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Improve your drawing and painting abilities through a broad range of classes in sketching, drawing, oil painting, mixed media, and more.

Summer Semester begins July 14.
Early Registration Discount: Register by June 2 to receive a $5 DISCOUNT on class tuition.
On-Time Registration: June 3 - July 7
Late Registration: Beginning  July 8 a $10 LATE FEE will be applied to class tuition.
 
Fall Semester begins September 8.
Early Registration Discount: Register by July 27 to receive a $5 DISCOUNT on class tuition.
On-Time Registration: July 27 - September 1
Late Registration: Beginning  September 2 a $10 LATE FEE will be applied to class tuition.


ATTENTION MEMBERS:
If you joined or renewed your Membership by phone, mail or in person, you will need to activate your Online Membership with the Art Center to receive the Member Discount on classes. Please call 908.273.9121 to activate your Membership. (Those who have joined or renewed through our website do not need to call.)

NOTE: Both Summer and Fall Classes are listed below, please be aware of which semester you are registering for.




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FALL - Self Expression through Painting
 
0500
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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This comprehensive class embraces all personal styles – figurative, expressionistic or abstract. Mixed media may be used, with a focus on oil and acrylic. The goal of this class is to have students create the best possible piece of art they can, to express what they have envisioned as closely as possible, using whatever tools or medium are required. It is a “no rules” class relying on the laws of shape, color and intuition. Students work on individual projects at their own pace. Individual instruction and class discussion create a warm and supportive atmosphere.
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FALL - Painting A to Z
 
0502
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Perfect for the beginner as well as the experienced painter, this general painting class places the emphasis on oil painting, but students may work in the medium of their choice. Each class will begin with a short talk or demonstration covering many topics such as subject matter selection, composition, layout and blocking, abstraction and pattern, development of form, color mixing, detail and finishing, as well as how to speak about art. Students will explore their inspiration and discover their vision.
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new: FALL - Publishing a New Media Children’s Book: Print & eBook Form
 
0504
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$220
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$250
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


8-week course  
Class Held: 9/29/2014 - 11/17/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Students learn to write, design and illustrate a manuscript to be self-published into a hardbound book. In addition, the instructor will give an introduction to e-book platform design and marketing and explain the option of doing a digital eBook for sale. Each student will work at his/her ability level to produce one professionally typeset and bound, hardcover book in color. This is a great class for parents and grandparents with a creative story to tell.
FALL - Simple & Quick Approach to Watercolor (Intermediate)
 
0506
Drawing & Painting
Int/Adv
Class
Monday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
This class is full. Please contact the Registrar at 908.273.9121 x223 to be added to the waiting list, or consider attending a different class from our extensive list.

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Learn to paint with watercolor as a transparent medium. Applying the basic techniques such as, flat wash, graded wash, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, and dry brush strokes. Students are encouraged to use experimental approach to explore possibilities of varied textural effects. Actual demonstrations are necessary for the student to grasp these principles behind transparent watercolor painting. Forms and atmospheric perspective are given importance through the play of tonal values.
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FALL - Painting from Photographs
 
0508
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260 + $5 photocopy fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290 + $5 photocopy fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Many of the world’s master painters have used the photograph as a visual record and inspiration for new developments in painting. The photo is a great model to inspire creation. The student will not duplicate the photo but rather interpret it. Cropping and proportional experimentation allow the artist to achieve a painting of a similar or different sensibility. The photo can be personal, travel-related or from the media. Individual instruction and class discussion create a warm and supportive atmosphere.
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FALL - Exploring Color
 
0510
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Understanding color is key to artistic development. This class will explore color theory, mixing, layering and usage. Sessions will include demonstrations and exercises, as well as free choice paintings where students can use, experiment and build upon new concepts. This class is perfect for the beginner as well as experienced painters. Participants can use the painting medium of their choice.
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FALL - Landscape Painting
 
0512
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  3:30PM - 6:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
Hurry!! only 1 seat(s) left

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Learn the basics for creating a successful landscape painting. Instruction on color, composition, light and shadow, paint application and different atmospheric effects will be covered. Emphasis is on oil paint and oil pastel; however, all media are welcome. Individual attention will be given making this class suitable for both beginners and advanced painters.
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FALL - Landscape Painting
 
0514
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Monday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  6:30PM - 9:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Learn the basics for creating a successful landscape painting. Instruction on color, composition, light and shadow, paint application and different atmospheric effects will be covered. Emphasis is on oil paint and oil pastel; however, all media are welcome. Individual attention will be given making this class suitable for both beginners and advanced painters.
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FALL - Beginning Watercolor Painting
 
