Spring 2018 QUARTER:
MARCH 26 - MAY 26, 2018

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

Pre-registration : February 26–March 4 (Open to Winter 2018 students only, with priority registration link)
General registration: March 5–25 (reminder: save $35 per class and/or workshop with membership)
Late registration: Begins March 26 (Additional late fee $15 per class and/or workshop)

Please note: All classes are limited to 12 students, unless otherwise noted. Classes are for students 17 and older, unless instructor consent is given. All classes have a recommended list of materials which students are responsible for purchasing. Materials lists can be downloaded here. Lab fees do not include materials.

By registering for a class at Art League Houston, you agree to the Art League School policies. Refunds or credits will only be issued for students that officially withdraw (all refunds are subject to a $60 registration and processing fee).

Before registering for any class, carefully read the Art League School policies by clicking here.

HOW TO REGISTER

Online:  Register here at www.artleaguehouston.org/classes
Phone: Students may register by calling Art League Houston at 713-523-9530 during regular office hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00 PM. Only credit card payment will be accepted over the phone.
In-Person: Registration can be completed by visiting us at 1953 Montrose Blvd. during office hours: Monday – Thrusday, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

For questions or additional information contact Art League School Coordinator, Alberto Careaga, at alberto@artleaguehouston.org


3d and sculpture
Jewelry Construction: Beginning-Advance (S-1)
370.00

Mary Rogers

All levels

Monday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 26 – May 21

9 Weeks

$335 members / $370 non-members

This class covers jewelry construction techniques including: piercing, drilling, soldering, riveting, forging reticulation and roller printing as well as hydraulic forming. Advanced topics may include granulation, jewelry rendering, and blanking. In this class there is a strong emphasis on problem solving which helps students develop a personal design vocabulary. Multi-level classes allow new students to see a variety of advanced techniques and applications. Individualized instruction allows students to progress at their own pace.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Ceramics: Beginner (S-2)
385.00

Susan Budge

Beginner

Tuesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$350 members / $385 non-members

This course introduces the students to the tools, techniques, and vocabulary of clay through lectures, demonstrations, and studio participation. Students will learn a variety of hand-building techniques, firing and glazing to achieve finished ceramic works.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 
Ceramics: Advanced (S-3)
360.00

Susan Budge

Intermediate / Advanced

Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$325 members / $360 non-members

In consultation with the instructor, each student proposes a self-directed investigation with clay as the medium for visual expression. During the 9 weeks, the student's goals and direction are discussed, methods of presentation are addressed and the student's critical analyses of the work are continually reviewed.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Image Transfer on Clay (S-4)
380.00

Nicolle LaMere

All levels

Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 29 – May 24

9 weeks

$345 members / $380 non-members

We will be learning how to explore personal narratives through the development of imagery on clay. I will be teaching students how to make their own stamps and stencils to create one of a kind works of art. Beginning with exploration on tiles then moving to curved surfaces students will progress towards a personal project of their choosing. All levels are welcome prior experience with clay is helpful but not necessary.

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Drawing Out: Buildings, Interiors and Beyond (D-1)
335.00

Sasha Dela

Intermediate / Advanced

Monday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

This observational drawing class will meet in buildings, parks, cafes and in various spaces around Houston. The first part of the class will be focused on refreshing technique and adding drawing skills. The class will then use the techniques in a more personal and creative series of self-directed drawing projects. Materials list includes basic portable items for drawing, however students may incorporate other materials as they wish.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

Classical Figure Drawing (D-2)
335.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate

Monday afternoon, 12:30 – 3:30 PM,

March 26 – May 21

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members + additional live model fee

In this class, students are introduced to French Atelier training to draw the human figure. The method of sight size, a fundamental scale system, is used to reproduce the figure accurately. Students work from a live model focusing on outline, proportion, shadow, shape, and value. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 
Papercut: Design and Draw (D-3)
350.00

Nicolle LaMere

All levels

Monday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 26 – May 21

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

Papercutting is a worldwide art form shared by many cultures. In this class we will learn how to translate imagery into positive and negative designs which will then be cut utilizing xacto knifes. Create a depth in narrative as you explore the layering of cut and drawn imagery. Students will also be encouraged to explore various materials such as specialty papers, old photographs, or post cards. All levels welcome.

