Painting

Early Fall, Fall, and Winter Sessions:


Early Fall: September 6 to October 15, 2022 (6 weeks )
Fall: October 17 to December 17, 2022 (8 weeks)
Winter: January 9 to March 3, 2023 (8 weeks)

Mondays

Acrylics

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

This class is a fun introduction to painting with acrylics. Jim will demonstrate this in a step-by-step approach, painting different subject types in each class. We’ll be having fun selecting our own personal color palette, working on drawing and composition, and creating a dynamic image of our own design. We’ll be exploring a variety of techniques unique to acrylic application to paper or canvas.

Exploring Watercolor

Days & Times:
Mondays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

Exploring the pleasures and challenges of watercolor. Learn a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet and dry brush, as you learn to paint primarily from still-life setups and photos. Demonstrations of techniques and discussion of the principles of color mixing and composition are an essential part of this course.

Drawing and Painting Birds

Days & Times:
Mondays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
Beginner to Intermediate
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Nature Artist, Randall Scott leads you through an intriguing journey of the many facets of bird art. We will be exploring species, habitats, seasonal and growth plumages, anatomy, and behaviors. Growing in subject knowledge, as well as enhancing individual artistic skills in drawing, and painting. We will begin with still photos, eventually sketching from video in preparation for field sketching. Painting will consist both of field and studio watercolor techniques.

Tuesdays

Basics in Drawing and Primary Colors Mixing

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

The Workshops are designed as an introduction to painting in watercolor. It’s down to basics – basic choices such as the type of paper or instruments used and how choosing the right paper, the right instruments, etc. will make a significant difference in showing the students how to get results they have never achieved before. Exploring how to mix the colors they want just from the three basic colors of red, yellow, and blue will not only be educational but will tickle their own imaginations, encouraging them to continue their efforts started here because they have the tools to realize real success.

Mornings with Manon

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 9am-12:30pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
Offsite
Instructor:

Learn how to capture the landscape en plein air while infusing your painting with luminous light. Manon will share her secrets to tackle a scene through simple shapes, correct values, mixing of accurate color, and impressionistic paint application. Demos and short lectures combined with plenty of fun painting time with Manon’s help will accelerate and fine-tune your painting skills. Oil preferred, acrylics acceptable. Working knowledge of your medium and basic drawing skills beneficial.

Wednesdays

Fun with Oils

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Learn the exciting medium of oil paint. Explore basic design and color mixing techniques to gain confidence, and develop your skills to produce beautiful paintings.

Abstract Watercolor Exploration

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Experience the calming effects and therapeutic benefits of watercolor painting while experimenting with the abstract, unpredictable and playful nature of watercolor. Investigate the process with unique methods and materials. Learn pouring, flowing, dripping, and texturizing techniques across varied papers. Explore controlled mark-making on top of washes with various inks, pencils, and other materials that will lead to layered, transparent compositions telling a unique story. Brief demonstrations and discussions will alternate between periods of quiet individual work. Discover ways to develop a personal narrative through relaxed expression, gestural brushwork with spontaneous form, and color as you work from memory or inspirational references. Each student will be met at their level and individually supported in their learning. This workshop is suitable for all levels, no previous experience necessary.

Thursdays

Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Develop and enhance skills in both drawing and painting. Participants are encouraged to work with a limited color palette on canvas or heavy paper with the aim of starting and completing a new work during each class session. The students will work with the instructor in creating preparatory drawings and develop them into complete paintings. Learn drawing skills and apply techniques to transition drawings into harmonious color landscapes, still life, or portrait paintings. Learning will be maximized through instructor demos as well as individual attention for each student.

Creating with Pastels

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

In this class, students will have the chance to explore the many facets of working with pastels. Becky will introduce concepts using demonstrations and examples from modern and historic works of art. The course lessons are designed to help build art skills while learning new pastel techniques. There will be art critiques, and individual instruction. Whether you’re new to pastels or an experienced pastel artist, this class is sure to challenge and excite you. Becky’s been painting in pastels for years and has a lot to share.

Fridays

Acrylics (Intermediate-Advanced)

Days & Times:
Fridays - 1-4 pm
Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Location:
Online
Instructor:

We’ll be exploring a variety of subject matter in photos (landscape, floral, still life, maybe even abstract) and acrylic techniques. Jim will assist in your painting development when time allows. Each session has a unique approach, using acrylics in transparent to opaque, wet-in-wet and dry brush washes, and developing our own personal palettes.

Abstract Painting

Days & Times:
Fridays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

This class is a fun introduction to abstract painting. Jim will demonstrate this in a step-by-step approach. You will select your own personal color palette, working on drawing and composition, and creating a dynamic image of your own design. You will explore a variety of techniques unique to abstract painting on paper or canvas.