CLASSES: PAINTING


Set a foundation for all styles of painting with a focus on the fundamentals of oil painting. This class will focus on the process and skills using an instructor provided photograph and step by step demonstrations. Perfect for first time painters to intermediate level painters, you will leave class with a greater understanding of the basics skills to be used in any style of painting you wish to pursue.

Skills acquired in this class include:

  • Best practices for building up oil paint.
  • Techniques for maintaining control when painting wet on wet.
  • A variety of brush applications like glazing, dragging and impasto.

Pricing
Member Cost | $288
Non-Member Cost | $318
Dept. Fee | $15

Please download the corresponding supply list below.

$333.00
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Start at the beginning learning basic techniques or step in where you left off and increase your knowledge and skill level. Each student will paint to their own strengths. A one on one approach to teaching is applied as you develop your sills using acrylic paint. Explore traditional to abstract and contemporary genres.

Skills acquired in this class include:

  • Best practices for approaching painting from real objects, photos and your imagination.
  • Knowledge of gels and mediums that can change drying time, texture and consistency.
  • Fundamental composition rules and techniques such as dry brush, wash and impasto.

Pricing
Member Cost | $288
Non-Member Cost | $318
Dept. Fee | $25

Please download the corresponding supply list below.

$343.00
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Explore abstraction by way of observation and your own unique mark making tendencies in paint. Guided by prompts, painters of the past and today, and your sensory experience of the tactile world, you will create color-filled paintings in oil or acrylic. You will create at least five paintings and will learn a variety of techniques and approaches that will give you momentum in the classroom and beyond.

Skills acquired in this course include:

  • Understanding of palette organization and color mixing. 
  • A variety of ways to apply paint through glazing, impasto, pouring and mixed media.
  • How to move from observation into abstraction.

Pricing
Member Cost | $288
Non-Member Cost | $318
Dept. Fee | $15

Please download the corresponding supply list below.

$333.00
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Designed for both absolute beginners and intermediate painters, this class will equip painters with the basics of handling watercolor and knowledge of the materials and composing paintings. The transparency and fluidity of watercolor is very seductive because of its immediacy but, because the paints move so freely, they can be difficult to learn to control. Students will paint in class using their own sketches, designs, or photos or the instructor will provide additional subject matter. Feedback will be personalized to the goals of each student.

Skills acquired in this class include:

  • Grounding in the technical basics of watercolor.
  • A knowledge of the elements and principles of design in order to create effective painting compositions.
  • Develop insights about your personal preferred subject matter and style.

Pricing
Member Cost | $288
Non-Member Cost | $318
Dept. Fee | $25

Please download your supply list below, corresponding to your instructor's last name.

NOTE FOR BYFIELD CLASS: The instructor will provide all the supplies for the first class. Do not purchase supplies before this date, as this will be discussed in class. If you already have supplies, you are welcome to bring them.

$343.00
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Do you interested in a variety of art materials? Do you enjoy experimenting? If happy accidents motivate you to keep working this is a class for you. During this 8 week class, you will learn best practices on setting up your studio space for working with mixed media, discover the different attributes of materials that suit you and your style, and learn how to tie everything together to create a unified work of art. By the end of this class, you will make eight ready to hang works of art!

Skills acquired in this course include:

  • Understanding of how to set up a functioning studio
  • The best uses of materials using based-off on your desired outcome, and how to choose a color pallet using mixed media
  • Basic elements of design (value, space, texture, color, form, shape, line) and principles of design (contrast, emphasis, balance, unity, pattern, movement, rhythm)

Suggested Supplies: https://www.dickblick.com/lists/wishlist/3TDF61P3GICWU/publicview/

❏ Sketchbook

❏ Watercolor paper

❏ Tracing Paper

❏ Glue Sticks

❏ Acrylic Paint

❏ Mixing Tray / Palette

❏ Magazines/ Found Images

❏ Brushes

❏ Scissors

❏ Computer with a video camera

Pricing
Member Cost | $288
Non-Member Cost | $318
Dept. Fee | $25

$343.00
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Dye | Sat | 10/16 - 11/20 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Refine your landscape painting techniques whether you are a beginner or experienced artist. We will meet at locations near White Rock Lake with the goal of producing one or more paintings or drawings per class.  The choice of media is open to you, but for beginners we will start with pencil drawing and gradually introduce other materials depending on your interests.  

Skills acquired in this class include:

  • How to use different media based on your interest
  • Best practices for working outdoors “en plein air”
  • Basic perspective and design techniques

Materials:
Portable chair
Hat
Small sketch pad
Graphite pencil
Eraser
Sharpener
Additional painting and drawing materials, easels, drawing boards depending on your interest and abilities.

NOTE: This is a 6 Week Class

Pricing
Member Cost | $265
Non-Member Cost | $295
Dept. Fee | $15

$310.00
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