Classes

Spring 2018

Class Descriptions 
MIXED STUDIO 

Can include drawing and painting in various mediums (oil and chalk pastels, watercolor, and acrylics) 

DRAWING
Includes still life and nature drawing; study of line, shape, form, space, tone, composition, movement, and gesture; looking at artists for inspiration; and group critiques; work in traditional ink, charcoal, pencil, as well as non-traditional materials.

PAINTING
Includes still life painting; representation and observation; abstraction and gesture; color mixing, brush and palette knife use; class reflections and group critiques; looking at artists for inspiration; using traditional acrylics.

FRESCO MAKING
Fresco, the Italian word for fresh, is a form of mural painting in which earth pigments are painted directly on fresh, wet, lime plaster.  As the plaster dries, a chemical process bonds the pigment and plaster together. In this class we will make "mock" frescos. Students will learn about Italian Renaissance painters, and use them as inspiration to plan their own paintings. We will mix and use plaster to make our painting surface, but will paint onto it when it is dry. When the paintings are finished we will add a technique to "age" them, giving them the feeling of the frescos that still hang in Italy from hundreds of years ago.




Schedule                                                                                    

Classes begin April 5, and end on June 2
No Class April 19, 20, 21

Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Except for Thursday.
                                   

Thursday       Mixed Studio     12+ yrs     4:00-5:30           $107.   canceled
 
                      4/5, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3

Thursday       Fresco Making     10+ yrs     4:00-5:00           $80. 
                      5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7


Friday            Mixed Studio      8-11 yrs    4:00-5:00           $140.   full 

                      4/6, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1


Saturday        Mixed Studio     5-8 yrs     10-11am              $140.   full
                      4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2


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