0516
Drawing & Painting
Beginner
Class
Monday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/8/2014 - 11/10/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Monday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is designed for the beginning watercolorist or anyone seeking to advance to the next level. Students can learn to develop and build upon their own unique style while having fun learning the techniques of watercolor in a structured, focused and caring environment. Through demonstration, individual instruction and encouragement, beginning and continuing students will work from provided photographs, still lifes, or their own imagination to create beautiful finished paintings. Learn to paint with confidence and control of this exciting medium.
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FALL - Visual Interpretation
 
0518
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Open to all artists working in two-dimensional media, this class focuses on the expressive use of color and composition. Each week a new compositional and color challenge will be presented to the class. The instructor will demonstrate and discuss a variety of approaches to the challenge, as well as provide historical examples. Group and individual critiques will be provided.
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FALL - Luminous Florals in Watercolor
 
0520
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Everyone admires the beauty and expertise of a well-done watercolor floral. This class is for those who would like to learn the skills necessary to create a floral painting. Working at an individual pace, students will be encouraged to develop a personal style while learning how to mix and apply paint to achieve a luminous look. Several floral paintings will be completed over the course of this class and each one will become more complex as we raise the level of skill and ability. Techniques for backgrounds and making the whole painting come together will also be covered. Students will work from photos and still lifes provided or from their own reference materials. Knowledge of basic watercolor techniques is helpful, but not necessary.
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FALL - Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified
 
0522
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Students will learn at their own pace in this structured class emphasizing self-discovery and skill development. Focus on building and refining basic skills, developing powers of observation, and exploring a broad range of drawing materials while developing self-confidence and defining individual style.
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FALL - Experimenting with Acrylics
 
0524
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Are you ready to move beyond the basics? This class will take students to the next level as you acquire techniques such as under painting, layering, glazing, alla prima and working with both water and acrylic mediums. Concepts such as form, value, proportion, perspective and composition will be covered in detail, as will color theory. Students may work independently on their own projects, using the techniques demonstrated by the instructor in each class.
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How to Paint Like the Impressionists
 
0526
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2013 - 11/12/2013
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Learn how to paint with the palette of colors and brush strokes used by the Impressionists. Paint sunflowers, bowls of fruit, drapery and other still lifes set up in class. Learn the power and vibrancy of using complementary colors. Paint starry nights, snowy streets, rivers, hills and mountains. Explore how color is used for atmosphere and amazing light. Be inspired by the great masters of Impressionism.
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FALL - Fabulous Fruits & Veggies in Watercolor
 
0528
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is for those who would like to learn the skills necessary to paint fruit and vegetables in watercolor. Working at an individual pace, students will be encouraged to develop a personal style while learning color mixing and painting wet in wet. Time will be spent on learning how to paint glass, fabric or other objects that may be used to make up the still life.
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FALL - The Beauty of Encaustic: Beginner
 
0530
Drawing & Painting
Beginner
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$210 + $110 materials fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$240 + $110 materials fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


8-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 10/28/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  4:00PM - 6:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Encaustic is the art of painting with molten beeswax mixed with colored pigments and resin. The results are like no other medium—mysterious, deep and translucent. Students will gain the fundamental knowledge of working with encaustics, allowing for personal exploration. Receive informal critiques of your work in an environment where having discussions, taking risks, letting go of preconceived notions, and having fun is encouraged. Some materials provided, see additional materials list.
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Taking Encaustic to the Next Level
 
0532
Drawing & Painting
Int/Adv
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$210 + $110 materials fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$240 + $110 materials fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


8-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 10/28/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This intermediate class is designed for students who are already comfortable working with wax, as the class will go beyond basic painting and fusing skills. It is also geared to the individual needs of each student and will emphasize developing each student’s personal approach to encaustic. Informal critiques and discussions will be encouraged. Some materials provided, see additional materials list.
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FALL - Drawing the Figure with Confidence
 
0534
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260 + $65 model fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290 + $65 model fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Figure drawing is an extremely rewarding and challenging activity. Because our poses are short, students will be able to focus on how to initiate a figure drawing, through basic structuring. Repetition and practice are key elements in expressing yourself with confidence. This class familiarizes students with basic anatomy to better understand the figure. The goal of this course is to simplify the complex nature of drawing the human form.
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new: FALL - Think Big, Paint Small
 
