WInter 2018 QUARTER:
January 16 - March 20, 2018

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

Pre-registration: November 6 - 12 (Open to Fall 2017 students only, with priority registration link)
General registration: November 13 - January 7
Late registration: Begins January 8 (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 – with filled student drop form – before the first scheduled class meeting. No refunds or credits will be given after the first class meets. 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 – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 – 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 – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 PM.


3d and sculpture
Jewelry Beginning thru Advanced (S-1)
350.00

Mary Rogers

All levels

Monday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 22 – March 12

8 Weeks

$315 members / $350 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.

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Investigation and Experimentation in Clay (S-2)
335.00

Susan Budge

All levels

Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

January 16 – March 13

9 weeks

$330 members / $365 non-members

We will work on individual proposals and personal investigation. Depending on the proposals, I will introduce techniques and materials for experimentation. Emphasis will be placed on sculptural techniques and concepts. Projects, demos, and discussion will be directed at students who have previously taken a class with me or have taken basic hand building and are interested in exploring a focused independent goal.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

 
Multiplicity: Introduction to Ceramic Mold-making (S-3)
375.00

Nicolle LaMere

All levels

Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 18 – March 15

9 weeks

$340 members / $375 non-members

From large scale installations to handmade jewelry we will be exploring plaster mold making techniques to accumulate small ceramic components. I will be presenting a comprehensive course on the properties of plaster and mold making. Molds made in class will be utilized to create a final project in ceramic material. All levels are welcome.

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Drawing What You See: Level 2 (D-1)
315.00

Sasha Dela

Intermediate

Monday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 22 – March 12

8 weeks

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

This class will allow students to more accurately draw what they see. It is designed as a continuation of the beginning level Drawing What You See. Students will continue to implement the measuring technique and applying it to drawing the figure, landscapes, buildings, and objects. The class will work on site drawing interior and exterior architecture as well as drawing the figure. The course will complete with a creative series of self-directed drawing projects. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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Classical Figure Drawing (D-2)
315.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate
Monday afternoon, 12:30 – 3:30 PM

January 22 – March 12

8 weeks

$280 members / $315 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.

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Drawing What You See (D-3)
335.00

Sasha Dela

Beginner / All levels

Tuesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 16 – March 13

9 weeks

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

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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Classical Figure Drawing (D-4)
335.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate

Tuesday morning, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

January 16 – March 13

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.

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Fundamentals of Portraiture: Drawing (D-5)
335.00

Lucinda Cobley

All levels

Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 16 – March 13

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 8 out of the 10 sessions and will be split equally among participants.

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Basic Drawing 101 (D-6)
335.00

Myke Venable

Beginners

Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 18 – March 15

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.

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The Draftsman’s Toolbox: An Introduction to Drawing (D-7)
335.00

Laura Spector

All levels

Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

January 18 – March 15

9 weeks

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

During this course students will learn how to use the same tools professional artists use while drawing. The basics of composition, negative and positive space, contour lines, value, foreshortening, and working from the model will be practiced in class. This course will focus on developing hand-eye coordination while learning a variety of techniques for greater flexibility. Pencil, charcoal, and ink will primarily be used. Each class is a building block where students will have the opportunity to experiment with new methods of mark-making as their drawing skills advance. Homework will be assigned at the end of each class to help students reinforce their learning into actual practice. If you have never drawn before or would like to brush up on your drawing skills, this is the perfect class for you!

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Intermediate Drawing (D-8)
335.00

Myke Venable

Intermediate

Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 18 – March 15

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.

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Basic Drawing 101 (D-9)
335.00

Myke Venable

Beginners

Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 20 – March 17

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.

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Intermediate Drawing (D-10)
335.00

Myke Venable

Intermediate

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

January 20 – March 17

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.

