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

Beginner

  • Painting the Colors of Fall

    Capture the fleeting colors of fall! We will complete two paintings, one “portrait of a tree” and one “panoramic fall scene.” We’ll focus on color intensity and creating a sense of depth. Bring y...

    October 5, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Noreen Powell

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  • Learning the Fundamentals of Painting (Ages 12 and up)

    Focus on the fundamentals of painting, like mixing colors, color theory, and planning a composition. By the end of this class, you will be able to see a color out in the world and mix it for a painting! We...

    October 7, 2017 — 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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  • Introduction to Encaustics

    This workshop is for individuals interested in the process of encaustic painting. We will go over the safety, materials, process, and creative possibilities of this medium. You will create an encaustic pie...

    October 14, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Dorothea Osborn

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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 condensed course, students work independently as they are guided through the general language...

    October 23, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Beginning Oil Painting

    Never painted in oils before? This painting class is for beginners or those who desire a refresher course after a long break from painting. You will learn to see well, simplify the visual world into basic ...

    October 26, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Introduction to Watercolors

    Have fun with color using transparent watercolor paints. Try free experimentation on wet paper or use more a controlled approach. Learn about the materials, practice different techniques, and apply color t...

    October 27, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Intuitive Painting

    Have fun with flowing tempera color on large sheets of paper and learn about process painting. Explore making marks playfully to see what unfolds. Discover your own unique imagery, guided by inner directio...

    November 4, 2017 — 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM

    Instructor: Carol Bollinger Green

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  • Painting Winter Landscapes

    This beginner-friendly class is for those interested in learning the basics of painting in acrylics. We will concentrate on creating a focal point using composition, contrast, and detail. You will learn ho...

    November 29, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Noreen Powell

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Intermediate

  • Finding Your Painting Voice: Oil & Acrylic

    This class explores why we paint, how to choose subject matter and source materials, and how to work toward your own personal style as an artist. Quick and fun exercises explore expressive possibilities an...

    October 24, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Finding Your Painting Voice: Oil & Acrylic

    This class explores why we paint, how to choose subject matter and source materials, and how to work toward your own personal style as an artist. Quick and fun exercises explore expressive possibilities an...

    October 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Tonal Painting

    This class focuses on using a limited painting palette, value and temperature. Using neutral tones of gray, brown, or blue, students will concentrate on the atmosphere of the painting with an emphasis on m...

    November 1, 2017 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Intermediate Encaustic Painting

    This class is for individuals with a basic knowledge of encaustic painting. We will experiment with etching, stenciling, and glazing along with the basic encaustic technique of layering....

    November 11, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Dorothea Osborn

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  • Individualized Study in Oil Painting

    Learn advanced techniques in oil painting and build upon the skills you already have. The instructor will demonstrate techniques in class and discuss the materials and tools of oil painting. It is recommen...

    November 13, 2017 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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