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

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014
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Abstract Painting Workshop: LIMITED SPACE Call 273-0552 to Register

August 7, 2014 to August 14, 2014 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM Instructor: Armando Soto

Express yourself through line and shape. No need for realism, and you can’t fall back on your brush! In this abbreviated version of the course, students will work independently as they are guided through investigating the general language of abstract painting. Exploring direct contact with acrylic paint on canvas through different techniques and processes, the instructor will guide the student to develop their work in a manner different from a formal approach in order to understand effective use of color, texture, value, space, and non-representational modes of composition. All materials provided. All levels welcome.

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
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Watercolor Workshop: Painting Summer Flowers

August 13, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

Enjoy the beauty of summer flowers in this workshop, for beginners as well as continuing students. Explore different ways of working with transparent watercolors, from free experimentation to a more controlled approach. Color theory and drawing will support each student’s personal creative expression.

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014
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Discovering Joy and Expression in Abstract Pastel Painting with Robert Carsten

August 24, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Robert Carsten

This workshop will explore ways to express visual ideas with stunning beauty through abstraction. Whether beginner or more experienced with abstraction, discover new possibilities for artistic expression through Representational Abstraction, Abstract Impressionism, Abstract Naturalism and more, all of which will be demonstrated and discussed. Participants will learn ways to abstract from your own photos of any subject matter. Lots of painting time, helpful advice and loads of fun will make this an educational, creative and enjoyable painting experience with a very popular, nationally acclaimed instructor. All levels welcome from beginner through advanced.