Painting Classes

Figure Painting

Darwin Leon  B-A
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. In addition, the class will engage in methods of painting skin tones with different sources of lights and shadows. Furthermore, the basic concept of the class is a traditional and modern method in painting called “a la prima”.

Session 6: Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16

90 ACM members
$115 non-members

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Acrylics PLUS

Joanna Coke  I
Mondays  1:30-4:00

These classes are designed for painters who are familiar with working with acrylics.  Now, you will learn HOW and WHY in placing your designs and color choices.  Each session listed focuses on a specific idea.  You choose what image to paint from your photo references in applying these ideas.

Session 5: Birds: Mar. 16, 23, 30, Apr. 6*

*4 week class
$72 ACM members
$92 non-members

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Color Simplified

Joanna Coke  B-A
Tuesdays  9:00-12:00

Learn how to mix and place color so that it makes sense and is more effective for the overall image. Each session will focus on a particular aspect of color in art. Each class will have specific color characteristics that the student will apply to a painting per week.  The Beginner’s course is for new students to art. The other 2 session are for intermediate and advanced students.  All media is welcome!

Session 3: Colorful Whites: Mar 17, 24, 31, Apr 7*

$115 ACM members
$140 non-members

*4 week class
$97 ACM members
$122 non-members

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Landscape Painting

Joe Kanoza  B-I
Tuesdays  6:00-8:30

See how to create a dynamic, colorful landscape! This highly regarded landscape painter demonstrates how to capture the beauty of nature on the canvas. His simplified techniques assist each artist with even the most difficult challenges of landscape painting. Learn how to use color to bring your painting to life, how to create depth and perspective and secrets of painting composition.

Session 4: Mar. 24, 31, Apr. 7, 14*

*4 week class
$72 ACM members
$92 non-members

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Outdoor Acrylic Painting – Plein Air

Joseph Melancon I-A
Mondays  9:30-12:00

Plein air painting provides a fresh and different way of looking at how we process what we “see”. Each student gains confidence and speed in working plein air, demonstrating how to eliminate unneeded detail and emphasizing the basic shapes and values in your scenes. The first lesson well be at the Art Center with a checkout of equipment/supplies, having questions answered followed by a brief demonstration and each student making a simple plein air sketch. Subsequent sessions will be at outdoor locations near the ArtCenter. Some painting experience necessary.

Session 1: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24,  Dec. 1
Session 2: Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$90 ACM members
$115 non-members

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1 2 3 Easy Steps To Finding Your Focal Point

Susan Covert B-I
Saturday  9:00-1100

Using a view finder, a sketchbook and your own discerning eye, we will pinpoint finding your focal point.  Learn how to simplify and focus on what is important in a visually overwhelming landscape. These simple steps will help you be more successful.

Session 6: Saturday, Apr. 4

$35 ACM members
$55 non-members

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Painting with a Palette Knife

Julie Hanson  B-A
Fridays 9:30-12:00

This instructor’s job is color! 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 here & also a finished piece. All levels welcome. Oil, Acrylic & Water Soluble Oil welcome.

Session 1: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1

$90 ACM members
$115 non-members

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Painting Made Easy 2015

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.

*Material list will be provided first day of class

Session 1: Apr 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Session 2: May 27, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 3: Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

$90 ACM members
$115 non-members

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More Acrylics Basics 2015

Anne Walker B
Tuesdays  9:30-12:00

Have fun and learn the basics of composition, value, color, brush techniques and media. Demos and one -one instruction.

Session 1: Capturing the Light. Focus on light and shadow values that influence our choice of harmonious colors in still life and landscapes.

Session 2: Strong Focal Points. Simplify the landscape or still life and create a strong focal point. Eliminate the unnecessary and emphasize your subject.

Session 1: Apr 7, 14, (no Apr 21), 28, May 5, 12
Session 2: May 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23

$90 ACM members
$115 non-members

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Learning From Modern Masters 2015

Anne Walker  B
Tuesdays  1:30-4:00

Explore works of the masters to expand your artistic horizons. Experiment with their techniques and style. Demos and one-one instruction.

Session 1: Monet’s Impressionist Style. Capture light with Monet’s expressive color palette. Explore broken color and impasto technique.

Session 2: Klimt Gold, Pattern and Line. Explore Klimt’s intricate patterns, female form and style using metallic acrylic paint, glazing and mosaic designs.

Session 1: Apr 7, 14, (no Apr 21), 28, May 5, 12
Session 2: May 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23

$90 ACM members
$115 non-members

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Introduction To Oil & Cold Wax 2015

Jill Krasner I-A
Friday & Saturday 10:00-3:00

This workshop will introduce you to this exciting new technique which combines oil paint, oil sticks and cold wax along with collage materials, texturizing mediums and mark making tools. You will spend an intensive (and messy!) two days exploring what you can do to take your art in creative new directions.

Session 1: Apr 10 & 11
Session 2: May 8 & 9

$130 ACM members
$155 non-members

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Finding Your Abstract Voice 2015

Jill Krasner B
Tuesdays  12:30-3:00

Learn how to use abstract art to express your artistic message. You will play with many familiar materials and some new (acrylics, inks, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, collage, wax ) as you discover your abstract voice.

Session 1: Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12
Session 2: May 19, 26, Jun 2, 9*

$90 ACM members
$115 non-members

*4 week class
$72 ACM members
$97 non-members

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Figure Painting 2015

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 lights and shadows. The basic concept of the class is a traditional and modern method in painting called “a la prima.”

*Materials list will be provided first day of class.

Session 1: Apr 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

90 ACM members
$115 non-members

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Creativity: From Inspiration to Canvas

Anne Walker  I
Session 1: Tuesdays  9:30-12:00
Session 2: Tuesdays 1:30-4:00

Explore new approaches and techniques to inspire and find your inner voice. Demo and one-one instruction.

Session 1: Pochade or “Little Painting.” Use a simple palette, establish and refine shapes to create small paintings with minimal detail.

Session 2: Imaginary Still Life Abstracts. Combine everyday objects and your imagination to create unique still lifes. Media: Transparent glazes, opaque colors and felt tip marker.

Session 1: Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, (no Jul 21), 28, Aug 4
Session 2: Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, (no Jul 21), 28, Aug 4

$90 ACM members
$115 non-members

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Acrylics 2015

Joanna Coke  I
Mondays 1:00-3:30

These classes will encourage students to learn new techniques and finish up incomplete art projects. You will receive personal attention throughout. Bring in the subject matter you wish to paint for each session.

Session 1: Blending and Edges-Learning to make smooth color transitions and blending with acrylics can be a challenge. Modifying the qualities of the edges of the objects within your paintings also makes a difference in how smooth or abrupt your painting feels. Many demonstrations will be given. Student can pick any subject.

Session 2: Anything Goes-You can bring in a new or partially painted artwork for guidance and/or feedback. You will have 6 weeks to explore the best approach to completing your painting.

Session 1: Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18, (no May 25), Jun 1
Session 2: Jun 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, 27**

5 week class
$90 ACM members
$115 non-members

**6 week class
$108 ACM members
$133 non-members

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