0536
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
A painting, although small in size, can be expansive both in expression and impact. A small work allows for a more intimate interaction by drawing the viewer closer. A small canvas does not mean the scale and depth have to be small. Small works can stand by themselves or become studies for larger ones. In this class we will touch on composition, color and choice of subject matter. There are practical elements as well to small works: it is more cost effective, can be completed in a shorter time, and is easier to transport. This class offers much individual attention within a supportive, non-competitive environment. All levels are welcome. Students will work on table-top easels.
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FALL - The Principles of Painting
 
0538
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Tuesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/9/2014 - 11/11/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Tuesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class will provide a basic understanding of the principles of painting, using acrylic or oil, for the beginning student. The student will gain a strong foundation of the fundamentals of painting, while experimenting with line, color, shading, modeling and blocking. Individual expression is encouraged by using a combination of direct observation, sketches and reference photographs as inspiration.
Materials list
FALL - Creative Watercolor
 
0542
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class focuses on basic watercolor techniques and teaches composition, elements of design and traditional and non-traditional approaches to the medium. Subject matter such as landscape and still life imagery will be explored.
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FALL - Paint It Your Way!
 
0544
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Students will have the opportunity to work in the medium of their choice (oil, acrylic, pastel or any combination of each). Demonstrations will be given each week using one or more of these three media. Emphasis will be on painting expressively and using each medium to its fullest advantage. All styles of painting (representational and abstract) are welcome; experimentation with new media and processes is encouraged.
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FALL - Creative Watercolor
 
0546
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class focuses on basic watercolor techniques and teaches composition, elements of design and traditional and non-traditional approaches to the medium. Subject matter such as landscape and still life imagery will be explored.
Materials list
FALL - Painting: The Realistic Approach
 
0548
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class is for students who chose work more realistically and representationally. Using oil, acrylic or watercolor, students will learn how to take a painting from start to finish, focusing on all the crucial elements such as composition, proportion, color, and structure. Subtleties such as glazes, and pushing light and darks, and texture will be addressed. Several demonstrations will be given using all of these mediums throughout the course of the class. Students can choose to work from a still life or a personal photo reference.
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FALL - Oil Alla Prima for All
 
0550
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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This class is for advanced oil painting students who are interested in developing their individual style and furthering their technical proficiency. Technical demonstrations relative to the medium, as well as to concepts such as compositions, color theory, form and value, will be provided in each class. Historic examples will be used to stretch the students’ imaginations and encourage experimentation. Assembling a portfolio and preparing work for presentation in exhibitions will also be covered.
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FALL - The Beautiful Art of Chinese Brush Painting
 
0552
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Step into the beautiful world of Chinese brush painting. Students will learn step by step the various techniques of freehand style brush works and how to use simple brush strokes to create vivid images of flowers, birds, fish, bamboo and more. Students will also learn how to incorporate texture and unique wash techniques essential for landscape painting. More complex brush work will be explored for those with previous experience. Individual attention will be given to students of all levels.
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FALL - Oil Painting for Total Beginners
 
0554
Drawing & Painting
Beginner
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
If you always wanted to learn to paint, but were afraid to try, this class is designed for you! As total beginners, each student will acquire a basic understanding of the principles of oil painting and will gain a strong foundation of the fundamentals of painting, while experimenting with line, color, shading, modeling and blocking. Individual expression is encouraged by using a combination of direct observation, sketches and reference photographs as inspiration. Easy to follow demonstrations will be provided along with individualized attention for each student. Be amazed at what you can accomplish—even as a first-time painting student.
Materials list
new: FALL - The Art of Portraiture
 
0556
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260 + $65 model fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290 + $65 model fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

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Come and learn the art of portraiture from the live model and/or photograph. This class will focus on the key elements including skills of observation, anatomical details, accurate drawing and creative ways of using line and tone. The students will learn through a logical and informative approach through demonstrations and individual instruction. This fun course will begin with graphite and will then be open to the student’s medium of choice.
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new: FALL - Drawing Beyond the Doodle
 
0558
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Wednesday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/10/2014 - 11/19/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Wednesday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/24

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Like to doodle, but freeze up when you try to draw something serious? This class will help students to relax so lines flows like a happy doodle. Students will learn how to make lines flow calmly from the mind through the hand and onto the paper while exploring still life drawing, abstract drawing, perspective, proportion, texture and shading. Students will gain confidence and style while having fun.
Materials list
FALL - Watercolor Landscape: From Sketchbook to Studio
 
