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Adult Classes and Workshops

All classes are held in the Widener Studio, which offers a professional setting with ample north light, easy access, and plenty of free parking. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes and workshops are taught by professional artists, living and working in the Philadelphia area. 

You may register for any of our adult classes online or by calling 267-691-0725.

Registration is open for all of our Fall 2019 classes! We recently updated our payment policy for Woodmere's studio art classes. Please click here to learn more.  

Please note, Lesa Chittenden Lim's upcoming Fall 2019 classes, 7 Painting with Monotypes and W1 Exploring Watercolor, are both cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please see our revised Fall 2019 class listing below. 


 

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Teacher Workshop | Teaching the Elements of Story and Social Engagement through the Narrative Art of Edith Neff

Instructor:
Price:
$20 per teacher
Day:
Saturdays - Meets 1 time
Date Range:
November 9 - November 9, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Medium:
Level:
All levels

Visual art provides students with immediate access to the characteristics of good storytelling, while allowing critical observers to "enter the frame" and experience situations from alternative points of view. Understanding alternative viewpoints is key to healthy social engagement as well as to the appriciation of literature. This workshop will focus on selcted works by Edith Neff, with the goal of fostering empathetic skills and an understadning of the interplay of setting, character, and conflict. Teacher materials will be provided for classroom use. The workshop is aligned with Common Core Academic Standards and provides 3 Act 48 hours. 

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Teacher Workshop | Energy and the Power in Art

Instructor:
Price:
$20 per teacher
Day:
Saturdays - Meets 1 time
Date Range:
November 2 - November 2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Medium:
Level:
All levels

Visual arts offer incredible opportunities for students to form and recognize connections across the curriculum. This workshop focuses on the connections between art and science - specifically the concepts of gravity, energy, power, and time. Teachers will learn to see sculpture, objects, and painting with new eyes, and gain ideas and techniques for bringing their insights to their students, elementary through high school. 

Teacher materials will be provided for classroom use. The workshop is aligned with Common Core Academic Standards and provides 3 Act 48 hours. 

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Y1A | Yoga in the Art Galleries

Price:
$108 for 6 sessions or $25/individual class
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 23 - November 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(No Class September 30)
Medium:
Yoga
Level:
All levels

Enjoy a class of meditation and gentle yoga in one of Woodmere's art galleries and surrounded by beautiful works of art. The class will be infused with themes for self-care, creativity, and self-love. Schelter's teachings and classes promote a positive growth mindset through the intimacy of intention, creative visualization, deep breathing, longevity, core strength, a gratitude circle, deep relaxation, release, mindful self-reflection and insight, humor and laughter. 

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Please bring:

  • Towel
  • Yoga mat
  • Blanket

Y1B | Yoga in the Art Galleries

Price:
$90 for 5 sessions or $25/individual class
Day:
Mondays - Meets 5 times
Date Range:
November 18 - December 16, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Medium:
Yoga
Level:
All levels

Enjoy a class of meditation and gentle yoga in one of Woodmere's art galleries and surrounded by beautiful works of art. The class will be infused with themes for self-care, creativity, and self-love. Schelter's teachings and classes promote a positive growth mindset through the intimacy of intention, creative visualization, deep breathing, longevity, core strength, a gratitude circle, deep relaxation, release, mindful self-reflection and insight, humor and laughter. 

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Please bring:

  • Towel
  • Yoga mat
  • Blanket

1A | Studio Oil Painting

Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Sundays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 15 - October 27, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class September 22)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

In this class, students can use a variety of sources i.e; still life, photographs or landscape to organize and create a painting. Designed to help students execute a painting of their own subject matter, the class focuses on composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques. Students may devote the entire session to one piece or work on multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session.

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Materials 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.

1B | Studio Oil Painting

Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Sundays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 3 - December 15, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class December 1)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

In this class, students can use a variety of sources i.e; still life, photographs or landscape to organize and create a painting. Designed to help students execute a painting of their own subject matter, the class focuses on composition, perspective, color mixing, and painting techniques. Students may devote the entire session to one piece or work on multiple pieces. Individual instruction is given during each session.

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Materials 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.

2A | Drawing and Painting I and II

Instructor:
Linda Freedman
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 9 - October 21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class September 30)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

All levels are welcome whether you paint or draw.  Beginners will be taught how to “see” and not just look. Questions like “Where do I start?” will be answered. You will learn what makes an interesting composition, how to shade and how to give your pictures character and depth. Simple set-ups will be brought in by the instructor. 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 other artists work including painters and photographers.  Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given to each student.  You will progress at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.

