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Acrylic Painting for the Beginner

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Jan 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class is designed to give the beginner a solid foundation in learning the basics of acrylic painting. Students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes. Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group, class critique.

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR THE BEGINNER SUPPLY LIST:

Tube Acrylic paints:

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green

*White

*Black

*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Titanium White

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

Brushes:

#6 Round, Sable

*#6 Filbert, Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Round Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Flat Bristle

*#8 Fan, Bristle

*¾” Angular, Blend

*1 ½” Flat Bristle

*2” Flat, Household, Bristle or Blend

*2” Hake (for soft blending)

*Palette knives (Flat, Bent)

*Matte Medium

*Mixing Palette and Storage Container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints)  

Support (board/surface to tape down your watercolor paper)

*Canvas Panels (Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board) (pre-primed),*(4) 11”x 14”, (2) 12”x 16”

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

Mediums(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

Gloves (rubber gloves)

 

Many pre-packaged painting sets include an assortment of acrylic paints and various brushes at substantial savings compared to purchasing items separately. Bring the supplies you may already have. We will be discussing supplies and materials the first class. Items with an * will be used the first class.  I will look forward to seeing you in class on January 30th!

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Drawing for the Beginner

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Feb 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Are you struggling to make your drawings look more realistic and three-dimensional? This class is ideal for the beginner who wants to learn the basics of drawing and good composition. Students will be encouraged to work in the dry medium of their choice and/or one they are most familiar with such as: graphite and/or colored pencil, charcoal, Conte crayon, or pastel. Step-by-step instruction will teach students how to transform flat, two-dimensional, basic shapes into three-dimensional forms. Students will learn how to make, use, and apply a value scale to their drawings to achieve dimensionality. Students will also learn about: design, values, textures, edges, a grid, and composition.

DRAWING FOR THE BEGINNER SUPPLY LIST:

*Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B

*Erasers: Kneaded, White Plastic Eraser (regular and/or “click-pen” style) Erasing Shield *Rulers: (1) 12” Clear Plastic (will need for first class)

       (1) C-Thru Plastic Ruler (has a grid and numbers on it, available at fabric stores, optional)

Sheet of Tracing Paper *Scissors *Single Hole Paper Punch White Mat Boards: 8” x 10” outer dimension with 5” x 7” inner dimension                 11” x 14” outer dimension with 8” x 10” inner dimension

*Paper: 11” x 14” acid free drawing white paper (smooth finish) Support (a panel or board to lean on while drawing)

*Clips (to secure your paper to the board you’re leaning on)

*Blending Tools: Tortillion, Stump

*Clear Plastic Page Protectors (Letter Size: 8.5” x 11”)

*Permanent Black Sharpe Marker (Ultra Fine Point)

Sewing Gauge (for measuring), Optional (will be discussed in class) Photographs (your pictures/images from home to be used in your class     exercises), Specifics will be discussed the first week of class.

Still Life Props (bring from home to incorporate into students’ work, will be discussed in class).

Krylon Workable Spray Fixative (spray at home to prevent smudging)

Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures (magazines and photos) of still lifes and landscapes printed only in black and white (and gray tones) for our tone value discussions in class. Items with an asterisk* will be used the first week. I will look forward to seeing you in class on February 2nd!

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Home D├ęcor Sign Painting

$59

with Miki Earle

Apr 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Learn the process of painting a decorative sign for your home. Each student will choose between several options to complete a 2 ft. x 10 inch sign in the class. More than walking out with a completed sign, you will learn the skills to make any sign without expensive equipment, stencils or vinyl. Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students. Leave with your new sign and the knowledge of how to create any sign you want. Wear paint clothes or and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, paints and tools will be provided.
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Intermediate and Advanced Painting/Drawing

$79

with David Haskins

Feb 1, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is designed for individuals who have been painting and drawing for two years or more and want to learn more about composition, color mixing, new techniques, and other related art issues. This class will focus on specific art interests and expand knowledge about painting and drawing. Participants will work in the medium of their choice: watercolor, acrylic, pastel or charcoal/graphite. Instruction will be individualized to meet specific needs. A group critique of art work will follow at the end of each class.

 Requirements / Prerequisites

Course fee does not include materials.

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Knit & Crochet

$55

with Rosemary Pelletier

Feb 27, 2017 at 7 pm

Learn how to knit or crochet. Learn to read directions, check the gauge or use multiple colors. No experience needed. This class is for the beginner, intermediate or advanced student as instruction is completely individualized. Come and learn to enjoy a new hobby. Please bring knitting or crochet needles and yarn to the first class. Participants must purchase materials for this class.

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Painting with Acrylics

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Apr 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm

During this class, students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes. Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group, class critique. Out-of-class exercises will be encouraged to give students the opportunity to further explore this versatile medium, practice new skills and grow in artistic expression.

PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS SUPPLY LIST:

Tube Acrylic paints:

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green

*White

*Black

*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Titanium White

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

Brushes:

#6 Round, Sable

*#6 Filbert, Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Round, Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Flat, Bristle

*#8 Fan, Bristle

*¾” Angular, Blend

*1 ½” Flat, Bristle

*2” Flat, Household, Bristle or Blend

*2” Hake (for soft blending)

*Palette knives (Flat, Bent)

*Matte Medium

*Mixing Palette and Storage Container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints)  

Support (board/surface to tape down your watercolor paper)

*Canvas Boards (Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board) (pre-primed), *(4)11” x 14”, (2) 12”x16”

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

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Painting with Watercolor

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Apr 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Welcome spring by mixing a colorful palette and paint your subjects in vibrant watercolors! Learning how to control any medium comes through practice. Class exercises include: color theory, color wheel, color mixing, pigment properties, various watercolor techniques, and choosing materials. Learn how, when, and why in choosing various: watercolor papers, brushes, pigments, and techniques to achieve the results you want in your paintings. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience.

PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST:

*#2 graphite pencil (HB-regular type school pencil)

*12” ruler (preferably clear)

*140lb. acid free cold-pressed watercolor paper/pad (size 9”x12”)

#6 Round, Sable

*#6 Filbert, Blend

*#3, 4, 6, 8, 10 Round, Blend

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Flat, Blend

#6 Fan, Bristle

*¾”, 1”, Flat, Blend

*5/8” Angular, Blend

½” Mop, Sable or Blend

2” Hake (for soft blending)

*Palette for mixing colors (12” white plastic picnic plates are fine, plain or divided) *(2) two containers to hold your water (coffee cans are fine) *Small blow-dryer (to dry your paper if necessary before leaving class) *Watercolor palette (optional for storing squeezed out colors, to be discussed later) *Tube Watercolor Pigments:

*French Ultramarine Blue *Cerulean Blue

Phthalo Blue *Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber *Cadmium Yellow *Lemon Yellow Phthalogreen

Viridian

Payne’s Gray *Cadmium Red *Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Board/Support (to secure/tape your watercolor paper to) *Painter’s Tape (to secure paper to your support/board) Scissors

 

Many pre-packaged painting sets include an assortment of watercolor paints and various brushes at substantial savings compared to purchasing items separately. Bring the supplies you may already have. We will be discussing supplies and materials the first class.

Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures, notecards, and paintings of your favorite watercolor artists. Bring these to class. We will be discussing the various techniques these artists used in creating their work. Items with an asterisk * will be used the first week. I will look forward to seeing you in class on April 5th!  

Portraiture for the Beginner

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Apr 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

How often have you attempted to draw a likeness of a family member or a friend and been disappointed with your results? This class will walk you through the steps leading towards a more realistic rendering of your subject using graphite pencils. Students will learn basic drawing fundamentals and technical skills including how to draw the individual features of the face. Students will gain an understanding as to why these are key in capturing the likeness, emotions and personality of their subject. Students will learn how to use a grid and may work from their own photographs. Following each class, there will be a group class critique.

PORTRAITURE FOR THE BEGINNER SUPPLY LIST:

*Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B

*Erasers: Kneaded, White Plastic Eraser (regular and/or “click-pen” style)

 Erasing Shield (Optional)

*Rulers: (2) 12” Clear Plastic (will need for first class)

(2) C-Thru Plastic Ruler (has a grid and numbers on it, available at fabric stores) (will be discussed in class)

Circle Template (has various sizes of circles to trace), (Optional, will be discussed in class)

Tracing Paper

Mirror (small compact, approx. 3” x 5”)

Scissors (Optional)

Single Hole Paper Punch

White Mat Boards: 8” x 10” outer dimension with 5” x 7” inner dimension, 11” x 14” outer dimension with 8” x 10” inner dimension

*Drawing Paper: 11” x 14” acid free drawing white paper (smooth finish)

Support (a panel or board to lean on while drawing), (Optional)

Clips (to secure your paper to the board you’re leaning on), (Optional)

*Blending Tools: Tortillion, Stump

Clear Plastic Page Protectors (Letter Size: 8.5” x 11”). (Optional, will be discussed in class).

*Permanent Black Sharpe Marker (Ultra Fine Point)

Sewing Gauge (for measuring),(Optional, will be discussed in class)

Photographs (your pictures/images from home may be used in your class exercises). Specifics will be discussed the first week of class.

Krylon Workable Spray Fixative

 

Pre-Class Homework: begin observing the faces the student sees around himself every day. Items with an asterisk * will be used the first week. I will look forward to seeing you in class on April 6th!

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