Painting Classes

Your ART Time, Joanna Coke

Joanna Coke  B-A
Mondays 1:00-4:00

Do you want more personal time for guidance with your art instructor? Are there techniques or a special project you wish to learn? Then this special class is for YOU because the classes are limited to a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 6. This allows time for continuous feedback on each student’s project with more one-on-one exchange of ideas. The instructor is well versed in all 2D media.

S1: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4

$219 ACM Members
$244 Future Members

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Color Simplified, Joanna Coke

Joanna Coke B-I
Tuesdays 9:00-12:00

Each session focuses on a different emphasis of color. Beginning Color – teaches you the basics with an emphasis of mixing predictable colors. Advance Color – delves into the finer points of mixing and placement of color. Choosing a Palette – helps  you to decide which palette is best for different imagery.

S1: 6 wk: Beginning Color: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12
S2: 5 wk: Advance Color: Feb 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19
S3: 4 wk: Choosing a Color Palette: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16

6 wk: $143 ACM Member
$168 Future Member

5 wk: $119 ACM Members
$144 Future Members

4 wk: $95 ACM Member
$120 Future Member

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Acrylic Painting, Alexandra Lillis

Alexandra Lillis  B-A
Thursdays 10:00-12:30

Everyone loves the brilliance of acrylic paint, now learn how versatile and expressive this amazing medium can be. Whether you are new to acrylic or looking to take your paintings to the next level, this class is the perfect way to advance your journey. Students will be taught techniques to control the materials while refining their awareness of light, color theory, composition, and perspective.

S1: Sep 6, 13, 20, 27
S2: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
S3: Dec 6, 13, 20, 27
S4: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24
S5: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
S6: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
S7: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

$80 ACM Members
$105 Future Members

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Fluid Acrylic On Canvas Workshop with Sue Downes Allen

Sue Downes Allen B-A
Saturday 9:00-3:00

In this one day workshop you will paint along with Sue Allen as she pours, splatters and pulls fluid acrylic paints on prepared canvas to create a totally original work of art. She will share her tricks to manipulate the medium for her purpose and to stimulate creativity by letting the paint move and blend. You will want to come out and enjoy this fun workshop!

S1: Feb 2 9:00-3:00

$125 ACM Members
$175 Future Members

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Oils or Pastels, Joanna Coke

Joanna Coke   B-I
Tuesdays 1:30-4:00

You can choose either medium 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 specific topic of focus for each class session.

S1: Flowers: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
S2: Skies The Limit: Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
S3: Open Session Do Your Project: Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16

$99 ACM Members
$124 Future Members

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Fresh & Exciting Watercolors Workshop with John Lovett

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All Levels but some experience beneficial

September 23, 24, 25 & 26 2019
9:00-4:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

In this 2019 watercolor and mixed media art workshop with John Lovett, you’ll explore not only traditional watercolor techniques but also a combination of different methods and materials including ink, gesso, gouache, acrylic and charcoal to free up your work and squeeze more out of your subject. The goal is to explore ways to go beyond simply making a likeness of the subject. Your paintings will contrast areas of suggestion with areas of contrast and detail to make them more engaging and give them more impact. You’ll work hard, but the atmosphere will be casual and a lot of fun! John provides painting subjects and does at least two demonstration paintings each day, then assists individual students with their work. He will explain all the essential materials and will discuss techniques and approaches to get maximum impact from a simple collection of tools and equipment.

Lovett 3John comes to ArtCenter Manatee all the way from Australia! He has been painting professionally for over 40 years. His work possesses an emotive power and vitality that is enhanced by his use of light, color and a strong sense of design. John’s passion for his work and his open, very informative approach to teaching make him a much sought after instructor. John’s knowledge and enthusiasm will inspire you to produce better paintings in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

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Acrylic or Oil – Palette Knife Landscape, Joanna Coke

Joanna Coke B-I
Mondays 1:30-4:00

Learn how to use various types of palette knives to create a landscape. Demonstrations will be given for students to follow along as sample techniques. Then, bring your photo references of landscapes you wish to create. Check the supplies list for the types of knives that will be used.

S1: Feb 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11

$99 ACM Members
$124 Future Members

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Landscape Composition – Acrylic, Oil, Pastel or Watercolor, Joanna Coke

Joanna Coke  B-I
Mondays 1:30-4:00

Learn how, when and where to adjust the many elements of scale, overlap and alignment in your compositions to enhance your landscape painting. You will then use your photo references to apply what you’ve learned to paint your landscape painting. Bring a 9 x 12 or larger sketch book to draw and note the compositional designs that you will learn. Open to all media so bring your normal supplies for your primary medium of choice.

S1: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15

$99 ACM Members
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Beyond The Brush Abstractions, Lolly Owens

Lolly Owens B-A
Wednesdays 9:30-12:00

Both brushes and other tools will be used to create colorful abstract paintings. No paintings will look alike! We will experiment with and combine materials such as inks, collage and charcoal. All classes begin with fun abstract drawing warm-ups. Because working abstractly is as much about the individual as it is about technique, brief meditations and creative life stories will be experienced. Individual instruction and group critiques are part of each class. Suggestions for “homework” assignments are offered.

