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Adult Classes and Workshops

Please be advised that classes take place in Eastern Standard Time.

Online classes: are offered via Zoom. For more information click here.

In-person classes: In-person procedures for classes vary by instructor.

  • Classes that require proof of vaccination and/or mask-wearing are indicated with an (*). Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination is confidential.
  • If you are not feeling well or experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of a class, please stay home and contact Amanda Monroe to receive a refund/credit for the missed class.
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Woodmere Art Museum's Education Department by emailing amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org.

Registration: registration is available by clicking the REGISTER buttons listed under each class description or by calling 215-247-0476.
If you have a credit from a previous class, please contact Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org to receive your discount code before registering online.

Payment Policy: To learn about Woodmere's art class payment policy, click here

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1A | Studio Oil Painting (In-Studio*)

Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Sundays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
September 11 - October 23, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is designed to help students execute a painting of their own subject matter and focus on composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques. Students can use photographs as source material to organize and create a painting and may devote the entire session to one piece or work on multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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Oil Colors:                                                                                                       

Yellow: cadmium yellow pale or indian yellow

Blue: cerulean blue, ultramarine

Red: cadmium red light, alizarin crimson

Green: sap green, viridian

Earth: raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre or transparent yellow oxide

White: titanium

Brushes: flat brushes in a variety of sizes; make sure you include a few soft, synthetic or sable, a few rounds and at least one 2" or larger soft, flat brush for glazing. Make sure these are not watercolor brushes.

Palette knife - flexible, cranked shaft at least 3in long.

Palette, wood or paper (toned gray paper is preferable)

Linseed oil

Turpenoid or odorless paint thinner - NOT TURPENOID NATURAL!

Containers for linseed oil and turpenoid

Stretched canvas or gessoed panel

Paper towels and painting rags

If using photos for source material, Students must provide their own photos.

 

 

1B | Studio Oil Painting (In-Studio*)

Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Sundays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 6 - December 18, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(no class Nov. 27)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is designed to help students execute a painting of their own subject matter and focus on composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques. Students can use photographs as source material to organize and create a painting and may devote the entire session to one piece or work on multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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Oil Colors:                                                                                                         

Yellow: cadmium yellow pale or indian yellow

Blue: cerulean blue, ultramarine

Red: cadmium red light, alizarin crimson

Green: sap green, viridian

Earth: raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre or transparent yellow oxide

White: titanium

Brushes: flat brushes in a variety of sizes; make sure you include a few soft, synthetic or sable, a few rounds and at least one 2" or larger soft, flat brush for glazing. Make sure these are not watercolor brushes.

Palette knife - flexible, cranked shaft at least 3in long.

Palette, wood or paper (toned gray paper is preferable)

Linseed oil

Turpenoid or odorless paint thinner - NOT TURPENOID NATURAL!

Containers for linseed oil and turpenoid

Stretched canvas or gessoed panel

Paper towels and painting rags

If using photos for source material, Students must provide their own photos.

 

 

2A | Drawing and Painting I and II (In-Studio*)

Instructor:
Linda Freedman
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 12 - October 24, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(no class Sept. 26)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Enjoy painting, drawing or a combination of both. Beginners will be taught how to “see” and not just look. Questions such as “where do I start?” will be answered. Learn what makes an interesting composition, how to shade and give your pictures character and depth. Beginning painters will learn color theory and mixing, how to handle paint, composition and basic techniques. More advanced students will continue to hone their skills through a combination of painting from real life as well as the classic method of artistic learning, copying from other artworks and photographs. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given to each student. Progress at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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If you are drawing, please bring the following supplies the first day of class:

12” x 16” drawing pad (approximate Size)  NOT  Newsprint

4 pencils:  2B,  4B,  6B,  HB

Kneaded eraser

For Painting:

Disposable palette pad

Canvas pad (approximately 12 x 15”), OR two small canvases: Make sure the canvas pad says " REAL " canvas

Paper Towels (Bounty is good)

1 Can (for water or turpenoid)

1 Can turpenoid only. NOT Turpentine.

Brushes – sizes 4, 6, 8 to begin

Oil Paint Colors:  White, Black, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow, French Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna.

