Spring Classes 2020

Supply and material fees are paid directly to the instructors in class - Thank You.

Christy Sherman, Sculpting in Relief
Sculpting in Relief
Christy Sherman
Class Cancelled
9 AM - 4 PM
Relief sculpture is a marvelous combination of 2 and 3 dimensional techniques - drawing and sculpting at the same time. Look at a coin to see a miniature example of a bas-relief. We will work in polymer clay, and cover different techniques to sculpt, model, texture and paint the surface. I will demo techniques while sculpting an otter, and provide reference images for the same project, but you're welcome to make whatever you like. This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try sculpting or polymer clay. No experience needed.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
$25 Materials fee
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Class Full
Painting with Alcohol Inks
Mary Wojciechowski
Rescheduled date is Saturday, June 20
10 Am - 3 PM
Our five-hour workshop will begin with an introduction to alcohol ink as a painting medium and a demonstration in techniques of pouring, brushing and creating textures with inks. The remaining time will be used for personal exploration both abstractly and more representationally, with time to complete many paintings. After the lunch break, more advanced techniques will be demonstrated and explored. The workshop will end with a critique and sharing experiences.
$65 Members   $100 Non-members
$5 Material fee - All materials included
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Class Full
Drawing and Painting the Portrait
Jeanne Tangney
The 2 remaining classes have been cancelled.
2 PM - 5 PM
In this class, we will fully explore the art of portraiture starting with charcoal drawings and progressing to pastels (oil painters are also welcome!). Working first from your photographs and later, live models, we will explore how to create an expressive portrait while learning the importance of shapes, values, color relationships, and edges. We will review some basic proportions for establishing general features, then cover other useful tips for starting a portrait and correcting errors along the way. We will analyze facial planes, form shadows, and cast shadows, discussing how they can be used to portray expression and interest. Demos will be included and you will receive plenty of individualized instruction to help reach your personal goals.
$230 Members   $265 Non-members
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Vicki Iannuccillo, Watercolor Fun
Class full
Watercolor Fun!
Vicki Iannuccillo
Class in session - the new
rescheduled dates are May 19, 26 & June 2
10 AM - 1 PM
Experiment with new techniques and play with different materials in this class for students who have had an introduction to watercolors and wish to build and develop their skills and personal style further.  There will be a focus on individual guidance and instruction as you work with your own still-life objects or favorite photographs and just "paint for the fun of it!"
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
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Carol Chew - Colorful Mosaic Creatrions
Colorful Mosaic Creations
Carol Chew
Class in session - the new
rescheduled dates  are May 8, 22 & 29
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In this class you will learn how to design and create colorful mosaics. You will explore different mosaic tiles, tools and techniques while making two mosaic pieces.  Open to all levels and no previous experience is necessary.
$150 Members   $185 Non-members
$35 Material fee
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Trish Hurley - Abstracting Reality workshop
Class Full
Abstracting Reality Workshop
Trish Hurley
Rescheduled dates are
Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4
10 AM  - 2 PM (2 classes)
In this 2-day workshop we will work from a still life. There will be discussions about composition, color and forms in space. On the second day we will work from the same still life and work towards abstraction of the shapes and push the limits of color, line and shape. Emphasis will be placed on drawing and color mixing in both classes. Open to all levels and acrylics or oil paints.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
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Digital Painting with Procreate
Cindy DiDonato
Rescheduled dates are Saturdays, May 16 & 23
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (2 classes)
Digital painting opens a world of possibilities for creativity. You can paint with your finger or a stylus or import photos of your conventional artwork or photography to create layered digital art. All you need is an iPad and a professional app called Procreate. This workshop is intended for those who have worked with Procreate before and wish to move beyond the basic skills. We will begin with a very brief review of the basic Procreate skills and then will move to a more advanced intermediate level.
$75 Members   $110 Non-members
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This class is being offered online
Less is More!
Cindy Wilson
Tuesdays, April 7 & 14
6 PM- 8 PM (2 classes)
Many times, our photographs are cluttered, vague and contain elements that are distracting to the viewer. This two-session seminar explores seeing and composing photographs with a minimal number of compositional elements: color, objects, shapes and texture, reducing photographic compositions to their essential elements. We will study masters of minimalistic photography and the photographic techniques used. Students will have the opportunity to create simpler images of their own, culminating in a group technique in the second class.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
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Class Cancelled
The Oil & Cold Wax Experience
Diane Brown
These two 4-hour classes will begin with a demonstration of the Oil & Cold Wax medium.  In these classes you will learn how to prep your paper, how to mix your oil paint and cold wax medium and with the use of various tools such as stencils, tissue paper, knitting needles, cheese cloth and more, you will learn how to create various textures to enhance your abstract paintings.  This class is for students of all levels and experience.
$100 Members   $135 Non-members
$10 Materials Fee
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Class Cancelled
Gouache Illustration: Butterflies
Susan Sward
9 AM - 1 PM
Let's explore painting as a naturalist would! In the Victorian era, scientific study and journaling went hand-in-hand. Natural science illustrator Susan Sward will guide the class through observation, color mixing, the use of gouache, and patterning. Specimens will be rendered in gouache with attention to color, pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome. Please bring a pencil, eraser and 2 small water containers to class.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included
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Class cancelled
Gouache Illustration: Beetles
Susan Sward
Saturday, May 9
9 AM - 1 PM
Let's explore painting as a naturalist would! In the Victorian era, scientific study and journaling went hand-in-hand. Natural science illustrator Susan Sward will guide the class through observation, color mixing, the use of gouache, and patterning. Specimens will be rendered in gouache with attention to color, pattern, and shape. Beginners and seasoned artists are both welcome. Please bring a pencil, eraser and 2 small water containers to class.
$60 Members   $95 Non-members
$15 Materials fee - All materials included
Members (current with dues)
Non-Members