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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.

Registration: registration is available by clicking the REGISTER buttons listed under each class description or by calling 267-691-0725.
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.

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If you have any questions, please reach out to Woodmere Art Museum's Education Department by emailing amonroe@woodmereartmuseum.org.

Spring/Summer 2024 registration now available! Registration for additional classes will be coming soon.

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W4 | Create Traditional African Batik & Adire Textiles (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Muyiwa Togun
Price:
$125 ($95 members) plus $30 materials fee payable to the instructor
Day:
Saturdays - Meets 1 time
Date Range:
July 20 - July 20, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medium:
Textiles
Level:
All levels

Offered in partnership with Mount Airy Learning Tree

Take a creative journey into the world of batik and Adire (tie & dye) textile-making and discover the influence of the vibrant world of African textiles and their deep cultural significance. Drawing inspiration from his Yoruba roots and Nigerian heritage, Muyiwa, an expert in the field, will guide you through the process of using wax and dye to create intricate patterns and motifs. You will start by applying hot wax to 100% cotton fabrics to create patterns, then immerse them in vibrant dyes. Finally, we'll carefully remove the wax, revealing beautiful, colorful designs. You may infuse your designs with your unique voice, or use African patterns to create beautiful cotton fabric or a cotton shirt. By the end of the class, you'll have crafted textiles that reflect the beauty and essence of African traditions.

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$30 materials fee payable to the instructor

 

 

 

 

1A | Studio Oil Painting (In-Studio)

Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Sundays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
May 5 - June 16, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class May 26)
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 materials to organize and create a painting and devote the entire session to one piece or multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session.

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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; 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/gessoed panel

Paper towels/painting rags

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

 

 

 

 

1B | Studio Oil Painting (In-Studio)

Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Sundays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
June 23 - August 4, 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 materials to organize and create a painting and devote the entire session to one piece or multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session.

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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; 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/gessoed panel

Paper towels/painting rags

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

 

 

 

 

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

Instructor:
Linda Freedman
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
April 29 - June 24, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class May, 6, 27 and June 3)
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.

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If you are drawing,

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.

 

 

 

 

3A | Introduction to Oil Painting and Beyond (In-Studio)

Price:
$270 ($240 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
April 22 - June 17, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class May 6 and 27)
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 skill level. The topics covered will be composing a picture, observing color relationships, mixing color, and application of paint. There will be lots of hands-on help in a relaxed and nurturing environment.

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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; 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/gessoed panel

Paper towels/painting rags

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

 

 

 

 

3B | Introduction to Oil Painting and Beyond (In-Studio)

Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
June 24 - August 5, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class July 29)
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 skill level. The topics covered will be composing a picture, observing color relationships, mixing color, and application of paint. There will be lots of hands-on help in a relaxed and nurturing environment.

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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; 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/gessoed panel

Paper towels/painting rags

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

 

 

 

 

8 | Portrait Painting and Drawing (In-Studio)

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$270 ($240 members) plus $55 model fee
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
April 25 - June 13, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class May 9)
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. Students will spend time every week on basic exercises to develop fundamental skills and learn how likeness is created through head structure and the relationship of features. Understanding of light and shadow will be emphasized as well as achieving illusions of different textures such as hair, skin and fabrics. The instructor will provide demonstrations in both drawing and painting. Students will also receive individual instruction to help develop their drawings or paintings in class.

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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 

 

 

 

 

10B | Introduction to Landscape Painting (Outdoors)

Instructor:
Marta Sanchez
Price:
$235 ($205 members)
Day:
Fridays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
June 21 - August 2, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class July 5)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Discover new ways to depict the summer landscape. Be inspired by Woodmere’s gardens, trees, and the birds that populate the beautiful grounds of the Museum's six acres. Learn how to compose a scene and capture the colors, light, forms, and textures of nature.

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