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Classical Figure Drawing (D-4)
335.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate

Tuesday morning, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members + additional live model fee

In this class, students are introduced to French Atelier training to draw the human figure. The method of sight size, a fundamental scale system, is used to reproduce the figure accurately. Students work from a live model focusing on outline, proportion, shadow, shape, and value. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 
Fundamentals of Portraiture: Drawing (D-5)
335.00

Lucinda Cobley

All levels

Tuesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members + additional live model fee

During the Italian Renaissance artists made drawings on paper using combinations of red, black and white chalk and ink as studies of the human form in preparation for their painting compositions. Sensitivity to proportion, form, line and texture were of great importance. This class will assist in helping to describe the basic anatomical form of the human head, including bone structure, muscles, skin tone and hair by referencing historical techniques. We will study the relationship of the head, neck, and shoulders and also attempt to capture a range of facial expressions in numerous quick sketches and drawings in Conté crayon and ink wash, (plus experiments with graphite and charcoal), on white and toned papers. A life model fee will be required for 7 out of the 9 sessions and will be split equally among participants.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Fundamentals of Portraiture: Drawing (D-6)
350.00

Lucinda Cobley

All levels

Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members + additional live model fee

During the Italian Renaissance artists made drawings on paper using combinations of red, black and white chalk and ink as studies of the human form in preparation for their painting compositions. Sensitivity to proportion, form, line and texture were of great importance. This class will assist in helping to describe the basic anatomical form of the human head, including bone structure, muscles, skin tone and hair by referencing historical techniques. We will study the relationship of the head, neck, and shoulders and also attempt to capture a range of facial expressions in numerous quick sketches and drawings in Conté crayon and ink wash, (plus experiments with graphite and charcoal), on white and toned papers. A life model fee will be required for  7 out of the 9 sessions and will be split equally among participants

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Drawing What You See (D-7)
350.00

Sasha Dela

All levels

Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

This class will allow students to more accurately draw what they see. Students will learn and implement a specific measuring technique that can be applied to drawing the figure, landscapes, buildings and objects. The first part of the class will be focused on learning technique and adding drawing skills. The class will then use the techniques in a more personal and creative series of self-directed drawing projects. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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Art in Motion (D-8)
335.00

Zain Awais

All levels

Wednesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 28 – May 23

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

If you were ever curious about Animation this workshop will be a great introduction to the art form. We will get acquainted with the various forms of animation and the techniques involved to create them. Learn how storytelling and fine art come together to create motion.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

 
Basic Drawing 101 (D-9)
350.00

Myke Venable

Beginners

Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 29 – May 24

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

Using basic materials, students will explore the fundamentals of drawing. Through various hands-on activities and class discussions, this course will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or those that want to sharpen their fundamental skills.

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Intermediate Drawing (D-10)
350.00

Myke Venable

All levels

Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 29 – May 24

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

Intermediate Drawing is for the student with some knowledge of shape, volume, value, line and texture. We will work from still life objects, portrait photographs and cover basic linear perspective. The materials we will use will range from graphite pencils, charcoal pencils and Prismacolor on paper. The intention of this class is to build a stronger foundation in drawing.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

 
Basic Drawing 101 (D-11)
335.00

Myke Venable

Beginners

Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 24 – June 2

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

Using basic materials, students will explore the fundamentals of drawing. Through various hands-on activities and class discussions, this course will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or those that want to sharpen their fundamental skills.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Intermediate Drawing (D-12)
350.00

Myke Venable

All levels

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 24 – June 2

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

Intermediate Drawing is for the student with some knowledge of shape, volume, value, line and texture. We will work from still life objects, portrait photographs and cover basic linear perspective. The materials we will use will range from graphite pencils, charcoal pencils and Prismacolor on paper. The intention of this class is to build a stronger foundation in drawing.

