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Art and Painting

Art course topics include: Drawing, Acrylic, Abstract and Oil Painting.

Abstract Painting

Experience the joy and freedom of abstraction with this hands-on painting class that focuses on the major styles from cubism to abstract expressionism. Students are welcome to work with their own choice of medium, oil, acrylic, or water color.

Experience the joy and freedom of abstraction. For the beginner to the more experienced student, this class focuses on the major styles from cubism to abstract expressionism. Even for those interested in representational painting, abstraction offers a great way to study paint handling, color theory and composition. Students are welcome to work with their own choice of medium- oil, acrylic or water color. Please view a suggested supply list if using Acrylic or Oil. Those wishing to use water color may use the Acrylic list, as appropriate, to estimate their needs.

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Acrylic Painting for the Novice

This course will touch on composition, color theory and handling, and how to achieve pictorial depth and painterly surfaces. Students will get individual attention to help achieve their personal goals.

For students with little or no experience with painting, this course will touch on composition, color theory and handling, and how to achieve pictorial depth and painterly surfaces. Students will get individual attention to help achieve their personal goals. Please view suggested supply list.

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Beginning Drawing

Take a methodical approach to traditional drawing techniques under the personal guidance of this experienced instructor, as your work becomes a direct channel for your own self-expression.

Take a methodical approach to traditional drawing techniques under the personal guidance of this experienced instructor as your work becomes a direct channel for your own self-expression. Please view suggested supply list.

After this course you will be able to:
  • Experience the basic techniques and methods necessary to confidently continue with more advanced classes
  • Develop your work on your own and have, in general, a greater ability to observe and analyze visually
  • Have a great deal of fun pursuing your artistic skills

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Beginning Oil Painting

Learn everything needed (including the right techniques) to get started with this flexible, rewarding medium. Explore composition, color theory, depth, and harmony as you develop your own personal style and complete your first paintings.

Enjoy an easier, more satisfying introduction to oil painting when you know the right techniques. You'll learn everything you need to get started with this flexible, rewarding medium. Explore composition, color theory, depth and harmony as you develop your own personal style and complete your first paintings. Please view suggested supply list.

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Watercolor 101 and Beyond

Come explore the science of color theory, learn about proper brush and paper selection, and practice effective painting techniques as you develop and refine your personal style through self-expression. Both new and experienced painters are welcome.

Both new and experienced painters can utilize this course to discover how to maximize and take full advantage of this complex -- yet extremely rewarding -- art medium. Come explore the science of color theory, learn about proper brush and paper selection, and practice effective painting techniques as you develop and refine your personal style through self-expression. Indulge your creativity and enjoy the gratifying process of producing your own masterpiece!

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define and practice color theory with their paintings.
  • Define and practice composition, proportions and a variety of techniques with their paintings.
  • Determine their innate watercolor painting style through experimentation.
  • Develop and complete a painting by class end.