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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, Permanent  Rose.

2B | Drawing and Painting I and II

Instructor:
Linda Freedman
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 10 - October 29, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(No class October 1 and 8)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

All levels are welcome whether you paint or draw.  Beginners will be taught how to “see” and not just look. Questions like “Where do I start?” will be answered. You will learn what makes an interesting composition, how to shade and how to give your pictures character and depth. Simple set-ups will be brought in by the instructor. 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 other artists work including painters and photographers.  Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given to each student.  You will progress at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.

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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, Permanent  Rose.

2C | Drawing and Painting I and II

Instructor:
Linda Freedman
Price:
$255 ($225 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
November 4 - December 16, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

All levels are welcome whether you paint or draw.  Beginners will be taught how to “see” and not just look. Questions like “Where do I start?” will be answered. You will learn what makes an interesting composition, how to shade and how to give your pictures character and depth. Simple set-ups will be brought in by the instructor. 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 other artists work including painters and photographers.  Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given to each student.  You will progress at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.

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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, Permanent  Rose.

2D | Drawing and Painting I and II

Instructor:
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 12 - December 17, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

All levels are welcome whether you paint or draw.  Beginners will be taught how to “see” and not just look. Questions like “Where do I start?” will be answered. You will learn what makes an interesting composition, how to shade and how to give your pictures character and depth. Simple set-ups will be brought in by the instructor. 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 other artists work including painters and photographers.  Demonstrations and individual instruction will be given to each student.  You will progress at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.

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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, Permanent  Rose.

3A | Introduction to Oil Painting

Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 9 - October 21, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(No class on September 30)
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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Materials 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.

3B | Introduction to Oil Painting

Price:
$255 ($225 members)
Day:
Mondays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
November 4 - December 16, 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 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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Materials 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.

4A | Exploring Abstraction

Instructor:
Val Rossman
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 10 - October 29, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class on October 1 and 8)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

A combination of open studio space and instruction, 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, with specific assignments and demonstrations encouraging 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

4B | Exploring Abstraction

Instructor:
Val Rossman
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 12 - December 17, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

A combination of open studio space and instruction, 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, with specific assignments and demonstrations encouraging 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

9C | Painting Over the Line

Instructor:
Kassem Amoudi
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 17 - October 29, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(No class on October 8)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Explore lively brushwork, color layering, focal points, and balance between calm and busy. Discover how to work around imperfections and accidents and view them as opportunities. Work from imagination, pictures, or other means to find your voice and visual language. Individual support and examples from contemporary artists will serve to broaden and inform your understanding of innovative painting.

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  • 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

9D | Painting Over the Line

Instructor:
Kassem Amoudi
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Tuesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 12 - December 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Explore lively brushwork, color layering, focal points, and balance between calm and busy. Discover how to work around imperfections and accidents and view them as opportunities. Work from imagination, pictures, or other means to find your voice and visual language. Individual support and examples from contemporary artists will serve to broaden and inform your understanding of innovative painting.

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  • 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

5A | One a Day: Creating a Still Life in One Sitting

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 11 - October 23, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class October 9)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Students paint a new still life in each session of this class. This alla prima method of painting a picture is a wonderful way for students to learn to be more decisive and relaxed in their painting. Individual attention is given, guiding each student to make efficient decisions about developing the painting. Students learn about color relationships, compositional choices, and capturing light and shadow.

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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

Optional:

Sketch pad

5B | One a Day: Creating a Still Life in One Sitting

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 6 - December 18, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class November 27)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Students paint a new still life in each session of this class. This alla prima method of painting a picture is a wonderful way for students to learn to be more decisive and relaxed in their painting. Individual attention is given, guiding each student to make efficient decisions about developing the painting. Students learn about color relationships, compositional choices, and capturing light and shadow.

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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

Optional:

Sketch pad

6 | Botanical Illustrations and Watercolor

Price:
$165 ($135 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
September 11 - October 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(No class October 9)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Learn how to capture the variety of shapes, colors and forms of plants and flowers. Students will sharpen their observational skills while learning to design a composition. The free flow of watercolor adds color and promotes self-expression. Demonstrations will be given.

