FALL SEMESTER 2020

Adult Painting & Drawing

3586 Self-Expression Through Painting
Instructor: Matthew Langley
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Express yourself! This comprehensive class embraces all personal styles—figurative, expressionistic, or abstract. The class focuses on oil and acrylic, but you are welcome to use mixed-media and other tools. The goal of this class is to have you create the best possible piece of art you can, and to express what you have envisioned as closely as possible. It is a “no rules” class relying on the laws of shape, color, and intuition where you will work on individual projects at your own pace. Individual instruction and class discussion create a warm and supportive atmosphere.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3597 Painting from A–Z
Instructor: Kit Sailer
Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
This general painting class places the emphasis on oil painting, but you may work in the medium of your choice. Each class will begin with a short talk or demonstration covering multiple topics. Explore your inspiration and discover your vision.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

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

3598 Exploring Color
Instructor: Kit Sailer
Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
Explore color theory, mixing, layering, usage, and more through demonstrations, exercises, and free-paint sessions with the medium of your choice. Get a better understanding of color by experimenting and building upon new concepts to develop as an artist. This class is perfect for beginners as well as experienced painters.
10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3588/3589 Landscape Painting
Instructor: Valeri Larko
3588 Mondays, 3:30–6 PM
3589 Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
Learn the basics of creating a successful landscape painting through instruction on color, composition, light and shadow, paint application, and different atmospheric effects. We use oil paint and oil pastel but all mediums are welcome.
10 sessions: 9/21–12/7 (no class on 9/28)
Tuition: member $310, non-member $340

3711 Introduction to Encaustic
Instructor: Heidi Sussman
Tuesdays, 4–6:30 PM
Encaustic is the art of painting with molten beeswax combined with colored pigments and resin. The results are like no other medium—mysterious, deep, and translucent. Gain fundamental knowledge of working with encaustics while receiving hands-on time for personal exploration. Informal critiques and discussions are encouraged so students can take risks, let go of preconceived ideas, and have fun with this beautiful and versatile medium. Some materials supplied.
8 sessions: 9/22–11/10
Tuition: member $245, non-member $265
Materials fee: $115

3604 Drawing the Figure with Confidence
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Tuesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Figure it out! Learn to simplify the complex nature of drawing the human form by getting familiar with basic anatomy to better understand the figure. Because our poses are short, you 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. Please note: This class uses both female and male life (nude) models. Students under 18 years of age must have written permission from a parent or guardian to participate. Please contact studioschool@artcenternj.org for more information.
10 sessions: 9/22–11/24
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $65

3587 Introduction to Abstract Painting
Instructor: Matthew Langley
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
A painting doesn’t need to be realistic to be outstanding. Discover your voice as a painter as you explore non-representational painting techniques to express your visual ideas. Abstract painting is no different than painting from life. You will learn the structure of making images including format, composition, rhythm, color, surface, and texture. A wide variety of painting styles and approaches will be addressed.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3644 Painting: Making Your Creative Mark
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Whether you are an experienced painter or looking to brush up on your skills, this class is perfect for exploring new styles, techniques, and furthering your artistic creativity. Demonstrations in various media such as oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and others will be given throughout the session. Every week a new technique or idea will be discussed and shown to expose students to new ways of tackling painting within their own practice. No matter what your style or medium, all artists will get exposure and inspiration throughout the course while picking up useful tips to experiment with along their painting journey.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3582 The Beautiful Art of Chinese Brush Painting
Instructor: Diana Hsu Kung
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Intrigued by Chinese brush painting? Learn to use simple brush strokes to create vivid images of flowers, birds, fish, bamboo, and more while practicing how to incorporate texture and unique wash techniques essential for landscape painting. Individual attention is given to students of all levels.
8 sessions: 9/23–11/11
Tuition: member $245, non-member $265

