Painting Classes

Painting With A Loose Brush-Flowers, Lucy Barber

Lucy Barber B-A
Tuesdays 9:30-12:30

Painting With A Loose Brush “Flowers Edition” is an exclusive how-to approach to handling oil paint, loose expressive paint application, color mixing, essential brush and palette knife skills needed to create beautiful paintings. Working with flowers, from observation and a focused eye on what’s essential in the subject, we transform it into expressive painting. Bring colors on the supply list. Some painting/color experience recommended.

S1: Apr 30, May 7, 14
S2: May 28, Jun 4, 11
S3: Jul 9, 16, 23
S4: Jul 30, Aug 6, 13

$61 ACM Members
$86 Future Members

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Color Simplified, Joanna Coke

Joanna Coke B-I
Tuesdays 9:00-12:00

Each session focuses on a different emphasis of color. Beginning Color – teaches you the basics with an emphasis of mixing predictable colors. Advance Color – delves into the finer points of mixing and placement of color. Choosing a Palette – helps  you to decide which palette is best for different imagery.

S3: 4 wk: Choosing a Color Palette: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16

4 wk: $95 ACM Member
$120 Future Member

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Acrylic Painting, Alexandra Lillis

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.

S6: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
S7: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
S1: May 2, 9, 16, 23
S2: Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

$80 ACM Members
$105 Future Members

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Oils or Pastels, Joanna Coke

Joanna Coke   B-I
Tuesdays 1:30-4:00

You can choose either medium 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 specific topic of focus for each class session.

S3: Open Session Do Your Project: Mar 19, 26, Apr 2, 9, 16

$99 ACM Members
$124 Future Members

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Fresh & Exciting Watercolors Workshop with John Lovett

B-A: All Levels but some experience beneficial

September 23, 24, 25 & 26 2019
9:00-4:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

In this 2019 watercolor and mixed media art workshop with John Lovett, you’ll explore not only traditional watercolor techniques but also a combination of different methods and materials including ink, gesso, gouache, acrylic and charcoal to free up your work and squeeze more out of your subject. The goal is to explore ways to go beyond simply making a likeness of the subject. Your paintings will contrast areas of suggestion with areas of contrast and detail to make them more engaging and give them more impact. You’ll work hard, but the atmosphere will be casual and a lot of fun! John provides painting subjects and does at least two demonstration paintings each day, then assists individual students with their work. He will explain all the essential materials and will discuss techniques and approaches to get maximum impact from a simple collection of tools and equipment.

Lovett 3John comes to ArtCenter Manatee all the way from Australia! He has been painting professionally for over 40 years. His work possesses an emotive power and vitality that is enhanced by his use of light, color and a strong sense of design. John’s passion for his work and his open, very informative approach to teaching make him a much sought after instructor. John’s knowledge and enthusiasm will inspire you to produce better paintings in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

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Helen Solomon Workshop Brilliant Pastels

Saturday 10:00-3:00  B-A
S1: May 25

In this workshop we will learn about the different supplies, how and when to use them, how to prep the canvas no matter if it is paper, watercolor, or sand paper and what makes the best vibrant result. We will also use watercolor as a background for pastels, and finally how to finish and protect the artwork. If you are more advanced you will be challenged to apply principles and develop from where you currently are. Come have fun!

$125 ACM Members
$175 Future Members

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Classical Painting Concepts, Linda Sheffield

Linda Sheffield B-A
Wednesdays 9:00-12:00

Good painting is not guesswork. Learn the classical techniques in order to build competence and confidence in your approach in order to develop your own style with clarity. We are a fun class with beginners to advanced painters. We will go over color, composition, perspective, edge work and more! Beginners start with Still Life whereas Intermediate and Advanced can bring their own references.

S6: 6 wk: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10
S1: 6 wk: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
S2: 5 wk: May 29, Jun 5, 12, 19, 26
S3: 5 wk: Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7

5 wk: $119 ACM Members
$144 Future Members

6 wk: $143 ACM Members
$168 Future Members

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Passionate Pastels Workshop with Joanna Karpay

Joanna Karpay B-A
Thursday or Friday 9:00-3:00

Learn to use vivid color and bold marks to create expressive, colorful paintings. Pastels are a vibrant and beautiful medium that can be used in bold strokes of pure color pigment to achieve exciting results. Various forms of dry pastels,
papers and techniques will be discussed in this one-day workshop. You will benefit from a pastel demonstration using an underpainting technique. The use of an underpainting is taught to show how it enhances the final outcome of the work. You will then go on your own adventure creating a pastel painting working from your own photo reference. By choosing a photo of a place you’ve been, there is a deeper connection and results in a more successful painting! Individual attention is given throughout the class. Known for her loose and expressive style, Joanna will help you “loosen up” to become a more ”painterly” painter.

S1: Thursday, Feb 14, 9:00-3:00
S2: Friday, Mar 22, 9:00-3:00

$125 ACM Members
$175 Future Members

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Painting With Expression, James Griffin

James Griffin
Wednesdays 2:00-5:00

Whether you have painted before or have never held a brush, this class is for you. Creativity is inside all of us, it just gets frustrated by preconceived ideas. This class is about learning to see what is really there and then painting it. In the process, we find the we are the subject of the painting, as much as anything else. That is where expression comes in. Students will have the flexibility to paint from their photographs or from a new still life each class

S6: Mar 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10

$119 ACM Members
$144 Future Members

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Acrylic Collage, Kerry Didday

Kerry Didday B-I
Saturdays 9:30-12:00

This class will introduce & develop successful paintings using mixed media and the art of collage. You will build a library of collage materials, learn skills using a brush, palette knife, brayers and scrapers, create self-designed collage papers, design and make personal stamps, learn molding pastes, gels, pumice, poly, varnish, etc. You will learn brush vs palette knife & study the “a lot to a little” design concept. This is an ongoing class with the development of individual artistic skills over time. There will be homework involved and you must be committed to being a dedicated artist seeking growth & development.

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

$80 ACM Members
$105 Future Members

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Mixed Media & Collage

Elena De La Ville B-A
Mondays 1:00-4:00

Use paint, printed images & collage to create richly textured expressive images based on the fundamental principles of art combined with the exploration of the medium. Beginners are encouraged to let their creativity bloom while finding their personal style; experienced artists are urged to take this opportunity to explore new directions in fresh unexpected ways. A history of mixed media along with demonstrations and experimental techniques are presented throughout the class. All skill levels welcome in this fun, adventurous class. Join the fun!

S1: Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20
S2: Jun 3, 10, 17, 24

$119 ACM Members
$144 Future Members

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