 

 

2B | Drawing and Painting I and II (In-Studio*)

Instructor:
Linda Freedman
Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
November 7 - December 19, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FILLED. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for the class, please email Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org ASAP.

Enjoy painting, drawing or a combination of both. Beginners will be taught how to “see” and not just look. Questions such as “where do I start?” will be answered. Learn what makes an interesting composition, how to shade and give your pictures character and depth. Beginning painters will learn color theory and mixing, how to handle paint, composition and basic techniques. More advanced students will continue to hone their skills through a combination of painting from real life as well as the classic method of artistic learning, copying from other artworks and photographs. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given to each student. Progress at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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If you are drawing, please bring the following supplies the first day of class:

12” x 16” drawing pad (approximate Size)  NOT  Newsprint

4 pencils:  2B,  4B,  6B,  HB

Kneaded eraser

For Painting:

Disposable palette pad

Canvas pad (approximately 12 x 15”), OR two small canvases: Make sure the canvas pad says " REAL " canvas

Paper Towels (Bounty is good)

1 Can (for water or turpenoid)

1 Can turpenoid only. NOT Turpentine.

Brushes – sizes 4, 6, 8 to begin

Oil Paint Colors:  White, Black, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow, French Ultramarine Blue, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna.

 

 

3B | Magic in Watercolor (Online, via Zoom)

Instructor:
Diane Hark
Price:
$170 ($140 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 7 - December 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This watercolor class will enrich those looking for renewed inspiration and insights into new ways of thinking. Step by step demonstrations and easy to learn methods will appeal to beginners as well as more advanced artists. Sharpen your observation skills, color and value awareness, and design principles while gaining confidence with the medium and magic of watercolor.

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140 lb. watercolor block or single sheets of Fabriano paper, any size; other preferences, hot, cold, soft press

2 brushes: one large ROUND POINT #10 and #6. Can be sable synthetic or  any other watercolor brush

Large jar or plastic container for water with lid.

Roll of paper towels

Tube paints of student grade (Cotman) or professional grade.

Start with primary colors:

                             Cobalt blue

                             Alizarin Crimson

                             Aurelian (yellow)

Add later:

                             Burnt Sienna

                             Permanent Sap Green

                             Violet

Palette with lid for paints and mixing colors

Erasers, pencils, and notebook

Table easel to prop paper on an angle

Spray bottle for water spritzing (optional)

 

 

 

4A | Introduction to Oil Painting and Beyond (In-Studio*)

Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 12 - October 24, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class Sept. 26)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is for students who want to learn the basics of oil painting and for those who are already familiar with the medium and want to improve their skills. The topics covered will be composing a picture, observing color relationships, mixing color, and the application of paint. There will be lots of hands-on help in a relaxed and nurturing environment.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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Supply List

Oil Colors:                                                                                                         

Yellow: cadmium yellow pale or indian yellow

Blue: cerulean blue, ultramarine

Red: cadmium red light, alizarin crimson

Green: sap green, viridian

Earth: raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre or transparent yellow oxide

White: titanium

Brushes: flat brushes in a variety of sizes; make sure you include a few soft, synthetic or sable, a few rounds and at least one 2" or larger soft, flat brush for glazing. Make sure these are not watercolor brushes.

Palette knife - flexible, cranked shaft at least 3in long.

Palette, wood or paper (toned gray paper is preferable)

Linseed oil

Turpenoid or odorless paint thinner - NOT TURPENOID NATURAL!

Containers for linseed oil and turpenoid

Stretched canvas or gessoed panel

Paper towels and painting rags

If using photos for source material, Students must provide their own photos.

 

 

 

4B | Introduction to Oil Painting and Beyond (In-Studio*)

Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
November 7 - December 19, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is for students who want to learn the basics of oil painting and for those who are already familiar with the medium and want to improve their skills. The topics covered will be composing a picture, observing color relationships, mixing color, and the application of paint. There will be lots of hands-on help in a relaxed and nurturing environment.

