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

Beginner

  • The Art of Sign Painting

    The class will explore traditional sign painting practices and some modern takes on the craft. Students will learn the basics of lettering and lettering styles such as Causal, Script, and Gothic and will p...

    February 2, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Michael Conlin

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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...

    February 18, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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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 students’ skill level. Returning students new to oils are also wel...

    February 26, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Community Inclusion Project Classes: Dabbling with Water-Based Painting

    Come experiment and learn to play with different water based paints such as: watercolor, acrylic, gouache, and acrylic ink. Think of this as an eight week class in gaining experience with the many applica...

    March 3, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class

    This is a structured oil painting class for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each students’ skill level. Students new to oils are welcome, but this c...

    March 12, 2015 — 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, students will discover their own approach to painting with transparent watercolors. Learn how to use the materials, practice different techniques,...

    May 1, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Painting the Night in Pastel with Master Pastelist Robert Carsten

    Towns, villages, and cities at night provide fun and intriguing opportunities as subjects. In a more free and expressive manner, they capture things such as perspective, building, streetlights, daily life,...

    May 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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  • Oil Painting for the Terrified

    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 expres...

    March 4, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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  • Oil Painting for the Terrified

    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 expres...

    April 30, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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  • Introduction to Gouache

    Students will discover their own approach to painting with gouache (opaque watercolors) with regional landscape artist, Robert Moylan. Students will learn how to use the materials, practice different techn...

    April 13, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 08:15 PM

    Instructor: Robert Moylan

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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 14, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Dabbling with Watercolors

    Come experiment and learn about the fluid and beautiful medium of watercolors and its many applications and techniques in this three week class in color! Students will use a playful approach and explore u...

    February 4, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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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...

    February 25, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Christine S. Hales

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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...

    March 24, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 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 student to develop an attitude or “landscape sense” that wi...

    April 30, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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Advanced

  • Advanced Oil Painting Techniques

    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 th...

    April 22, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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