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ONSITE: Painting with Gouache

July 12, 2022

In this course, students will learn how to use gouache paint by painting various subjects from observation and then eventually move on to Plein air painting. The class will start off with a one-subject painting from observation. Subject matter will shift from objects to fruits/vegetables, flowers/botanical, interiors/furniture, trees, water/boats, etc. to eventually painting in Plein […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Figure (A)

July 12, 2022

Conducting figure studies can improve your representation of the human body, as well as the way it interacts with light. We’ll use various media, including graphite, charcoal, sanguine and conte chalk, as we work through a series of quick-gesture and long-pose drawings. Enjoy demonstrations and discussions about anatomy and drawing techniques.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (G)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (N)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (M)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

July 12, 2022

Watercolor beginners will learn the art of watercolor painting and explore techniques such as glazing, wet-on-wet, and the use of salt and plastic wrap to create textures in paintings. As we build on these techniques, we'll paint amazing abstracts and lovely landscapes throughout the session.

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ONSITE: Drawing Diverse Figures + Bodies (Ages 12-14)

July 12, 2022

How do we draw ourselves? How do we draw other people? We’ll ask these questions and more as we learn about inclusion and diversity in our work. Possible media could include ink drawing, watercolor, and maybe even some black printing!

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ONSITE: Watercolor Primer

July 12, 2022

Jump start your watercolor painting with this six-week inspirational class! Students will be led through a series of watercolor painting techniques including dry wash, wet wash, wet-on-wet washes, gradients, color blending, and brushwork. Demonstrations will include glazing and layering techniques. Students will use special materials and tools for creating texture in paintings. Color theory and […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (L)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Experimental Mixed Media

July 12, 2022

Discover new techniques to expand your creativity and find your own unique way to represent the world around you, using a variety of media. In this class, you will learn how to experiment with watercolor, ink, and other mixed media of your choice, to create three pieces inspired by the world around you.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Acrylic Painting (B)

July 12, 2022

Get an introduction to acrylic painting including technical aspects, material handling, the pursuit of creative directions, and experimentation with expressive elements. The course is intended to help students develop control in painting from observation as well as invention.

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ONSITE: Creating a Landscape with Soft Pastel

July 12, 2022

Learn methods of using soft pastels for landscape subjects from conception to completion. We'll cover application methods, color mixing techniques, and blending processes for drawing the landscape. Various methods and techniques will be discussed based on the papers and materials chosen by each student. We'll go over principles of composition based on format variation including […]

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ONSITE: Lessons in Classical Painting

July 12, 2022

Discover the benefits of classical painting! This class is beneficial for students who want to improve their overall painting skills, no matter their individual style of painting (representational or abstract). This class will stress the process of indirect painting and the importance of using an underpainting for improved results. Weekly topics will include value, composition, […]

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ONSITE: Painting Abstract with Color

July 12, 2022

Starting with a basic color wheel we'll learn the elements of color and practice color mixing and color matching using the grid painting technique. Then we'll apply what we've learned to color experiments and free studies done as paper collages. By the end of class, we'll translate our paper collage "studies" into gouache paintings.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (E)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Fall Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

July 12, 2022

Learn the basics of watercolor painting as we make fall-themed paintings, with subjects that include pumpkins, apples, florals, and leaves. These watercolor paintings are perfect for making your own Thanksgiving place cards!

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (A)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (I)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Secrets of Classical Drawing: The Still Life

July 12, 2022

Learn skills taught in ateliers and academies in centuries past and put them to use to create your own fresh artwork. You'll learn tricks of the trade and classical drawing techniques like proportion, value and form-building in two dimensions. These skills can be used to capture traditional subjects like figures and nature scenes, or they […]

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ONSITE: Drawing Outside in Richmond

July 12, 2022

Bring along your oil pastels or oil paint sticks for this plein air class that meets in different locations around our fabulous River City. We’ll visit some of Richmond’s favorite sites – such as Pony Pasture and Maymont – and discover some new ones too! This course will meet off-site and instruction will happen in […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (J)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Urban Sketching + Watercolor

July 12, 2022

You've seen RVA change before your eyes but have never been able to capture what you see? You want people to know how beautiful Richmond really is. Learn the ways of an urban sketcher, to record what you see around you. First, we'll focus on drawing, then expand our techniques to include watercolor.

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