*Proof of vaccination upon registration is required to participate in this class. Please email proof of vaccination to Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org or click here to submit your vaccination information online. Information regarding vaccination status is confidential. Mask-wearing is optional.

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Supply List

Oil Colors:                                                                                                         

Yellow: cadmium yellow pale or indian yellow

Blue: cerulean blue, ultramarine

Red: cadmium red light, alizarin crimson

Green: sap green, viridian

Earth: raw umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre or transparent yellow oxide

White: titanium

Brushes: flat brushes in a variety of sizes; make sure you include a few soft, synthetic or sable, a few rounds and at least one 2" or larger soft, flat brush for glazing. Make sure these are not watercolor brushes.

Palette knife - flexible, cranked shaft at least 3in long.

Palette, wood or paper (toned gray paper is preferable)

Linseed oil

Turpenoid or odorless paint thinner - NOT TURPENOID NATURAL!

Containers for linseed oil and turpenoid

Stretched canvas or gessoed panel

Paper towels and painting rags

If using photos for source material, Students must provide their own photos.

 

 

 

5A | Exploring Abstraction (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Val Rossman
Price:
$170 ($140 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 4 times
Date Range:
October 4 - October 25, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class offers a combination of instruction and open studio practice allowing students to explore, take chances, develop critical thinking, and cultivate their artistic voices. Participants investigate basic color theory, learn how to create strong compositions, and develop technical skills. The choice of medium is up to each individual. Supportive individual and group critiques, specific assignments, and demonstrations will encourage students to pursue their personal styles and growth. 

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Pastels:

Assorted soft pastels - instructor prefers schmeinke and sennelier, however, it is up to the student to choose.  Rembrandt are moderately priced and are good for beginners

Paper – instructor prefers Arches 140lb. cold pressed

Old toothbrush

Acrylics and Oils

Painting surface – student’s choice –canvas, board, metal, paper

Paints

Palette – paper, glass, plexi, paper plate, etc.

Brushes, palette knife, and any other implements of student’s choice

Painting Mediums – for acrylics, instructor prefers Acrylic Glazing Liquid by Golden; for oils, instructor prefers Windsor Newton Painting Medium; any others can be added depending on desired effect

 

 

 

5B | Exploring Abstraction (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Val Rossman
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 8 - December 13, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class offers a combination of instruction and open studio practice allowing students to explore, take chances, develop critical thinking, and cultivate their artistic voices. Participants investigate basic color theory, learn how to create strong compositions, and develop technical skills. The choice of medium is up to each individual. Supportive individual and group critiques, specific assignments, and demonstrations will encourage students to pursue their personal styles and growth. 

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Supply List

Pastels:

Assorted soft pastels - instructor prefers schmeinke and sennelier, however, it is up to the student to choose.  Rembrandt are moderately priced and are good for beginners

Paper – instructor prefers Arches 140lb. cold pressed

Old toothbrush

Acrylics and Oils

Painting surface – student’s choice –canvas, board, metal, paper

Paints

Palette – paper, glass, plexi, paper plate, etc.

Brushes, palette knife, and any other implements of student’s choice

Painting Mediums – for acrylics, instructor prefers Acrylic Glazing Liquid by Golden; for oils, instructor prefers Windsor Newton Painting Medium; any others can be added depending on desired effect

 

 

 

7A | Botanical Watercolor (In-Studio)

Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 14 - November 2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
(No class Oct. 5 & 19)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Learn how to capture the variety of shapes, colors and forms of plants and flowers with the free flow of watercolor. Students will sharpen their observational skills, create interesting compositions, and develop ways of mixing and layering color to encourage self-expression. Demonstrations will be given with plenty of individual attention.

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Drawing paper to begin: 9” x 12” drawing pad (approximate Size) is good

Watercolor paper for a longer painting, either 8x10 or 11x14 in size

Pencils for drawing: 2B, 4B,  6B,  HB

Erasers: white erasers

Watercolor pencils and a watercolor set

Fine watercolor brushes (it is great to have a few very fine and medium brushes)

 

 

 

 

7B | Botanical Watercolor (In-Studio)

Price:
$170 ($140 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 4 times
Date Range:
November 30 - December 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Learn how to capture the variety of shapes, colors and forms of plants and flowers with the free flow of watercolor. Students will sharpen their observational skills, create interesting compositions, and develop ways of mixing and layering color to encourage self-expression. Demonstrations will be given with plenty of individual attention.

