Painting Classes

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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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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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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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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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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