spring art class schedule

Classes (Adult/Teen)  Day      Dates                    Time                Instructor       Length             Cost

Oil Painting - Session 2                        Tues             4/24 - 5/29                                  6:30 - 8:30pm                     K. Reid                               6 Wks                                $175

Acrylic Painting - Session 2                 Wed              5/23 - 6/27                                  6:00 - 8:00pm                     S. Larrow                          6 Wks                                 $175

Watercolor - Session 2                        Fri                  4/27 - 6/1                                    9:00 - 11:00am                   T. Martin                           6 Wks                                $175

Watercolor - Summer Session           Fri                  6/08 - 7/13                                  9:00 - 11:00am                   T. Martin                           6 Wks                                $175

Watercolor  - Session 3                       Tues              5/22 - 6/26                                  4:00 - 6:00pm                     T. Martin                           6 Wks                                $175

Intro to Drawing                                   Fri                  5/25 - 6/29                                  12:30 - 2:30pm                   T. Martin                           6 Wks                                $175

Watercolor - Summer Session 1        Fri                  8/10 - 8/31                                  9:00 - 11:00am                   T. Martin                           4 Wks                                $125

Questions/Comments:   Heather Mitchell, Education Program Coordinator, heather@silvercircleartcenter.com


 

Adult/Teen Classes

 

  • Please register early, as it can determine if a class will run or not.

  • Registration deadline is 1 week prior to start of class to secure your spot and ensure that the class will run.

  • Late registrations will be accepted if class minimum has already been met. If class is filled you will be added to a wait list.

  • There is a 3 person minimum for all classes. If class minimum is not met class will be rescheduled or canceled.

  • Reimbursements for class registrations occur only if class is cancelled. No refunds for registered students who do not attend class.

  • Registrations will not be refunded less than one week prior to start of class or workshop.

  • Payment is due at time of registration.

  • Fees do not include all materials unless otherwise noted.


How to Register pre-scheduled classes

  • choose your workshop price and pay via Paypal (no account required). Please specify in checkout the class you are attending and your phone and email address
  • download the registration form here and mail it in with payment

How to Organize private classes

we require:

  • a request for a specific class and instructor
  • 2-3 possible days/times that work for your schedule
  • number of participants anticipated

once your class is scheduled We will require the following:

  • a non-refundable deposit that includes the minimum amount for 1-3 participants within five days of class date confirmation
  • payment from listed participants three days prior to class

 

contact us to schedule a private or group class


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6 week Acrylic Painting with susan rosenstone larrow

Explore your creativity and learn to manipulate acrylic paints. Set aside time for yourself to discover your abilities or improve on your skills in a safe, nurturing environment with a lot of personal attention. There is a strong concentration in color and composition with reference to design elements. Be the artist you always wanted to be!

 


6 week oil painting with karen reid

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  • Tuesdays, Session 1, 3/6-4/10, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Tuesdays, Session 2, 4/24-5/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Cost: $175 Per Session (Materials Not Included)
  • Instructor: Karen Reid
  • Inquire about private sessions

This class is for students who have always wanted to learn to paint with oil and those who have knowledge of the medium and want to expand their skills. Students may use traditional oil paints or water based oil paints. We will work from direct observation with a live model and a variety of subject matter while exploring color, form, light and composition. The class will focus on the materials and techniques of painting.   There is strong focus and support on individual ideas and concepts as you progress in this class. Some drawing experience is helpful.

MATERIALS LIST

  • Canvas 2-3 surfaces to paint on no smaller than 11x14 (canvases, canvas panels or primed boards).
  • Pallet Knife
  • Brushes assorted oil brushes ( flats and rounds)  bristle and synthetic small and large sizes
  • Large container for water for water based oils. 2 closable containers with lid for thinner and linseed oil if using traditional oils.
  • Rags
  • Medium water based oil medium or linseed oil for traditional oils
  • Container small container for medium
  • Palette Disposable palette paper or freezer paper with masking tape to hold down, glass or wood
  • Paint thinner: 100%mineral spirits. Odorless is preferred. (Only get if using traditional oils)
  • Paints: water base or traditional
  • Paint colors: Titanium white, burnt sienna, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red, alizarin crimson. Any other colors you like.
Oil Painting Spring 2018 Sessions

