Adult 5-Week Classes

5037 Painting from A-Z
Instructor: Sandy Ruda
5105 Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
5036 & 5037 Tuesdays, 6:30–9 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.
5037 5 sessions: 5/17–6/14
Tuition: member $160, non-member $180

5101 Contemporary Realism
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Study the methods used by the Old Masters and take a closer look at contemporary realist painters to understand the principles of representational painting. Students will produce a series of paintings in which they strive for proficiency in painting various genres. Technical and conceptual issues explored include surface preparation, pigments and mediums, grisaille painting, glazing, observational exercises, landscape and still-life painting, lighting, and alla-prima techniques. Formal demonstrations and slide discussions will reinforce principles covered in class.
4 sessions: 5/18–6/8
Tuition: member $135, non-member $145

4960 The Magic of Metal Clay
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
Wednesdays, 6:30–9 PM
Metal clay is a unique material that consists of particles of metal suspended in an organic binder. It can be formed like clay, but when fired yields a solid metal object. Students will be introduced to working with PMC3, a silver-based metal clay. Learn how to model, texture, and set stones in PMC3 that will be fired to create beautiful finished pieces of jewelry. No jewelry experience necessary! Some materials provided; additional materials to be discussed in first class.
4960 5 sessions: 5/18–6/15
Tuition: member $205, non-member $225
Materials fee: $65

5001 Introduction to Watercolor Pencils
Instructor: Traci Zaretzka
Saturdays, 10 AM–12:30 PM
Watercolor pencils are a versatile medium. Experiment with a variety of watercolor pencil techniques: using them as traditional watercolors; drawing with them and blending colors with water; using them for fine details; and drawing on wet paper for bold, vibrant colors. The first part of the workshop will be a series of small drawings applying the different techniques. In the second part of the workshop students will have the opportunity to create their own small watercolor paintings using any or all of the techniques learned in class.
5 sessions: 5/7–6/11 (no class on 5/28)
Tuition: member $160, non-member $180

4983 Monoprinting
Instructor: Debra Livingston
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
Monoprinting is a unique process that combines painting and printmaking techniques. Learn the basic techniques to create one-of-a-kind, painterly prints! Methods include rolling and directly painting color onto a plate, use of textures, chine-collé, drypoint, multiple layered prints, and more. Some materials provided; additional materials to be discussed in the first class.
5 sessions: 5/19–6/16
Tuition: member $165, non-member $185
Materials fee: $25