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Drawing with Silverpoint (D-13)
155.00

Laura Spector

Intermediate / Advanced

Monday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Monday, April 9 and 16

2-day Workshop

$120 members / $155 non-members

Silverpoint is one of the oldest drawing methods, dating back to the early Renaissance. Some of the first examples of silverpoint drawings come from the 14th century when it was commonly used in manuscripts. Artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and Cennini often employed this method of drawing with metal to create highly archival works, many have lasted over 500 years. This 2-day workshop will simplify the silverpoint process. Students will learn the basics of how to prime and tone paper, create various marks using silver tips and explore how contemporary artists are experimenting today with this re-discovered material. The workshop subject matter will be small objects observed from nature.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

Drawing with Metaphysical Concepts (D-14)
150.00

Myke Venable

All levels

Monday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Monday, May 14 and 21

2-day Workshop

$115 members / $150 non-members

With the use of basic drawing skills, this workshop will explore metaphysical concepts that relate to color therapy, universal geometry, fractals, mandalas, as well as, other multidimensional subjects.

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Book Arts: Intro to Bookbinding (MM-1)
345.00

Molly Koehn

All levels

Monday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 26 – May 21

9 weeks

$310 members / $345 non-members

In this course, students will learn a variety of non-glue bookbinding techniques including coptic, longstitch, and more. The binding techniques can be used for art books, but are better served as journals or sketchbooks.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

Collage / Mixed Media (MM-2)
340.00

Sasha Dela

All levels

Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$305 members / $340 non-members

Through the exploration of artists’ work in collage as well as hand-on experimentation this class will give students a chance to become familiar with the elements and ideas involved in collage and mixed media works. Collage has a relationship to photography and found object sculpture, as well as painting and drawing. It is a rich medium, full of possibilities. This class will experiment with materials, and construction techniques for working with and creating collage.

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Studio PLUS (MM-3)
340.00

Cary Reeder

All Levels

Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 29 – May 24

9 weeks

$305 members / $340 non-members

This class will offer students weekly open studio to work on artwork in any media, along with lessons in art fundamentals, group critiques/review, one-on-one instruction, and occasional site visits to museums and galleries.

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Image Construction: Understanding 2-D Media (MM-4)
325.00

Rajab Ali Sayed

All levels

Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 24 – June 2

9 weeks

$290 members / $325 non-members + additional live model fee

This course critically engages contemporary image-making in two dimensions by experimenting with various media, including drawing, collage, photography, and painting. Over the course of 9 weeks, the class will survey traditional techniques, demonstrated by the instructor, and apply them to contemporary ideas about space, composition, color, mark, concept and narrative. The goal of this course is to create a body of work that demonstrates skill in various mediums, and a rudimentary understanding of what makes a compelling image. In addition to practical sessions in the studio, the class will also be exposed to films and documentaries that help reinforce ideas discussed in class.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

 
Collage Workshop (MM-5)
220.00

Caroline Graham

All levels

Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 , 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

2-Day workshop

$185 members / $220 non-members

We will take a look at the history of collage from Braque and Matisse to our own Houston collage artist and designer Jerry Jeanmard and Austin-based artist Lance Letscher. Working through design and color we will produce abstract and representational pieces adding text or paint where needed.

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Classical Figure Painting in Oil (P-1)
350.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate

Monday morning, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

March 26 – May 21

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members + additional live model fee

In this class, students begin painting in grisaille – painting executed entirely around monochrome and usually in shades of gray or brown – to eliminate the problems of color and value and to concentrate on accuracy of drawing and the effects of light. The second part of the class utilizes a limited palette, allowing students to explore and understand the harmony and unity of light. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

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Abstracting from The Real (P-2)
350.00

Cary Reeder

Intermediate / All Levels

Monday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 26 – May 21

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

In this class, students will learn how to create abstract works by observing the real world of objects, landscapes, people and more. The course will cover different styles of abstraction as well as the basics of composition, color, and space.

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Classical Portrait Painting in Oil (P-3)
335.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate

Tuesday afternoon, 12:30 – 3:30 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members + additional live model fee

In this class, students begin painting in grisaille – painting executed entirely around monochrome and usually in shades of gray or brown – to eliminate the problems of color and value and to concentrate on accuracy of drawing and the effects of light. The second part of the class utilizes a limited palette, allowing students to explore and understand the harmony and unity of light. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Landscape Fundamentals (P-4)
350.00

Steve Parker

All levels

Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 27 – May 22

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

This class is primarily concerned with painting the individual elements of landscape trees, water etc. The instructor will demonstrate and students will be encouraged to make studies of these essential components necessary in a successful landscape painting. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

Figure: Realism to Abstraction (P-5)
350.00

Hagit Barkai

All Levels

Wednesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 28 – May 23

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members + additional live model fee

This class explores various techniques working with the figure on the axis from realistic to abstraction. Classical and contemporary approaches will be considered from the perspective of fundamental painting principles. This includes mixing colors, composition, texture and using edges, lines and details. The class is intended for all painting and drawing media and to all levels. We will work with models and photographs.