6 week Watercolor Painting with taylor martin

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  • Fridays, Session 2, 4/27-6/1, 9:00am-11:00am
  • Tuesdays, Session 3, 5/22-6/26, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Fridays, Summer Session 1, 6/08-7/13, 9:00am-11:00am
  • Cost: $175 Per Session (Materials Not Included)
  • Instructor: Taylor Martin
  • Inquire about private sessions

An individualized, studio art class designed to introduced you to a solid foundation in watercolor painting. Learn the basics, starting with beginner's techniques and essential skills.  We will concentrate on painting beautiful color and creative designs by exploring the expressive potential of the medium. Light and color, transparency, composition and color theory as well as paper choice and brush techniques such as washes, wet-in-wet, dry brush, and color mixing will be covered. This class is best for those wanting a structured and sequential class focusing on technique, for beginners or intermediate students with some drawing experience. 

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Materials: 

Download a printable list here

The prices on most of the supplies will vary depending on whether you buy professional grade items or beginner. The majority of everything you purchase can be found at Michaels or bought online on Amazon, Utrecht, JerrysArtarama, or DickBlick. Here’s a list of the materials you should have, followed by a more in depth explanation of each item:

•   Watercolor pan/palette/tray

•   Paints

•   Brushes

•   Paper

•   Porcelain dish

•   Two cups (for water. can be plastic, ceramic, metal, etc.)

•   Optional extras**

Watercolor Pan/Palette/Tray:

Watercolor trays are great because they can store and conserve all of your paints. You can buy a tin one that already comes with all of the paints in it which may end up being more cost effective, or you can buy a basic plastic one and then buy your tubes of paint separately. If you do buy a plastic one I recommend getting one that is either able to close or has a lid.

 

Paints:

Winsor and Newton is a great brand for watercolor paint. If you already have watercolor paints that you’d like to use instead that’s fine too. If you don't want to buy the pan that already has the paints in it then you’ll want to get tubes. If you do get the pan and for some reason need to buy more paint, Winsor and Newton makes the paint in little square forms to fit in the pan. Regardless of what form of paint you get, you should have these colors:

•   Yellow Ochre*

•   Burnt Sienna*

•   Raw Umber

•   Venetian Red*

•   Permanent Rose*

•   Scarlet Lake

•   Winsor Blue (red shade)*

•   Winsor Blue (green shade)*

•   Lemon Yellow Deep

•   Winsor Yellow*

•   Viridian Green*

•   Colbalt Green (yellow shade)

 

Anything with a * symbol next to it are what you should have, anything else on the list is recommended but optional.

Also if you get the watercolor pan and it doesn’t come with these specific colors it’s okay, they’ll usually be similar to the ones i’ve listed.

Brushes:

If you’re looking for quality and don’t mind spending the money for it then you want to get any Kolinsky Sable brush, I personally use Raphael’s brand. Otherwise any watercolor brush that doesn’t shed will get the job done. At least three brushes ranging in size is recommended.

Paper:

Arches Watercolor Block, hot or cold pressed.

•   Hot pressed is going to be smoother on the surface, paint will dry slower, and will be easier to erase/fix mistakes. This paper is better if you want to focus on being detailed with your paintings or have the washes be smoother. If you like the idea of adding pen/ink it’ll flow well on this surface because it’s not as rough as other papers.

•   Cold pressed is slightly rougher texture, paint dries a little faster, and it’s not as easy to erase. You may find you have more control with the water on the page because it dries quicker and it can create a more abstracted water effect. It’s great for landscapes and ideal for beginners.

Whichever you choose it fine, or if you want to get one of each that’s great too. For sizes I recommend anything between 6 x 12 and 12 x 16. The larger the block, the more expensive it will be so it’s your personal choice which size you’d like to go for.

**also the BLOCKS are better than PADS because the blocks are adhered to the page below it, therefore the page won’t warp if there’s excess water on it.

Porcelain dish or palette

Although it sounds like it’s the same as the watercolor pan it’s actually different and very inexpensive. The one I have is small and was only $5. This is just a small dish with little pools where the paint that you’ve mixed up can go. I’ve included the link of the exact one I purchased, but if you find one somewhere else or already have one that’s fine too.

