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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,
September 9 – November 11 (School closed October 11 - 14, 2019)
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public + 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

Beginner / Intermediate
Monday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM,
September 9 – November 11 (School closed October 11 - 14, 2019)
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

In this course, students will learn various painting approaches on creating abstract works using observational methods and photographic sources of real world 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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Painting: Intro to Oil (P-3)
350.00

Shayne Murphy

All levels
Monday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 9 – November 11 (School closed October 11 - 14, 2019)
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public + 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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Classical Portrait Painting in Oil (P-4)
350.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate
Tuesday afternoon, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM,
September 17 – November 12
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public + 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-5)
350.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
September 17 – November 12
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

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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Non-Objective: Approaches to Abstract Painting (P-6)
350.00

Erika Garrett

All levels
Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
September 17 – November 12
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

In this course, students will learn about painting as an action. They will learn about different techniques of applying acrylic mediums to canvas and paper. Students will also be investigating and understanding how to form visually pleasing compositions. Throughout the course students will look at examples of texture, pattern, and color theory.

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Color Theory for Beginners (P-7)
350.00

Cary Reeder

Beginner / Intermediate
Wednesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM,
September 18 – November 13
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practical manipulation of color through the medium of painting. Through experimentation and completion of week-to-week exercises, students will gain a better understanding of color that can be applied towards any media.

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Toward the Abstract in Landscape (P-8)
350.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 18 – November 13
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

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 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, although, 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)
320.00

Ruben Coy

All levels
Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 18 – November 6
8 weeks
$285 members / $320 public

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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The Narrative Portrait (P-10)
350.00

Laura Spector

Intermediate / Advanced
Wednesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
September 18 – November 13
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public + additional live model fee

In this course, students will draw and paint from live models. Beginning with drawings to warm-up and cover basic concepts of anatomy, form and light perspective, students will have the opportunity to experience 2 long-form portrait processes. The first completed portrait painting will be created from a live model. The second completed portrait painting will challenge students to create an original portrait from a photograph of a model, created in a style of their chosen portrait artist. The class will use a transfer method to help with drawing accuracy. Students will create preparatory sketches and color studies leading up to their final painting. This class is for both oil and acrylic painters with painting experience. In addition, each student will be assigned a painter and give an informal 10-minute presentation to the class on an assigned date.

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Oil Painting: The Modern Method (P-11)
320.00

Ruben Coy

All levels
Wednesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
September 18 – November 6
8 weeks
$285 members / $320 public

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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Acrylic: Still Life Approaches (P-12)
305.00

Lucinda Cobley

Beginners
Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
October 3 – November 14
7 weeks
$270 members / $305 public

This course both introduces fundamental skills in acrylic painting and helps further development for those already familiar with them. Working through a series of exercises from 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 color, applying textures and composition. Throughout the course reference will be made to historical and contemporary techniques and approaches. There will also be a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

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Landscape Painting (P-13)
350.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 19 – November 14
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

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

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Acrylic: Still Life Approaches (P-14)
305.00

Lucinda Cobley

Beginners
Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
October 3 – November 14
7 weeks
$270 members / $305 public

This course both introduces fundamental skills in acrylic painting and helps further development for those already familiar with them. Working through a series of exercises from 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 color, applying textures and composition. Throughout the course reference will be made to historical and contemporary techniques and approaches. There will also be a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

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Landscape into Art (P-15)
350.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 14 – November 16 (School closed October 11 - 14, 2019)
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

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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Acrylic Toolbox (P-16)
180.00

Laura Spector

All Levels
Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 14, 21 & 28
3-Day
$145 members / $180 public

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, basic color theory and ways to begin a painting. By the end of the 3rd day, students will have the confidence, skills, and vocabulary to move forward into their next artistic adventure!

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Painting: Master Copies (P-17)
210.00

Laura Spector

All Levels
Tuesday evening, September 10, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 
Thursday evening, September 12, 19  & 26, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
4-Day
$175 members / $210 public

Stand on the shoulders of giants and learn to create a bold, confident, completed painting inspired by Old Masters. Using Master copies to strengthen painting skills has been utilized since the Renaissance. In this course, each student will create one completed painting. A list of paintings will be sent prior to class to choose which work students would like to copy. Using a simple step-by-step transfer system, participants will bypass the drawing process and be able to quickly start building layers of paint. This process will include approaches to composition, value, color theory, paint application and creating color charts. Each class will include instructor demonstrations. This class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate painters in either acrylic or oil paint.

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Landscape Painting: Plein Air Approaches (P-18)
170.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
December 3, 4, & 5
3-Day
$135 members / $170 public

This workshop offers a chance to get outdoors and paint the landscape subject from life. Painting and/or sketching outdoors in Plein Air can be helpful in creating a more convincing landscape painting in the studio. The class will take place at one of the pond locations in the Houston Arboretum or possibly Brazos Bend State Park to be determined. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students

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Landscape Essentials (P-19)
170.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
December 10, 11, & 12
3-Day
$135 members / $170 public

In this workshop, students will be exploring various techniques in painting focusing on elements as trees, water and some sky effects. Instructor will discuss and demonstrate some of these techniques in depth along with atmospheric perspective methods.Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students

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