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Beginning Figure Drawing (D-11)
335.00

Shayne Murphy

All levels

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

January 20 – March 17

9 weeks

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

This class will emphasize drawing the human figure through various mark-making techniques and key exercises. We will explore different approaches to capturing the figure including sustained gesture, planar analysis, and blended value. Through these activities, you will gain a greater understanding of various materials and develop a consistent level of faith in your ability to improve.

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Drawing with Silverpoint (D-12)
140.00

Laura Spector

Intermediate / Advanced

Monday evening, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Monday, January 22 and 29

2-day Workshop

$105 members / $140 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.

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Drawing with Metaphysical Concepts (D-13)
165.00

Myke Venable

All levels

Monday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Monday, February 26 and March 5, 12

3-day Workshop

$130 members / $165 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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Clothed Figure Drawing in Color and Mixed Media (MM-1)
335.00

Lucinda Cobley

All levels

Tuesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 16 – March 13

9 weeks

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

Practice drawing from the clothed model using colorful mixed media techniques with color pencil, pastel, and water-based paint. Beginning with basic anatomy of the human form, shape, structure, and proportion will be developed. Simplified drawing methods are explored before learning how to use color effectively. Details such as texture, folds, pattern, and garment shape in relationship to the human form are frequently discussed. Helpful references are given to historical and contemporary artists' techniques and approaches. The model poses range in length from under one minute for fast sketches to longer, more studied poses of up to thirty minutes. This course is suitable for beginners with some drawing experience. The model fee is split equally between participants and is due on the second week of class.

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Collage / Mixed Media (MM-2)
270.00

Sasha Dela

All levels

Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

January 16 – March 13

6 weeks

$235 members / $270 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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Image Construction: Understanding 2-D Media (MM-3)
335.00

Rajab Ali Sayed

All levels

Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 20 – March 17

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

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 rudiementary 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 re-inforce ideas discussed in class.

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Freshly Pressed: Intro to Relief and Intaglio Methods (PR-1)
330.00

Alexander Squier

All levels

Monday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 22 – March 12

8 Weeks

$295 members / $330 non-members

This printmaking course is open to beginners, as well those with experience who might be looking to complete some projects with the use of the Art League etching press. Specifically, we will cover basic monoprinting and drypoint techniques, as well as relief printing with woodblocks and linoleum blocks. Students will begin working on the first day, with the goal of completing 4 separate projects over the duration of the course. Inks will be provided, students are responsible for paper. Specific demonstrations will include basic carving techniques, image transfers, multiple block printing. Bonus mini-demos will include optional techniques such chine collé and “jigsaw” printing.

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Making a Print: Nontraditional Printmaking Techniques (PR-2)
335.00

Lovie Olivia Nolan

All levels

Wednesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 17 – March 14

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

A full course on non-traditional modern day printmaking. This course will show students how to use unconventional and regular household and office materials to create beautifully layered prints. Students will walk away with a different concept and approach to contemporary printmaking that challenges they way we have thought about printmaking for some time. We will be using everything from rubber, plaster, glass, knitting hoops and other materials to create: text, patterns, abstractions and more.

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Classical Figure Painting in Oil (P-1)
315.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate
Monday morning, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
January 22 – March 12
8 weeks
$280 members / $315 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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Classical Figure Painting in Oil (P-2)
315.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate
Tuesday afternoon, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
January 16 – March 13
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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Landscape Fundamentals (P-3)
335.00

Steve Parker

All levels

Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 16 – March 13

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.

 

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Painting: First Layers (P-4)
335.00

Hagit Barkai

All levels

Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 16 – March 13

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

Good starts are the core of painting and often the most difficult to master. The way in which the first layer is put down determines whether we will spend the rest of the time making decisions creatively or piling layers in order to correct mistakes, making the painting more and more overworked. This class will focus on beginnings. You will practice how to recognize the essence of what you are interested in from the very first marks, and how to make every part of the painting serve that essence. We will work from observation with models. Photography may be used for further exploration of poses. This class is for all painting media and for all levels. Meeting with instructor will be scheduled prior to first class.

