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ONSITE: Introduction to Chinese Ink Painting

February 13, 2024

This class is an introduction to basic Chinese ink and watercolor painting, including brush line drawing and ink wash techniques. Students will make small studies of a variety of subjects and a final painting from their own design.

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ONSITE: Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

February 13, 2024

Would you like to begin to draw? Learn the basics of drawing and composition including line, shape, space, and value. We will start at the beginning, welcoming first-time artists or those returning to drawing after a long time. Drawing can be a wonderful way to decompress and transition to a different headspace. In addition to […]

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ONSITE: Lessons in Classical Painting for Oils

February 13, 2024

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: Figure Drawing (F-E)

February 13, 2024

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

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ONSITE: Master Drawing Workshop: Bargue Drawing Skills

February 13, 2024

"In this weekend course we will learn all about accurately judging proportion and achieving likeness. We will copy the master drawings of 19th Century artist Charles Bargue, who created a drawing course that was popular in the ateliers and academies in Europe during that century. This knowledge is no longer off limits to women and […]

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ONSITE: The Noir Portrait: Drawing with Charcoal

February 13, 2024

Learn how to make realistic portraits using the beautiful, painterly medium of charcoal on toned paper. This class teaches traditional academic concepts, but in an encouraging open environment conducive to learning. We will examine how to successfully represent form and capture a likeness from life. This class teaches Realist techniques that were taught in the […]

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ONSITE: Encaustic Painting (B)

February 13, 2024

Explore encaustic painting for the first time or return to expand your skills. You will work with opaque and transparent colors, layering, using stencils and creating patterns using hot wax. 

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (F-C)

February 13, 2024

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

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (F-F)

February 13, 2024

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

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ONSITE: Creating a Landscape with Soft Pastel

February 13, 2024

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: Secrets of Classical Drawing: The Still Life

February 13, 2024

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: Introduction to the Figure

February 13, 2024

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: Intermediate Acrylic Painting (B)

February 13, 2024

Advance your knowledge of acrylic painting by practicing technical applications of paint. Students will develop their own style of painting as they learn advanced techniques. We will learn how to paint in various genres, to paint from life, and to develop a concept from sketch to completion. Students will complete multiple paintings but will finish […]

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ONSITE: Large-Scale Oil Painting

February 13, 2024

Many famous painters paint large, and so can you! In this class, we will start with lessons on underpainting and work on the technical skills required to finish a large-scale piece of work. Students will learn many practical skills related to paint application, drying times and color mixing! This course uses oil paint as our […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (TH-H)

February 13, 2024

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

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (TH-C)

February 13, 2024

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

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ONSITE: Life Portrait in Graphite

February 13, 2024

Learn how to accurately draw portraits from life. Students will learn basic drawing skills with graphite pencils, including contour line, hatching, and blocking method, as well as facial proportion measuring and structure study of human faces from life drawing practice.

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ONSITE: Acrylic + Water Media Workshop

February 13, 2024

Designed for intermediate and advanced painters, this one-day course covers solutions for working with a variety of water-based paint, including color theory, brushwork, and mixed-media possibilities. Come away with a deeper understanding of this medium, its expressive possibilities, and the tools for integrating it into your creative life.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (F-B)

February 13, 2024

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

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ONSITE: Traditional Drawing Techniques: Cast Drawing

February 13, 2024

Cast drawing is a traditional method of teaching drawing that was popularized in the 19th Century. Students will draw from casts of sculptures and learn materials handling, methods to master proportions, and techniques for depicting form using line and shading. The main objective of the course is to teach students how to see in a […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Oil Painting

February 13, 2024

Learn the fundamentals of oil painting through exercises including still life. We'll get acquainted with materials, learn how to use them, and get a brief introduction to color theory as it applies to oil paint.

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