Painting and Other Media, FALL Term 2017

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday SEPTEMBER 10, 1-3pm. Meet Instructors. Free drawing session. Fall session runs from September 25 through December 10. No classes the week of Thanksgiving.

BEGINNING PAINTING

Monday 7-10pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455
Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition. The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

BEGINNING PAINTING

Thursday, 10am-1pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition. The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING: CREATING LUMINOUS PAINTINGS

Monday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Trevor Young
$455
This class will build confidence with color using the simplicity of everyday objects and dramatic light. In this class, you will learn how to create dynamic space using spatial tension and understand how warm and cools create intense and subtle light with the goals of preserving freshness, richness in light, and creating satisfaction in our paintings.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING: SPACE, FORM and CONTENT

Tuesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$455
For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and planar structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work from still life, interior space and the figure, as well as individual sources as subject matter as they move into making the work more personal, expressive and inventive.

ADVANCED PAINTING: ABSTRACT OR ABSTRACTION?

Tuesday 2-5pm
Instructor: Katie Pumphrey
$455

This class will address the difference and the overlap between the terms abstraction and abstract in painting.  As we let go of recognizable imagery does it mean that we are leaving reality behind?  Isn’t all work abstract to some degree, and doesn’t strong abstraction depend on our understanding of external reality to provide a meaningful visual vocabulary?  Experienced painters in this class will explore the fertile territory and various possibilities that arise when one uses paint and mark to push perception into invention and abstraction. How do we put down on canvas how something feels as well as how it looks? How do our varied tools give us the means to make paint say what we need it to? Students will develop a vocabulary that comes out of seeing, intuition and the paint itself.

MASTERING THE FIGURE

Wednesday 2–5pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting and drawing as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment. Gesture, proportion, skeletal structure, planar structure and placement within the rectangle are all addressed. While primarily a painting class, students are welcome to draw or use wet drawing media.

WATERCOLOR

Friday 2-5pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455
A watercolor mark is distinct and easily differentiated from the marks made with oils or acrylics. Transparent layers of washes interspersed with the glistening of the textured white paper left untouched, and crisp dry brush marks that stand in contrast are part of the language of watercolor. To handle the medium is to balance the fluidity, the unexpected with the controlled; to observe the water as it carries the pigment across a shape. One chooses to interfere or not interfere, to dab, to subtract, or to let dry and add another mark afterwards. At the same time the placement, size and relationship of the shapes in the composition have to be considered. With practice comes playfulness with the element of chance, rather than hesitancy; and that is when the marks come to life. Students will have an opportunity to practice mark-making and handling of the medium, while painting from observation from a variety of subject matter.

SOURCES: WHAT TO PAINT OR DRAW?

Wednesday 2-5pm
Instructor: Joanne Kaufman
$455

This class will explore a wide variety of non-traditional sources of painting and drawing. Going beyond abstract expressionism, we will consider the text and ideas laden works of Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Peter Sacks and Ed Ruscha; Agnes Martin’s and Robert Ryman’s meditative canvases; the compilations of Markus Lupertz; and Julie Mehretu’s maps, to name a few. Students will be asked to do some reading outside of class. They will be able to work with whatever materials they are most comfortable with.

INDEPENDENT TOPICS IN PAINTING

Thursday 2-5pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
This class is for intermediate and advanced level students who have a commitment to painting and seek to develop a personal vocabulary and direction that will begin to define their own identity as a painter.  With guidance from the instructor, students will explore sources and subjects of their choice, working independently both inside and outside of class.


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Painting and Other Media, SPRING Term 2017

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday APRIL 2 11, 1-3pm. Meet Instructors. Free drawing session. Fall session runs from April 10 through June 17.

BEGINNING PAINTING

Monday 7-10pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455
Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition. The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

BEGINNING PAINTING

Thursday, 2-5pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition. The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING: SPACE, FORM and CONTENT

Monday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jill Phillips
$455
For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and planar structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work from still life, interior space and the figure, as well as individual sources as subject matter as they move into making the work more personal, expressive and inventive. There will be lots of looking at the work of artists, from old masters to modernists to contemporary painters. The ongoing dialog between drawing and painting will also be addressed.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING: SPACE, FORM and CONTENT

Tuesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$455
For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and planar structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work from still life, interior space and the figure, as well as individual sources as subject matter as they move into making the work more personal, expressive and inventive. There will be lots of looking at the work of artists, from old masters to modernists to contemporary painters. The ongoing dialog between drawing and painting will also be addressed.

ADVANCED PAINTING: PERCEPTION INTO INVENTION

Tuesday 2-5pm
Instructor: Katie Pumphrey
$455
Experienced painters in this class will explore the fertile territory and various possibilities that arise when one uses paint and mark to push perception into invention. How do we put down on canvas how something feels as well as how it looks? How do our varied tools give us the means to make paint say what we need it to? Students will develop a vocabulary that comes out of seeing and paint.

MASTERING THE FIGURE

Wednesday 2–5pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting and drawing as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment. Gesture, proportion, skeletal structure, planar structure and placement within the rectangle are all addressed. While primarily a painting class, students are welcome to draw or use wet drawing media.

