PAINTING: The painting department offers classes that provide a foundation for students to experiment and explore their creative vision as they progress in their learning. More advanced students can hone their techniques in our advanced classes.

Summer 2021 Registration:
April 19 - Member Registration
May 3 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

SUMMER 2021 CLASSES

ONLINE CLASSES

MONDAY

Brushstrokes - Online


Start your painting adventure with gaining confidence with a brush! Exploring the many different brush types, marks, and effects with acrylic paint, this class is a great introduction to painting. You will receive an email prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.


Monday • 4 Weeks • June 7—28 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $172 • Online • Dan Cooper

 

WEDNESDAY

Expressive Painting - Online


Work from the heart and let your inner self shine through! Learn all about acrylic paints, color mixing, and brushwork while exploring how to translate your emotions onto the canvas.You will receive an email prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.


Wednesday • 7 Weeks • June 9—July 21 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $261 • Online • Madysen Koontz

 

THURSDAY

Yoga + Art - Online


Awaken your inner artist and connect with the flow of creation! Ease into the first portion of class by exploring the basics of yoga. Once you are relaxed and centered, dive into self-expression through a variety of 2D media including paints, pastels, and more. No previous experience with yoga necessary.


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 22 • 4:00—6:00 PM • $261 • Online • Ellery Diaz

 

Watercolor 2 - Online


Complete a watercolor painting from start to finish! Continue developing your watercolor skills with individual guidance as well as helpful technique demonstrations.


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 22 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $261 • Online • Nicole Alderson

 

Pastel Painting - Online


Create expressive and vibrant works of art with pastels! As a more forgiving medium, working with pastels is a great way to get into painting while strengthening your drawing skills!You will receive an email one week prior to the start of your class with information with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.


Thursday • 4 Weeks • July 15—August 5 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $172 • Online • Daniel Cooper

 

SUNDAY

Yoga + Art - Online


Awaken your inner artist and connect with the flow of creation! Ease into the first portion of class by exploring the basics of yoga. Once you are relaxed and centered, dive into self-expression through a variety of 2D media including paints, pastels, and more. No previous experience with yoga necessary.


Sunday • 7 Weeks • June 20—August 8 • 2:00—4:00 PM • $261 • Online • Ellery Diaz

 

 

IN-STUDIO CLASSES


MONDAY

 

Oil Painting 1


Learn to create an oil painting from start to finish! Focusing on technique, color mixing, composition, our resident teaching artists will provide guidance and individualized feedback along the way.


Monday • 7 Weeks • June 7—July 26 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $327 • Beginning • R Carol Skinner

 

TUESDAY

 

Emulating the Masters


Recreate famous works of the Dutch Masters, Impressionists, and Harlem Renaissance while enhancing your brushwork and color theory know-how! By emulating their styles and techniques, students will develop a new skill-set to use in personal painting projects as well as gain a greater insight into art history.


Tuesday • 7 Weeks • June 8—July 20 • 1:00—3:00 PM • $327 • Beginning-Intermediate • Vandra Pentecost

 

Plein Air Painting


Explore painting in the great outdoors! Get out into our 9.5-acre ArtsPark and learn to capture the atmospheric feel that is unique to outdoor painting in your own oil or acrylic artwork.


Tuesday • 7 Weeks • June 8—July 20 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $327 • All Levels • Amy Applegate

 

Watercolor 1


Develop basic watercolor painting skills in a relaxed studio environment! Study composition, color mixing, and color relationships with helpful demonstrations and feedback designed to help you develop your artistic style.


Tuesday • 7 Weeks • June 8—July 20 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $327 • Beginning • Nicole Alderson

 

WEDNESDAY


Watercolor 1


Develop basic watercolor painting skills in a relaxed studio environment! Study composition, color mixing, and color relationships with helpful demonstrations and feedback designed to help you develop your artistic style.


Wednesday • 7 Weeks • June 9—July 21 • 10:00 AM—Noon • $327 • Beginning • Amy Applegate

 

Intuitive Painting


Explore your artistic intuition while working with acrylic paint! Let your mood guide the colors as you experiment in a dynamic studio environment. Experiment with new brushstrokes, layering techniques, and creating textures to make unique paintings that flow from your spirit!


Wednesday • 7 Weeks • June 9—July 21 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $327 • All Levels • Lorie Lee Andrews

 

THURSDAY

 

Painting from Garden Inspirations


Let your creativity bloom as you find inspiration in Indy’s Original ArtsPark! Students will have the opportunity to encapsulate the natural beauty surrounding the Art Center while learning techniques to create stunning flora and fauna paintings.


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 22 • 10:00 AM—Noon • $327 • All Levels • R Carol Skinner

 

Gouache 1


Learn to paint with gouache! This water-based paint is opaque, intense in color, and dries with a flat finish. Join this exciting class to learn a new medium or begin your painting adventure!