0560
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
This class will introduce artists to the concept of field sketching with the intent of using the sketches created on location as references for paintings done later in the studio. The class will alternate (weather permitting) between sketching on location and working on studio paintings created from the sketches done in the field. Emphasis on location will be on accurate, quick drawing, perspective, and blocking in composition and values. Work in the studio will focus on using the field sketches and reference photos taken on location to create more formally refined works based on the sketches.
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FALL - Figure Painting
 
0562
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260 + $65 model fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290 + $65 model fee
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Working from a live model, students will explore different techniques and applications, ranging from traditional to contemporary. The elements of drawing, painting color, value and harmony as well as composition and content will be the focus. This class is for all skill levels.
Materials list
FALL - Seeing in Color
 
0564
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION:
Color! This class is for students who prefer to create in color. Students will create with oil, acrylics, pastel, watercolor, colored pencils and any other medium you choose to bring to class. Selecting either a still life or a photograph, students will work on a subject that interests them while learning about different media. Students can use their preferred medium and learn to work with other media by watching instructor demonstrations each week. As they work on their chosen subject, students will understand how to achieve the correct color, value, texture and overall composition in a colored medium. Basics such as drawing and composition will also be demonstrated.
Materials list
FALL - Outdoor/Studio Landscape Painting
 
0566
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Working both outdoors and in the studio, students will gain an overall landscape painting experience. Emphasis on simplification of landscape elements, color, aerial perspective, and composition will be addressed. Class meets outdoors when weather permits. Work from photos and sketches in the studio during inclement weather. There will be demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. First time outdoor painters with some oil painting experience are welcome. First class meets at the Art Center for overview before going outdoors to paint.
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new: Watercolor Pure & Simple
 
0568
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Watercolor is sometimes thought of as the most difficult medium to master, however, it can produce beautiful results with a very basic and simple approach! This class will emphasize accurate drawing skills and clean, pure color harmonies to help students create simple, yet highly effective paintings in watercolor.
Materials list
new: FALL - Drawing for Beginners
 
0570
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  12:30PM - 3:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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This class is about learning to draw, gaining confidence, and having fun doing it. In this introductory course, students will learn to draw more realistically and with more confidence. Using exercises based on the book and the instructors experience, as well as with simple still lifes, students will learn to draw what they “see.” Even those who have previously taken a beginning class will learn from this subject matter. No experience necessary, however those with a sample of previous work, are encouraged to bring it to the first class.
Materials list
FALL - Yes! You Can Draw
 
0572
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Thursday
Member:
$260
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$290
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/11/2014 - 11/20/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Thursday  7:00PM - 9:30PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
No class on: 9/25

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Anyone can learn to draw as this class will prove! The goal is to teach students how to take what they see in our 3D world and to successfully translate it to a flat paper surface. This class will focus on building the confidence of aspiring artists through step-by-step practical exercises and demonstrations of the principles of drawing, including proportions and composition. Students who feel they are ready to take their work to the next level may process their drawings into paintings.
Materials list
FALL - The Art of Pastel
 
0574
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Friday
Member:
$360
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$390
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  9:30AM - 1:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Students will learn basic and advanced techniques using both soft and hard pastels on a variety of surfaces. Concepts such as form and value, color theory, proportion and composition will be covered in detail through demonstrations in each session. Students may work from the still life provided by the instructor or from their own reference photos or sketches.
Materials list
new: FALL - Achieving the Magical Look in Landscapes
 
0576
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Friday
Member:
$210
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$240
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


8-week course  
Class Held: 10/3/2014 - 11/21/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  9:30AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Painting plein air can be frustrating with fast moving light and painting from photos can be misleading. Through engaging lectures and demonstrations on value, drawing, atmosphere, color mixing, composition, and creating dynamic light effects students will learn how to turn simple landscape photographs into luminous landscape paintings. Student will work on paintings each week applying skills acquired during class to create a magical light filled landscape on canvas. This class is for all levels, beginners are encouraged & all mediums are welcome.
Materials list
new: FALL - Art Journaling
 
0578
Drawing & Painting
All Levels
Class
Friday
Member:
$235
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


Non Member:
$265
-$5 EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT


10-week course  
Class Held: 9/12/2014 - 11/14/2014
Day(s)/Timing : Friday  10:00AM - 12:00PM
Season: Fall - 2014  
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Unleash your creativity! In a friendly, supportive environment, students will explore and combine drawing, painting, writing and collage into a rich expression of spirit in an ongoing journal. The class is a mixture of structure and wild abandon, allowing students to learn new skills and hone familiar ones, encouraging creativity that is both uniquely beautiful and personally meaningful.
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