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Capturing the Light Landscape Workshop in Oils or Acrylics with Michael Story

May 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2017 Students may take on 2 days of workshop 

10:00 am - 4:00 pm with break for lunch

Master your landscape painting and join Michael for this 3-day workshop as we use under painting and layering of color to simulate radiant light in our landscape paintings. The workshop begins with an I-Pad step-by-step presentation showing a progression of his painting techniques from start to finish.

You'll begin your painting with an initial charcoal drawing, followed by a color wash applied over the image.

Starting with shadow colors, you'll begin blocking in your painting, then progressing dark to light to completion. Building final layers of color and avoiding muddy mixtures, you'll achieve fresh, bright color while capturing, light, drama and mood to your work.

Michael Story earned a BFA in Fine Art from the University of South Carolina in 1976. He later traveled to New York, studying pastel and oil painting under internationally know artist, Daniel Greene. Today, Michael is an award-winning artist who regularly teaches pastel and oil painting workshops in the United States, guest lectures, and juries art shows. Michael's work is included in many corporate and private collections.

The workshop fee is $350.00

2 Day workshop fee is $235.00...Sign Me Up

Painting in Oil with Esther Melton  

Thursday 10am - 12:30pm  

6 weeks

Beginning June 8,  2017

Learn the working methods of establishing a strong design for your paintings. Proper brushwork and understanding the direction of light and reflected light will be covered. Practice mixing the “grays” found in nature, in addition to mixing the bright and subtle colors needed to establish an exciting color palette. Emphasis will be on individual attention and personal instruction.

All levels welcome.

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

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor class with Esther Melton

Tuesday mornings 10:00 am 12:30 pm

6 weeks beginning June 6 th, 2017


Learn the basics of transparent watercolor in this 6 week class format. Painting techniques, composition, and color choices will be explored.This class will cover topics from materials, paint color choices and mixing, to effective ways to keep your paint application and color fresh, composition, and many other tips to enhance your painting skills.

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

Drawing and Watercolor Painting for Everyone! With 

Mark Conrardy

Monday Nights 6:00pm-8:30pm  

6 weeks beginning TBA

Here's a fun beginning art class for anyone high school and up. Graphite and charcoal drawing focusing on shapes, shading, perspective and compostion 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 session fee is $175.00...Sign Me Up 


This class is FULL

Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights  May 17, 2017

 6 weeks

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

After Steven's informative and impressive HIGH NOON demonstration, we had requests for Steven to teach a landscape class.  This is a relaxing class that will tackle painting landscapes from photographs. Learn how to put light, values, and color in your landscape paintings.

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

Beginning / Intermediate Landscape Watercolor Class - With Steven Whetstone

Beginning TBA Tuesday Nights

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6 weeks 

Taking beginning watercolor to the next level.  A fun and inviting class that will continue with the basic techniques of watercolor and expanding knowledge of materials along with improving drawing skills.  We will produce four works on mediums sizes capturing landscapes and fiqure/portrait.

The session fee is $175..Sign Me Up

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