WATERCOLOR: Tuesdays 10am -12 noon, July 24 to August 12, 6 weeks , $90 Michael Farrar Beginning students will develop fundamental knowledge of materials and techniques used in painting with transparent watercolor. Subjects covered include still life and landscape. Newcomers learn basic techniques, use of color, value, & contrast (lost & found edges) and temperature and how establish depth and create an interesting painting. Intermediate students will develop an individual style using traditional and new techniques and tools. A materials list is available upon registration. Basic supplies will be available to use the first day of class. Regular demonstrations and critiques will encourage and help you move ahead no matter what level of expertise.
OIL PAINTING: Tuesdays, 2-4 pm, July 24 to August 12, 6 weeks, $90, Michael Farrar For beginners, this class will focus on the technical and expressive fundamentals of oil painting. Beginning students will become familiar with oil paints, mediums, and paint handling. Learn how to choose canvas, stretchers, prepare your surface. Explore color and brush selection and different techniques for exciting paintings. Experiment with techniques that will give different effects, and learn how to successfully design a painting. Intermediate and more advanced students can polish their skills and develop their own expressive style, regardless of subject matter. Regular demonstrations and critiques. Bring what you have on hand to first class; some materials will be available. Other materials may be purchased following the first class. A materials list is available upon registration.
DRAWING: Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, 10am to 4pm, $45.00, Michael Farrar
Working with pencil, pen and charcoal, students will learn to use line, value, gesture, and perspective. The ability to draw helps artists who work in any media and this is a great way to get started. Learn to draw what you see, whether building, tree, landscape or figure. You won’t need much in the way of materials– just a number #2 pencil, white Stadler eraser, ruler, yardstick, 80# drawing paper, 11x 14 size and a black gel or roller ball pens or other fine line marker.
PAINTED POTS: Saturday, August 9, 10am to 2pm, $25, Nancy Smith
In the heat of summer, here’s a garden that takes no weeding or watering. Join Nancy Smith as she leads us through painting a flower pot that can be used for anything from pencils to utensils- and maybe even as part of an indoor herb garden. These would make great holiday gifts! Ages 13 and up. Everything supplied.