ALL DAY WITH THE CLOTHED FIGURE (Cancelled)

Thursday 10am-5pm
Instructor: Morning: Milena Spasic; Afternoon: Independent work
$750
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HALF DAY WITH THE CLOTHED MODEL (Cancelled)

session from 10am-1pm
$455

This class provides an opportunity for students with substantial experience in drawing and painting to work with the clothed human form all day and in the same pose for multiple weeks. Medium is up to the student and can vary. Instruction will take place in the morning, with independent work time (no instruction) in the afternoon. There will be a period of discussion/critique at the start of each day.

PAINTING THE CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT

Friday, 2-5pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455
Looking at what is both general and specific, as well as timeless and timely in portraiture, students will study the structure, planes, color temperature and the organization of value shapes that make up the portrait in space. Both portraits of models and self-portraits will be covered, leading to an understanding of the difference between what it is to be the painter painting the stranger vs. the painter as model. Understanding how light, props, and overall environment contribute to the language of the portrait will also be discussed. Students repeating this class will dig deeper into methods for producing compelling and expressive likenesses.

WATERCOLOR

6 Wednesdays, April 12 thru May 17
7-10pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$275
A watercolor mark is distinct and easily differentiated from the marks made with oils or acrylics. Transparent layers of washes interspersed with the glistening of the textured white paper left untouched, and crisp dry brush marks that stand in contrast are part of the language of watercolor. To handle the medium is to balance the fluidity, the unexpected with the controlled; to observe the water as it carries the pigment across a shape. One chooses to interfere or not interfere, to dab, to subtract, or to let dry and add another mark afterwards. At the same time the placement, size and relationship of the shapes in the composition have to be considered. With practice comes playfulness with the element of chance, rather than hesitancy; and that is when the marks come to life. Students will have an opportunity to practice mark-making and handling of the medium, while painting from observation from a variety of subject matter.

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Painting and Other Media, Winter Term 2017

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday January 8, 1-3pm. Meet Instructors. Free drawing session. Winter session runs from January 23 through April 1, with a few workshops starting earlier in January.

BEGINNING PAINTING (FULL)IMG_1179 copy

Monday 7-10pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455

Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition. The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

BEGINNING PAINTING (FULL)

Thursday, 2-5pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
Still-Life-PaintingStudents will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition. The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING: FOCUS ON COLOR (FULL)

Monday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jill Phillips
$455

For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and planar structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work primarily from still life, interior space and the figure as subject matter. This term there will be a strong emphasis on color relationships, mixing, and structure. There will be lots of looking at the work of artists, from old masters to contemporary painters.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING: FOCUS ON COLOR

Tuesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$455

IMG_1068For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and planar structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work primarily from still life, interior space and the figure as subject matter. This term there will be a strong emphasis on color relationships, mixing, and structure. There will be lots of looking at the work of artists, from old masters to contemporary painters.

DRAWyanero-paintingING INTO PAINTING: A CONTEMPORARY DIALOGUE

Tuesday 2-5pm
Instructor: Susan Yanero
$455

Experienced painters in this workshop will explore the fertile territory and various possibilities that arise when you combine drawing and painting. Whether one goes into abstraction or further into realism it is necessary to understand the painting’s form, and that is what drawing and re-drawing with paint can do. Structure, figure/ground, line, edge, value, color, and experimental use of material will lead to discoveries in drawing, painting, and the two combined. Students will work with a variety of surfaces and mediums while using unique still life set-ups and the figure in an environment as subject. And we will draw from our paintings. We will reference the paintings of Auerbach, deKooning, Diebenkorn, Uglow and more.

MASTERING THE FIGURE

Wednesday 2–5pm
Instructor: Diane Wilsonreclining-figure-for-weg
$455

While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting and drawing as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment. Gesture, proportion, skeletal structure, planar structure and placement within the rectangle are all addressed. While primarily a painting class, students are welcome to draw or use wet drawing media.

CEmichele-women-lrRTIFICATE CLASS and GROUP WORK

For certificate students only
Thursday 11am-5pm
Instructor: Morning: Spasic; Afternoon: WSS faculty
$750

Certificate students will be provided with a model, structured morning study and periodic planned afternoon visits from rotating faculty members as they begin their process towards personal vocabularies and independent work.

PAIMG_0140INTING THE PORTRAIT

Friday, 2-5pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455

Looking at what is both general and specific, as well as timeless and timely in portraiture, students will study the structure, planes, color temperature and the organization of value shapes that make up the portrait in space. Both portraits of models and self-portraits will be covered, leading to an understanding of the difference between what it is to be the painter painting the stranger vs. the painter as model. Understanding how light, props, and overall environment contribute to the language of the portrait will also be discussed. Students repeating this class will dig deeper into methods for producing compelling and expressive likenesses.

WATERCOLOR (FULL)

8 Wednesdays, beginning February 8
7-10pm
Instructor: Jenny Walton
$360

A watercolor mark is distinct and easily differentiated from the marks made with oils or acrylics. Transparent layers of washes interspersed with the glistening of the textured white paper left untouched, and crisp dry brush marks that stand in contrast are part of the language of watercolor. To handle the medium is to balance the fluidity, the unexpected with the controlled; to observe the water as it carries the pigment across a shape. One chooses to interfere or not interfere, to dab, to subtract, or to let dry and add another mark afterwards. At the same time the placement, size and relationship of the shapes in the composition have to be considered. With practice comes playfulness with the element of chance, rather than hesitancy; and that is when the marks come to life. Students will have an opportunity to practice mark-making and handling of the medium, while painting from observation from a variety of subject matter.