3581 Exploring the Potential of Soft Pastel
Instructor: Anita Gladstone
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Through landscapes and still lifes, students will have the opportunity to explore the beauty and potential of painting with soft pastels. With demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, we will look at all aspects of pastel painting, including basic principles such as composition, color, value, techniques, and materials. Students will work on developing a solid foundation in pastel in an effort to find their individual creative voice.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3605 The Art of Portraiture
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Wednesdays, 7–9:30 PM
Examine the art of portraiture by drawing from a life model and/or photograph. Study key elements through a logical and informative approach by watching demonstrations and receiving individual instruction. Instruction begins with graphite and then progresses to your medium of choice.
10 sessions: 9/23–11/25
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $65

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

3667 Fearless Drawing
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Develop your drawing skills and boost confidence as you explore different concepts and media. Study form, value, proportion, perspective, and surface texture working from still lifes provided by the instructor and, for two weeks, from a model. This will enable you to explore figure and portrait drawing. Demonstrations occur in each class; some weeks using charcoal, and others, watercolor and ink.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330
Materials fee: $35

3594 Mixed Water Media on Paper
Instructor: Donna Read
Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
This class will explore the luminosity of watercolor, the opacity of gouache, and the permanence of acrylic to use to your best advantage. Most watercolorists know the frustration of losing the white areas of the paper and not being able to get them back. Start with watercolor and build on it using gouache and acrylic for an opaque contrast. This allows you to make changes that can’t be made in watercolor, freeing you to be more creative. Take some of those old watercolors that you gave up on, start layering, and create a whole new painting!
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3580 Watercolor: Pure & Simple
Instructor: Mark de Mos
Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Create loose, expressive watercolor works based on weekly demonstrations which focus on specific concepts. Work from your own original reference photos and/or sketches or do the demo exercise provided by the instructor.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3648 Painting in Color & Light
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Add color to your canvas with instruction on achieving correct color, value, texture, temperature, soft and hard edges, atmospheric perspective, and much more. Demonstrations and topics enhance this fun and relaxed class where you choose to work from either a still life or reference photo. All colored mediums welcome.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3593 Watercolor Florals
Instructor: Donna Read
Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Would you like to learn the skills necessary to create a floral painting? We start with demos of techniques working wet-in-wet. Learn to mix and apply paint to achieve a luminous look. Your painting will come together by experimenting with backgrounds as you develop your own style.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

3668 Hyper-Realistic Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Want to learn to draw and paint images that are “better than a photograph?” This class focuses on techniques that allow students to draw and paint with a high level of detail and precision. Students will learn versatile, foolproof, problem-solving techniques for achieving hyper-realistic renderings and will focus on gaining mastery of their chosen medium.
10 sessions: 9/24–12/3 (no class on 11/26)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

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

3687 NEW! 3,2,1 Draw!
Instructor: Aliese Andersen Volk
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
Push your creativity to new heights by experimenting with new drawing techniques and media, while focusing on process as much as product. Try unique approaches to drawing that will give you new ways to explore working from still lifes, the figure, photos, and your imagination. Each week will introduce new topics and/or media to challenge your creative thinking and push you to try something unexpected. Examples from books, prints, drawings, and art history will be incorporated into lessons to inspire and provide context. Both traditional and non-traditional art-making materials will be explored.
5 sessions: 9/24–10/22
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170
Materials fee: $10

3715 NEW!  Introduction to Still-Life Painting
Instructor: Dustin Adamson
Fridays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Still-life painting is an artistic genre in its own right. Often used to train artists for other forms of painting, it has its own long history of richness and variety and has proven that simple objects can be made transcendent by exquisite composition and technique. This class will introduce students to the comparative measurement method of observation. Students will learn about composition, drawing, values, and color as they complete a simple still-life painting. Projects will follow a step-by-step approach of executing an initial drawing, color study, and final painting.
5 sessions: 9/25–10/23
Tuition: member $160, non-member $170

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

3684 Achieving the Magical Look In Landscapes
Instructor: Mark Saenger
Fridays, 10 AM–12:30 PM
Paint luminous landscapes! With engaging lectures and demonstrations on value, atmosphere, color mixing, composition, and dynamic light effects, learn how to turn simple landscape photographs into luminous landscape paintings. You can create magical, light-filled landscapes that pop on canvas with the skills you acquire in this class.
10 sessions: 9/25–12/4 (no class on 11/27)
Tuition: member $300, non-member $330

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