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.

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Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels


Summer 2020 Week-Long Retreats


Monday-Friday


Paint like the Impressionists

1 Week • July 27-31 • 12:30-2:30 pm

$239.00 • All Levels


Pour Painting + Palette Knife

1 Week • July 27-31 • 1-3 pm

$269.00 • All Levels

 

FALL 2020 CLASSES

ONLINE CLASSES

TUESDAY

Acrylic Painting 1 - Online


Bring your inspiration and eye for beauty as you discover the unique properties of acrylic paint! Learn the fundamentals behind color mixing, brushwork, application, and composition as you put your brush to canvas and watch as your imagination comes to life.You will receive an email one week prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.


4 Weeks • November 3-November 24 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $142.00 • All Levels • Amy Applegate

 

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 one week prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.


4 Weeks • September 30-October 21 • 4-6 pm • $142.00 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

THURSDAY

Watercolor 1 - Online


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.You will receive an email one week prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.


6 Weeks • October 1-October 22 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $142.00 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

IN-STUDIO CLASSES


MONDAY

 

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.


7 Weeks • August 24-October 12 • 10 am-Noon • $309.00 • Beginning • Bekah Pollard • No Class September 7

 

Alternative Applications


Join us to explore different painting processes! Students will learn to make painting marks with everyday items such as yarn, squeeze bottles, and spatulas. If you enjoy the magic of pour painting, you’ll love the experimental nature of this class while discovering new textures and techniques!


7 Weeks • October 19-November 30 • 10 am-Noon • $309.00 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

Watercolor 2


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


7 Weeks • October 19-November 30 • 10 am-Noon • $309.00 • Intermediate • Bekah Pollard

 

Winter Greeting Cards


Treat yourself to a few weeks making winter greeting cards in a fun and inspiring environment! Investigate color and brush strokes as you create small works of art for the ones you love. This class is appropriate for all skill levels.


4 Weeks • November 2-November 23 • 4-6 pm • $209.00 • Beginning • Teaching Artist TBD

 

Brushstrokes


Start your painting adventure off right learning to wield a brush with confidence! Explore the many different brush types, marks, and effects with acrylic paint. This class is a short and sweet introduction to get you ready for your future in the studio!


4 Weeks • September 28-October 19 • 4-6 pm • $209.00 • Beginning • Madysen Koontz

 

Oil Painting 1


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


7 Weeks • August 24-October 12 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • Beginning • R Carol Skinner • No Class September 7

 

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.


7 Weeks • October 19-November 30 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • Beginning • Amy Applegate

 

Oil Painting 2


Brush up on your oil painting skills! While building upon the basics, students will explore new and challenging techniques for painting, color, and composition. Work at your own pace to create unique paintings from start to finish.


7 Weeks • October 19-November 30 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • Intermediate • R Carol Skinner

 

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.


7 Weeks • October 19-November 30 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Vandra Pentecost

 

TUESDAY


Release your Creative Side


Work from the heart and let your creative self shine through! Learn about acrylic paints, color mixing, and brushwork while exploring how to translate emotion onto your canvas. Abstract and figure painters are welcome. In this class, anyone can release their inner artist!


7 Weeks • August 25-October 6 • 9 am-Noon • $309.00 • All Levels • Heather Nuber


Release your Creative Side


Work from the heart and let your creative self shine through! Learn about acrylic paints, color mixing, and brushwork while exploring how to translate emotion onto your canvas. Abstract and figure painters are welcome. In this class, anyone can release their inner artist!


7 Weeks • October 20-December 1 • 9 am-Noon • $309.00 • All Levels • TBD

 

Acrylic Painting 1


Bring your inspiration and eye for beauty as you discover the unique properties of acrylic paint! Learn the fundamentals behind color mixing, brushwork, application, and composition as you put your brush to canvas and watch as your imagination comes to life.


7 Weeks • August 25-October 6 • 10 am-Noon • $309.00 • Beginning • Bekah Pollard

 

Acrylic Painting 2


Expand your acrylic painting skills! Create vibrant and expressive paintings as you learn to mix unique colors, create confident brushstrokes, and further developing your personal artistic style. This class is perfect for those who want to continue to build upon the foundational skills learned in Acrylic Painting 1 and broaden their acrylics know-how.