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Painting and Other Media, Fall Term 2016

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday September 11, 1-3pm. Meet Instructors. Free drawing session. Fall session runs from September 26 through December 10.

BEGINNING PAINTING

Monday 7-10pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455

Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition. The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

BEGINNING PAINTING

Thursday, 2-5pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition. The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape, value and planes in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to different degrees in every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

Monday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jill Phillips
$455

For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and planar structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work primarily from still life, interior space and the figure as subject matter. There will be lots of looking at the work of artists, from old masters to contemporary painters

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

Tuesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$455

For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and planar structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work primarily from still life, interior space and the figure as subject matter. There will be lots of looking at the work of artists, from old masters to contemporary painters

DRAWING INTO PAINTING: A CONTEMPORARY DIALOGUE (FULL)

Tuesday 2-5pm
Instructor: Susan Yanero
$455

Experienced painters in this workshop will explore the fertile territory and various possibilities that arise when you combine drawing and painting. Whether one goes into abstraction or further into realism it is necessary to understand the painting’s form, and that is what drawing and re-drawing with paint can do. Structure, figure/ground, line, edge, value, color, and experimental use of material will lead to discoveries in drawing, painting, and the two combined. Students will work with a variety of surfaces and mediums while using unique still life set-ups and the figure in an environment as subject. And we will draw from our paintings. We will reference the paintings of Auerbach, deKooning, Diebenkorn, Uglow and more.

MASTERING THE FIGURE (FULL)

Wednesday 2–5pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455

While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting and drawing as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment. Gesture, proportion, skeletal structure, planar structure and placement withinin the rectangle are all addressed. While primarily a painting class, students are welcome to draw or use wet drawing media.

CERTIFICATE CLASS and GROUP WORK

For certificate students only
Thursday 11am-5pm
Instructor: Morning: Spasic; Afternoon: WSS faculty
$750

Certificate students will be provided with a model, structured morning study and periodic planned afternoon visits from rotating faculty members as they begin their process towards personal vocabularies and independent work.

PAINTING THE PORTRAIT

Friday, 2-5pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455

Looking at what is both general and specific, as well as timeless and timely in portraiture, students will study the structure, planes, color temperature and the organization of value shapes that make up the portrait in space. Both portraits of models and self-portraits will be covered, leading to an understanding of the difference between what it is to be the painter painting the stranger vs. the painter as model. Understanding how light, props, and overall environment contribute to the language of the portrait will also be discussed.

PUSHING PASTEL POSSIBILITIES (Short Class) (FULL)

Wednesday, October 19 through November 16
10am – 1pm
Instructor: Jill Phillips
$245

Soft pastels are a unique, versatile, responsive and portable medium. They offer the speed and directness of drawing, along with the rich, varied and layered color possibilities of painting. The immediacy of the material leads to a freshness in the work, and since there are no ‘rules’ to pastel painting it can allow for lots of experimentation. Working from still life, figure and nearby landscape, students will explore traditional and innovative approaches and techniques. Qualities of pastels, tools, and surfaces to work on will be considered. Opportunity for combining pastel with other painting and drawing mediums is also explored.


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Painting and other Media, Winter Term 2016

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday January 10, 2016, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Winter Term 2016 runs from January 25 through April 2.

BEGINNING PAINTING

Monday 7-10pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455
or
Thursday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition.   The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape and value in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to some degree every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

Monday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jill Phillips
$455
or
Tuesday 7-10pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$455
For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work primarily from still life, interior space and the figure as subject matter. There will be lots of looking at the work of artists, from old masters to contemporary painters, working in an array of painting styles.

DRAWING INTO PAINTING: THE DIALOGUE

Tuesday 2-5pm
Instructor: Susan Yanero
$455
Less can be more.  To have less it is necessary to see more. Whether one goes into abstraction or further into realism it is necessary to understand the painting’s form, and that is what drawing and re-drawing with paint can do.  The confluence of drawing and painting in contemporary art is becoming more and more evident, with the dialogue between the two leading to fertile territory for exploration and possibility.  Figure/ground, line, edge, value, color, and experimental use of material will lead to discoveries in drawing, painting, and the two combined.  Students will work with a variety of surfaces and mediums while using unique still life set-ups and the figure in an environment as subject. We will work with an underpainting of acrylic.  And we will draw from our paintings. We will reference the paintings of Auerbach, deKooning, Diebenkorn, Uglow and more.

FIGURE PAINTING

Wednesday 2–5pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.

INDEPENDENT TOPICS IN PAINTING (FULL)

Thursday 2-5pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
This class is for intermediate and advanced level students who have a commitment to painting and seek to develop a personal vocabulary and direction that will begin to define their own identity as a painter.  With guidance from the instructor, students will explore sources and subjects of their choice, working both inside and outside of class.

MIXED WATERMEDIA 

Friday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455
Working with a variety of water based materials, including inks, watercolor and gouache, students will explore these fluid and versatile media and their potential for use singularly and in combination. Transparency, opacity, and mixture with other dry drawing media will be covered in traditional and more experimental ways. Students will work from observation using a variety of subjects both in the studio and in the landscape to develop their perceptual and technical skills.


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Painting and other Media, Fall Term 2015

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday September 13, 2015, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Fall Term 2015 runs from September 28 through December 12.

