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Acrylic Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class will teach you how to exploit the versatility and vitality of the acrylic medium with a solid foundation of 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. Out-of-class exercises will be encouraged to give students the opportunity to further explore the medium, practice new skills and grow in artistic expression. No previous experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*White

*Black

*Raw Umber

Payne’s Gray

Yellow Ochre

Raw Umber

Raw Sienna

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

#6 Filbert

#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending, optional)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator

 

MANY of these brushes can be bought TOGETHER as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $10.00). Also, bring what you already own.

  

*Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*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.

*White, 9” paper, plastic, or foam picnic plates (to be used as mixing palettes)

Support (board to lean on, 11” x 14”) 

Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board (pre-primed), (11” x 14”)

*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 for water to keep paints moist)

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

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Flow Enhancer (to be discussed in class)

*Extender (to be discussed in class)

Gesso (to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Small table easel (optional)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

Acrylic Painting for the Beginner

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6 pm

Paint your masterpiece using the versatile medium of acrylics! This class is designed for the beginner, who has been working in acrylics for less than 5 years, with an emphasis on learning the basics through practice. The former student will have the opportunity to develop more confidence by perfecting their current skill level, while the more experienced student will explore their personal style. Step-by- step instruction includes: toning the canvas, blocking-in, painting techniques, choosing materials, mediums, and additives and how to design a successful composition. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No prior painting experience is necessary. Students will progress at their own pace with individualized guidance.

Students must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school to register.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green

*White

*Black

*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Raw Sienna

*White

*Black

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

*#6 Filbert

*#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator

MANY of these brushes can be bought together as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. Bring what you already own too. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $20.00).

  

Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*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 to lean on, 11” x 14” )

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

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

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

Sheet of clear Tracing Paper

Sheet of Graphite Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper)

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

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

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 

Ruler

Smock(recommended)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

 

Drawing From Nature

$75

with Kathy (Kal) Elmore

Calendar Sep 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Participants will be encouraged to observe the details in natural objects and to depict the features in expressive ways. The artist will be encouraged to find the creative possibilities in their subject matter, using a variety of media, including pencil, ink, and some colored media. This class is for experienced or inexperienced artists. All will be encouraged to master new techniques in their drawing.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Full Course

Drawing The Still Life

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6 pm

Do you aspire to draw like the masters or have you ever wished you could own an original piece of artwork? Unleash your talent and create your own masterpiece! Students will learn how to handle the graphite medium to create realistic, three-dimensional forms. Learn about design, values, textures, edges and composition by employing the Elements and Principles of Design. Learn how to suggest a different mood for each of your still life drawings in this class. Step-by-step instruction includes a demonstration at the beginning of class followed by group exercises. Students will bring props from home to incorporate into their still life arrangements. Students will work at their own pace to develop their individual drawing style. No previous experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class.

 

*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 clear Tracing Paper

Sheet of Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper) Scissors Single Hole Paper Punch

White mat board: 11” x 14” *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 1 Clear Plastic Page Protector (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 as a referenced). Specifics will be           discussed in 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.

Rug Braiding

$20
Calendar Sep 10, 2018 at 6 pm

This is an opportunity for people to work on their rug braiding projects and learn from each other. Work on your project and see what others are creating. Participants must bring their own materials to class. Prior rug braiding experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Watercolor Painting

$55

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani

Calendar Oct 31, 2018 at 6 pm

Learn how to create beautiful paintings using your imagination and your watercolor palette! While this class is designed for the beginner, who has been working in watercolor for less than 3 years, the emphasis is on learning the basics through practice as an ongoing process. The former student will have the opportunity to develop more confidence by perfecting their current skill level, while the more experienced student will explore their personal style. 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. No previous experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 

 

*#2 graphite pencil (HB-regular type school pencil) 12” ruler (preferably clear) *140lb. acid free cold-pressed watercolor paper/pad (size 9”x12”)

(1) # 6 Fan Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush (optional)

(1) ½” Synthetic Blend Watercolor Mop Brush (optional) (1) #10 Round Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush (1) #10 Flat (Wash) Synthetic Blend Watercolor Brush

* Package of assorted watercolor brushes: I use Royal & Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium             Gold Taklon (brush set is $9.99 @ A.C. Moore). Brushes will be discussed the first class.

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

*French Ultramarine Blue *Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue *Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber *Cadmium Yellow *Lemon Yellow Phthalogreen

Sap Green (Optional) *Cadmium Red *Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Liquid Masking Fluid *Board/Support/Painter’s Tape (to secure/tape down your watercolor paper)

Old toothbrush

Small spritz bottle Color Wheel

Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures, notecards, and paintings of your favorite watercolor artists. Bring these to class for reference and discussion.

Zentangle 103 (Bars)

$35

with Carolyn Dorfman

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm

The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. If you can write, you can be successful with this method. In this class we will explore Zentangle patterns that use bars and lines. Combinations of these tangles makes beautiful borders, or all around designs. All are welcome. Completing Zentangle 101 is helpful, but not required for this course. Join us for an enjoyable evening of drawing.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Zentangle 104 (Organic)

$35

with Carolyn Dorfman

Calendar Nov 15, 2018 at 6 pm

The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. If you can write, you can be successful with this method. This class will explore Zentangle patterns that have flowing/ curving patterns. These tangles can be combined to create a garden of tangles or to create holiday cards. All are welcome. Completing Zentangle 101 is helpful, but not required for this course. Join us for an enjoyable evening of drawing.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.





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