Class Guide

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil). The supply list may be downloaded from our website or at registration once confirmed. student/instructor ratio: 8 to 1  Learn More
First class:
Monday, February 27, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Plan on days of splash, paste, and paint! Using a combination of papers that we paint, stamp, and tear, plus acrylic paints. We will create beautiful and exciting landscapes, still-lives, and who knows what!  Learn More
First class:
Monday, February 27, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

In the midst of working on a mixed-media painting you may feel like you've created chaos on the canvas. Let guest artist Staci Swider show you how to turn that chaos into something beautiful. She will take you step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting, using texture paste, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. She will show you how she creates a painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details. Supply list to be provided once registered.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
9:30am to 4:00pm