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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: kneaded are great

Watercolor pencils and a watercolor set

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

7 | Explorations in Painting and Drawing

Instructor:
Nancy Halbert
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Wednesdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 6 - December 18, 1:00 am - 1:00 am
(No class on November 27)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Broaden your artistic approach to painting and drawing. Focus on  your "sightseeing" skills and explore  the figure, still life, and the landscape. Discover new approaches  to subject matter that best reflects your subjective point of view. Create moods through light and color, explore figure/ground relationships, experiment with materials, textures and pattern. Demonstrations will be given to investigate new ways of mixing materials in charcoal, watercolor, ink, oil and acrylic paint, glazes and collage. Historical references will be presented as an inspirational tool.

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Feel free to bring whatever medium you wish to work in, pastels, watercolors, acrylic, oil…. The principles are the same.

A 11x14” sketchbook and varying pencils, HB, 4b,8 or 9b,kneaded eraser, medium vine charcoal, large stick, white eraser, a soft cloth, blending stumps, masking tape, sock, or chamois, Below is a basic painting supply list for those who are in need of it.

1.  Palette - freezer paper and tape or palette sheets, large plastic container with lid

2.  Palette Knife - Any number of styles can be used to paint with, even spatulas and other kitchen, or hardware supplies

3.  Brushes - filberts or flats, rounds, smooth ones for smooth surfaces, bristle ones for rougher textures

Big ones for large surfaces, small for smaller surfaces

4.  Containers - for oil, use one with a lid and continue to

transfer it into a container for reuse with turpenoid

5. Oil   -Artists painting medium. Liquin for fast drying or other…

Turpenoid  - ODORLESS

FOR ACRYLIC USE – Liquitex acrylic glazing gloss medium 

6.  Small Rags or Bounty paper towels

7.  Supports - gesso paper or masonite, canvases, your choice of size 

8.  Color Palette -  Warm Colors- Cadmium Yellow medium, cadmium red, dark and light, ultramarine blue, phathlo blue, Ivory black Cool Colors -  Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, cobalt blue, soft Mixing white

8A | Watercolor and Design

Instructor:
Howard N Watson
Price:
$255 ($225 members)
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
September 12 - October 24, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class teaches students to develop a variety of motifs such as rural, shore, and city landscapes and still life subjects by working from the instructor’s photographs as well as their own. Students learn to design a successful composition and then apply the watercolor media in a successful, expressive manner. Demonstrations and class critiques are included.

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PAPER:       140 lb. Arches Watercolor Paper, cold press (old standby)

                   300 lb. Arches Watercolor Paper, cold press (old standby)

                   140 lb. BFK Rives Watercolor Paper, cold press (nice off white paper)

                   140 lb. or 300 lb. Lana Watercolor Paper, cold press (softer off white paper)

BRUSHES:  There are many “great” to “good” watercolor brushes. The best is the Pure Kolinsky Sable brushes. I use several different sizes, #6, #8, #10, and #12. Cost a little more but well worth the price.

A very nice less expensive brush is the Connoisseur series, clear handle, series 007.  They come in a round and flat type.

We all need a fine larger flat brush for that special wash. I recommend the Robert Simmons 278w, made in the USA. Another good flat wash brush is the Robert Simmons, 3” P278W, made in the USA.

Winsor & Newton also makes a nice series of flat brushes. You should investigate and own a least one ¼” -1/2” – ¾” – 1” Sceptre.Series 606.

WATERCOLORS:  Many, many companies make great watercolor paints. I use a mixture of brands, depending on the color. Winsor & Newton, Grumbacker, Talens, Schmincke, Cottman and Holbein are good choices.

Each artist chooses their own colors depending on their approach to their individual painting styles. You may add or delete from this list.

Alizarin Crimson

Burnt Siena

Chrome Orange

Hookers Green

 Lamp Black

Mauve

Naples Yellow

Payne’s Grey

Permanent Blue

 Sap Green

 Sepia

Yellow Ochre

Cerulean Blue

Cobalt Blue

Winsor Red

Lemon Yellow

8B | Watercolor and Design

Instructor:
Howard N Watson
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 7 - December 19, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class November 28)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class teaches students to develop a variety of motifs such as rural, shore, and city landscapes and still life subjects by working from the instructor’s photographs as well as their own. Students learn to design a successful composition and then apply the watercolor media in a successful, expressive manner. Demonstrations and class critiques are included.

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PAPER:

140 lb. Arches Watercolor Paper, cold press (old standby)

300 lb. Arches Watercolor Paper, cold press (old standby)

140 lb. BFK Rives Watercolor Paper, cold press (nice off white paper)

140 lb. or 300 lb. Lana Watercolor Paper, cold press (softer off white paper)

BRUSHES: There are many “great” to “good” watercolor brushes. The best is the Pure Kolinsky Sable brushes. I use several different sizes, #6, #8, #10, and #12. Cost a little more but well worth the price.