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Drawing paper to begin: 9” x 12” drawing pad (approximate Size) is good

Watercolor paper for a longer painting, either 8x10 or 11x14 in size

Pencils for drawing: 2B, 4B,  6B,  HB

Erasers: white erasers

Watercolor pencils and a watercolor set

Fine watercolor brushes (it is great to have a few very fine and medium brushes)

 

 

 

 

8A | Look Both Ways: The Interconnection Between Representation and Abstraction with a Focus on Women Artists (Online, via Zoom)

Price:
$205 ($175 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 5 times
Date Range:
September 21 - October 26, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(No class Oct. 5)
Medium:
Any media
Level:
All levels

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FILLED. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for the class, please email Amanda Monroe at amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org ASAP.

Explore subject matter in a new way! Whether you are drawn to realism or abstraction, this class will demonstrate the interconnection between both. A special focus on women artists will inspire new ways to experiment with the expressive qualities of line, form, color and light, and texture. Work in the medium of your choice (acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, fabric, and drawing mediums). This class includes group and individual critiques, PowerPoint presentations and studio time. Demonstrations will be based on students' interests.

Course Outline:

Week 1 & 2   Explore Latin American Women artists such as Tarisila do Amaral

Week 3 Explore Native American Women artists such as Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Edmonia Lewis

Week 4 & 5 Explore Black American Women artist such as Alma Thomas and Lois Mailou Jones

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Please have ideas for the paintings you want to make. E.g.

  • Sketch book
  • Photographs
  • Still life setups in your studio

Supplies:

All students may want a notebook to record ideas/thoughts from demonstrations and discussions.

Experienced students can utilize the medium and materials you typically use.

Beginning students may want to work in watercolor or drawing materials:

For Watercolor

  • Brushes.  Some student grade round (size 2, 4, and/or 6) and flat (one stroke, size 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4”) watercolor brushes are a good way to start. Usually synthetic. Winsor & Newton Cotman brushes are one brand that works well.  Filberts and other brushes/sizes can be added as needed.
  • Paper. Canson Watercolor Pads Cold Press work well. 11X15 or 7X10” and 9X12” wire bound.
  • Paint.
    • Tube paint Winsor & Newton Cotman student grade are economical. Cotman has a set of 6 tubes of varying colors or tubes can be purchased individually. Artist grade paints are more expensive but have more pigment and intensity. Winsor & Newton, Sennelier, Schmincke Horadam are  good brands.
    • Pan paint. Crayola Educational watercolor pans work suprising well and are very economical. Winsor & Newton, Sennelier are both good brands. Cotman is the student grade brand of Winsor & Newton.
    • Palette or freezer paper to layout paint.

- Plastic or tin containers for water.  Old butter, yogurt, or tuna fish cans work well.

  • Board to mount paper. Foam core board or hardboard panels work well. Good sizes include 11X14” or 14X18” depending on your paper.
  • Pencil and kneaded eraser.
  • Paper towel
  • Artist tape to adhere paper to your board.

-Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons (make sure they are the water-soluble not wax crayons) These are fun but not necessary.

For Drawing

  • Pencils  (various hardnesses HB, 2B,4B,6B)
  • Colored pencils can be fun. Watercolor pencils add a new dimension.
  • Pens. Micron is one type that makes an interesting line.
  • Kneaded eraser.
  • Paper. Any paper with a weight greater than 90 lb works.  (watercolor, drawing ) 140 lb is a good weight if you plan on using water based medium.
  • Board to mount paper. Foam core board works well.
  • Artist tape to adhere paper to your board.
  • Sketchbooks are a nice alternative and don’t require a board or tape to mount paper.

-Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons (make sure they are the water-soluble not wax crayons) These are fun but not necessary.

