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

Beginner

  • NEW START DATE! Color Concepts

    Still life is used as a vehicle for exploring the properties of color to express form, light and mood in this all levels class. Students may choose to work in oil or acrylic. Painting in the “alla primaâ...

    February 16, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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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...

    March 3, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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  • Introduction to Icon Writing with Egg Tempera and Gold Leaf Gilding

    This class introduces beginners to the ancient arts of egg tempera painting and gold leaf gilding. Beginners and experienced artists alike will be introduced to classical painting methods of drawing transf...

    March 8, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Christine S. Hales

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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...

    March 12, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • 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...

    March 24, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Color Concepts

    Still life is used as a vehicle for exploring the properties of color to express form, light and mood in this all levels class. Students may choose to work in oil or acrylic. Painting in the “alla primaâ...

    April 4, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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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...

    April 13, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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  • Bold Color in the Landscape with Acrylic, Oils, and Pastels

    This fun and exciting workshop with Master painter and pastelist Robert Carsten will explore various ways to work with bold color with dramatic light effects in pastel, acrylic or oil landscapes. Working f...

    April 16, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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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...

    May 5, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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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...

    May 6, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Creating Beautifully Expressive Landscapes in Pastel with Master Pastelist Robert Carsten

    Join master pastelist Robert in this fun and informative two-day workshop designed for you to learn ways to significantly loosen up, create beautiful color, strong design and expressive mark making with th...

    May 20, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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Intermediate

  • Elements of Still Life

    Students discover the richness of painting from life, how to render light and form, and how to convey the story in simple objects. Inventive exercises and optional assignments encourage students to experim...

    April 5, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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