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Classical Figure Painting in Oil (P-1)
305.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate
Monday morning, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM,
July 8 – August 26
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 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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Painting: Intro to Oil (P-2)
305.00

Shayne Murphy

All levels
Monday afternoon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
July 8 – August 26
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 public + additional live model fee

This course is an introduction to oil painting covering classical and contemporary techniques. The course will begin teaching an academic approach to painting and will conclude with a final project that blends previous techniques with contemporary subject matter. Students will learn how to stretch and prepare canvases and how to properly varnish their paintings.

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Classical Portrait Painting in Oil (P-3)
305.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate
Tuesday afternoon, 12:30 – 3:30 PM,
July 9 – August 27
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 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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Landscape Fundamentals (P-4)
305.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
July 9 – August 27
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 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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Toward the Abstract in Landscape (P-5)
305.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 10 – August 28
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 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-6)
305.00

Ruben Coy

All levels
Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 10 – August 28
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 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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Oil Painting: The Modern Method (P-7)
305.00

Ruben Coy

All levels
Wednesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
July 10 – August 28
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 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.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

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Acrylic Still Life: Glazing Techniques (P-8)
225.00

Lucinda Cobley

Beginners
Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
July 11 – August 8
5 weeks
$190 members / $225 public

This 5-week course explores still life painting on canvas style paper. Examples and demonstrations will help to explain the glazing process that begins with painting a series of monochromatic studies of fruit, such as pears and apples. Followed by the application of paint layers in jewel-like glaze colors that will bring each painting to life! This class is suitable for both beginners with no drawing experience and intermediate level students who wish to improve their methods of glazing in acrylic. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 8 students.

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Landscape Painting (P-9)
305.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 12 – August 29
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 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: Glazing Techniques (P-10)
225.00

Lucinda Cobley

Beginners
Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
July 11 – August 8
5 weeks
$190 members / $225 public

This 5-week course explores still life painting on canvas style paper. Examples and demonstrations will help to explain the glazing process that begins with painting a series of monochromatic studies of fruit, such as pears and apples. Followed by the application of paint layers in jewel-like glaze colors that will bring each painting to life! This class is suitable for both beginners with no drawing experience and intermediate level students who wish to improve their methods of glazing in acrylic. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 8 students.

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Intro to Encaustics (P-11)
215.00

Salli Babbitt

All Levels
Thursday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
July 18 – August 15
5 weeks
$180 members / $215 public

In this 5 week course, the students will be demonstrated the basic techniques of color mixing, fusing waxes, and texture building using the encaustic process. After completing basic design elements, students will add various color pigments to give the artworks an added depth through experimental approaches. This course is sure to improve your confidence when it comes to utilizing this fascinating medium.

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Landscape into Art (P-12)
305.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
July 13 – August 31
8 weeks
$270 members / $305 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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Experimental Painting: Liquid Cells (P-13)
130.00

Salli Babbitt

All Levels
Sunday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
July 21
1-Day
$95 members / $130 public

In this three-hour intensive workshop, students will learn basic techniques of paint pouring methods using specialized products and paints. By applying basic design elements, students will add various paints to create cellular-like visuals to give the artworks an added surreal surface through this experimental approach. This workshop is sure to improve your confidence when it comes to utilizing these fascinating mediums.

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Experimental Painting: Textural Approaches (P-14)
130.00

Salli Babbitt

All Levels
Sunday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 21
1-Day
$95 members / $130 public

In this three-hour intensive workshop, students will learn basic approaches to applying texture through specialized product and paints. By reviewing basic design elements, students will add various pastes, paints and gels to give added physical and visual depth to artworks through these experimental methods. This workshop is sure to improve your confidence when it comes to utilizing these fascinating mediums.

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