Classes
now forming!
Oil Painting


Kurt Schwarz


Still Life Painting
with Michael Davis

Still Life with Kurt Schwarz

Portrait Painting
with Kurt Schwarz

Painting in Oil or Acrylic
with Judith Thompson

Beginning Painting in Oils
with Katherine Riedel

Painting Light from Life
with Dana Thompson

Acrylic Adventure
with Linda Hendrickson

Explore the Artist in You:
Paint, Draw, Mixed Media
with Melanie Zucker Stanley


Light, Shape and Composition
with Maggie Siner

Secrets of Beautiful Color
with Trisha Adams

Paint at Pearmund Cellars Winery:
A Plein AirWorkshop
with Linda Henderickson

Acrylic Adventure-
Pet Portraits Workshop
with Linda Hendrickson

The Drama of Still Life
with Maggie Siner

Color and Shape
with Maggie Siner


These Classes are
not currently scheduled.

Landscape Painting
with Kurt Schwarz (TBA)


Figure Painting
with Antonia Walker (TBA)

Acrylic Adventure:
Pet Portraits
with Linda Hendrickson
(TBA)

Fundamentals of Painting
with Ann Noel (TBA)

Painting the Figure
with Kurt Schwarz (TBA)

Portrait Sketch in Oil
with Rick Steinberger (TBA)


These Workshops are not currently scheduled.

Get Me Started Series:
Oil/Acrylic Day
see workshop page for detail

Oil Painting Workshop:
Color and Form
with Maggie Siner (TBA

Plein Air Painting Workshop
with Dean Taylor Drewyer (TBA)

Jumpstart Your Color
with Kurt Schwarz (TBA)

New Approaches to Composition
with Maggie Siner (TBA)

Plein Air:
Dynamic Composition for Successful Landscape Painting
with Barbara Nuss (TBA)

Bringing Your Paintings to Life
with Steven Walker
(TBA)

3-Day Still Life and Floral Painting Workshop with Robert Johnson
(TBA)

See Workshop Page for information about our other upcoming workshops

Note:
Supply lists can be obtained by clicking on the desired class' supply list link and printing the page that appears.

Still Life in Oil
with Michael Davis


Instructor:

Michael Davis

Dates and Times:
Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Session 5 2013: Sept 3 - Oct 8
Session 6 2013: Oct 29 - Dec 10
no class November 26

Choose a Class

Cost: $185
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

Explore the techniques and materials of the great masters. Starting with still life, students will learn to accurately block and mass in their compositions and then refine the painting using glazes. Emphasis on the fundamentals of painting. All levels. First day of class is mandatory for students new to this instructor's class.

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Portrait Painting
with Kurt Schwarz

Instructor:

Kurt Schwarz

Dates and Times:
Thursdays, 10 am - 1 pm


Session 5 2013: Sept 12 - Oct 17

Choose Your Class

Cost: $185 + $30 model fee
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

Explore the vital aspects of portrait painting in oil, acrylic and pastel. Focus will be on composition, color harmony, space and texture with special attention given to the anatomy and structure of the head. Learn many techniques to achieve stunning realism.

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Still Life
with Kurt Schwarz


Instructor:

Kurt Schwarz

Dates and Times:
Thursdays, 10 am - 1 pm


Session 6 2013: Oct 31 - Dec 12
no class November 28
Choose Your Class

Cost: $185
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

Explore the vital aspects of still life painting in oil, acrylic and pastel. Focus will be on composition, color harmony, space, and texture. Instructor will demonstrate the use of special techniques to achieve stunning realism.


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Painting in Oil or Acrylic
with Judith Thompson


Instructor:

Judith Thompson

Dates and Times:
Sundays, 9 am - 12 pm
or 1 - 4 pm

Session 5 2013: Sept 8 - Oct 13
Session 6 2013: Oct 27 - Dec 8
no class December 1

Choose Your Class

Cost: $185
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

Geared for beginners to intermediate students, this class takes the fear out of learning to paint as it emphasizes individuality and creativity. Judith will provide instruction on the basics – composition, shadow, color and highlights – and then lead participants as they build a painting in acrylics or oils. This class may be repeated for those who want to improve their skills and advance to another level.

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Beginning Oil Painting
with Katherine Riedel


Instructor:

Katherine Riedel

Dates and Times:
Wednesdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Session 5 2013: Sept 11 - Oct 16
Session 6 2013: Oct 30 - Dec 11
no class November 27

Choose Your Class

Cost: $185
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

This class is for beginners. We will start with a limited palette and work on color mixing, composition and various painting techniques using both still life and landscapes. The emphasis will be more on the process rather than the product - although there are often surprising delights!

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Painting Light from Life
(Oil or Acrylic)

with Dana Thompson

Instructor:

Dana Thompson

Dates and Times:
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Session 4 2013: June 26 - Aug 7 full no class July 3
Session 5 2013: Sept 11 - Oct 23
no class October 2

Session 6 2013: Oct 30 - Dec 11
no class November 27

Choose Your Class

Cost: $185
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

Dana sheds light on the basics of painting the still life. With focus on color theory, values, edges, materials and paint application, students will soon be on their way to exciting and luminous compositions. For ages 16 and up.

