Painting Classes

Monthly Dialogic Critique with Kerry Didday

Kerry Didday
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm

An open critique to help you understand yourself as an artist. The goal of the critiques will include questioning with the goals of increasing understanding, generating new ideas, breaking boundaries, exploring meaning, and getting unstuck. We will explore your individual style of painting, descriptive, narrative, emotive, utilitarian, or decorative. We will also discover in each painting what you notice first and why, what we want to see more of, what is unexpected, what is confusing, what does the work provoke.

Maximum of 3 pieces will be critiqued with each registration.

Session 8: Apr 11

$15 ACM members
$35 non-members

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Painting With A Loose Brush

Lucy Barber B-A
Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:00pm

This exciting class is about seeing color, experimenting with paint application, building composition, and breathing life into a painting. Carefully observing color in still life set-ups, students place “spots” of color in loose patches of paint. Techniques for mapping out a composition with shapes will aid when starting to “draw” with paint. Through frequent one-on-one demonstrations, discussion, and in-studio practice, students will experience a sense of creative play, will be inventive, and have fun in the process. You will see progress in your work! Beginning and experienced painters are welcome; a working knowledge of drawing, color, and oil paints is helpful. Acrylics are welcome too.

Session 1: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 2: Jun 7, 14, 21*
Session 3: Jul 26, Aug 2, 9*

$96 ACM Members
$121 Future Members

*3 Week Class
$58 ACM Members
$83 Future Members

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Acrylics PLUS

Joanna Coke  B-I
Mondays 1:30-4:00

Each session is designed to give the student a new perspective in acrylic painting for YOU to develop your own artistic style. Demonstrations are given in the 1st class and then the student can choose from their photo references the subject they wish to paint and apply the techniques they have learned.

Session 5: Anything Goes:
Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10**

**4 week class:
$76 ACM members $101 non-members

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Figure Painting

Darwin Leon  B-I
Thursdays 1:00 – 3:30

The class will cover the basics in understanding the art of painting the human figure. The students will learn the different steps with a simple approach in the discovery of the proportions of the figure. The class will engage in methods of painting skin tones with different sources of light and shadow. The basic concept of the class is a traditional and modern method in painting called alla prima. Bring what you have & materials list will be provided first day of class.

Session 6: Mar 16, 23, 30, Apr 6, 13

$95 ACM members
$120 non-members

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Painting The BIG IDEA!

Kerry Didday I
Tuesdays 1:30 – 4:00

This class is designed to help you develop the “BIG IDEA” for your paintings. It will stress stylized realism moving toward abstraction. If you have ever questioned what to paint next, this is the class for you. We will explore techniques to help discover your big concept idea such as upside down painting, painting with shapes, a lot to a little design concept, Matisse and Picasso and a variety of other well known artists, by watching workshop videos. Please come with on open mind and be prepared to develop a new direction in your paintings. Each class will begin with a critique of your current work in progress. This class is open and fun!

Session 1: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$96 ACM Members
$121 Future Members

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Painting Any Subject in Acrylic Or Oil

Joseph Melancon I-A
Mondays 1:00 – 3:30

Learn how Joseph chooses subjects, organizes and edits his ideas to get the most dynamic expressive paintings. Learn to be bold and confident using a fully loaded brush. He will share generously his knowledge of painting in each class with demonstrations and feedback. For acrylics, he highly recommends using the Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette Box for studio painting. Working from objects and photos each class will be a new subject but approached to get the most from color, shapes and light. Some reference photos will be supplied – also bring your favorites.

Session 2: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17

$76 ACM members
$101 non-members

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Making Marks & Mixing It Up!

Laura Reed B-A
Fridays 10:00 – 12:00

Session 1: Airbrush paint? Not just for graffiti…discovering new ways for including airbrush paints in your artwork, without all the equipment. No airbrushing will be required!
Session 2: Texture plates and the printed page…altering magazine and published works with charcoal rubbings.
Session 3: Oil and water don’t mix, do they? What happens when alcohol and wax are added to the menu? Join the fun & discover new possibilities for your art adventure!

Session 1: May 5
Session 2: Jun 2
Session 3: Jul 7

$38 ACM Members
$63 Future Members

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Palette Knife – Fire & Light

Julie Hanson B-I
Fridays 9:00 – 12:00

Painting with a knife in pure color is a spiritual experience. Learn how to set up your painting in vibrant color & get the maximum “expression” out of the painting experience. There is a lot of learning based on Julie’s new book. All levels welcome. Oil, acrylic & water soluble oil welcome.

Session 2: Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

$114 ACM members
$139 non-members

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Painting Made Easy

Darwin Leon    B
Wednesdays 6:30 – 9:00pm

This class is step-by-step basic painting by observation with a creative approach. We will explore figurative, expressionistic, abstract, and non-objective modes of expression using any desired medium such as oils, acrylics, and more. Participants will have the freedom to explore many painting styles and will be given instruction on the method of their choosing. Bring what you have & material list will be provided first day of class.

