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It's Only Paper! Watercolor
Instructor: Nancy Colby
Advanced: This class is for those students who are generally pleased with their work but need critiques and an occasional direction along the way. Individual attention will be given to each student to help them with their specific needs. Instruction is tailored to fit each student’s needs and to convey direction in a meaningful way to each individual. The class will experience individual and group critiques as well as individual and group demos.
Beginner: Nancy also offers a seperate 'It's Only Paper' class for beginners. Call for details.
Watercolor, Ink & Colored PencilInstructor: Ron Sanders
Here is the opportunity to mix the power of black line with the energy of watercolors and the richness and texture of colored pencils. From technical linework to expressive forms, we will explore the emotional nuances of ink work, then lay on the color to bring life to our drawings.
The Graphic LandscapeInstructor: Ron Sanders
Learn to see and simplify the landscape into bright, bold, graphic shapes of color to create modern translations of our world. By learning how to simplify what we see, we will not only create lean and contemporary works of art, but we will also learn how to better understand shape, form and spacial relationships that will improve our more traditional work. This class is open to all colored media: oil, acrylic, landscape, pastel, marker, etc..
Watercolor: Beginner & IntermediateInstructor: Patt Bacon
Learn about watercolor papers (types and weights), color (wheel and mixing), and brush techniques. Demonstrations are given on each phase of learning. You will also learn how background washes are done and how watercolor paints can be layered and still be translucent. Above all, you can have FUN doing it all!
Watercolor- The Threee C'sInstructor: Patt Bacon
Learn the 3 Cs ... Composition, Color and Contrast! Each session begins with a mini-lesson on one of these topics. There is a critique on works in progress or how to improve a completed work. Each person works at his or her own speed. The objective is that all learn and improve while enjoying themselves. Advanced students.
Watercolor Basics: All LevelsInstructor: Jim Beech
Classes will begin with basic art concepts and a review of drawing, color, design and techniques. There will be weekly demonstrations and practice of fundamentals. The final weeks will be a student project of their choice including shortcuts, the use of photos and watercolor techniques revisited.
Abstract Painting for BeginnersInstructor: Beverly Yankwitt
In the beginners abstract class students will start with a discussion of the principles of design and composition. They will learn about the different types of media used in abstract art, the techniques that can be used and how to apply paint to paper or canvas to obtain a finished peice of art. Artwork will be critiqued as a learning tool for all students.
Advanced Abstract PaintingInstructor: Beverly Yankwitt
In this class, students will work on thier own designs using techniques previously taught. Emphasis in the class will be on composition and design principles. Contemporary and more difficult approaches to abstract art will be discussed. Critique of artwork will be done with class participation welcome. Students will be encouraged to develop thier own style of painting.
How to Paint Like the Old MastersInstructor: Catherine Lucas
This class is designed to guide students through the process of developing a painting using the process of developing a painting using the traditional techniques of indirect painting. This painting approach will begin with a drawing that is transferrred to the canvas and developed into a fully realized monochromatic under painting. Next, thin layers of paint and glazes are applied to the under painting to achieve the effects of luminosity and depth of the old masters. Students will work from their own still life setup with objects of their choosing.
All Media Open StudioInstructor: Ron Sanders
An open studio setting for the exploration of any subjects, style or medium. Bring existing work to complete in class or begin new work or explore new directions. Students are welcome to paint landscape, still life, or portraits. The instructor will be available for critique and guidance as needed.
Portrait PaintingInstructor: Ron Sanders
It's Only Paper! Beginning and Intermediate WatercolorInstructor: Nancy Colby
This class is designed for those students to have experience in watercolor but do not feel they have achieved everything they want to achieve. Individual attention is given to each student to fit their individual need. Each student will receive individual attention, demonstration and critique. The class will be given group critique and group demonstrations.
Acrylic Painting Instructor: Kathleen Kelly
Portraits: People and PetsInstructor: Kathleen Kelly
Working in pastels, oils or acrylics, (no watercolors please), create human portraits, pet portraits or animal paintings. Beginning with the breakdown of the human facial features, basic portraiture will be taught in charcoal and progression to the medium of your choice. Demos, along with personalized instruction by instructor well versed in animal portraiture and human portraits.
Painting StudioInstructor: Fran Hines
Students may work in their medium of choice as well as subject matter with individual instruction.
Oil PaintingInstructor: Inez Hudson
The goals of this class vary with each student's individual objectives, while helping to eliminate the fear factor. Whether you seek to improve basic skills or are a beginner, this class will focus on the independent study and refinement of your painting in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Instructor demostrations, combined with individual instruction and critique, are directed at improving the way each student "sees" subject, composition, and use of color. Although some students may complete a painting, the focus is on learning and improving. Students may bring unfinished pieces to complete or begin a new piece using a subject of their choosing.
