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The Arts Center offers a variety of painting classes in oil, watercolor, and mixed media for painters of all levels.

Beginner

  • Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class

    This is a structured oil painting course for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each student’s skill level. Returning students new to oils are also wel...

    September 17, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Traditional Chinese Brush Painting taught by Zhong-hua Lu

    Chinese brush painting is about the interrelatedness of all things in nature. Xie yi hua is one kind of traditional style of painting. Students will learn philosophical and technical aspects of this ancien...

    September 18, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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  • Dabbling with Watercolors 2.0

    In this continuation of Dabbling, you will continue to experiment in the medium, and play with applications and techniques, continuing to create unique paintings. ...

    September 29, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Intuitive Painting

    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 y...

    October 24, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Introduction to Watercolors

    Explore the fun of pure color on wet paper! In this class, you’ll discover your own approach to painting with transparent watercolors. Learn how to use the materials, practice different techniques and ap...

    October 30, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Abstract Painting

    Express yourself through line and shape. No need for realism and you can’t fall back on your brush! Students will work independently as they are guided through investigating the general language of abstr...

    November 2, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Dabbling with Acrylics

    In this fun and informative class you will begin with learning some basic painting techniques and brush handling as well as color mixing with acrylic paints which are flexible, quick drying and water solub...

    November 3, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 08:15 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Traditional Chinese Brush Painting taught by Zhong-hua Lu

    Chinese brush painting is about the interrelatedness of all things in nature. Xie yi hua is one kind of traditional style of painting. Students will learn philosophical and technical aspects of this ancien...

    November 4, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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Intermediate

  • Individualized Study in Oil Painting

    Learn more advanced techniques in oil painting and work to build upon the skills you already have. The instructor will demonstrate techniques in class and discuss the materials and tools of oil painting. I...

    September 21, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Landscape Painting in Oils

    Paint with expression the landscapes you love - in oils! This class will explore the popular, inspiring genre of landscape, and will enable the painting student to develop an attitude or “landscape sense...

    October 28, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Introduction to Portrait Painting

    This course will focus on accurate portrait drawings executed in oil paint on canvas. Working from live models and photo reference materials, students will learn about the structural proportions that are...

    October 29, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Surpassing the Visible: Spirituality & Abstraction

    In the twentieth century, painters came to rely on abstraction as the ideal approach to convey concepts of spirituality and transcendence. In this course we will investigate how various formal strategies...

    November 5, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Dorothea Osborn

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