Session 6: Mar 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12

$95 ACM members
$120 non-members

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Pens, Pencils & Portables

Anne Walker  B-I
Wednesdays 1:30 – 4:00

Want portable materials that are versatile and easy to travel with or do plein aire without the fuss of easels, palettes, and all that equipment? We will explore the world of graphite, colored pencils, water color pencils, Inktense pencils, and gel pens. Various techniques of sketching, blending, layering and combining materials will be explored to achieve rich vibrant works of art.

Session 1: May 17, 24, 31, Jun 7

$77 ACM Members
$102 Future Members

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Joyful Painting!

Anne Walker  B-A
Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:30

Let’s have fun, use your energy and intuition to paint in an upbeat and joyful style. You will paint with larger, lush strokes, utilizing vibrant colors, high contrast and saturation while building up the surface with thick, rich paint strokes and with a palette knife. We will look at color and a variety of combinations that express a full range of emotions to create original compositions. Demo, critiques and individual instruction.

Session 1: Apr 19, 26, May 3, 10

$77 ACM Members
$102 Future Members

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Painters Choice

Joanna Coke  B-I
Mondays 1:00 – 3:30

You can decide what material you’d like to use. You can start with watercolor and add pastels, or colored pencils or acrylics or collage. OR you can paint the whole artwork with just one medium. You choose! Free yourself up by mixing it up.

Session 1: Something Real Within An Abstract
May 15, 22 (no May 29) Jun 5, 12, 19, 26*

Session 2: Work On Your Project, Anything Goes
Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7

$96 ACM Members
$121 Future Members

*6 Week Class:
$115 ACM Members
$140 Future Members

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Dr Seuss’ Secret Art Leads To Whimsy

Anne Walker  B-A
Tuesdays 1:30 – 4:00

Let the wild imaginative creations of Theodor Geisel spark your own sense of whimsy & loosen up your style. His fabulous whimsical paintings will spark your imagination & lead you to creativity & freedom of expression. Come enjoy & explore the world of whimsy!

Session 1: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11

$76 ACM members
$101 non-members

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Oils Or Pastels

Joanna Coke B-I
Tuesdays 1:30 – 4:00

You can choose either medium: oils or pastels because the process and layering is similar in thinking. You can use water-based or regular oils or chalk pastels but check the supplies to see what is needed for each. There will be a specific topic of focus for each class session. Ask for your specific medium supplies list.

Session 3: Anything Goes:
Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11**

**4 week class:
$76 ACM members
$101 non-members

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Color Simplified

Joanna Coke  B-I
Tuesdays 9:00 – 12:00

This is the class to learn color! Each session focuses on a different emphasis of color. Each class begins with a lecture as well as a demonstration. You will apply what you’ve learned to create a painting each week for review the following week.

Session 4: Unique Palettes:
Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11**

$114 ACM members
$139 non-members

*6 week class:
$137 ACM members
$162 non-members

**4 week class:
$92 ACM members
$117 non-members

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Oil Painting With Expression

Jamers Griffin  B-A
Mondays 12:30 – 3:00

The sensual pleasure of oil painting is well known, but few know the amazing power of expression it is capable of. You will learn how to use the paint to find form and expression. Students will use oil paints on canvas working from a still life. We will avoid the tedious to get painting quickly, with individual instruction throughout the class. Feel the joy of this wonderful medium!

Session 1: May 1, 8, 15, 22

$77 ACM Members
$102 Future Members

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Go Wild: Abstract Art

Laura Reed B-I
Thursdays 10:30 – 1:30
Abandon all your preconceived ideas about abstract art. Explore an intuitive approach to abstract painting with an emphasis on color and the layering of textures. Tap into your personal creativity to develop a series of paintings in this exciting class. Discover new techniques and approaches using a limited palette, play with a variety of mark-making tools, mix it up using acrylic paints, pastels, crayons and more.

Session 3: Mar 23, 30, Apr 6, 13

$92 ACM members
$117 non-members

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Paint Abstractions Without Brushes

Lolly Owens B-I
Wednesdays 12:30 – 3:30

Paint Abstractions Without Brushes! The objective of this class is to paint abstractions without brushes but with tools, most of which will be provided for the students to try. Composition, texture and color are emphasized and a fun learning experience is the final outcome. Designed for both the beginner and intermediate painter who wants to “loosen up,” the class frees the artist within.

Session 1: May 3, 10, 17
Session 2: May 24, (no May 31), Jun 7, 14
Session 3: Jun 21, 28, Jul 5
Session 4: Jul 12, 19, 26

$70 ACM Members
$95 Future Members

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