Painting Classes

Painting With A Loose Brush

Lucy Barber B-A
Tuesdays 1:00-4:00

This exciting 5-week 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

$115 ACM 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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Color With A Palette Knife

Julie Hanson B-A
Fridays 1:00 – 4:00

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 and working on your subjects (from photos/still life) to help you improve your own painting style. One-on-one instructor attention. We start each class (except 1st) with a critique/feedback on your painting

S2: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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Painters Choice – Watercolors, Acrylics, Pastels, Pencils, Etc.

Joanna Coke  B-I
Mondays 1:30 – 4:00

Each medium has its look. Layering them creates more unique opportunities. In each session, a demo will be given in a particular medium. You can choose to make your artwork in 1 medium or layer on several more. So bring your acrylics, watercolors, collage, colored pencils, pastels or pens to mix it up! You can follow and create the subject of that session OR use class time as open studio for your project for individual feedback.

S4-5wk: Open Session Do Your Project: Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9 , 16

5wk: $96 ACM members
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Oils Or Pastels

Joanna Coke B-I
Tuesdays 1:30 – 4:00

You can choose either medium: oils or pastels 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 a specific topic of focus for each class session.

S4-5wk: Open Session Do Your Project: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17

5wk: $96 ACM Members
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COLOR Simplified

Joanna Coke  B-I
Tuesdays 9:00 – 12:00

Each session focuses on a different emphasis of color. Beginning Color teaches you beyond the basics with an emphasis of mixing predictable colors. Mixing Darks emphasizes mixing a fuller range of hue and value. Choosing a Color Palette shows alternative color choices for different results. Unique Palettes emphasizes unusual color combinations.

S4-5wk: Mixing Unique Palettes: Mar 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17
No drop-ins.

4wk: $92 ACM Members
$117 Future Members

5wk: $115 ACM Members
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Expressive Painting From Photographs

James Griffin  B-A
Thursdays 2:30-5:00

Painting from photographs can be very exciting. The photograph can often take over, pushing out the artist’s sense of expression. For more than four decades I have worked from photos and have learned ways to get control over them, to
see into the photo and paint expressively from it. In this class you will learn how to scale up a photo and paint directly from it. No projectors or other gadgets are needed. When you learn to not be intimidated by the photographic image, beautiful
paintings can emerge!

S5: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22

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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.

S5: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

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

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Oil Painting With Expression

James Griffin  B-I
Thursdays 6:00-8:30

The sensual pleasure of oil painting is well known, but fewer know the amazing power of expression it is capable of. I’ll show you how to use the paint to find form and expression. In this class, students will work from a still life, using oil paints on canvas. James avoids the tedious to get painting quickly, with individual instruction throughout the class. Feel the joy of this wonderful medium!

S5: Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22

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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 Eckersfield 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.

Mondays:
S4: Feb 19, (no Feb 26), Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

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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