Painting Classes

Painting With A Loose Brush

Lucy Barber B-A
Tuesdays 1:00-4:00

This exciting class is about seeing color, experimenting with paint application, building composition and breathing life into a painting using various paint applications. 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.

S1: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1
S2: May 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun 5
S3-4wk: Jun 12, 19, 26, Jul 3
S4: Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7

4 wk: $77 ACM Members
$102 Future Members

$115 ACM Members
$140 Future Members

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Acrylic Painting

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. Beginner to Advanced-all skill levels welcome.

S1: Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
S2: May 3, 10, 17, 24
S3: Jun 7, 14, 21, 28
S4: Jul 5, 12, 19, 26

$77 ACM Members
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Beyond The Brush Abstractions

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

Open to those with intermediate level painting experience or those who have taken Lolly’s classes in the past. We will experiment with and combine materials. We will use brushes and other tools. We will begin each class 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 declarations from writers such as Julie Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, will be experienced. Individual instruction and group critiques are part of each class.

S1: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
S2: May 2, 9, 16, 23
S3: Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
S4: Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1

$77 ACM Members
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Beginning Oil Painting

Linda Sheffield B-I
Mondays 12:30-3:30

This class is an introduction to Still Life oil painting! We will learn placement in the picture plane, composition, cropping, overlapping, edges, color, etc., as well as the handling of oil paints and care of your brushes. Students learn to indicate simple form with a single light source and then learn to paint form lights, reflective light and cast shadows. Students will also gain an understanding of warm and cool colors and how to use them to their advantage.

S1: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7
S2: May 14, 21, (no May 28), Jun 4, 11, 18, 25
S3: Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6

$138 ACM Members
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Big, Bold & Sassy! Workshop

Anne Walker B-A
Saturday 9:30-4:00

This one-day workshop will focus on emotion, movement and having fun tapping into your creativity in a way that is bold with a dash of sassiness. We will focus on these main elements of successful abstracts: concept, composition, value and contrast of both color and scale. You will be led through a series of steps, but you’re in charge of what is abstracted and to what degree. Let’s have some fun and get painting!

S1: Apr 14

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Luminous Pastel Paintings Outdoors

Christine Eckerfield B-A
Saturdays 8:00- 11:00

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.

Saturdays
S1: Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5
S2: May 12, 19, 26, Jun 2, 9

$115 ACM Members
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Intermediate Oil Painting

Linda Sheffield I-A
Wednesdays 12:30-3:30

Continue to refine skills and techniques from Beginning Oil Painting. We will go more in depth with exercises in color and paints, as well as composition, edges and values. We will briefly cover portraits, landscapes, and still life. If you have experience with oils, you are welcome – bring your favorite colors, plus, see supply list.

S1: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9
S2: May 16, 23, 30, Jun 6, 13, 20
S3: Jun 27, (no Jul 4), Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8

$138 ACM Members
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Dry or Wet Vibrant Pastels

Helen Solomon B-A
Fridays 1:00-3:30

The goal of this class is for each student to develop their own style no matter what the subject, still life, landscape, seascape, figure or portrait. Using soft pastels to achieve a rich powerful color or with water for a soft watercolor look. For the first half hour of each class we will critique work created the week before. As a group we will discuss each other’s art work. This is a great time to talk about you the artist and briefly discuss your next step. This is also a great time to observe each other’s work and maybe even pick-up something new that a fellow student might have suggested.

S1: Apr 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
S2: Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
S3: Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3

$96 ACM Members
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