Supplies can be purchased from:

www.dickblick.com

www.jerryartarama.com

 

 

 

8B | Look Both Ways: The Interconnection Between Representation and Abstraction with a Focus on Women Artists (Online, via Zoom)

Price:
$205 ($175 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 5 times
Date Range:
November 9 - December 14, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(No class Nov. 23)
Medium:
Any media
Level:
All levels

Explore subject matter in a new way! Whether you are drawn to realism or abstraction, this class will demonstrate the interconnection between both. A special focus on women artists will inspire new ways to experiment with the expressive qualities of line, form, color and light, and texture. Work in the medium of your choice (acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, fabric, and drawing mediums). This class includes group and individual critiques, PowerPoint presentations and studio time. Demonstrations will be based on students' interests.

Course Outline:

Week 1 & 2 Explore Latin American Women artists such as Maria Izquierdo

Week 3 Explore Native American Women artists such as Nampeyo

Week 4 & 5 Explore Black American Women artist such as Chakaia Booker

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Supply List

Please have ideas for the paintings you want to make. E.g.

  • Sketch book
  • Photographs
  • Still life setups in your studio

Supplies:

All students may want a notebook to record ideas/thoughts from demonstrations and discussions.

Experienced students can utilize the medium and materials you typically use.

Beginning students may want to work in watercolor or drawing materials:

For Watercolor

  • Brushes.  Some student grade round (size 2, 4, and/or 6) and flat (one stroke, size 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4”) watercolor brushes are a good way to start. Usually synthetic. Winsor & Newton Cotman brushes are one brand that works well.  Filberts and other brushes/sizes can be added as needed.
  • Paper. Canson Watercolor Pads Cold Press work well. 11X15 or 7X10” and 9X12” wire bound.
  • Paint.
    • Tube paint Winsor & Newton Cotman student grade are economical. Cotman has a set of 6 tubes of varying colors or tubes can be purchased individually. Artist grade paints are more expensive but have more pigment and intensity. Winsor & Newton, Sennelier, Schmincke Horadam are  good brands.
    • Pan paint. Crayola Educational watercolor pans work suprising well and are very economical. Winsor & Newton, Sennelier are both good brands. Cotman is the student grade brand of Winsor & Newton.
    • Palette or freezer paper to layout paint.

- Plastic or tin containers for water.  Old butter, yogurt, or tuna fish cans work well.

  • Board to mount paper. Foam core board or hardboard panels work well. Good sizes include 11X14” or 14X18” depending on your paper.
  • Pencil and kneaded eraser.
  • Paper towel
  • Artist tape to adhere paper to your board.

-Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons (make sure they are the water-soluble not wax crayons) These are fun but not necessary.

For Drawing

  • Pencils  (various hardnesses HB, 2B,4B,6B)
  • Colored pencils can be fun. Watercolor pencils add a new dimension.
  • Pens. Micron is one type that makes an interesting line.
  • Kneaded eraser.
  • Paper. Any paper with a weight greater than 90 lb works.  (watercolor, drawing ) 140 lb is a good weight if you plan on using water based medium.
  • Board to mount paper. Foam core board works well.
  • Artist tape to adhere paper to your board.
  • Sketchbooks are a nice alternative and don’t require a board or tape to mount paper.

-Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Crayons (make sure they are the water-soluble not wax crayons) These are fun but not necessary.

Supplies can be purchased from:

www.dickblick.com

www.jerryartarama.com

 

 

 

9A | Portrait Painting and Drawing (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$270 ($240 members) plus $50 model fee
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
September 8 - October 20, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class will guide students in a process of learning how to achieve a likeness in a portrait drawing and painting.  The instructor will provide weekly demonstrations recreating Old Master portrait drawings, paintings and photographs of models.  Students will spend time every week on basic exercises to develop fundamental skills and learn how a likeness is created through head structure and the relationship of features.  An understanding of light and shadow will be emphasized as well as achieving illusions of different textures such as hair, skin and fabrics. Individual instruction will be given to help students develop their drawings or paintings in class or as homework assignments (homework is optional).