BEGINNING PAINTING

Monday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455
or
Thursday, 10am-1pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
or
Saturday, 10am-1pm (CANCELED)
Instructor: Katie Pumphrey
$455

Students will learn the fundamentals of painting: materials and tools, paint handling, shape, value, color mixing and composition.   The course provides a solid foundation for students interested in developing their perceptual and aesthetic skills. It runs the full academic year with a different emphasis each term. Fall term covers shape and value in depth, winter emphasizes color, and spring is space and composition – although each are covered to some degree every term. It is recommended that students take all three terms for maximum benefit, however they can be taken independently as well. Subject matter includes still life, interior space and figure.

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

Monday, 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jill Phillips
$455
or
Tuesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$455

For students with some basic painting experience, this class is a further exploration into figure/space relationships, issues of design and composition, color orchestration and structure, as well as the use of mark as a vehicle for expression and content. Students will work primarily from still life, interior space and the figure as subject matter. There will be lots of looking at the work of artists, from old masters to contemporary painters, working in an array of painting styles.

DRAWING INTO PAINTING: THE DIALOGUE

Tuesday: 2-5pm
Instructor: Susan Yanero
$455

Less can be more.  To have less it is necessary to see more. Whether one goes into abstraction or further into realism it is necessary to understand the painting’s form, and that is what drawing and re-drawing with paint can do.  The confluence of drawing and painting in contemporary art is becoming more and more evident, with the dialogue between the two leading to fertile territory for exploration and possibility.  Figure/ground, line, edge, value, color, and experimental use of material will lead to discoveries in drawing, painting, and the two combined.  Students will work with a variety of surfaces and mediums while using unique still life set-ups and the figure in an environment as subject. We will work with an underpainting of acrylic.  And we will draw from our paintings. We will reference the paintings of Auerbach, deKooning, Diebenkorn, Uglow and more.

FIGURE PAINTING

Wednesday 2–5pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING INSIDE OUT

6 weeks – September 23 through October 28
Wednesday  10am–1pm
Instructor:  Carol Rubin
$270
This class will address issues of landscape painting while working both in the studio and out in the landscape.  With an emphasis on careful observation and references to landscape tradition, students will consider issues including the changing nature of light and form, color unity, structure, and space, while learning to see in new ways. We will learn to look critically at what is out there in nature with an eye towards the elements that make a painting more than a collection of objects. Sites TBA.  Students will need a portable easel.

INDEPENDENT TOPICS IN PAINTING (FULL)

Thursday, 2-5pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
This class is for intermediate and advanced level students who have a commitment to painting and seek to develop a personal vocabulary and direction that will begin to define their own identity as a painter.  With guidance from the instructor, students will explore sources and subjects of their choice, working both inside and outside of class.

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PRINTMAKING: MONOTYPE EXPLORATIONS (CANCELED)

Saturday, 2-5pm
Instructor: Jenny Walton
$455

Rich and expressive, monotype combines the graphic elements of printmaking with the immediacy of painting.  It is sometimes referred to as the ‘painter’s print.’  Working exclusively with non-toxic, environmentally safe Akua inks, students will explore Image and mark-making techniques, ink handling, use of printing tools, paper handling, single and multi-pass printing, hand coloring, and the development of the ghost image.  Students new to the class will start with basic techniques, while those continuing from previous terms will move deeper into process and content. The class will learn to operate a small printing press.

Painting and other Media, Spring Term 2015

Join Us! Open House, March 29, 2015 from 1 to 3pm. Meet instructors. Free drawing session. Spring term 2015 runs April 13 through June 20.

Classes meet 3 hours once a week for 10 weeks. Class size limited to 12. Register early to ensure your space. To register online using PayPal, read the class descriptions, then choose your selections from each of the drop-down menu items below. Or you may complete our registration form, or contact us to register. Payment in full at registration. Please read WSS policies here on class cancellation, refund, withdrawal and make-ups before registering. REGISTER EARLY. Class fill quickly.

 

WSS recommends prerequisites prior to taking an advanced-level class.  Students should have completed the three term foundation series in painting before going on to an advanced class.  And, a solid foundation in drawing always come before painting.  Your work will be so much stronger if you do this!

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Beginning/Intermediate Painting

Monday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jill Phillips
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Monday 7-10pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
or
Saturday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$455
This is a foundation class for beginning and intermediate students. Working from still life, interior space and the figure, students develop a basic understanding of painting three- dimensional space and form. Emphasis in the spring term is on compositional elements and spatial dynamics, but the uses of shape, value and color continue to play a major role in understanding the elements that go into a unified painting. The foundation classes are run for the entire academic year, with a different emphasis each term.

Figure Painting

Wednesday 1:30–4:30pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.

Advanced Painting: Contemporary Directions

Tuesday 1:30–4:30pm
Instructor: Susan Yanero
$455
In this dynamic class students will explore working with a variety of surfaces and mediums while using unique still life set-ups and the figure in an environment as source material. Compositional and spatial issues will be examined in depth, relating the traditional to what is contemporary in painting. How to sustain a painting over time will also be addressed. Emphasis will be on the individual artist’s response.

Intermediate Painting

Wednesday 7-10pm
Instructor:  Brian Kelley
$455
Working with the interior space of the studio, dynamic still lifes, and the model, students will develop their ability to translate direct observations into the language of painting.  Special attention will be paid to color and spatial relationships, as well as the underlying abstract structure and compositional decisions.

