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

Beginner

  • 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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  • Botanical Painting

    This class is a continuation of Botanical Illustration. Push your exploration of plants to the next level! We will express the complexity of plants, flowers and more by painting their vivid colors and str...

    September 8, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Introduction to Encaustics

    Learn the basics of encaustic painting, a technique that utilizes heated beeswax and colored pigments to create a beautiful piece of art. This class is ideal for artists who would like to explore wax as an...

    September 12, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Dorothea Osborn

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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...

    September 13, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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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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  • Dabbling with Watercolors II

    This class is a continuation of Dabbling with Watercolors. Have you gotten your feet wet with trying out watercolors, but you want to keep developing your comfort and creativity? Continue to expand your kn...

    October 18, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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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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  • Painting Color Concepts: Oil & Acrylic

    A creative approach to color theory with a focus on adding richness and vitality to your paintings. This class is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced painters who would like to deepen their u...

    November 2, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Metaphoric & Symbolic Self-Portraits

    Historically, artists have not only made self-portraits to represent what they look like in a mirror, but also to represent their personal narratives or express their internal selves. In this class, we wil...

    November 3, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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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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  • Learning the Fundamentals of Painting

    This class will focus on mixing your own 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 be able to mix it for a painting! A...

    November 19, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Madison LaVallee

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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 attitude or “landscape sense...

    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 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Deborah M. Bayly

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  • Finding Your Painting Voice

    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 will explore expressive possibiliti...

    October 4, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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