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/english-glazed-porcelain-palettes?gclid=CjwKCAiAqvXTBRBuEiwAE54dcLgOlBFBPrAMUgQQJfWwZTJT-mCF4BVKkKnBN_exJo8x7Y8T3nf3NxoC3rMQAvD_BwE

Extras:

•   Winsor and Newton masking fluid

            -great for areas you don’t want affected by paint

 

•   Some kind of highlight for finishing touches:

            -I use gouache, but a white gel pen or a white colored pencil would do fine. You could also use watered down acrylic paint with a small brush too.


6 Week INK BRUSH PAINTING WITH REBECCA MORAN

Ink brush painting is one of the oldest continuously practiced mediums in history. Immerse yourself in the beautiful and meditative art of Ink Brush Painting. Ink Brush painting is recognizable for its stylized, abstract, approach to the world of nature. This is because in brush painting it is more important to capture the vital essence or spirit of a subject, rather than to simply replicate what it looks like. It lends itself well to those who like to work expressively. In this six week class, you will learn how to handle a bamboo brush to paint sweeping lines and delicate washes. It is a painting style quite unlike any other, with an evocative and exquisite beauty, inspired by nature.

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  • Dates: TBD
  • Cost: $175 (Materials Not Included)
  • Instructor: Rebecca Moran, MFA in Visual Art teaches drawing, painting and digital media for UConn and Eastern Universities.
  • Inquire about private sessions

6 Week charcoal drawing with rebecca moran

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In this class charcoal will be used in unique and expressive ways.  From the traditional to the innovative, you will explore how to use compressed charcoal to create images rich in dark and light. Open up your mark making techniques and expand your drawing skills with the depth and magic of charcoal drawing.

 

 

 

Materials: 18"x 24" Strathmore 80lb paper pad
Drawing pencils 2H, 3H, 4B, 6B
Blending stomp
Pencil sharpener, masking tape, ruler
Plastic eraser, kneaded eraser
Black Sharpie
Black soft compressed charcoal


Instructor: Rebecca Moran, MFA in Visual Art teaches drawing,
painting and digital media for UConn and Eastern Universities.

  • Dates: TBD
  • Cost: $175 (Materials Not Included)
  • Inquire about private sessions

 


Drawing classes

Basic Drawing

  • Instructor: Taylor Martin
  • Friday 5/25 - 6/29
  • 12:30 - 2:30pm
  • $175
  • Inquire About Private Lessons

Good drawing skills are key to making good art. This class helps the artist gain better understanding of the elements of line, value, perspective and composition, working from large loose shapes to smaller more refined ones.

oost your confidence in your artistic endeavors by learning how to draw from life or imagination. Take a creative, informative, and fun six week class with illustrator Taylor Martin and learn the essential components of shadow, tone, form and perspective in a positive one-on-one environment. Make art pieces reflecting these fundamental skills that will develop your abilities in all creative mediums. Perfect for beginners or intermediates.


Supply list:

  • Drawing pad with some tooth to the paper 12x16 or 16x20
  • 1-2 pieces of vine charcoal
  • A few drawing and charcoal pencils- making sure to have some very dark (also white pencil if available)
  • Kneaded eraser/small sharpener

Drawing i for the Beginner & Drawing II: expanding on the basics

Drawing is the basic foundation for all art making. These are the perfect beginner classes for artists at any level. Learn core skills that will allow anyone to look at your environment differently to successfully record what you see on paper. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain instructed is based on the book by Betty Edwards and is meant to release the creative energy from within while learning how to observe and render. Students who have previously taken Drawing I may continue in any subsequent session with Drawing II.

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Read more about the class and see student work on the blog
 

  • 6 week Session: TBD
  • Instructor: Anthony Foronda
  • Download supply list here

PRIVATE 4-week DRAWING CLASS WITH KAREN REID 

In this four week private drawing class, students will learn the fundamentals of drawing including proper usage of materials and techniques including proper placement, composition, value, etc.  A clothed model will be provided at this class for students in order to capture an accurate representation of lighting, human expression, musculature, etc. Class will be held inside the gallery. 

Students are expected to bring the following materials to class: sketch pad 9 x 12 or bigger, drawing pencils size 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, kneaded eraser, and pencil sharpener.

  • Inquire about this private session
  • Cost: $150 for 4 or more students OR $170 for 3 or less students (Materials Not Included)
  • Instructor: Karen Reid
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