Landscape Painting Inside Out

Wednesday  10am–1pm
Instructor:  Carol Rubin
$455
This class will address issues of landscape painting while working both in the studio and out in the landscape.  With an emphasis on careful observation and references to landscape tradition, students will consider issues including the changing nature of light and form, color unity, structure, and space, while learning to see in new ways. We will learn to look critically at what is out there in nature with an eye towards the elements that make a painting more than a collection of objects. Sites TBA.  Students will need a portable easel.

Mixed Watermedia

Wednesday, 1:30–4:30pm
Instructor:  Brian Kelley
$455
Working with a variety of water based materials, including inks, watercolor and gouache, students will explore these fluid and versatile media and their potential for use singularly and in combination.  Transparency, opacity, and mixture with other dry drawing media will be covered in traditional and more experimental ways. Students will work from observation using a variety of subjects both in the studio and in the landscape to develop their perceptual and technical skills.

Independent Topics in Painting

Thursday, 1:30–4:30pm
Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
This class is for intermediate and advanced level students who have a commitment to painting and seek to develop a personal vocabulary and direction that will begin to define their own identity as a painter.  With guidance from the instructor, students will explore sources and subjects of their choice, working both inside and outside of class.  There will be emphasis on using the right structure and mark for the message, as well as understanding of traditional and contemporary materials.

Printmaking: Drypoint

Thursday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Jenny Walton
$455
Taking this class as an extension of drawing, students will use drypoint (an intaglio printing process) in which incised lines are drawn on a plate with a sharp, pointed needle and then printed.  Students will use both plexi and copper plates in class utilizing non-toxic inks. Some course work will be done from observation including plein air (weather permitting) and models.

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Painting & Printmaking, Winter Term 2015

Join Us! Open House, January 11, 2015 from 1 to 3pm. Meet instructors. Free drawing session.

Beginning/Intermediate Painting

Mondays 10am-1pm. Instructor: Jill Phillips (FULL CLASS)
Or
Mondays 7-10pm. Instructor: Milena Spasic (FULL CLASS)
Or
Saturdays 10am-1pm. Instructor: Joren Lindholm (FULL CLASS)
$455
This is a foundation class for beginning and intermediate students. Working from still life, interior space and the figure, students develop a basic understanding of painting three- dimensional space and form. Students are introduced to the materials of oil painting at the same time that they develop a language for expressing meaning.  Emphasis in the winter term is on color relationships, but the uses of shape, value and composition play a major role in understanding the elements that go into a unified painting. The foundation classes are run for the entire academic year, with a different emphasis each term.  Shape/value and composition are emphasized fall and spring terms.  Students often repeat the series diving deeper into their explorations each time.

Figure Painting

Wednesdays 1:30–4:30pm. Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.

Intermediate/Advanced Painting

Tuesdays 1:30-4:30pm. Instructor: Susan Yanero
$455
In addition to solidifying observational drawing skills, this class develops confidence in using the visual elements as vehicles of meaning as well as developing expression through the knowledge of compositional organization. Students begin to work in a more personal way, allowing experience and responses to contemporary events to enter the work.  This may still involve traditional methods, but in a more individual way.  We will work from the environment and with models.

Individual Topics in Painting (FULL. Please contact us to be placed on the wait list.)

Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm. Instructor: Milena Spasic
$455
This class is for intermediate and advanced level students who have a commitment to painting and seek to develop a personal vocabulary and direction that will begin to define their own identity as a painter.  With guidance from the instructor, students will explore sources and subjects of their choice, working both inside and outside of class.  There will be emphasis on using the right structure and mark for the message, as well as understanding of traditional and contemporary materials.

Color – Poetry and Structure in Painting

Tuesdays 7–10pm. Instructor: Maya Weber
$455
More than a descriptor of surface characteristics, color is an actor in building the structure of paintings, affecting movement, balance and space. This semester, students will apply insights gained through abstract color studies to painting from life. Emphasis will be given to composition, pictorial weight and an engagement with the masters. Students joining the class for the first time will heighten their sensitivity to contrasts and explore the role of color in creating space. Continuing students may move beyond initial discoveries into more fully developed abstraction or work from perception.

Watermedia – Drawing into Painting

Wednesdays 1:30–4:30pm. Instructor: Brian Kelley
$455
Working with a variety of water based materials, including inks, watercolor and gouache, students will explore these fluid and versatile media and their potential for use singularly and in combination.  Transparency, opacity, surfaces to work on, and mixture with other dry drawing media will be covered in traditional and more experimental ways.  Starting with drawings and moving towards more developed paintings, students will work from observation from a variety of subjects to develop their perceptual and technical skills.

PRINTMAKING

Monotype Explorations (6 weeks)

February 26 to April 2
Thursdays 10am-2pm. Instructor: Jenny Walton
$360
Rich and expressive, monotype combines the graphic elements of printmaking with the immediacy of painting.  It is sometimes referred to as the ‘painter’s print.’  Working exclusively with non-toxic, environmentally safe Akua inks, students will explore Image and mark-making techniques, ink handling, use of printing tools, paper handling, single and multi-pass printing, hand coloring, and the development of the ghost image.  Students new to the class will start with basic techniques, while those continuing from previous terms will move deeper into process and content. The class will learn to operate a small printing press.

Painting, Fall Term 2014

Join Us! Open House, Sunday September 7, 1-3pm. Free drawing session.

Fall term runs September 29 to December 13. Closed week of November 24 for Thanksgiving holiday.