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Color Theory for Beginners (P-6)
325.00

Cary Reeder

All levels

Wednesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 28 – May 23

8 weeks

$290 members / $325 non-members

The purpose of this course is to introduce students the theory and practical manipulation of color in paint. Through experimentation and completing these exercises, students will gain a better understanding of color that can be applied to any media.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

 
Finish Line: Representational Drawing and Painting (P-7)
320.00

Laura Spector

All levels

Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM,

March 28 – May 16

8 weeks

$270 members / $305 non-members

Do you have one or several works of art that you have not been able to complete in previous classes? Is your work representational? This course offers an opportunity to complete your unfinished artwork with guidance from an experienced painting and drawing instructor. Mediums you may use include graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic and oil. Instead of following a course syllabus, the goal of this class is to help you complete artwork you have that already in progress. Note: the instructor is unable to assist with abstract or collage artwork during this course.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED

Oil Painting: The Modern Method (P-8)
315.00

Ruben Coy

All levels

Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 28 – May 16

8 weeks

$280 members / $315 non-members

In this modern method, we use oil over acrylic paint. The painting progresses first in layers of acrylic, followed by layers in oil. The simplicity of this method makes this class ideal for the beginner and a boost for the advanced student. Using this layering technique gives the student the leverage to create fine-tuned paintings. The finished paintings have a unique luminosity and a sense of depth. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 
Toward the Abstract in Landscape (P-9)
350.00

Steve Parker

All levels

Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 28 – May 23

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

This course is a continuation of "Landscape into Art," but with an emphasis on composing a painting from a non-representational or abstract rather than imitative or purely representational basis. There will be plenty of latitude to continue the methods already undertaken in the previous landscape classes as well. The instructor will demonstrate and discuss these approaches as used by current and past masters. This class is being offered for all levels, however, students are expected basic knowledge of drawing and composition. Among all levels, beginners will be encouraged to draw. The primary medium is oil, however, acrylic and water-based oil paint is accepted. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students

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Oil Painting: The Modern Method (P-10)
315.00

Ruben Coy

All levels

Wednesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 28 – May 16

8 weeks

$280 members / $315 non-members

In this modern method, we use oil over acrylic paint. The painting progresses first in layers of acrylic, followed by layers in oil. The simplicity of this method makes this class ideal for the beginner and a boost for the advanced student. Using this layering technique gives the student the leverage to create fine-tuned paintings. The finished paintings have a unique luminosity and a sense of depth. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 
Narrative Portrait: Drawing & Painting (P-11)
315.00

Laura Spector

Intermediate / Advanced

Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

March 28 – May 16

8 weeks

$280 members / $315 non-members + additional live model fee

Narrative portraits document the human portrait. They also tell stories that come from personal experiences and the imagination of the painter. Students will work from live models in modes of both drawing and painting. Students will be challenged to draw and paint portraiture from live models and photographs they take in class, create preparatory sketches as well as creating a narrative painting based on a book, poem, or passage of writing of their own choosing. Each student will end up with a series of drawings, alla prima paintings and at least one completed narrative portrait painting to present at the end of the course. Each student will also be assigned an artist to research and present during the semester to their classmates. This class is for both oil and acrylic painters.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Acrylic Still Life for Beginners (P-12)
355.00

Lucinda Cobley

Beginners

Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 29 – May 24

9 weeks

$320 members / $355 non-members

This beginner’s course introduces fundamental skills in acrylic painting. Working through a series of exercises with a varied range of still life objects enables exploration of form, tone, color, texture and space. Gain experience in painting in a relaxed atmosphere where individual style and approach is encouraged. As each week progresses a new stage of painting will be discovered including: applying a colored ground, under-painting, modeling light and shade, glazing, applying texture and composition.

