Ground boards/panels. Learn to do a subtractive technique on molding paste using the OPEN viscosity. Create a board of four different grounds and see how those grounds create differing results using the same mass tone color on top of each ground. Create an image transfer onto canvas or panel. Learn to make acrylic skins and see how they can be used in collage projects and jewelry making. Learn how to make a Tar Gel collagraph plate and pull a print from the plate. While these techniques have some unique names, this workshop is for beginners or artists who want to learn more about acrylic techniques. Additionally, the workshop will include some special demos, discussions and tips from the Instructor as time allows. Come share in two days of fun and festive creative adventures, and then use your knowledge from the workshop to further your own artistic projects. We’ll break for lunch each day, or you can bring your lunch and continue to experiment with products/techniques during that time. While some supplies will be provided, a supply list is posted below.

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



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

Jan 23, 30
Feb 13, 27
Mar 12, 26

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 




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




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