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Non-Objective Acrylic Painting (P-5)
335.00

Garland Fielder

Intermediate / Advanced

Wednesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 17 – March 14

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

In this course, the student will be exposed to the history of contemporary, non-objective art making, specifically, in the realm of 2D painting. Through an exploration of the various potentials in this field, the student will develop a body of work influenced by the genre. All facets of creating a painting will be addressed—from the deliberation of the form, to the wrapping of the surface, to the application of pigment and finish. Due to time constraints, it is suggested that the student work in acrylic media. However, various strategies and methodologies will be entertained.

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Color Theory for Beginners (P-6)
315.00

Cary Reeder

All levels

Wednesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 17 – March 14

8 weeks

$280 members / $315 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.

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Oil Painting: The Modern Method (P-7)
315.00

Ruben Coy

All levels

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

January 17 – March 14

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.

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Toward the Abstract in Landscape (P-8)
335.00

Steve Parker

All levels

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

January 17 – March 14

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 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-9)
315.00

Ruben Coy

All levels

Wednesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 17 – March 14

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.

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Narrative Portrait: Drawing & Painting (P-10)
335.00

Laura Spector

Intermediate / Advanced
Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
January 17 – March 14
9 weeks
$300 members / $335 non-members

·         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.

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Acrylic Still Life for Beginners (P-11)
340.00

Lucinda Cobley

Beginners

Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 18 – March 15

9 weeks

$305 members / $340 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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Abstracting from The Real (P-12)
335.00

Cary Reeder

All levels

Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 18 – March 15

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 non-members

In this workshop, 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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Landscape Painting (P-13)
335.00

Steve Parker

Intermediate / Advanced

Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

January 18 – March 15

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 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. This class will paint and/or sketch out on location outdoors at least once during the quarter. This will be further discussed in class. 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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Acrylic Still Life for All (P-14)
345.00

Lucinda Cobley

All levels

Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

January 18 – March 15

9 weeks

$310 members / $345 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-15)
335.00

Steve Parker

All levels

Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

January 20 – March 17

9 weeks

$300 members / $335 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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Painting Beyond the Photo (P-16)
190.00

Laura Spector

Intermediate / Advanced

Monday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Monday, January 22, 29 and February 5, 12

4-day Workshop

$155 members / $190 non-members

Using a photo reference of their choice, students will use both traditional and non-traditional painting techniques to help students alchemize their image into the world of painting rather than merely imitate a photo. 
Students will focus on activating the surface of their painting utilizing various paint applications and color relationships. The class will also focus on narrative intention and visual rhythm while inventing and experimenting throughout the process. At a certain point, the photo reference will be put to the side and the painting will become the focal point.  Final paintings will include both direct and nuanced indirect painting methods capturing the student's chosen subject in a manner that goes beyond a photo-realistic image.  This class is for both Oil and Acrylic painters.

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting (P-17)
140.00

Laura Spector

Beginner

Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, January 23 and 30

2-day Workshop

$105 members / $140 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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Plein Air: Outdoor Painting & Drawing (P-18)
190.00

Steve Parker

Beginner / All Levels

Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM - 4:00PM

November 30 - December 21

4-day Workshop

$155 members / $190 non-members

In this workshop students will study the technique of drawing and painting from outdoor observation known as plein air - a method popularized by French Impressionist Claude Monet and Pierre-August Renoir. The students will primarily meet at the Houston Arboretum off Woodway to paint and sketch each morning. In the event weather is inclement we will meet in classroom at Art League. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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Watercolor (W-1)
315.00

Caroline Graham

All levels
Monday afternoon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
January 22 – March 12
8 weeks
$280 members / $315 non-members

Explore the vibrancy and transparency of this medium. 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.

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Watercolor (W-2)
335.00

Caroline Graham

All levels
Wednesday evening 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
January 17 – March 14
9 weeks
$300 members / $335 non-members

Explore the vibrancy and transparency of this medium. 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