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.

Spring 2021 Registration:
November 23 - Member Registration
December 7 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

SPRING 2021 CLASSES

ONLINE CLASSES

MONDAY

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.


7 Weeks • January 18–March 1 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $261 • Online • Heather Nuber

 

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.


7 Weeks • March 15–April 26 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $261 • Online • Elise Howell

 

TUESDAY

Brushstrokes - Online


Start your painting adventure with gaining confidence with a brush! Explore the many different brush types, marks, and effects with acrylic paint. This class is a great introduction to painting- a short and sweet start to your future in the studio!


7 Weeks • January 19–March 2 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $261 • Online • Heather Nuber

 

WEDNESDAY

Gouache 1 - Online


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!


7 Weeks • March 17–April 28 • 1–3 pm • $261 • Online • Amy Applegate

 

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.


7 Weeks • January 21–March 4 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $261 • Online • Bekah Pollard

 

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.


7 Weeks • March 18–April 29 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $261 • Online • Teaching Artist TBD

 

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.


7 Weeks • March 118–April 29 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $261 • Online • Bekah Pollard

 

SATURDAY

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.


7 Weeks • January 23–March 6 • 10 am–Noon • $261 • Online • Ellery Diaz

 

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 • January 18–March 1 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • Beginning • 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 • March 15–April 26 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • Intermediate • Bekah Pollard

 

Brushstrokes


Start your painting adventure off right by wielding a brush with confidence! As a short and sweet introduction that’ll get you ready for your future in the studio, students will get to explore the many different brush types, marks, and effects with acrylic paint.


4 Weeks • February 22–March 15 • 4–6 pm • $215 • Beginning • Madysen Koontz

 

Color Mixing


Learn the power of pigments! As a great class for beginners and painters who have found color mixing frustrating, you’ll learn the ins and outs of crafting colors and walk away with a hand painted color wheel to proudly display in your own home studio.


4 Weeks • January 18–February 8 • 4–6 pm • $215 • Beginning • Madysen Koontz

 

Garden Greeting Cards


Treat yourself to a few weeks making garden greeting cards in a fun and inspiring environment! Fun for all skill levels, students will get to investigate color and brush strokes and create small works of art for any and all occasions.


4 Weeks • March 29–April 19 • 4–6 pm • $215 • 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 • January 18–March 1 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • Beginning • R Carol Skinner

 

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 • March 15–April 26 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $327.00 • 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 • March 15–April 26 • 6:30-8:30 pm • $327.00 • Beginning-Intermediate • Vandra Pentecost

 

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!


7 Weeks • March 15–April 26 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • Beginning • Amy Applegate

 

TUESDAY

 

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 • January 19–March 2 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • Beginning • Bekah Pollard

 

Freeing Your Creative Spirit


Join teaching artists Jen Broemel (textile) and Peggy Breidenbach (ceramic) as they pull assignments from Corita Kent’s seminal book, Learning By Heart, to help kick-start your own creativity and encourage you to look at the world in new ways. The class will use simple tools (paper, magazines, paint, thread, clay) to create both individual and group projects. Also incorporated will be improvisational techniques used by these artists in their own work as well as other approaches from invited guest artists.


7 Weeks • January 19–March 2 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • All Levels • Peggy Breidenbach + Jen Broemel

 

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 • March 916–April 27 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • 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 • January 19–April 27 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $483 • Intermediate-Advanced • 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 • January 19–March 2 • 1–3 pm • $327 • Beginning-Intermediate • Vandra Pentecost

 

Expressive Color Mixing


Discover the expressive possibilities of color! With this class, you’ll be able to explore the many ways in which color combinations work to set a mood, suggest an emotion, or celebrate a sensation. Working with acrylic or oil paint, students can combine colors with inventive brushstrokes to better search out creative opportunities!


7 Weeks • January 19–March 2 • 1–3 pm • $327 • All Levels • Lorie Lee Andrews

 

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 • March 16–April 27 • 1–3 pm • $327 • All Levels • Lorie Lee Andrews

 

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 • March 16–April 27 • 1–3 pm • $327 • All Levels • 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 • February 23–March 16 • 4–6 pm • $215 • Beginning • Vandra Pentecost

 

Painting with Wool


Explore the magic of water and wool as you learn the felting process! Blend fibers to create gradients of colors, intuitive shapes, images and more as you layer beautifully felted works of art in this fresh studio environment.


7 Weeks • January 19–March 2 • 4–6 pm • $327 • All Levels • Heather Whitesides

 

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 • March 30–April 20 • 4–6 pm • $236 • Intermediate-Advanced • Vandra Pentecost

 

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 • January 19–March 2 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

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 • March 16–April 27 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

WEDNESDAY


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!