Paint, Paint, Paint- All Media PaintingInstructor: Diane Mannion
Exercises,experiments, demos and hands on help to guide you on your creative journey no matter what your experience level is. Join the fun playing with various mediums. All levels welcome!
Watercolor Basic Concepts & TechniquesInstructor: Don Melander
Landscape class using watercolor in a simplified manner. Scenes are depicted through identifiable shapes, a strong value system, composition and color. Don paints watercolors in a realistic style. His paintings often contain a building, barn, lighthouse, boat or other common man-made objects with the goal of preserving their individuality. Each session will begin with a demo and discussion on theory. Most of the session will then be devoted to the participants painting with individual help and instruction. Beginners are always welcome; separate classes for beginners and non-beginners.
Oil Painting in the Neo-Impressionistic Style Instructor: Margaret Egli Thomson
Learn the easy steps to oil painting in this style. How to create on a flat surface, three dimensions, distance, depth, light, and shadow. Your canvas can become a fascinating colourful impression. Let me show you some hard earned short cuts to painting in oil; some ways to make a catching composition. How to handle your paints, to mix your own colours, to store them, the art of using the energy between contrasting colours, how to use reflected light to your advantage and much much more. I am not interested to impose my style, rather to enhance yours and enable you to discover talents that can only be realized with painting. One cannot learn to be an artist but one can develop ones talent by painting painting and painting! Beginners and more experienced painters are welcome. The course will not be just theory and I will give adequate painting demonstrations.
Creative CompositionsInstructor: Rosalie Mack
Want your art to stand out? This class for intermediate and advanced level artists will concentrate on creating original and innnovative compostions! A specific problem or challenge will be discussed each week and artists will create a work using the medium of their choice focusing on the specific topic. Attention will be paid to unconventional solutions to each problem. Examples of weekly topics might range from glass/transparencies to extreme angles, foreshortening and so much more! The main goal of this class is to get each and every artist to challenge themselves to thinking "outside of the box" in considering their compositions. No beginners.
Drawing for All LevelsInstructor: Rosalie Mack
Want to learn to draw better? No matter what your drawing experience is presently...this is an opportunity to develop a sharp eye, learn different drawing techniques, experiment with a variety of drawing mediums and impress yourself with your personal accomplishments. Whether you embrace drawing as a finnished work or want to develop your drawing skills to enhance another medium, drawing is the foundation of all art and your journey in drawing will develop your artistic abilities as no other discipline can. The class will cover the use of pencil, color pencil, pen & ink and other drawing media of your choosing. You will develop an eye for good composition, proportion, color, value, texture, contrast and variety. Skilled artists and beginners alike will benefit from this drawing experience.
Colored Pencil DrawingInstructor: Rosalie Mack
Explore drawing in colored pencil, a rich and beautiful art medium. Emphasis will be on learning to develop your work by layering and blending colors to develop a variety of looks and textures. This medium offers many opportunities for adaptation to your own personal style.
Charcoal DrawingInstructor: Robert Pavon
If you are new to art or ever wanted to learn how to get started then this is the class for you. Charcoal drawing was the first art form as early man would use it to depict the world around them on cave walls. This class will help the absolute beginner and even those with some experience. It is also the fundamental first step in a painting, or taken to finished stage can be a beautiful work by itself. You will learn in a small class with individual attention with focus on drawing the portrait using varying techniques.
Figure DrawingInstructor: Robert Pavon
If you have an interest in learning how to draw the figure, then this is the class for you. The human body is likely the most beautiful and most difficult subject to understand. In this class you will learn the proper proportions and how to depict them. We will start with gesture drawings as a warm up and move into longer poses as the class progresses. This class will use pictures instead of live models. Please note: this class will show nudity for the work we are doing in class. Students must be 18 years of age or older.
Portraits in PastelInstructor: Robert Pavon
In this class we will learn how to use dry chalk pastels to produce a portrait. We will cover value structure and facial structure for an accurate depiction of a human head. The information will also show you how to get a likeness quickly.
Right Brain Drawing Instructor: Kathleen Kelly
Applying discoveries in brain research to the teaching of drawing skills, the student is presented a set of basic exercises to release creative potential and tap into the special abilities of the visual, perceptual right hemisphere of the brain. Basically, it’s a fun class which will show you how to gain the skills you always wanted, enhance creativity and artistic confidence.
Life Drawing StudioInstructor: No instructor for this studio
X-ercise your artistic muscle on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30! Join your fellow artists for Open Studio Life Drawing in Goff Gallery. Bring your pads, pencils, pastels or paints. Members only; $10 per class for model fee. Studio runs from October to May. Call 941-639-8810 for more information.
Portrait StudioInstructor: No instructor for this studio
Work on your portrait skills in your own medium at our weekly portrait studio in Goff Gallery. Studio runs all year. Different face model every week - male and female, young and mature. No pre-registration necessary; no formal instruction. Bring your own supplies. Easels and stools are supplied. For VAC members only; $5 per class for model fee.
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