7 Weeks • October 20-December 1 • 10 am-Noon • $309.00 • Intermediate • Bekah Pollard

 

Oil Painting 3


Take your oil painting skills to the next level in this supportive community! Designed for oil painters with some previous experience, a majority of the studio time will be spent on your own unique projects and paintings with time for individual and group critiques along the way.


15 Weeks • August 25-December 1 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $469.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • R Carol Skinner

 

Paint Like the Impressionists


Explore the painting style of the Impressionists! Focusing on creating landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors, students will be able to work in oil or acrylic as they capture the atmospheric feel of Impressionism.


7 Weeks • October 20-December 1 • 1-3 pm • $309.00 • All Levels • Vandra Pentecost

 

Figure Painting


Paint the human form in a supportive environment! Working from a professional model, students will use paints to strengthen their knowledge of gesture, proportion, and form. Explore color and brushstrokes as you bring the human figure to life with paint!


4 Weeks • November 3-November 24 • 4-6 pm • $229.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Vandra Pentecost

 

Mixing Flesh Tones


Treat yourself by exploring your breath as a tool to ease stress and find focus. In this class, students will focus on guided breathing exercises to connect themselves with their internal breath of creation. As you become relaxed and centered, dive into self-expression through a variety of 2D media including paints, pastels and more!


4 Weeks • September 29-October 20 • 4-6 pm • $309.00 • Beginning • Vandra Pentecost

 

Digital Painting


Paint beautiful works of art with Photoshop! Trade in the canvas and palette as you learn all about the programs many brushes, layers, and filters. Using a Wacom graphics tablet, you’ll begin to create wonderful works of digital art in no time!


7 Weeks • October 20-December 1 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $329.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger

 

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.


7 Weeks • October 20-December 1 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

WEDNESDAY


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!


7 Weeks • October 21-December 2 • 9 am-Noon • $309.00 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

Collage Creations


Cut and combine images to create a new picture of your own! In this class, students will explore collage as a means of self-expression while learning about composition and design. Join in and discover the many different ways in which pictures can be developed with scissors and glue!


4 Weeks • November 4-November 25 • 10 am-Noon • $209.00 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

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!


7 Weeks • October 21-December 2 • 10 am-Noon • $309.00 • All Levels • Lorie Lee Andrews

 

Oil Painting 1


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


7 Weeks • August 26-October 7 • 1-3 pm • $309.00 • Beginning • R Carol Skinner

 

Kitchen Paintings


Make artwork good enough to eat! By taking inspiration from foods, drinks, and a variety of kitchen activities, students will test their hand at creating culinary colorful masterpieces. If you have a barren nook in your kitchen in need of a splash of color, take this class and get cooking!


4 Weeks • November 4-25 • 1-3 pm • $209.00 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

Oil Painting 2


Brush up on your oil painting skills! While building upon the basics, students will explore new and challenging techniques for painting, color, and composition. Work at your own pace to create unique paintings from start to finish.


7 Weeks • October 21-December 2 • 1-3 pm • $309.00 • Intermediate • R Carol Skinner

 

Textures + Patterns in Paint


Embrace your love of texture! Join this relaxing class as you explore the textures and patterns possible with acrylic paint. Using tools such as palette knives and paint additives, students will discover new and inventive ways to embellish a painting’s surface.


4 Weeks • September 30-October 21 • 1-3 pm • $209.00 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

Pastel Painting


Pastels are a fun and versatile medium for creating expressive and vibrant works of art. Try your hand at a variety of techniques including layering, controlling edges, and adding texture and depth. Working with pastels can serve as a gateway to painting and also strengthen your drawing skills!


7 Weeks • August 26-October 7 • 4-6 pm • $309.00 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

Abstract Painting


Discover the endlessly expressive possibilities of abstract painting! With your choice of oil or acrylic, students will be able to explore elements of design and a range of color palettes as they create interesting compositions.


7 Weeks • October 21-December 2 • 4-6 pm • $309.00 • All Levels • R Carol Skinner

 

Pastel Landscapes


Pastels are a forgiving and relaxing medium to explore the genre of landscape painting! This class is the perfect opportunity to loosen your creative style with soft pastel colors as you learn how to capture luscious atmospheres and movement.