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Painting: Techniques 101 (P-13)
350.00

Rajab Ali Sayed

All levels

Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 29 – May 24

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

This course introduces students to basic concepts and techniques of painting as a means of visual communication. The class will cover issues of color, texture, figure / ground relationships, visual and spatial concepts, paint handling and application in acrylic and oil, as well as introduce students to basic painting vocabulary by surveying historical and contemporary painting.

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Landscape Painting (P-14)
335.00

Steve Parker

All levels

Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 29 – May 24

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

This class is recommended for intermediate and advanced students and/or as a continuation of "Landscape into Art." The instructor will demonstrate and discuss techniques used in landscape painting in the first class session. Painting and making studies on site is essential in creating a convincing and expressive landscape. This class will paint and/or sketch out on location at the Houston Arboretum at least twice during the quarter, weather permitting. This will be further discussed in class. The primary medium is oil, however, acrylic and water-based oil paint is accepted. (Watercolor is not accepted). Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 
Acrylic Still Life for All (P-15)
360.00

Lucinda Cobley

All levels

Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

March 29 – May 24

9 weeks

$325 members / $360 non-members

Explore relationships between color, form, texture, space and composition by painting from a series of contemporary still life set-ups. This experimental studio-based class will develop your confidence in acrylic painting by improving skills of immediacy by spontaneously drawing with the brush and blocking in tonal values. Emphasis will be placed on color mixing, color contrast and preparing textures using a variety of everyday tools. We will also explore combining different acrylic mediums, gels and pastes into pure color to investigate glaze application and dimensional surfaces. Class is suitable for beginner and intermediate level.

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Landscape into Art (P-16)
350.00

Steve Parker

All levels

Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 31 – May 26

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

Utilizing memory and personal experience, students are encouraged to render their own impressions of the subject. Individual elements of the landscape are explored and demonstrated. The instructor will offer techniques and specific methods in landscape painting. The class includes informal discussions ranging from painting methods to basic color theory. The primary medium is oil, however, acrylic and water-based oil paint is accepted. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students

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Decision Making for Painting (P-17)
350.00

Hagit Barkai

All levels

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

March 24 – June 2

9 weeks

$315 members / $350 non-members

Making a painting from start to finish is very rarely a predictable process. The finish line is never guaranteed. The image we face when looking at the marks we made can never be exactly what we expected. It is a process that can be progressive and linear or include many twists and turns, standstills, revisits, and multiple move-ons. This class is intended for those who wish to develop their techniques along the process of making a painting from start to finish and will visit various intersections in the painting process, from composition to first layers, through working on details and refining edges, and finally to closing marks. The class is intended to all levels and all media of painting. It is designed as a painting forum that allows each participant to develop from their own level of experience. We will work from observation with models. Photography may be used for further exploration of poses.

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting (P-18)
155.00

Laura Spector

Beginner

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 7 and 14

2-day Workshop

$120 members / $155 non-members

If you have always wanted to paint but never knew how to start, this workshop is designed especially for you! This acrylic painting workshop is intended to prepare beginning students with the knowledge needed to begin creating their own acrylic paintings, or to move into a more intensive painting class with ease. You will learn the essentials of using acrylic painting materials, color theory basics and how to begin a painting. By the end of the 2nd day, you will have the confidence, skills and vocabulary to move forward into your next painting class or solo artistic adventure.

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Watercolor (W-1)
335.00

Caroline Graham

All levels
Monday afternoon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
March 26 – May 21
9 weeks
$300 members / $335 non-members

Explore the vibrancy and transparency of watercolor. The instructor will emphasize color, design, and contrast. Students will learn to layer and control the pigment and rescue the white paper while retaining the spontaneous, fresh-looking result.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Watercolor (W-2)
335.00

Caroline Graham

All levels
Wednesday evening 6:30 – 9:30 PM
March 28 – May 23
9 weeks
$300 members / $335 non-members

Explore the vibrancy and transparency of watercolor. The instructor will emphasize color, design, and contrast. Students will learn to layer and control the pigment and rescue the white paper while retaining the spontaneous, fresh-looking result.

THIS CLASS IS FULL