painting

Landscape Painting in Oils
Wednesdays, 1/17/18-3/7/18 | 6:15 PM-9:15 PM | 8 Sessions
Wednesdays, 3/14/18-5/9/18 | 6:15 PM-9:15 PM | 8 Sessions
Member: $180 | Non-Member: $200 | Studio Fee: $40
Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly
Level: Intermediate

Paint the landscapes you love—in oils! You’ll explore the popular and inspiring genre of landscape, and develop an attitude, a confident approach to landscape painting. Discussions and demonstrations will involve developing foreground, mid-ground, and background to successfully enhance your image. Students should bring original photos or sketches of sites they wish to paint.

Abstract Painting Workshop
Mondays, 1/22/18-2/12/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 4 Sessions
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $40
Instructor: Armando Soto
Level: Beginner

Express yourself through line and shape—no need for realism, and you can’t fall back on your brush! In this condensed course, students work independently as they are guided through the general language of abstract painting. Exploring direct contact with acrylic paint on canvas through different techniques and processes, students will develop their work to effectively use color, texture, value, space, and nonrepresentational modes of composition. All levels welcome.

Beginning Oil Painting
Thursdays, 1/25/18-3/1/18 | 6:15 PM-9:15 PM | 6 Sessions
Member: $120 | Non-Member: $140 | Studio Fee: $75
Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly
Level: Beginner

Never painted in oils before? This painting class is for beginners or those who desire a refresher course after a long break from painting. You will learn to see well, simplifying the visual world into basic shapes, values, and color. This class will enhance students’ confidence in their ability to start a painting on their own. All materials are provided.

Individualized Study in Oil Painting
Mondays, 1/29/18-3/26/18 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM | 8 Sessions
Mondays, 4/9/18-6/4/18 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM | 8 Sessions
Member: $180 | Non-Member: $200 | Studio Fee: $30
Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly
Level: Intermediate

Learn advanced techniques in oil painting and build upon the skills you already have. The instructor will demonstrate techniques in class and discuss the materials and tools of oil painting. It is recommended that students have some prior experience with oil painting or have taken Beginning Oil Painting at the Arts Center. Students will need to provide their own brushes, palette knives, and paints. Canvases will be provided. NO CLASS 2/19.

Painting Color: Oil & Acrylic
Tuesdays, 2/20/18-3/27/18 | 6:15 PM-9:15 PM | 5 Sessions
Wednesdays, 2/28/18-3/28/18 | 9:30 AM-12:30 PM | 5 Sessions
Member: $110 | Non-Member: $130 | Studio Fee: $30
Instructor: Marion Reynolds
Level: Beginner/All Levels

This all-levels class is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced painters who would like to deepen their understanding of color. This class is a creative approach to color theory with a focus on adding richness and vitality to your paintings. Students learn reliable color mixing and use of color to express form, light, and mood. A turpentine-free class. You may bring brushes or buy them in class the first day; studio fee covers all remaining materials. NO CLASS 3/6.

Introduction to Encaustics Workshop
Mondays, 2/26/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $45 | Non-Member: $55 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Dorothea Osborn
Level: Beginner

This workshop is for individuals interested in the process of encaustic painting. Encaustic painting is hot wax painting during which heated beeswax is pigmented and layered on a painting to add texture. In this class we will go over the safety, materials, process, and creative possibilities of this medium. You will create an encaustic piece that includes the layering of encaustic pigments.

Cloudscape Painting
Saturdays, 3/3/18-3/24/18 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM | 4 Sessions
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $35
Instructor: Noreen Powell
Level: Beginner

Paint beautiful clouds! We will include just enough land to give a sense of scale and depth but the emphasis of these paintings will be big, puffy clouds, colorful sunsets, and dark stormy ones. You will learn specific techniques to represent the beauty of the skies.

Intuitive Painting
Saturday, 3/10/18 | 10:30 AM-3:30 PM | 1 Session
Member: $65 | Non-Member: $85 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green
Level: Beginner

Painting intuitively connects us to our source of creativity, often bringing about transformative changes.  Come have fun with brushes of flowing tempera color on large sheets of white paper, discovering your own unique imagery. Focus on the painting process, without observing a subject or even having anything in mind. We will explore color, form, and gesture guided by an inner sense of direction, free from expectations. A nurturing environment supports taking risks, staying present through creative blocks, and learning ways to continue painting at home.

Botanical Painting & Illustration
Tuesdays, 3/13/18-4/17/18 | 6:30 PM-8:30 PM | 6 Sessions
Member: $110 | Non-Member: $130 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes
Level: Beginner

Explore the beauty of flowers and plants through drawing and painting. We will express the complexity of plants, flowers and more by painting their vivid colors and structures in detail. Express your own creative take on the botanical subject as you gain additional skills with color and paint application. Feel free to bring plants and flowers from your own garden.

Encaustic Painting Techniques
Saturday, 3/17/18 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $65 | Non-Member: $85 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Dorothea Osborn
Level: Intermediate

Experiment with etching, stenciling, and glazing along with the basic encaustic technique of layering. Basic understanding of encaustic painting is helpful.

Tonal Painting
Thursdays, 3/22/18-5/17/18 | 6:15 PM-9:15 PM | 8 Sessions
Member: $180 | Non-Member: $200 | Studio Fee: $30
Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly
Level: Intermediate

Using a limited painting palette, value and temperature, and neutral tones of gray, brown, or blue, you will concentrate on the atmosphere of the painting with an emphasis on mood and shadow. You must be prepared with original, good quality, enlarged photos of your landscape subjects. You will need to bring your own brushes, palette knives, and paints. Canvases will be provided. NO CLASS 4/26.

Advanced Encaustics
Mondays, 4/2/18-4/23/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 4 Sessions
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $50
Instructor: Dorothea Osborn
Level: Advanced

Experiment with etching, stenciling and glazing along with the basic encaustic technique of layering. Basic understanding of encaustic painting is helpful.

Painting Techniques: Oil & Acrylic
Tuesdays, 4/3/18-5/1/18 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM | 5 Sessions
Member: $110 | Non-Member: $130 | Studio Fee: $30
Instructor: Marion Reynolds
Level: Intermediate

Come study a variety of painting techniques based on artists through history and living today. Expand your options and find the approach that is a fit for you. A turpentine-free class. Bring paints and brushes, materials fee covers other supplies. (You may buy brushes and paints from the instructor). Prerequisite: Painting Color or equivalent experience.

Painting Flowers like Masters (Family Class)
Saturdays, 4/21/18-5/12/18 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM | 4 Sessions
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $35
Instructor: Noreen Powell
Level: Beginner

Enjoy the experience of painting flowers with your child! In each of these parent/child classes we will look at a specific way one famous artist painted flowers. We will gleam from their technique to create our own masterpieces. O’Keefe, van Gogh, Monet, and Klimt will be our inspiration.
This class has it all: fun, learning, and bonding!

Encaustic Painting Techniques
Saturday, 3/17/18 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM | 1 Session
Member: $65 | Non-Member: $85 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Dorothea Osborn
Level: Intermediate

Experiment with etching, stenciling, and glazing along with the basic encaustic technique of layering. Basic understanding of encaustic painting is helpful.

Introduction to Watercolors
Fridays, 5/4/18-5/25/18 | 10:30 AM-1:30 PM | 4 Sessions
Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120 | Studio Fee: $25
Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green
Level: Beginner

Have fun with color using transparent watercolor paints. Learn about the materials, practice different techniques, and apply color theory. Explore still life, flowers, landscape, and intuitive processes. All materials are provided.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region. 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. (518) 273-0552

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