S1: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31
S2: Nov 7, 14, (no Nov 21), 28, Dec 5

$80 ACM Members
$105 Future Members

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Classical Painting Concepts, Linda Sheffield

Linda Sheffield B-I
Wednesdays 9:00-12:00

Learn the tried and true classical approach to oil painting. The concepts I teach will enable you to progress into any style painting you prefer, but with knowledge of color and color mixing, perspective, edges and composition through still life, portrait, figure, and more. Please download the supply list

S1: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10
S2: Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21
S3: Nov 28, Dec 5, 12, 19, (no Dec 26 or Jan 2), Jan 9, 16
S5: Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
S6: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10

$143 ACM Members
$168 Future Members

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Passionate Pastels Workshop with Joanna Karpay

Joanna Karpay B-A
Thursday or Friday 9:00-3:00

Learn to use vivid color and bold marks to create expressive, colorful paintings. Pastels are a vibrant and beautiful medium that can be used in bold strokes of pure color pigment to achieve exciting results. Various forms of dry pastels,
papers and techniques will be discussed in this one-day workshop. You will benefit from a pastel demonstration using an underpainting technique. The use of an underpainting is taught to show how it enhances the final outcome of the work. You will then go on your own adventure creating a pastel painting working from your own photo reference. By choosing a photo of a place you’ve been, there is a deeper connection and results in a more successful painting! Individual attention is given throughout the class. Known for her loose and expressive style, Joanna will help you “loosen up” to become a more ”painterly” painter.

S1: Thursday, Feb 14, 9:00-3:00
S2: Friday, Mar 22, 9:00-3:00

$125 ACM Members
$175 Future Members

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Luminous Pastel Paintings Outdoors, Christine Eckerfield

Christine Eckerfield B-A
Saturdays 9:00- 12:00

Venture outdoors with our group and create your personal impressions of the landscape using pastels. Pastels have a luminous, lush, and vibrant quality that lends itself to interpreting the landscape. They are portable and easy to use outdoors. We will observe and simplify the elements in a scene to focus on the composition, shapes, and color. This approach will allow us to work quickly to capture the changing light and shadows. The first day of class we will meet on the deck for an introduction and to decide our painting locations.

S1: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3
S2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2

$119 ACM Members
$144 Future Members

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Color With A Palette Knife, Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson B-A
Fridays 9:00-12:00

This class isn’t just about color … we need to have good drawing skills in order to paint. We must be able to design a strong composition, simplify our masses & get our values correct. Let’s look at your work & improve ALL your skills. This class is a combination of class assignments & working on your subjects (from photos/still life) to help improve your own painting style. One-on-one instructor attention. We start each class (except 1st) with a critique/feedback on your painting.

S1: 4 wk: Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15
S2: 5 wk: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5

4 wk: $95 ACM Members
$120 Future Members

5 wk: $119 ACM Members
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Painting With Expression, James Griffin

James Griffin
Wednesdays 2:00-5:00

Whether you have painted before or have never held a brush, this class is for you. Creativity is inside all of us, it just gets frustrated by preconceived ideas. This class is about learning to see what is really there and then painting it. In the process, we find the we are the subject of the painting, as much as anything else. That is where expression comes in. Students will have the flexibility to paint from their photographs or from a new still life each class

S1: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
S2: Oct 10, 17, 24, Oct 31, 7
S3: Nov 14, (no Nov 21), 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
S4: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S5: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6
S6: Mar 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10

$119 ACM Members
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What You See Abstractions Workshop with Lolly Owens

Lolly Owens B-A
Saturday 9:30-4:00

Looking for an interesting subject to paint or draw? Tired of painting wine bottles or sunsets by the beach? This workshop takes you on an artistic journey to discover good abstract subjects everywhere.  After setting up your supplies at a table, we’ll venture outdoors to see abstractions in nature or perhaps the cityscape. We’ll remain close to the art center and work within easy reach. We’ll work on the edges of realism and abstractions. Well work in pairs and make sketches. After lunch we’ll go indoors and paint from what we learned. Individual instruction, editing ideas and group critiques are included.

S1: Mar 9

$105 ACM Members
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Acrylic Collage Painting, Kerry Didday

Kerry Didday B-A
Saturdays 9:30-12:00

This class will introduce & develop successful paintings using mixed media and the art of collage. You will build a library of collage materials, learn skills using a brush, palette knife, brayers and scrapers, create self designed collage papers, design and make personal stamps, learn molding pastes, gels, pumice, poly, varnish, etc. You will learn brush vs palette knife & study the “a lot to a little” design concept. This is an ongoing class with the development of individual artistic skills over time. There will be homework involved and you must be committed to being a dedicated artist seeking growth and development. “

S1: Oct 27, Nov 3 (no Nov 10), 17, (no Nov 24), Dec 1
S2: Dec 8, Dec 15, Dec 22, 29
S3: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
S4: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23

$80 ACM Members
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