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 class for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each students’ skill level. Students new to oil...

    January 20, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • 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, Scri...

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

    Instructor: Michael Conlin

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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 playf...

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

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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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 ...

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

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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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 ...

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

    Instructor: Christine S. Hales

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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...

    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 experie...

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

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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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 assump...

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

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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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 oil...

    March 12, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Intuitive Painting

    Come connect to your personal source of creativity through brushes of flowing watercolor, discovering your own unique imagery. By focusing on the painting process without having to...

    March 14, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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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,...

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

    Instructor: Robert Moylan

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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 assump...

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

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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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, pract...

    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, ...

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

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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Intermediate

  • 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 attit...

    January 15, 2015 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • 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...

    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 “l...

    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...

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

    Instructor: Chester Rose

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