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Our Spring Semester for adults starts Monday, March 15.
In place will be strict Covid-19 Procedures:
• Temperature check upon entrance.
• Masks worn at all times.
• Class size limited to 3 - 6 students, with each having individual table.
• Sanitizers and wipes on each table.
There's a class here for you, no matter what your experience. Some of
our students can't remember the last time they explored their "artistic
side". Others are quite far along in their artistic ventures.
We go out of our way to make you feel comfortable in developing that part
of you that wants to be creative. Classes are eight weeks and start the
week of January 4.
Adult classes are for students aged 17+.
Drawing: Beginning to Advanced
Monday evening, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Thursday evening, 6:30
- 9:00 pm
or daytime Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Starts March 15, 17 or 18.
Some are just beginning, while others can't wait to return for more
advanced drawing or to move on to painting. This side-by-side class for
beginners or more advanced students individualizes instruction to take your
drawing to a higher level, whatever your ability.
Beginners start by learning to see all over again as they practice
very directed, step-by-step procedures. The fundamentals are taught very
clearly and accessibly: line, form, perspective, composition and
positive-negative relationships will be put on paper in black-and-white and
Intermediates with some drawing background will be given greater
latitude as they strengthen their skills, moving toward greater individual
Advanced students add technique, making drawing a comprehensive
tool of design that facilitates and enhances the ability to communicate ideas
in all areas of artistic interest, including painting, design, architecture
If you really want to learn, this course may be your best bet!
Instructor: Don Simon 8 weeks (20 hours)
Materials not included.
Multi-Media Painting & Monotype Printmaking
Tuesday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
or Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Starts March 16 or 18.
This class offers instruction in a variety of media. Students explore the
medium of their choice while observing others develop theirs. Side-by-side
will be the opportunity to focus on the exciting one-of-a-kind printing
technique, the monotype.
Pastels, a logical step between drawing and painting, brings
drawing techniques into the manipulation of color.
Acrylics and Oils both have similar properties and techniques, with
oils being more traditional and flexible, while the quicker drying,
water-based acrylics are a possible advantage in the learning process.
Watercolor has transparent color blendings and relative
Gouache, a more opaque medium (sometimes called "opaque watercolor"),
also offers interesting challenges.
Monotypes: Using the newly developed water-based paints by
Createx™, we will develop various kinds of prints on a plexiglass
plate. The monotype allows the student to explore printmaking while, at the
same time, keeping the spontaneity of a painting and adding some of the
textural effects of collage. This produces both surprising and exciting
results when we pass the plate through our etching press. Some basic
drawing experience is strongly recommended.
Instructor: Carolyn Simon 8 weeks (24
Intermediate / Advanced Watercolor, Multi-Media Painting &
Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Friday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Starts March 16 or 19.
Those familiar with traditional and experimental watercolor techniques
further develop their skills with challenging exercises.
With inspiration from forms in still-life, landscape, abstract design - we
may even use the figure - we explore visual ideas as fully as one's ability
allows. Composition, color, light, and brush techniques are only some of the
areas we will investigate.
Instructor: Carolyn Simon 8 weeks (24 hours)
Materials not included.
Materials Not Included...
When a course listing says "Materials not included", that means we try to
take advantage of any materials you may already have (please bring to first
class) or can make yourself. The instructor will tell you what materials will
be required and where you can buy them if needed.
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