FALL SEMESTER 2020

Adult 5-Week Classes

3634 NEW! Sketching for Every Artist
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
All artists can improve their drawing abilities, whether as a basic foundation skill for work in another medium, or for the simple pleasure of sketching itself. Develop your observational and rendering skills through sketching in charcoal and pencil from still lifes, photos, and plein air studies (weather permitting). Emphasis will be on creating accurate and simplified drawings as students learn to think in basic shapes and gestural line. Principles such as line quality and tonal values will be addressed. Sketches by noted artists will be discussed to reinforce concepts in class.
5 sessions: 9/21–10/26 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170

3635 NEW! Interior Paintings
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Because of recent events, many of us have spent more time indoors than ever before. In this class we will use our indoor surroundings for inspiration to make paintings of rooms that are imbued with much more than their actual furnishings. Interior rooms and spaces can project many personalities or moods that have an effect on our feelings. Students will learn technical aspects such as how to use the grid system for transferring photographs to canvas and using washes to lay in colors that reflect the feeling of the space. We will also study celebrated interior painters and their work such as Hopper, Vuillard, and Vermeer. Instruction will focus on painting with water media such as acrylics or watercolors.
5 sessions: 11/9–12/7
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170

3620 The Art of Seeing
Instructor: Danielle Austen
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 PM
Raise your photography to the next level by taking an in-depth look at your surroundings and environment. Get more from your creative experience by discovering a new viewpoint through light, perspective, mood, and design. Weekly assignments and critiques will encourage students to share ideas that will help improve your skills. Please bring a thumb drive and notebook to class.
5 sessions: 9/22–10/20
Tuition: member $195, non-member $215
Materials fee: $20

3621 The Photographer’s Eye
Instructor: Danielle Austen
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 PM
Continue your photographic journey from “The Art of Seeing.” Using the previously learned elements of light, perspective, design, and mood, you will focus on different genres of photography. Students will be encouraged to produce new work each week, either a personal project or the photography topic of the week: nature and wildlife, people, street and travel, abstract, conceptual, or still-life. Class critiques will be a continued valuable benefit to share ideas that will help improve visual skills.
5 sessions: 11/3–12/1
Tuition: member $195, non-member $215
Materials fee: $20

3636 Achieving the Look of Oils with Open Acrylics
Instructor: Mary Jean Canziani
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Discover how to achieve classic oil painting effects while enjoying the convenience of acrylics. Because open acrylics stay wet longer, easier blending and softer effects can be achieved allowing more fluidity in brush strokes, wet-into-wet applications and increased opportunity to rework areas. Colors can also be mixed directly on canvas to achieve subtlety of tones. Unlike oils, you won’t have to wait a week before adding another layer and cleanup is conveniently and safely done with water. Come explore this wonderful new tool and expand your creative options.
5 sessions: 10/21–11/18
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170

3643 NEW! Working with Watercolor
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Welcome to the wonderful world of watercolor! Whether a beginner or intermediate painter, this class will teach you new and exciting ways to work with watercolor. We’ll use step-by-step instruction, along with demonstrations as a guide for students to learn painting techniques. This relaxed class is a great way to get to know the medium while creating some holiday-ready masterpieces.
5 sessions: 10/21–11/18
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170

3710 NEW!  New Approaches to Glazing & Finishing Ceramics
Instructor: Melissa Krishnamurthy
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Come try something new and add some fun tricks to your glazing and finishing repertoire. Try out dishwashing soap mixed with glaze for bubble-glazing. Create designs with stencils made on a Cricut machine to mask off areas. Students can experiment with other materials such as underglaze and shaving cream. Please bring both bisque-fired and leather-hard pieces for glazing and decorating. As part of the materials fee, students will receive a set of underglazes of their own to keep.
5 sessions: 11/5–12/10 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $170, non-member $190
Materials fee: $60

3713 Art Journaling
Instructor: Heidi Sussman
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, art journaling is an innovative way to unleash your creativity. Journaling helps define what you want to accomplish with your art by exploring the connection between words and images, helping you gain confidence in your ability to be creative. Learn how to create mixed-media pages that reflect your personal expression in a book format using paint, photographs, pens, collage, and image transfers. Students will receive a blank journal at the first session. In addition, students will create individual pages and learn how to bind them into their own handmade journal.
5 sessions: 10/22–11/19
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170
Materials fee: $20

3640 Silkscreen Printmaking
Instructor: David DiMarchi
Thursdays, 10 AM–2 PM
This course approaches silkscreen printing as a medium of artistic expression, concentrating on techniques and experimentation. All basic screen-printing techniques will be covered, including image-making and screen and material preparation, as well as the use of silkscreen printing as a creative outlet through monoprinting and edition printing. Artists will develop a suite of prints while exploring the ins and outs of the rich world of silkscreen printing.
5 sessions: 10/22–11/19
Tuition: member $250, non-member $280
Materials fee: $40

3686 Painting from Life: Extended Pose
Instructor: Aliese Andersen Volk
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
Explore a variety of oil-painting techniques while working with a life model. Learn how to render form, compose an image, and use colors with classical painting techniques. This course will give students the rare opportunity to work from a model in the same pose for all five weeks.
5 sessions: 11/5–12/10 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170
Materials fee: $40

3714 NEW! Figurative Color Studies
Instructor: Dustin Adamson
Fridays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Learn to paint convincing flesh tones in this class. Each week, students will create small composition studies from a different model in order to investigate various skin tones. This is a great way to learn to examine color relationships and create harmonious compositions. Subjects covered will include color theory, working from the figure, how to create a study for a painting, and setting up a practical color palette (both limited and expanded). This class is useful for artists interested in either representational or abstract work based on the human figure.
5 sessions: 11/6–12/11 (no class on 11/27)
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170
Materials fee: $40

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