ART CLASSES

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Acrylic Painting from Your Photos with Barbie Mathis

Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:30pm Feb 6 - Mar 13

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

 


Painting From Photo Reference: Tips for Working in Charcoal, Pastel or Oil with Michael Story

March 13th, 14th & 15th, 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm with break for lunch

Michael: "Join me for 3 days in the City Art Gallery as we explore the possibilities of using photo reference in our paintings. In this workshop, our goal is not to simply copy a photo to paint from, but rather tell a more complete visual story through the use of numerous available photo references. Whether you're painting a historical figure from reference in a book, depicting a different time of day, substituting skies, adding a body of water to your landscape, or combining separate references of people into one scene, learning to utilizing these photo reference tips into the planning of your painting is an invaluable part of the creative process.

In this class, I will show you effective ways to convert your color photo reference into a more dramatic black and white painted image. From black and white photo reference, I'll share with you how to create paintings utilizing various color schemes such as monochromatic, analagous, and complimentary. I'll help you recognize the pitalls of using photo reference and how to correct them before you begin your painting. I'll show you how to use a tracing paper technique that will help you create convincing reflections of skies and objects in water when you have no water reference to work from.

This workshop will be open to artists working in charcoal, pastel or oil, and I will demonstrate my working methods using photo references in all of those mediums. Please bring photo references you would like to work from. Supply lists for the 3 mediums will be available through City Art.

Come join me in March and utilize photo reference better to enhance your finished drawing or painting!"

Click here to view Michael's step-by-step landscape painting process

The workshop fee is $350.00

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

Plein Air Oil Painting for Everyone!

with Mark Conrardy

Saturday afternoon 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 24

Come join me painting on location in and around Columbia, while enjoying the warm late winter afternoon outside. I will be demonstrating and then we will paint together. Learn the basics on perspective and using vibrant harmonious color choices.
All levels welcome.

2:30 setup
3:00 demonstration
3-5:30 work on your paintings
5:30 non-judgemental critique - everyone will be at different levels of experience
(critiques are given to help the whole group learn and to give you something
to think about before next class)

The session fee is $125.00...Sign Me Up 

Before the first class I will contact you to let you know the location of first class.
Depending on how far along you get in your painting will determine when we move to a new location.
If weather is bad we will extend class dates to following saturday as needed.

There will be a bonus day painting with the About Face Plein Air artist on MAR 17 - 8:30 to 11:30am


Painting in Oil with Esther Melton  

Thursday 10am - 12:30pm  Feb 8, 2018

6 weeks

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 Feb 6, 2018

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 


Painting with Loose and Vibrant Watercolors With

Mark Conrardy

Thursday Nights 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

6 weeks Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, Mar 1, 8, 2018

We will discuss portrait, perspective, color theory, still life. The focus will be finishing the painting, keeping the final painting lively, loose with vibrant and expressive colors.  Leaning when to stop painting and letting the color of the paper be a major design component.

Supplies: Holbein watercolor travel set or a selection of good watercolor tubes and a palette. 2 water containers, hair dryer, water color pad. Watercolor brushes (Zen) - 1" flat, 12 or 14 round or equivalent with good point.

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


Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights beginning Feb 7, 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

Beginning/Intermediate Oil Portrait Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Mornings starting Feb 7, 2018

6 weeks   10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Here's a fun and relaxing beginning portrait class.  Learn the anatomy and perspective of the face along with making flesh tones easy.  Learn tricks to capture the perfect features.  Come paint with Steven.

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







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