Painting

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

Friday, Oct 24, 2014
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SOLD OUT! Oil Painting for the Terrified

October 24, 2014 to November 21, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM Instructor: Chester Rose

Many people that have a desire to express themselves creatively never try out of fear. Most often this arises from fear of failure. This fear often arises from the incorrect assumption that creative expression requires a talent that one is born with. You have it or you don’t. Some people are born with talents that initially make it easier for them develop the skills but ultimately the ability to paint is a skill, that is acquired through experience.

Methodology: Through carefully setting simple parameters and the number of variables will help you to quickly feel comfortable and create a base of confidence to build on. This class is not about the manner in which to paint (style), nor is it about what to paint (landscape, people, etc.) it is about the process and the craft of painting.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
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Individualized Study in Oil Painting

October 28, 2014 to December 16, 2014 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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. It is recommended that students have some prior experience with oil painting or have taken Principles of Oil Painting at The Arts Center. Students will need to provide their own brushes, palette knives and paints, but canvases will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

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Introduction to Icon Writing

October 28, 2014 to November 25, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Christine S. Hales

This is an introductory course that teaches the ancient art of icon writing using egg tempera on panel with gold leaf gilding. No previous experience necessary! You do not need to be an artist to write icons. Christine Hales is an expert guide through the many different steps including glazing, drawing transfer, and gilding. Icon writing is a process of painting that brings us into a deep and rewarding spiritual experience.

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
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Advanced Oil Painting Techniques

October 29, 2014 to December 10, 2014 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: Chester Rose

When learning to paint most students are taught through what is traditionally called Ala Prima or wet into wet. Though very effective as a means to acquire basic skills it will not expose you to many of the advanced techniques available. This class will give you an understanding and direct experience with techniques such as under painting, glazing, scumbling, and advanced methods of blending. Students will be asked to bring in older work, or works in progress that they would like to improve upon with the techniques learned in class. Students are expected to supply all of their own materials.

Each class will be taught within the context that a “finished” painting is not the ultimate goal, but the continuous process which will give you new tools for solving pictorial problems such as color harmony, visual effects related to surface representation and compositional harmony. It will also open new paths for creative exploration and expression. No class 11/26.

Monday, Nov 3, 2014
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Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class

November 3, 2014 to December 8, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

This is a structured oil painting course for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each students’ skill level. Returning students new to oils are also welcome, but this class is not suggested for those comfortable with oils. Discussions regarding materials and tools of oil painting will be combined with technique demonstrations for working with oil on canvas. Topics will include color mixing, composition, light, and rendering techniques. All materials will be provided and students will be supplied with some brushes and palette knives to take home. Some basic drawing experience is helpful.

Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
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Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class: LIMITED SPACE Call 273-0552 to register

November 6, 2014 to December 18, 2014 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

This is a structured oil painting course for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each students’ skill level. Returning students new to oils are also welcome, but this class is not suggested for those comfortable with oils. Discussions regarding materials and tools of oil painting will be combined with technique demonstrations for working with oil on canvas. Topics will include color mixing, composition, light, and rendering techniques. All materials will be provided and students will be supplied with brushes and palette knives to take home. Some basic drawing experience is helpful. No class 11/27.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014
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Introduction to Watercolors

November 14, 2014 to December 12, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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 apply color theory while creating vibrant watercolor paintings of various subject matter. All materials are provided.