A very nice less expensive brush is the Connoisseur series, clear handle, series 007. They come in a round and flat type.

We all need a fine larger flat brush for that special wash. I recommend the Robert Simmons 278w, made in the USA. Another good flat wash brush is the Robert Simmons, 3” P278W, made in the USA.

Winsor & Newton also makes a nice series of flat brushes. You should investigate and own a least one ¼” -1/2” – ¾” – 1” Sceptre.Series 606.

WATERCOLORS: Many, many companies make great watercolor paints. I use a mixture of brands, depending on the color. Winsor & Newton, Grumbacker, Talens, Schmincke, Cottman and Holbein are good choices.

Each artist chooses their own colors depending on their approach to their individual painting styles. You may add or delete from this list.

  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Burnt Siena
  • Chrome Orange
  • Hookers Green
  • Lamp Black
  • Mauve
  • Naples Yellow
  • Payne’s Grey
  • Permanent Blue
  • Sap Green
  • Sepia
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Winsor Red
  • Lemon Yellow

9A | Painting Over the Line

Instructor:
Kassem Amoudi
Price:
$255 ($225 members)
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
September 12 - October 24, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Explore lively brushwork, color layering, focal points, and balance between calm and busy. Discover how to work around imperfections and accidents and view them as opportunities. Work from imagination, pictures, or other means to find your voice and visual language. Individual support and examples from contemporary artists will serve to broaden and inform your understanding of innovative painting.

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  • 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

9B | Painting Over the Line

Instructor:
Kassem Amoudi
Price:
$225 ($195 members)
Day:
Thursdays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 7 - December 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(No class on November 28)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Explore lively brushwork, color layering, focal points, and balance between calm and busy. Discover how to work around imperfections and accidents and view them as opportunities. Work from imagination, pictures, or other means to find your voice and visual language. Individual support and examples from contemporary artists will serve to broaden and inform your understanding of innovative painting.

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  • 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

10A | Introduction to Portrait Painting

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$255 ($225 members) plus $45 model fee
Day:
Fridays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
September 13 - November 1, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(Oct. 4)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is for those who have always wanted to paint portraits but have been afraid to try as well as those who want to improve their skills. Students will learn how to get a likeness every time by focusing on head structure rather than accumulating detail.  The emphasis of this class is learning to see color more sensitively when looking at the model and mixing color more confidently when painting a portrait. Demonstrations in both drawing and painting will be given.  Students will receive individual attention.

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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

Other:

Sketch pad

Drawing pencils

10B | Introduction to Portrait Painting

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$225 ($195 members) plus $45 model fee
Day:
Fridays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 8 - December 20, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(No class November 29)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

This class is for those who have always wanted to paint portraits but have been afraid to try as well as those who want to improve their skills. Students will learn how to get a likeness every time by focusing on head structure rather than accumulating detail.  The emphasis of this class is learning to see color more sensitively when looking at the model and mixing color more confidently when painting a portrait. Demonstrations in both drawing and painting will be given.  Students will receive individual attention.

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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

Other:

Sketch pad

Drawing pencils

11A | Introduction to Figure Painting

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$255 ($225 members) plus $45 model fee
Day:
Fridays - Meets 7 times
Date Range:
September 13 - November 1, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(Oct. 4)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Painting the nude human figure is the classic art school experience! By learning to paint the figure, students gain an understanding of how to look and explore natural forms, and deepen their insight and knowledge for all ways of painting including abstraction. The emphasis in this class is on learning fundamentals of proportion, gesture and color harmony. Demonstrations will be given. This class is for students of all levels including those who have never painted the figure.

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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

Other:

Sketch pad

Drawing pencils

11B | Introduction to Figure Painting

Instructor:
Paul DuSold
Price:
$225 ($195 members) plus $45 model fee
Day:
Fridays - Meets 6 times
Date Range:
November 8 - September 20, 1:30 pm - 4:30 am
(No class on November 29)
Medium:
Painting and Drawing
Level:
All levels

Painting the nude human figure is the classic art school experience! By learning to paint the figure, students gain an understanding of how to look and explore natural forms, and deepen their insight and knowledge for all ways of painting including abstraction. The emphasis in this class is on learning fundamentals of proportion, gesture and color harmony. Demonstrations will be given. This class is for students of all levels including those who have never painted the figure.

View More
Supply List

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

Other:

Sketch pad

Drawing pencils