7 Weeks • October 21-December 9 • 4-6 pm • $309.00 • All Levels • Dan Cooper

 

Acrylic Painting 1


Bring your inspiration and eye for beauty as you discover the unique properties of acrylic paint! Learn the fundamentals behind color mixing, brushwork, application, and composition as you put your brush to canvas and watch as your imagination comes to life.


7 Weeks • August 26-October 7 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • Beginning • Bekah Pollard

 

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.


7 Weeks • August 26-October 7 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • Beginning • Teaching Artist TBD

 

Acrylic Painting 2


Expand your acrylic painting skills! Create vibrant and expressive paintings as you learn to mix unique colors, create confident brushstrokes, and further developing your personal artistic style. This class is perfect for those who want to continue to build upon the foundational skills learned in Acrylic Painting 1 and broaden their acrylics know-how.


7 Weeks • October 21-December 2 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • Intermediate • Bekah Pollard

 

Watercolor 2


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


7 Weeks • October 21-December 2 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $309.00 • Intermediate • Teaching Artist TBD

 

THURSDAY


Mixed Media Fiber + Paint


Join us on an adventure in texture and color! Stitch, interlace, and paint your way to new artistic heights. Combine fiber and pigments to create extraordinary surfaces in this creative mixed media class.


7 Weeks • October 22-December 10 • 9 am-Noon • $309.00 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD • No Class November 26

 

Digital Painting


Paint beautiful works of art with Photoshop! Trade in the canvas and palette as you learn all about the programs many brushes, layers, and filters. Using a Wacom graphics tablet, you’ll begin to create wonderful works of digital art in no time!


7 Weeks • October 22-December 10 • 9 am-Noon • $329.00 • All Levels • Aren Straiger • No Class November 26

 

Painting


Join an established community of artists and master your painting skills in this advanced-level class! Push the creative envelope as you paint from your sketchbook, still life, photographs, or your imagination in your medium of choice. Class time will include painting, group critiques, demonstrations, and lectures.


15 Weeks • August 27-December 10 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $469.00 • Advanced • R Carol Skinner • No Class November 26

 

Adult + Child Intuitive Painting


Enjoy some time together with a little artist in your life! Let your mood guide the colors as you experiment with acrylic paint in a dynamic studio environment. Explore new brushstrokes, layering techniques, and creating textures to make unique paintings that flow from your spirit!


4 Weeks • November 5-December 3 • 4-6 pm • $309.00 • All Levels • Dan Cooper • No Class November 26

 

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!


7 Weeks • October 22-December 10 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $309.00 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD • No Class November 26

 

Pour Painting


Explore the magic and beauty of pour painting! Learn techniques for painting without a brush, and discover the wonders of fluid art. Whether a beginner or seasoned painter, this class offers the opportunity to enjoy this malleable medium in new ways!


4 Weeks • August 27-September 17 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $209.00 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

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!


4 Weeks • November 5-December 3 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $209.00 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

Palette Knife Painting


Do you like working with thick textures and even thicker paint? Join this fun class to learn how to paint without a brush! You will explore the many marks possible using a variety of palette knives while creating abstract or representational paintings with an exciting surface.


4 Weeks • October 1-October 22 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $209.00 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

FRIDAY


Independent Study: Painting


Choose your own creative adventure! As you paint from your sketchbook, still life, photographs, or your imagination in your desired medium, class time will be dedicated to painting, group critiques, and demonstrations.


15 Weeks • September 4-December 18 • 10 am-1 pm • $469.00 • Advanced • Elise Howell • No Class November 27

 

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.


7 Weeks • August 28-October 9 • 10 am-Noon • $309.00 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

Still Life Painting


Spend a few weeks focusing on the genre of still life painting. Learn to paint from observation as you study the classic forms of everyday life. Vases of flowers, baskets of fruit, and tablecloths are just a few examples of the objects you will learn to bring to life through the painting process!


7 Weeks • October 23-December 11 • 10 am-Noon • $309.00 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz • No Class November 27

 

SATURDAY

 

Painting on Your iPad


Learn to paint without even touching a brush! With the help of your drawing skills, an iPad, and various apps, you’ll be able to create your very own digitally painted masterpiece. After sending the finished product to one of our professional printers, you’ll get to leave class with a physical token of your digital know-how!


7 Weeks • October 17-December 5 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $329.00 • All Levels • Martin Clinch • No Class November 28

 


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