Beginning/Intermediate Painting

Mondays, 10am-1pm: Instructor Phillips
Or
Mondays, 7-10pm: Instructor Spasic (FULL. Please ask to be place on the wait list.)
Or
Saturdays, 10am-1pm: Instructor Lindholm
$455
This is a foundation class for beginning and intermediate students. Working from still life, interior space and the figure, students develop a basic understanding of painting three- dimensional space and form. Students are introduced to the materials of oil painting at the same time that they develop a language for expressing meaning.  Emphasis in the fall term is on shape and value relationships, but the uses of color and composition still play a major role in understanding the elements that go into a unified painting. The foundation classes are run for the entire academic year, with a different emphasis each term.  Color and composition are emphasized winter and spring terms. Students often repeat the series diving deeper into their explorations each time.

Color and Space

Tuesdays, 7-10pm: Instructor Weber
$455
Color is a complex, enticing aspect of visual experience. Beyond its decorative impact, color can strongly influence the structure of paintings. In this course, students will train their sensitivity to color relationships and contrasts, and immerse themselves in the poetry of color. Through a series of abstract pieces, students will focus on the potential for color to create and deny depth and establish movement in a painting. The discoveries made through the exercises will then be related back to choices we make when we paint from observation. The course will include recommended readings on color by painters, poets and scientists.

Advanced Painting: Contemporary Issues

Tuesdays, 1:30-4:30: Instructor Yanero
$455
In addition to solidifying observational drawing skills, this class develops confidence in using the visual elements as vehicles of meaning as well as developing expression through the knowledge of compositional organization. Students begin to work in a more personal way, allowing experience and responses to contemporary events to enter the work. This may still involve traditional methods, but in a more individual way.  We will work from the environment and with models.

Figure Painting: Focus on Head

Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30pm: Instructor Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.  While the entire figure will be addressed, a focus this term will be on the head.

Mixed Media: Watermedia and Pastel

Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30: Instructor Kelley
$455
Working with a variety of water based materials, including inks, watercolor and gouache, students will explore these fluid and versatile media and their potential for use singularly and in combination.  Transparency, opacity, surfaces to work on, and mixture with other dry drawing media (such as pastel) will be covered in traditional and more experimental ways.  Students will work from observation from a variety of subjects to develop their perceptual and technical skills.

Printmaking:  Monotype and Drypoint

Thursdays, 10am-1pm: Instructor Walton
$455
Monotype and drypoint are two of the oldest forms of printmaking, but can be very contemporary in their use.  Rich and expressive, monotype combines the graphic elements of printmaking with the immediacy of painting.  It is sometimes referred to as the ‘painter’s print.’  Drypoint is a variant of engraving, and is more closely related to drawing.  Both are non-toxic and do not involve etching acids.  Image and mark-making techniques, ink handling, use of printing tools, paper handling, single and multi-pass printing, hand coloring, and the development of the ghost image will be covered.  Students will learn to operate a small printing press.

Individual Topics in Painting

Thursdays, 1:30-4:30pm: Instructor Spasic
$455
This class is for intermediate and advanced level students who have a commitment to painting and seek to develop a personal vocabulary and direction that will begin to define their own identity as a painter.  With guidance from the instructor, students will explore sources and subjects of their choice, working both inside and outside of class.  There will be emphasis on using the right structure and mark for the message, as well as understanding of traditional and contemporary materials.

Painting, Summer 2014

Join Us! Open House, Sunday June 15, 1-3pm. Free drawing session.

Summer term includes short classes and workshops and will run July 7 to July 31. Class times vary but most will meet 3 hours once a week for 4 weeks. Class size limited to 12. Register early to ensure your space. Read the class descriptions and choose your selection from the drop-down menu to register via Paypal. Or you may complete our registration form or contact us to register. Payment in full at registration. Please read details here on payment and refund policies.

Learning to See: Painting for Beginners

Instructor: Brian Kelley
Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28
7-10pm
$215
This workshop introduces students new to painting to some basic concepts and skills.  Topics covered will include materials and surfaces, light/dark value relationships, shape relationships, placement, mark, pattern and composition.  Using a very limited palette of colors, students will work from still life and interior space.

Painting, Spring 2014

Join Us! Open House, Sunday March 30, 1-3pm. Free drawing session.

Spring term runs April 14 to June 21. Classes meet 3 hours once a week for 10 weeks. Class size limited to 12. Register early to ensure your space. Read the class descriptions and choose your selection from the drop-down menu to register by Paypal. Or you may complete our registration form or contact us to register. Payment in full at registration. Please read details here on payment and refund policies.

Beginning/Intermediate Painting

Monday 10am-1pm  (FULL. Please contact us and ask to be placed on the wait list, or select another class.)
Jill Phillips
or
Monday 7-10pm (FULL. Please contact us ask to be placed on the wait list, or select another class.)
Milena Spasic
or
Saturday 10am-1pm
Joren Lindholm
$455
This is a foundation class for beginning and intermediate students. Working from still life, interior space and the figure, students develop a basic understanding of painting three- dimensional space and form. Emphasis in the spring term is on compositional elements and spatial dynamics, but the uses of shape, value and color continue to play a major role in understanding the elements that go into a unified painting. The foundation classes are run for the entire academic year, with a different emphasis each term.

Figure Painting: In the Studio

Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm
Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.

Intermediate/Advanced Painting: Contemporary Directions

Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm
Susan Yanero
$455
In this dynamic class students will explore working with a variety of surfaces and mediums while using unique still life set-ups and the figure in an environment as source material. Compositional and spatial issues will be examined in depth, relating the traditional to what is contemporary in painting. How to sustain a painting over time will also be addressed. Emphasis will be on the individual artist’s response.

Landscape Painting

Wednesday 10am-1pm
Carol Rubin
$455
With an emphasis on careful observation and references to landscape tradition, students will consider issues including the changing nature of light and form, color unity, structure, and space, while learning to see in new ways. We will learn to look critically at what is out there in nature with an eye towards the elements that make a painting more than a collection of objects. Sites TBA.  Students will need a portable easel.

Portrait Interpretations (3-Day Course, Thu-Fri-Sat)

May 29, 30, 31 from 10am-3pm
Tania Karpowitz
$270
The workshop will begin with a discussion reviewing portraits in art history. We will observe how the portrait has been reinterpreted over time. Students will then start experimenting with materials and composition, thinking about their own view of what makes a portrait. As students uncover their idea, they will focus on developing their image. Students, please start thinking about these ideas before class and bring some images that other artist have made representing the portrait. Please bring drawing materials and any color materials you wish to work in.

Methods and Materials: Post Industrial to Present

Thursday 1:30-4:30pm
Milena Spasic
$455
“Without tubes of paint, there would have been no Impressionism.” – Renoir. The invention of the collapsible paint tube opened the door for new methods of painting. Growth in the late 18th C textile industry spurred on scientific development of new dyes eventually leading to exciting new color choices for artists, causing artists’ palettes to explode. Wheels were being set in motion to usher in the era of Modern Art.

Mixed Watermedia

Monday 1:30-4:30pm
Brian Kelley
Working with a variety of water based materials, including inks, watercolor and gouache, students will explore these fluid and versatile media and their potential for use singularly and in combination.  Transparency, opacity, surfaces to work on, and mixture with other dry drawing media will be covered in traditional and more experimental ways.  Students will work from observation from a variety of subjects to develop their perceptual and technical skills.

 

Painting, Winter 2014

Term classes begin January 27, meeting 3 hours once a week for 10 weeks, and end April 5. Class size limited to 12. Register early to secure your place in the class or classes of your choice. First read the descriptions below and then register by completing our registration form or contact us. Students now may also register using PayPal by making selections from each drop-down menu below. Payment in full is required at registration. More here on payment and refund policies. Thank you for your patience as we implement PayPal online registration. To receive news of upcoming programs, sign up for our email announcements.

Beginning/Intermediate Painting

Monday 10am-1pm
Jill Phillips
Or
Monday 7-10pm
Milena Spasic
Or
Saturday 10am-1pm
Joren Lindholm
$455
This is a foundation class for beginning and intermediate students. Working from still life, interior space and the figure, students develop a basic understanding of painting three- dimensional space and form. Students are introduced to the materials of oil painting at the same time that they develop a language for expressing meaning.  Emphasis in the winter term is on color relationships, but the uses of shape, value and composition play a major role in understanding the elements that go into a unified painting. The foundation classes are run for the entire academic year, with a different emphasis each term.  Shape/value and composition are emphasized fall and spring terms.   Students often repeat the series diving deeper into their explorations each time.

Figure Painting

Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm
Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.

Intermediate/Advanced Painting

Tuesday 1:30-4:30pm
Susan Yanero
$455
In addition to solidifying observational drawing skills, this class develops confidence in using the visual elements as vehicles of meaning as well as developing expression through the knowledge of compositional organization. Students begin to work in a more personal way, allowing experience and responses to contemporary events to enter the work.  This may still involve traditional methods, but in a more individual way.  We will work from the environment and with models.

Methods and Materials: Ways of Building a Painting

Thursday 1:30-4:30pm
Milena Spasic
Starting with the preparation of surfaces to paint on, students will learn time honored methods of using materials to build both indirect and direct paintings.  Preparation of mediums will be covered, as well as brushes, their differences and their potential for varied mark-making.  Several paintings will be completed during the term, and for those continuing on from fall term, this is the opportunity to put some of that invaluable information to use in a sustained painting.

Focus on Composition, Painting

Tuesday 7-10pm
Carol Rubin
The composition—the way in which a painting is organized and the way in which the elements work together to form a coherent whole—is key to the success of a work of art in conveying its message and visually “hanging together.” The composition is an important part of the foundation of the paintings we find so compelling. Working from still life, interior space and the figure, students in this class will be introduced to the elements and principles of design that lead to a successful painting.

NEW! Exploring Watermedia

Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm
Or
Wednesday 7-10pm
Brian Kelley
Working with a variety of water based materials, including inks, watercolor and gouache, students will explore these fluid and versatile media and their potential for use singularly and in combination.  Transparency, opacity, surfaces to work on, and mixture with other dry drawing media will be covered in traditional and more experimental ways.  Students will work from observation from a variety of subjects to develop their perceptual and technical skills.

Working on a Series (Drawing into Painting)

Wednesday, 10am-1pm
Maya Weber
$455
Working on a series of drawings or paintings of a single subject is a wonderful way to move deeper into perception, explore media and develop one’s voice as an artist. In this course, students will select a subject of their choice to work with in class, beginning with drawing and moving into painting. In dialogue with the instructor, students will be encouraged to make choices about how the series progresses and to experiment with media, modes of analysis, scale and composition. The course is ideal for students seeking to develop their own body of work while benefiting from the classroom interaction and a teacher’s guidance.

Painting, Fall 2013

September 30-December 15 (No classes week of November 25)

Class size is limited to 12 students per class. Please register early!

Beginning/Intermediate Painting

Monday 10am-1pm
Jill Phillips
or
Monday 7-10pm
Milena Spasic
or
Saturday 10am-1pm
Joren Lindholm
$455
This is a foundation class for beginning and intermediate students. Working from still life, interior space and the figure, students develop a basic understanding of painting three- dimensional space and form. Students are introduced to the materials of oil painting at the same time that they develop a language for expressing meaning.  Emphasis in the fall term is on shape and value relationships, but the uses of color and composition still play a major role in understanding the elements that go into a unified painting. The foundation classes are run for the entire academic year, with a different emphasis each term.  Color and composition are emphasized winter and spring terms. Students often repeat the series diving deeper into their explorations each time.

Intermediate/Advanced Painting

Tuesday 1:30-4:30
Susan Yanero
$455
In addition to solidifying observational drawing skills, this class develops confidence in using the visual elements as vehicles of meaning as well as developing expression through the knowledge of compositional organization. Students begin to work in a more personal way, allowing experience and responses to contemporary events to enter the work. This may still involve traditional methods, but in a more individual way.  We will work from the environment and with models.

Figure Painting

Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm
Diane Wilson
$455
This class is for students with some prior figure experience.  While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of painting as they relate to the human form. Students work towards a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.

Pushing Color through Paint

Thursday 10am-1pm
Tania Karpowitz
$455
This class will teach students about the important issues of color through ideas of temperature, intensity, and value. There will be a series of exercises to connect these ideas with the practice of painting. This class is for painters of all levels. Beginning to intermediate students will deepen their understanding of color relationships, while more advanced students will hone their skills using color

Methods and Materials

Thursday 1:30-4:30pm
Milena Spasic
$455
This hands-on class will introduce students to the technical developments in painting (and some drawing) from ancient to modern times, and is a must for anyone interested in painting.  Topics covered will include tools (brushes, knives, palettes, etc), preparation processes for both canvas and wood panels, sizes and grounds, drying oils and mediums, varnishes and resins, pigments, solvents, painting procedures and the care of finished paintings.  Underpainting, glazing, and using opaque and transparent pigments are among the many hands-on procedures that will be covered, in addition to an overview of modern alkyd resins and acrylic paints.  Students will have the opportunity to make paint from dry pigment as well.  Maintaining a safe and healthy studio practice will also be discussed.

Color Focus (Painting) – 6 weeks (also listed under workshops)

Tuesday 7-10pm, October 15 to November 19
Carol Rubin
$270
This short class will teach students about the important issues of color through ideas of temperature, intensity, and value. There will be a series of exercises to connect these ideas with the practice of painting. This class is for painters of all levels. Beginning to intermediate students will deepen their understanding of color relationships, while more advanced students will hone their skills using color.

Painting, Spring 2013

April 15-June 24

Class size is limited to 12 students per class. Please register early!

Beginning/Intermediate Painting

Monday 10am-1pm (This 10am class is now FULL. Please ask to be placed the wait list.)
Instructor: Jill Phillips
or
Monday 7-10pm ((This 7pm class is now FULL. Please ask to be placed the wait list)
Instructor: Maya Weber
or
Saturday 10am-1pm
Instructor: Joren Lindholm
$455
This is a foundation class for beginning and intermediate students. Working from still life, interior space and the figure, students develop a basic understanding of painting three-dimensional space and form. Emphasis in the spring term is on compositional elements and spatial dynamics, but the uses of shape, value and color continue to play a major role in understanding the elements that go into a unified painting. The foundation classes are run for the entire academic year, with a different emphasis each term.

Fundamentals of Color through Painting (Short class)

W/Th/F – May 29, 30, 31 from 10am–4pm
Instructor: Tania Karpowitz
$270
This class will teach students about the important issues of color through ideas of temperature, intensity, and value. There will be a series of exercises to connect these ideas with the practice of painting. This class is for painters of all levels. Beginning to intermediate students will deepen their understanding of color relationships, while more advanced students will hone their skills using color.

Developing an Idea (Short class)

W/Th/F – June 5, 6, 7 from 10am–2pm
Instructor:  Tania Karpowitz
$180
As students progress, the need to move in a more personal direction becomes important.  In this class, students work independently but are provided with a series of exercises to help them translate their own ideas into the visual.  Students may determine individually if their project is to be a drawing or a painting one.

Figure Drawing and Painting

Wednesday 1:30–4:30pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455
While strengthening perceptual and technical skills, this course will investigate the materials, expressive content and visual concepts of drawing and/or painting as they relate to the human form. Students work toward a personal sensibility, while learning to express the complexities of the human form in its spatial environment.

Figure Painting

Wednesday 7-10pm
Instructor: Diane Wilson
$455
This class is for students with some prior figure experience. Emphasizing the continued refinement of perceptual drawing and painting skills, the course concentrates on the structure, movement and expressive qualities of the figure. Students work toward a personal sensibility of relating figure to environment.

Landscape Painting

Wednesday 10am–1pm
Instructor:  Carol Rubin
$455
With an emphasis on careful observation and references to landscape tradition, students will consider issues including the changing nature of light and form, color unity, structure, and space, while learning to see in new ways. We will learn to look critically at what is out there in nature with an eye towards the elements that make a painting more than a collection of objects. Sites to be determined but may include Rock Creek Park and other local parklands and gardens. Students will need a portable easel.

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