Adult Classes

I have often heard the mournful lament of those new to art expressing disappointment that the other students seem to already know more than they do. If you’re an authentic beginner, then you’re in the right place! In this very basic, structured, informative class we will go over all the materials & how to use them. The first 2 weeks will be spent drawing as we explore values & contrast, forms, texture, proportion, & other elements of design. The 3rd week we’ll get into introductory watercolor mixing & techniques, followed by 2 weeks of painting subject matter step-by-step. Some “in-class” supplies will be available unless noted otherwise in the supply list.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This engaging, information-packed class will teach you what you need to know regarding supplies & different techniques with step by step instructions & demonstrations. It will dispel any myths regarding the “unforgiving” properties of watercolor as students focus on the various brush strokes, mixing paints, & color theory, plus many “tricks & fixes” in applying the medium.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil).   Learn More
First class:
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

This course will address the basics of setting-up and composing an appealing still life. New and continuing students will be guided in the painting process using the tools of composition, color, value, intensity, contrast, hard and soft edges, brushwork and careful observation. Through instruction, demonstration and individual attention, this course will benefit beginning and more advanced painters. Beginners will learn an entry-level and approach to the wonderful and challenging world of oil painting. More advanced painters will enhance and refine their skills as they are introduced to additional methods for painting still-life compositions that are appealing and compelling.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

This foundational drawing class will help you develop the skills to move into any art form. We will focus on the elements & principles of design such as form, value, texture, perspective, composition, etc. Different techniques including gesture & contour exercises, the sight-size method, cross-hatching, blending, & contrast will be explored. A range of drawing materials will also be explained & used in this fun & informative class.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Pumpkins, gourds, nuts, and ears of Indian corn will be provided for the students to set up their own fall still life composition to paint. Students will gain knowledge in a variety of approaches to still life watercolor painting in this class. Beginning and experienced watercolorists will benefit from instruction as they explore methods that utilize modern watercolor techniques applicable to still life watercolor painting. Curriculum will focus on composition, lighting, value, color, and texture. Professional watercolor techniques to include washes, layering of color and the use of masking, will be demonstrated by the instructor.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

3 day workshop about working in larger formats without fear - taught by professional artist William Jameson.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm