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

Beginner

  • Dabbling with Watercolors

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

    August 8, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Abstract Painting Workshop

    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 throu...

    August 16, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Painting from Life Workshop

    Painting from life is a foundational skill for learning to paint. In this all-levels class we will work from still life, with a focus on observation and rendering of form, space, light, perspective, and co...

    August 27, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 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...

    August 30, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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  • Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class

    This class is designed to give the beginning painting student the skills and foundation to feel confident to start painting outside of the classroom. Initial discussion of the tools & materials that will ...

    September 8, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Creating Beautifully Expressive Autumn 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...

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

    Instructor: Robert Carsten PSA-mp, IAPS-mc

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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...

    October 21, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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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...

    November 10, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Zhong-hua Lu

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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...

    November 19, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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Intermediate

  • Landscape Painting in Oils: A Bootcamp

    Paint with expression the landscapes you love - in oils! This intense bootcamp will explore the popular, inspiring genre of landscape, and will enable the painting student to develop an attitude or “land...

    August 1, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Introduction to Portrait Painting: A Bootcamp

    This course will focus on accurate portrait drawings executed in oil paint on canvas. Working from live models and photo reference materials, students will learn about the structural proportions that are s...

    August 16, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Landscape Painting in Oils: A Bootcamp

    Paint with expression the landscapes you love - in oils! This intense bootcamp will explore the popular, inspiring genre of landscape, and will enable the painting student to develop an attitude or “land...

    September 7, 2016 — 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 tools of oil painting. I...

    September 12, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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