7 Weeks • January 20–March 3 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • Beginning • Amy Applegate


Morning Meditation + Creative Response


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 • January 20–February 10 • 10 am–Noon • $215 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard


Gouache 2


Expand upon your knowledge of painting with gouache! Strengthen your skills in developing strong compositions and expressing your creative ideas. This class is perfect for those with some gouache experience- or those with some water-based painting experience and the inspiration to try something new!


7 Weeks • March 17–April 28 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • Beginning • Amy Applegate

 

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 • March 31–April 21 • 10 am–Noon • $215 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

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 • February 24–March 17 • 1–3 pm • $215 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

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 • January 20–March 3 • 1–3 pm • $327 • Beginning • R Carol Skinner

 

Ornamentation + Decoration


Try your hand at painting intricate patterns and designs! While learning how ornamentation has been used throughout art history, this class will let you explore a wide range of designs inspired by textiles, wallpaper, pottery, nature, and so much more.


4 Weeks • January 20–February 10 • 1–3 pm • $215 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

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.


7 Weeks • March 17–April 28 • 1–3 pm • $327 • Intermediate • 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 crafting creatively culinary works. If you have a barren nook in your kitchen in need of a splash of color, take this class and get cooking!


4 Weeks • March 31–April 21 • 1–3 pm • $215 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

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 • January 20–March 3 • 4–6 pm • $327 • All Levels • R Carol Skinner

 

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 • January 20–March 3 • 4–6 pm • $327 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

Garden Painting


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.


7 Weeks • March 17–April 28 • 4–6 pm • $327 • All Levels • R Carol Skinner

 

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 • January 20–March 3 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • 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 • January 20–March 3 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • Beginning • Nicole Alderson

 

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 • March 17–April 28 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • Intermediate • Bekah Pollard

 

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 • March 17–April 28 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • All Levels • Nicole Alderson

 

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 • January 20–March 3 • 9 am–Noon • $358 • All Levels • Hailee McElroy-Herin

 

Encaustic Painting + Collage


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 • March 17–April 28 • 9 am–Noon • $358 • All Levels • Hailee McElroy-Herin

 

THURSDAY


Acrylic Painting 3


Take your acrylic painting skills to the next level! By working on larger surfaces and experimenting with acrylic additives, students in this class will create even work with even more depth and beauty. Come put your skills to the test in this dynamic studio environment!


7 Weeks • January 21–March 4 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • Intermediate-Advanced • Bekah Pollard

 

Pour Painting + Palette Knife


Explore the magic and beauty of pour painting! Learn techniques for painting without a brush, create exciting and descriptive textures with a palette knife, 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!


7 Weeks • January 21–march 4 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • All Levels • Kylee Williams

 

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!


7 Weeks • March 18–April 29 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • All Levels • Kylee Williams

 

Mixed Media Fiber + Paint


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


7 Weeks • March 18–April 29 • 10 am–Noon • $327 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

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 • January 21–April 29 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $483 • Advanced • R Carol Skinner

 

Adult + Child Vision Board Collage


Enjoy some quality time as you learn collage techniques and make vision boards! This parent-child class is a perfect way to explore visual communication, share your hopes and dreams, or simple enjoy a relaxing studio environment together.


4 Weeks • January 21–February 11 • 4–6 pm • $215 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

Adult + Child Intuitive Painting


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 • April 1–22 • 4–6 pm • $215 • All Levels • Daniel Cooper

 

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 • February 25–March 18 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $215 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

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!


7 Weeks • January 21–March 4 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • All Levels • 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!


7 Weeks • January 21–March 4s • 6:30–9:30 pm • $358 • All Levels • Hailee McElroy-Herin

 

Pour 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!


4 Weeks • January 21–February 11 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $215 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

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 • March 18–April 29 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $327 • Beginning • Amy Applegate

 

Encaustic Painting + Collage


Discover the unique art of encaustic painting and collage! 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 process as you experiment with collage and layering. No prior experience necessary!


7 Weeks • March 18–April 29 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $358 • All Levels • Hailee McElroy-Herin

 

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 • April 1–22 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $215 • 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 • January 22–April 30 • 10 am–1 pm • $483 • Advanced • Elise Howell

 

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 • January 22–March 5 • 1–3 pm • $327 • 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 • March 19–April 30 • 1–3 pm • $327 • All Levels • Madysen Koontz

 

Yoga + Art


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.


7 Weeks • January 22–March 5 • 4–6 pm • $327 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 

Yoga + Art


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.


7 Weeks • March 19–April 30 • 4–6 pm • $327 • All Levels • Bekah Pollard

 


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