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

August 17 & 18, 2018

10am - 5pm

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 with the goal to have one finished painting at the end. Beginner class level. Bring your lunch! Min 6 Max 12 students.

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

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

Red October 

Investigations with watercolor and limited palette Kathryn Van Aernum

Saturday, Oct. 13 2018

9:00 am – 5:00 pm with a lunch break

Class is limited to 12 and registration is required.

Is there a cold war going on with your creativity? Has your artistic practice gone covert? We are going to thaw tensions and heat things up with the color RED, the second in our 3-part series exploring primary colors.

Join me for a fun and engaging exploration utilizing watercolor and a palette of variations of red at City Art and paint among the galleries. Working in a contemplative atmosphere we will explore the primary with the broadest spectrum of expression. Students will create a map of color and a dossier (folder) to hold our explorations. This will be a wonderful opportunity to step out of the daily grind without phones (we will bravely check them at the door) and bridge 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 watercolor paper and other paper. See supply list at the bottom of the page...Sign Me Up

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“Each color lives by its mysterious life.” – Wassily Kandinsky

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!

“You are a gifted teacher. Truly, this was one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended.” – P.S.

Finding Your Style in Acrylics with Barbie Mathis

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:30pm 

September 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16

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  


Watercolor Painting for Beginners with Barbie Mathis

Thursdays 10:30am - 1:00pm

September 13, 20, 27 Oct. 4, 11, 18

6 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 realistic photo references of landscapes, flowers, and pets. Or, they may bring their own photos to paint.

The class fee is $175...Sign Me Up  


Fun play day with Pebeo Enamel with Heather Noe

Saturday November 10, 2018

11 am - 3 pm

Learn how to create enamel paintings from nature. We will work with photographs of rock formations or surfaces to create unique individual abstracted paintings, no two will be alike. Pebeo is a free flowing textural enamel paint that moves with some assisted direction from the artist. Pebeo enamels paints come in two types of paint, Moon and Prisme. This class will work with both of the fantasy paints and a solid transparent enamel paint. 

All levels welcome.

The session fee includes $100 in supplies for you to use and take home. $135.00...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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