SUMMER ADULT PAINTING WORKSHOPS

Adult Summer Workshops are open to anyone (16 yrs+ with parental permission). Registration is accepted up until the beginning dates of any workshop, unless seats have been filled. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL WORKSHOPS.  


CLASSIC WATERCOLOR... WITH TWIST
5 SESSIONS / TUESDAYS

DATES: JULY 11 - AUG 8
TIMES: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
FEE: $160.00
Instructor: Dean Field
Get acquainted with watercolor starting with washes, working the brush, understanding composition and rendering. Move on to fundamentals of perspective, building forward with lighting and angles, painting in tones, developing form and depth, adding people, faces, objects and final detailing.  Materials needed: 1" wash brush, # 7 & #10 watercolor brush, Pro series watercolor paint: Payne's Gray, Burn Sienna, Sepia, Vandyke brown, palette tray, jar, paper towels, cosmetic sponge, fine point sharpie, 2B pencil & eraser, #80 Bainbridge board (6 sheets) 15 x 20 and heavy watercolor paper pad (16 x 120).  

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ABSTRACT PAINTING
6 SESSIONS / TUESDAYS

DATES: JULY 11 - AUG 15
TIMES: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
FEE: $195.00

Instructor: Frank May
Ever walk into an art museum or gallery and have been entirely confused by the abstract  paintings? There are two core types of painting: representational and abstract. Representational painting is what we typically refer to as "realistic." Abstract painting is an entirely different practice. True abstract painting is painting that deals solely with color, surface, form, and scale. We will explore a wide variety of painting techniques and methods to making a picture. You will be exposed to the art history of abstraction and develop this special visual vocabulary. By the end of this class you will be able to walk into that same art museum or gallery, and have better way to observe and digest each image. Materials needed: Oil and acrylic paint, canvas, linen, paper, stretcher pieces, primer, brushes.

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THE PORTRAIT SKETCH
6 SESSIONS / WEDNESDAYS
DATES: JULY 12 - AUG 16
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FEE: $195.00

Instructor: Nanci France-Vaz
An oil painting workshop for beginner-intermediate students that focuses on capturing the proportions, character and likeness of the model using mass painting and blocks of color chapes. From a toned canvas/panel, execute a simle open grisaille and go directly into color. Color mixing fleshtones and the right value will be demonstrated.  Materials needed: Oil paint kit, (primary colors), original liquin, white rags, 2 medium flat brushes, 2 medium round brushes, brush cleaner, and 1 16 x 20 (pre-primed) canvas board. 

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GESTURE & STRUCTURE FIGURE PAINTING
6 SESSIONS / Wednesdays
DATES JULY 12 - AUG 16, 2016
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FEE: $195.00

Instructor: Nanci France-Vaz
A great beginners to intermediates workshop for figure painting! Fine tune and develop your proportions, gestures, structure and values to create a three dimensional form of the figure. Various anatomical landmarks and structural methods of masters Robert Beverly Hale and Anthony Ryder will be demonstrated and practiced.  Materials needed:  Oil paint kit, (primary colors), original liquin, 2 medium flat brushes, 2 medium round brushes, brush cleaner, and 1 16 x 20 (pre-primed) canvas board. 

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OIl - METHODS & TECHNIQUES
3 SESSIONS / Wednesdays
DATES JULY 12 - AUG 16, 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
FEE: $120.00

Instructor: Nanci France-Vaz
How do you start a painting? What are the best paint, brushes and mediums to use? Learn the essential foundation skills for priming your panels and canvas, stretching your canvas and learn old and current master techniques while working on your painting.  This workshop is a great introduction to oil painting for beginners or for intermediates who feel they've missed a few key fundamentals and want to catch themselves up. Materials needed:  Oil paint kit, (primary colors), original liquin, 2 medium flat brushes, 2 medium round brushes, brush cleaner, and 1 16 x 20 (pre-primed) canvas board. 

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LEARN OIL PAINTING
4 SESSIONS / SATURDAYS

DATES: July 22, 29, Aug 5, 12
TIMES: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
FEE: $140.00
Instructor: Billy Seccombe
This class will focus on introductory methods to painting in oil paints.  Students will learn essential techniques for mixing colors, applying paint, and learning how to see the subject. Paint application will be discussed to build textures, with interesting brush work. Materials needed: basic oil paint set, medium sized round and flat brush and 11 x 14 canvas. 

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RENAISSANCE PAINTING
6 SESSIONS / TUES, WED, THURS
DATES: July  25, 26, 27 and Aug 1, 2, 3
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FEE: $195.00

Instructor: Michael Donato
Explore the painting techniques of the Renaissance masters with an introduction to the under-painting, glazing and scumbling techniques used by such greats as Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Some oil painting experience is helpful. Students should be prepared to work the first day. Materials needed: Alkyd White, a tube of Burnt Umber oil and a tube of Burnt Umber Acrylic, some round bristle brushes, paper palettes, Original Liquin, primary oil colors, and an 18" x 24" canvas.

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STILL LIFE IN OIL
4 SESSIONS / TBA
DATES: TBA
TIME: TBA
FEE: $130.00

Instructor: Linda Kolar
In this four week workshop, you will choose your own still life subject. Students will be encouraged to paint from a free impressionist palette, to note the different hues present in the areas of light and shadow on the same object.  Focus will be placed on observing color which can result in more vivid painting. Attention will be given to composition and drawing as needed. All levels are welcome. Materials needed: Oil painting kit, (primary colors), linseed oil, white rags, 2 medium flat brushes, 2 medium round brushes, brush cleaner, and 1 16 x 20 (pre-primed) canvas board.

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PAINT SUPER HEROES
1 SESSION / THURSDAY
DATE: JULY 27, 2016
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FEE: $55.00

Instructor: Mark Romanoski
Learn how to quickly transfer your drawings to canvas or illustration board. Discover how to fearlessly work with acrylic paint, including:  tones and values, mixing colors, misting, retarding gels and other techniques. Additional focus will include, brush and rendering techniques to refine character detailing, while creating environmental depth and distance to surround your figures. **Take morning 'Create & Draw Super Heroes' class and learn how to sketch out your Super Hero first. Then take this class to paint the figure you drew. (AM class is not necessary to take before taking this class) Materials needed: 1 Acrylic Paint Set, (primary colors), 2 small flat brushes, 2 small round brushes, 2 white rags, any size up to 16 x 20 acrylic (pre-primed) canvas board. 

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PAINT WITH PASTELS
3 SESSIONS / TUESDAYS
DATE: AUG 1, 8, 15, 2017
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FEE: $120.00

Instructor: Frank Falotico

Explore the techniques of pastel and the unique way they bridge the gap between painting and drawing media. Students will be introduced to the various pastel types, surfaces, and application techniques. Emphasis will be given to the importance of color, value, composition and how to see selectively while working from a still life.