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Painting Landscapes and Flowers in Acrylics with Barbie Mathis

Tuesday nights 6:00 - 8:30 PM

June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16 (6 weeks)

If you’d like to paint the beauty of the outdoors, spend 6 weeks exploring how to paint acrylic landscapes and flowers with Barbie Mathis. Using photo references, she will walk you through paintings step by step. Included will be how to paint various skies, trees, grasses, flowers, rocks, sand, water and more. Classes will also focus on how to begin a painting on various surfaces, mix colors, create textures and use other elements of design to create a good composition. For Beginners and Intermediates.

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




Putting Paint to Plate to Paper – How to Create with a Gel Plate! with Lee Monts

Saturday, May 18

10:00 am – 2:30 pm (bring a bag lunch)

Min 4 Max 10 students

Lee Monts, Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors, will lead this fun and fast paced acrylic workshop. Participants will receive a 6” x 6” gel plate by Gelli TM Plates for their keeping and future use. The primary focus will be learning to use Golden’s OPEN acrylic paints loaded onto the gel plate using a brayer. OPEN acrylics are slightly softer than heavy body acrylics and have an extended drying period that is perfect for this technique. The reusable plate will then be utilized for rubber stamping and monoprinting techniques to create works on paper that can then be framed as individual works or used as collage elements in other works. These techniques can also be used to make personalized greeting cards. Participants will first learn to brayer the paint onto the gel plate and use rubber stamps as a stamping process. Secondly, a layered monoprinting technique will be taught using stencils. Participants will also learn to use a direct painting technique where a painting is completed on the gel plate and then hand printed to paper. An ability to think in reverse is helpful in learning the workshop techniques!

OPEN paints by Golden Artist Colors, Inc. will be provided for use DURING the workshop. Participants should bring the following items:

At least one 3” brayer, Drafting tape, Paper for Printing such as Bristol Vellum, Baby Wipes, Paper Towels, Rubber Stamps (optional), Stencil designs (optional), Texture making objects/papers (optional), Q-Tips or rubber shapers, Personal brushes


The class fee is $120.00...Sign Me Up



Concepts in Collage: Understanding Substrates, Composition, and Subject Matter with Alicia Leeke

May 3rd & 4th, 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




Modern Calligraphy for Beginners with Barbie Mathis

TBA 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon learning to write a simple Modern Script that can be used to create impressive envelopes, place cards, signs and more. Barbie will demonstrate how to use a pointed dip pen and black ink, as well as how to use a small paint brush and white paint to form letters. And, she will share several design ideas that you can use for your special projects. All supplies and handouts that you will need in class are provided and included in the fee. You will take home a pen holder and nib, a small paint brush, and a small container of ink. And, you’ll have 2 sample alphabets and the envelope and card samples you’ve made for reference. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The class fee is $85...Sign Me Up



Williamsburg Oil Lecture with Phil Garrett

Saturday August 10, 2019

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Class is limited to 15 and registration is required.

The Williamsburg Oils lecture is a two hour free educational presentation that covers topics essential to oil painting. During this event, attendees will learn about sizes & grounds, using oil over acrylics, pigment grind, color properties, oil mediums, varnishing, solvent-free painting practices, and health & safety! You will also get the opportunity to do several short hands-on exercises that explore the palette of paint textures due to variations in pigment grind. How pigment load can affect opacity, transparency , brilliance or muting of color . Compare the range of blacks and highlight useful neutrals and finish with a simple way to do a solvent-free clean-up . Each attendee will receive a color chart, product literature, and a small box of oil paint samples to take home.

The class fee is $0...Sign Me Up



Beginning/Intermediate Oil Landscape Painting with  Steven Whetstone

Wednesday Nights 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Beginning April 10th 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

May 23,30
June 6,13,20,27

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 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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