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 22 • 1:00—3:00 PM • $327 • Beginning • Amy Applegate

 

Acrylic Painting 1


Bring your inspiration and an eye for beauty as you discover the unique properties of acrylic paint! Learning the fundamentals behind color mixing, brushwork, application, and composition, this is the perfect course for anyone wanting to start their creative journey off right.


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 22 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $327 • Beginning • Amy Applegate

 

Encaustic Painting


Discover the unique art of encaustic painting! Also known as hot wax painting, encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax colored with a wide variety of pigments. Learn the basics of this waxy and wild artform as you experiment with collage, three-dimensional paint layering, and drawing. No prior experience necessary!


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 22 • 6:30—9:30 PM • $358 • All Levels • Hailee McElroy-Herin

 

Landscape Painting


Explore the foundations for creating successful landscape paintings in oil or acrylic! All levels welcome as you learn the importance of shape, space, and composition while delving into light, color, and color harmonies.


Thursday • 7 Weeks • June 10—July 29 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $327 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

FRIDAY

 

Exploring Mixed Media


Join a supportive studio community and learn the exciting creative possibilities of working in mixed media. Experimenting with collage, painting, printing, and fiber students will walk away knowledgeable of creative ways to color, shape, and line.


Friday • 7 Weeks • June 11—July 23 • 4:00—6:00 PM • $327 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

ART RETREATS


MONDAY-FRIDAY

 

Art Retreat: Encaustic Painting


Discover the unique art of encaustic painting! Also known as hot wax painting, encaustic painting involves using heated beeswax colored with a wide variety of pigments. Learn the basics as you experiment with layering colors, carving textures, stenciling, and drawing. No prior experience necessary!


Monday-Friday • 5 Days • June 7—11 • 9:00 AM—Noon • $360 • All Levels • Hailee McElroy-Herin

 

Art Retreat: Intro to Oils


Nothing quite matches the feel of oil paint! Join an inspiring and creative group to learn all the basics of painting with oils. From brush care to finishing marks, this week-long retreat serves as an fun and informative introduction to oil painting foundations and techniques. Topics will include canvas preparation, lift-out techniques, layering processes, glazing, mediums, brushwork, palette knife use, and color mixing. An introduction to the elements and principals of design will help to give a foundation to the development of your compositions.


Monday-Friday • 5 Days • June 7—11 • 10:00 AM—Noon • $340 • Beginning • Elise Howell

 

Art Retreat: Paint Like the Impressionists


Explore the painting style of the Impressionists! Focus will be placed on creating landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors while capturing the atmospheric feel that is unique to Impressionism. Students will work in acrylic paint and complete one painting each class session! All acrylic materials are included in the class fee. If you have experience in oils and prefer to work with oil paints, you are welcome to bring in your own supplies!


Monday-Friday • 5 Days • June 7—11 • 10:00 AM—Noon • $295 • All Levels • Vandra Pentecost

 

Art Retreat: Yoga + Art


Explore the crossroads of meditative exercise and art making! Class will start off with a gentle, warming flow then move into art making- providing time to reflect and create. Centered on the mindset of process over product, this nurturing community will offer a wholesome and rejuvenating start to your day! No prior yoga or art making necessary!


Monday-Friday • 5 Days • June 7—11 • 10:00 AM—Noon • $270 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

TUESDAY-FRIDAY

 

Art Retreat: Exploring Mixed Media


Join a supportive studio community to learn the exciting creative possibilities of working in mixed media. You will experiment with collage, painting, printing, and fiber as you layer colors, shapes, and line into unique works of art. This week long retreat will give you the opportunity to dive in and make the most of your new skills!


Tuesday-Friday • 4 Days • July 6—9 • 10:00 AM—Noon • $280 • All Levels • Sarah Gordon

 

Art Retreat: Landscape Painting


Explore the in and outs of creating landscape paintings! As an opportunity to paint as realistically or expressively as you like, inspiration will come from photos and scenes from our ArtsPark. All levels welcome as you learn the importance of shape and color to give the illusion of light and depth. All acrylic materials are included in the class fee. If you have experience in oils and prefer to work with oil paints, you are welcome to bring in your own supplies!


Tuesday-Friday • 4 Days • July 6—9 • 10:00 AM—Noon • $260 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

VISITING ARTIST


MONDAY-FRIDAY

 

Art Retreat: Making of a Mural with Megan Jefferson


Make your mark in our ArtsPark! Students in this workshop will learn from Indy muralist and painter, Megan Jefferson, the process of creating a mural from start to finish. Along the way, students will explore color, abstraction, stenciling, and paint applications! There will be opportunities to make individual sketches and paintings as well. This is your chance to be a part of something big- a mural on all 4 sides of the shipping container in our east parking lot- and visible from the Monon Trail! All materials are included in the class fee.


5 Days • Monday-Friday • June 14-18 • 10:00 am-3:00 pm • $420.00 • All Levels

 

 


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