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Watercolor Painting for Beginners with Barbie Mathis

Tuesday nights, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19

5 weeks

Learn step-by-step how to paint basic watercolor paintings, how to use and care for supplies, color mixing, creating good compositions using the elements of design, and various watercolor techniques. Students will work from photo references of landscapes, flowers, and still lifes. Or, they may bring their own photos to paint.

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

Neutral Territory Meditations with Watercolor and a neutral palette with Kathryn Van Aernum

Saturday January 26, 2019

9:00 am – 5:00 pm with a break for lunch

Class is limited to 12 and registration is required.

When we think of watercolor, we often think of cheerful, bright pure color. But another world awaits as we venture into neutral territory. Are you afraid of mud when mixing color to get neutrals? Using limited palette, we will make vivacious greens, gorgeous golds, moody blues, bodacious browns, and more.

Join me for a meditation with watercolor at City Art and paint among the galleries. Working in a contemplative atmosphere we will discover the amazing range of color that can be achieved through the neutral palette. We will create a simple book structure to contain our playful 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.

The class fee is $155 –includes a variety of 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!

“I feel that I have a whole new perspective on what it means to be creative.” – P.M.

Questions about the workshop or creativity coaching? email:

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

Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

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

Feb.28, Mar.7, 14, 21, 28, Apr.4, 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 Collage: Understanding Substrates, Composition, and Subject Matter with Alicia Leeke

February 8th & 9th, 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

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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