summer art class schedule

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Class & Workshops for Kids & Adults

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(must specify which class -- materials fee separate)

 

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

 

fill out the reservation form to schedule your private workshop


CURRENT SUMMER SESSION CLASSES

OIL PAINTING (AM)

This four week Summer class provides an opportunity for students to refresh and engage themselves in oil painting.  Elisabeth McGinn will provide students with guidance on color, composition, value, brush technique, and surface. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. Students are encouraged to bring photographs and/or objects for still-life arrangements for added inspiration.

Summer 4-Week Class:

  • Tuesdays, 8/1 to 8/22, 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Cost: $125 (Materials Not Included)
  • Instructor: Elisabeth McGinn
Original Oil Painting by Instructor: Elisabeth McGinn

Original Oil Painting by Instructor: Elisabeth McGinn


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Acrylic Painting (PM)

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!

Summer 4-week class:

  • Wednesdays, 8/2 to 8/23, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Cost: $125 (Materials Not Included)
  • Instructor: Susan Rosenstone Larrow
  • Download supply list here

GaLLERY OPEN STUDIO (AM)

Our open gallery setting allows you to meet and network with budding and seasoned artists who are seeking to build upon their artistic endeavors and connections among local artists.  This is a great outlet with which to exchange ideas, perspective, techniques, color palettes, etc. Artists may bring any type of desired medium including but not limited to oil paint, acrylic paint, pastel, ink, etc. This two hour open studio session requires a minimum of three artist participants per session. Inquire weekly about scheduling to confirm run time prior to start of open session. There is no instructor present and this open studio is tailored for intermediate to advanced artists. Tables, easels, and an exceptional gallery setting are included!

  • Mondays, 6/26 to 8/28, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Cost: $15 (Per Each 2-Hour Open Session)
  • Instructor: None
Gallery Open Studio Still-Life Arrangement

Gallery Open Studio Still-Life Arrangement


PRIVATE GALLERY CLASSES

oil painting

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  • Inquire About Private Lessons
  • Instructor: Karen Reid

This class is for students who have always wanted to learn to paint with oil and those who have basic 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 and a variety of subject matter while exploring color, form, light and composition. The class will focus on the basics of 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
  • Sketch pad
  • Pencils
  • 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.

Watercolor PaintinG

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

 An individualized, studio art class designed to introduce 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.

Materials: 

Will be discussed during class and suggestions made.

1. Brushes of varying sizes. At a minimum, small round brushes (#4,5 or 6), an angled flat and a big flat (2″ or more) for washes.

2. Watercolor paper, for beginners, pads are the most cost-efficient solution. Paper comes in different weights (90lb, 140lb and 300lb) and different textures (rough, cold press and hot press). Paper choice depends on subject matter.

3. Water containers, paper towels, pencil, kneaded erasure, small sponge, masking tape, spray bottle,

4. At the minimum a set of pan watercolors. Tubes of primary colors are also recommended *optional colors

  • Cadmium (yellow warm yellow)
  • *Lemon yellow (cool yellow)
  • Yellow Ochre ( opaque light brown)
  • Burnt sienna (reddish brow)
  • Alizarin Crimson (cool red )
  • Cadmium red light (warm red)
  • Ultramarine blue (warm blue)
  • Cobalt blue (warm unique blue)
  • *Cerulean Blue (cool opaque blue)
  • *Thalo blue or Prussian blue (greenish blue )
  • Thalo green or
  • veridian green (cold green)
  • *Ivory black or neutral tint
  • Chinese white

 5. Board to work on


Drawing classes

Basic Drawing

  • Instructor: Elisabeth McGinn
  • 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.


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.

  • Mondays, 7/24, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21 at 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • This is a privately scheduled class and is not open to the public. 
  • Cost: $150 for 4 or more students OR $170 for 3 or less students (Materials Not Included)
  • Instructor: Karen Reid
Private Drawing Workshop-Karen Reid