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Pencils, #’s HB, 2B, 4B and 8B

Vine Charcoal, Soft

Kneaded Eraser

Drawing Pad, 12” x 16”  or 14” x 18”  or equivalent size

Oil Paints

Ivory Black

Indian Red

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Red Light

Burnt Sienna

Ultramarine Blue

Flake White

Medium:

Windsor and Newton’s Liquin

Mineral Spirits (for washing brushes)

Brushes:

Bristle brushes round or filbert:  sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

A few small sables or artificial sables

Palette:

Wooden or strip (paper) palette

Canvases:

2 or 3 canvases (board or stretched)

sizes 11 x 14”,  16 x 20”,  or 18 x 24”

Misc.

2 palette cups

paper towels or cotton rags

 

 

 

9B | Portrait Painting and Drawing (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$235 ($205 members) plus $50 model fee
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 3 - December 15, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class Nov. 24)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class will guide students in a process of learning how to achieve a likeness in a portrait drawing and painting.  The instructor will provide weekly demonstrations recreating Old Master portrait drawings, paintings and photographs of models.  Students will spend time every week on basic exercises to develop fundamental skills and learn how a likeness is created through head structure and the relationship of features.  An understanding of light and shadow will be emphasized as well as achieving illusions of different textures such as hair, skin and fabrics. Individual instruction will be given to help students develop their drawings or paintings in class or as homework assignments (homework is optional).

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Supply List

Pencils, #’s HB, 2B, 4B and 8B

Vine Charcoal, Soft

Kneaded Eraser

Drawing Pad, 12” x 16”  or 14” x 18”  or equivalent size

Oil Paints

Ivory Black

Indian Red

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Red Light

Burnt Sienna

Ultramarine Blue

Flake White

Medium:

Windsor and Newton’s Liquin

Mineral Spirits (for washing brushes)

Brushes:

Bristle brushes round or filbert:  sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

A few small sables or artificial sables

Palette:

Wooden or strip (paper) palette

Canvases:

2 or 3 canvases (board or stretched)

sizes 11 x 14”,  16 x 20”,  or 18 x 24”

Misc.

2 palette cups

paper towels or cotton rags

 

 

 

10B | Painting Over the Line (Online, via Zoom)

Instructor:
Kassem Amoudi
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 3 - December 15, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(No class Nov. 24)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Develop your abilities with abstraction. Explore lively brushwork, color relationships and layering, harmony and contrast, and mood. Work from imagination, pictures, or other means to find your voice and visual language. Discover how to work intuitively and how imperfections and accidents can be used as opportunities. Individual support and examples from contemporary artists will serve to broaden and inform your understanding of innovative painting.

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Supply List
  • Acrylic paint  preferred but oil is okay
  • Any colors in addition to black, white, and the primary colors: red, blue and yellow
  • Acrylic matte medium and gloss medium;  OR turpenoid and linseed oil for oil painters
  • Brushes - various sizes (a selection of small, medium and large), round and flat
  • Also sponges or rags for applying colors
  • Canvas (bigger is better), primed or unprimed, stretched or unstretched. Or paper.
  • Palette
  • Palette and painting knives
  • Jars or plastic containers for mixing and saving paints
  • Rags for cleaning
  • Charcoal, graphite pencil
  • Water spray bottle
  • Blue painter's tape 
  • A lot of enthusiasm

 

 

 

11 | Introduction to Landscape Painting in Woodmere's Gardens (Outdoors)

Instructor:
Marta Sanchez
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Fridays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 9 - October 14, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Discover new ways to depict the landscape as summer transitions into fall. Be inspired by the gardens and beautiful grounds of Woodmere's six acres. Learn how to compose a scene that captures the changing light, colors, and the variety of forms and textures in plants and trees. Woodmere's pollinator and hügel gardens and the birds and insects they attract will stimulate your creativity.

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6B | Introduction to Drawing (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Marta Sanchez
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Fridays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 4 - December 16, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(No class November 25)
Medium:
Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is designed to introduce the essential elements of drawing by working from the landscape and still life setups. Students will experiment with charcoals and pencils and explore form and space through tone, scale, and color relationships to create unified drawing compositions.

Drawing will take place inside and outside the studio. Students will be inspired by drawings in the Museum’s galleries, in-class demonstrations, and YouTube videos.

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