(Teen and child clay classes are located under the Youth heading)
In this introduction to the medium of pastels, you'll use both hard and soft pastels on a variety of papers. We will explore composition, color and blending techniques using both still life and reference photos. Beginning with the basics of color, blending, application, and composition, each week will focus on a new study of observation. You'll create a new painting each week from either still life observation or photographic reference.
4 Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12pm, April 3, 10, 17, 24
Working from your photographs and also live models, learn how to paint classic human portraits and also funky, contemporary ones using either oils or acrylics. Some prior painting experience helpful but not necessary.
4 Wednesdays, 6pm – 8pm, April 3, 10, 17, 24
Let's explore hue's. We will take a palette of all the colors in the rainbow (starting with just the 3 primary colors) and mix each color into a gradient from light to dark. This is a great class for learning how to mix paint, and understanding shading. These gradient scales can be used as a reference for your future paintings! Beginner to advanced painters welcome.
1 Friday, April 5th. 8:30am-10:30am.
SKETCHING & DRAWING - The Art of Sketching for Beginners with Lindsey Groomes - $140
If you have ever wanted to illustrate a book, draw a vacation spot or pet or remember a moment visually, this class is for you. Sketching, an informal way of drawing, is vital to paintings and more finished art and has a beauty of its own. In this class we will capture our surroundings and our imagination while exploring different techniques and how-tos.
Weather permitting, some outdoor sketching.
4 Mondays, 6pm - 9pm, May 6, 13, 20, June 3 (no class May 27)
Did you like to paint as a kid, but don't know how to get started now that you are an adult? Ever look at a blank canvas and think, "How do I start?" Let's tap into that childhood creativity, and create a beautiful and unique abstract painting. I will guide you through some simple and inspiring steps that will unleash the abstract artist in you. Will your finished work look like Picasso or Georgia O'Keefe? Everyone's will turn out different.
1 Friday, May 3rd. 8:30am-10:30am.
Every artist needs to paint a fruit still life, it's a right of passage! I will provide the display of fruit, and you will paint what you see. Whether you want it to look realistic or abstract is up to you. I can help you paint a red apple, a blue apple, or even a square apple!
1 Friday, May 17th. 8:30am-10:30am.