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Explore the Artist in You:
Paint, Draw, Mixed Media

with Melanie Zucker Stanley


Instructor:
Melanie Zucker Stanley

Dates and Times:
Mondays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Session 5 2013: Sept 9 - Oct 28
no class Oct 14 and Oct 21
Session 6 2013: Nov 11 - Dec 16

Choose Your Class

Cost: $185
supply list

(6) 3-hour classes

Explore your artistic voice and creativity as you learn different techniques for drawing, painting and mixed media on a variety of surfaces. Using an art journal, you will explore the techniques; then work on canvas/paper and other surfaces of your choice when you are ready. Your instructor facilitates your creative journey by demonstrating ways to use watercolor, acrylics, pencils, pens, interesting papers and photos to create both representational and abstract compositions influenced by our environment, imagination and personal experiences. Demonstrations are designed to build understanding, skill and expertise with drawing, painting, collage and some reflective art writing. Your individual pieces may be framed, and your journal will be a work of art in itself, like a visual memoir.  All levels are welcome!
Explore, discover, and HAVE FUN as you LEARN in a safe, supportive environment!
“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”   - Picasso


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Acrylic Adventure
with Linda Hendrickson

Instructor:
Linda Hendrickson

Dates and Times:
Fridays, 10 am- 1 pm


Session 5 2013: Sept 27 - Oct 18
Session 6 2013: Nov 1 - Nov 22

Choose Your Class

Cost: $125
(4) 3-hour classes
supply list

Explore the flexibility of a medium that is inexpensive, versatile, fast drying and easy to clean up. By concentrating on a favorite subject (via photos) students will paint several loose, impressionistic paintings. We will touch on the “trail basics” such as color, texture, line, and the addition of mixed media. Bring a photo or an object/several that intrigue you. All levels are welcome.
This class may be repeated for further intermediate to advanced studies.

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Acrylic Adventure:
Pet Portraits
with Linda Hendrickson

Dates and Times:
Fridays, 10 am- 1 pm


Next Session: Not currently scheduled

(3) 3-hour classes
supply list

Explore the flexibility of a medium that is inexpensive, versatile, fast drying and easy to clean up.  By concentrating on a favorite critter (via photos) students will paint several loose, impressionistic images of their pet. We will touch on the “trail basics” such as color, texture, line, and the addition of mixed media. This class may be repeated for further intermediate to advanced studies. No favorite pet? Bring a photo or an object/several that intrigue you. All levels are welcome.

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Landscape Painting
with Kurt Schwarz


Instructor:

Kurt Schwarz

Dates and Times:
Thursdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Cost: $185
supply list

Paint on location with this acclaimed painter and excellent instructor. Capture the beauty of the Skpring landscape in oil, acrylic or pastel. Focus is on composition, color harmony, space, and texture. Instructor will demonstrate his techniques for achieving stunning realism.

(6) 3-hour classes


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Painting the Figure
with Kurt Schwarz

Instructor:

Kurt Schwarz


Dates and Times:
Thursdays, 10 am - 1 pm

Next Session: Not currently scheduled

Cost: $185 + 35 model fee

(6) 3 hr. classes
supply fee
Study with Kurt Schwarz as you learn to meet the challenge of working with a live model and painting the figure in oils. Kurt demonstrates his painting technique placing focus on observation and improved brush strokes. Composition, color harmony, space and texture with special attention given to the anatomy will also be stressed.  Short poses working to longer poses will increase speed and accuracy. Portrait painters welcome.

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Painting Workshop:
Jumpstart Your Color!

with Kurt Schwarz


Instructor:

Kurt Schwarz

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

11-hour workshop
supply list

In this two-day workshop we will learn to mix color through various "color studies." These painting exercises are designed to hone our perception of temperature and improve our ability to mix color accurately. We will then learn to apply the paint cleanly with an emphasis on wet-in-wet mixing directly onto the canvas. Bring a lunch for a 30 minute break each day.

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Figure Painting
with Antonia Walker

Instructor:
Antonia Walker


Next Session:
Not Currently Scheduled

(4) 3-hour classes
supply list

Explore different ways of placing a figure in a composition. With a focus on light, color, and value, we will study techniques to paint the human face and figure, including attention to color mixing.  Discussion and demonstration will enhance the students’ understanding of proportion and gesture. We will begin with small studies of a clothed model, then move on to painting the figure in a larger format with an eye toward achieving harmony in a painting. Group discussion and evaluation each day will help students evaluate their work.

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Fundamentals of Painting
(Oil or Acrylic)

with Ann Noel

Instructor:

Ann Noel

Dates and Times:
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Next Session: Not currently scheduled

Cost: $185 +$20 model fee
(6) 3- hour classes
complete supply list Develop the visual artist's eye, transforming the three-dimensional world around you to a two-dimensional painting. Explore composition and design, seeing the world in terms of shapes, lines, perspective, and the relationship between them.
Students will paint in oil and acrylic. Landscapes will be painted from photographs and still lifes and figures will be painted from life. Emphasis is on composition, color, development of skills and information exchange.

Supply List: 
1st class bring Medium or Large drawing tablet, pen or soft pencil, or vine charcoal and eraser or kneaded eraser (charcoal). 

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Portrait Sketch in Oil
with Rick Steinberger

Instructor:

Rick Steinberger

Dates and Times:

Fridays, 1 - 4 pm

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Cost: $185 + $35 model fee
(6) 3-hour classes
supply list

Essential instruction and portrait practice, painting from a live model using the classic method of the open grisaille, or grey. This under-painting method has been used by masters for centuries. It focuses the painter on the combination of drawing and building core values in the composition, setting the stage for the finished painting. The class will focus on the critical, early placement of features with demonstrations, discussion and critique.

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