Painting Classes

Painting Made Easy

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

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

Session 1: Apr. 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Session 2: May 28, Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 3: Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

5 week session:
$85 ACM Members
$110 non-members

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Simplifying Composition: Focusing on Lines of Design

Anne Walker  B-I
Tuesdays 9:30-12:00

Learn to simplify your compositions to increase harmony, and balance through the use of classic design formats. For maximum impact of your design you will focus on the basic elements of lines: curved, straight, and diagonal to create form and movement. Examples of this concept will be explored in abstracts, landscapes and still lifes and then applied to your painting.

Session 1: Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22*

*4 week session:
$68 ACM members
$88 non-members

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The Art of the Funky Face from Contemporary Masters

Anne Walker  B-A
Tuesdays 1:30-4:00

Painting portraits is as old as the art of the cave man. The desire to capture the essence of a face can be a daunting and scary idea. Come and learn from 4 great contemporary masters of the last century: Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani and Miro. Then have fun applying their unique techniques in a playful way to create your own portrait in 4 different styles. This will be a fun way to either expand your portrait talents or try them for the first time.

Session 1: Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22*

*4 week session:
$68 ACM members
$88 non-members

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Capturing the Essence of the Spring and Summer

Anne Walker I-A
Tuesdays 9:30-12:00

Do you love painting landscapes but have difficulty with all the different greens around you in the spring and summer? This class will show you how to take control of the color green, mix them, and make them exciting in a painting. Learn to capture the fun of the season and conquer your fear of green.

Session 1: May 27, Jun. 3, 10, 17*

*4 week session:
$68 ACM members
$88 non-members

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Acrylics: Just the Basics

Anne Walker B
Tuesdays 1:30-4:00

We will study the basics of using acrylics, choosing a simple palette of colors and developing an effective composition. In this 5 week course you will complete a simple still life and landscape while learning the basic techniques of using acrylics. Each class will include demonstration and individual instruction.

Session 1: May 27, Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24

 5 week session: 
$85 ACM members 
$110 non-members

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Finding Your Whimsy & Creative Self

Anne Walker B-A
Tuesdays 1:30-4:00

Don’t let learning the various techniques of painting and drawing inhibit your creativity. Experiment with the unfamiliair, play with exercises designed to unleash your creativity and find your inner whimsy. We are the masters of what we wish to create. Learn to listen to your inner artisitic voice to speak loudly no matter what medium you use. Each week we will explore new ways to tap into the creative right side of your brain with a variety of exercises and experiences

Session 1: Jul. 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5

5 week session: 
$85 ACM members 
$110 non-members

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Acrylics or Pastels

Joanna Coke B-I
Mondays 1:00-3:30

Learn how to paint acrylics OR how to use chalk pastels. Each session will have a topic that will be demonstrated. You can do that topic or bring photo references to paint from in the subject matter you enjoy the most. Personalized attention will be given to each student.

Abstract Painting: May 12, 19, (no May 26), Jun. 2**

Mixed Media Acrylics OR Pastels & Collage: Jun. 9, 16, 23, 30*

Anything Goes, Bring in your unfinished artworks: Jul. 21, 28, Aug. 4**

*4 week session:
$68 ACM members
$88 non-members 

**3 week session:
$51 ACM members
$66 non-members

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Color Harmony

Jon Greeley I-A
Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:00

This class is for the intermediate to advanced artist that wants to add blue ribbons to their paintings. We will work on mixing the right color skin tones, landscapes, sunsets, items such as trees, barns, etc. Color photography for each class to work from will be furnished. In addition, the right value, temperature and the proper brushstroke instruction will be given.

Session 1: Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

5 week session: 
$85 ACM members 
$110 non-members

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