Painting

Early Fall, Fall, and Winter Sessions:

Early Fall: September 7th - October 16th (6 Weeks)
Fall: October 18th - December 18th (8 Weeks)
Winter: January 3rd - February 26th (8 Weeks)

Mondays

Acrylics (Beginner – Intermediate)

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
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. The class will be having fun selecting our own personal color palette, working on drawing and composition, and creating a dynamic image of our own design. Students will be exploring a variety of techniques unique to acrylic application to paper or canvas.

Exploring Watercolor

Days & Times:
Mondays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
Studio A
Instructor:

Exploring the pleasures and challenges of watercolor. Learn a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet, and dry brush, as students 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.

Intro to Oil Painting

Days & Times:
Mondays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
Studio B
Instructor:

Discover the foundations for painting with oils. Class will begin with demonstrations, then the instructor will help each student independently as they create their own masterpiece. Throughout the course, the instructor will demonstrate light and shadow, painting techniques, basic color mixing, and composition.

Painting Realism

Days & Times:
Mondays - 5pm-8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio C
Instructor:

Explore the world of realism and learn how to capture its essence.  As students create realistic masterpieces, they will receive one-on-one instruction from Randall.  Students are encouraged to research and develop themes, as well as bring in their own photographs to work from.

Tuesdays

Mornings with Manon

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Location:
Outdoor Northern Palm Beach County
Instructor:

Students will learn how to capture the landscape en plein air while infusing their 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 students painting skills. Oil is preferred, acrylics are acceptable. Students are encouraged to have a working knowledge of their medium and basic drawing skills.

Mix Media and Acrylics

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 10am-1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio B
Instructor:

All skill levels are welcome as the class delves into mixing acrylics with their favorite acrylic-based mediums. The class will cover using additives such as gels and modeling paste to add texture to our work. Students will also create works that include collage, embellishments, and found objects to make dynamic pieces of art. Basic skills using acrylics are helpful.

Intro to Acrylic

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 1pm-3pm
Level:
Beginning
Location:
Studio A
Instructor:

For the first-time painter, learn the basics of acrylic painting and elements of design. Each class will focus on a specific technique. Students will create a finished painting each session. (No previous painting experience or art lessons necessary)

Fun with Portraits

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio C
Instructor:

All painting media welcome. Get inspired and create one of a kind portraits with a live model. Students who wish to learn the most important aspects of drawing the human form: anatomy, proportion, composition, motion, drawing from memory, and capturing emotion. Students are welcome to work in any medium of their choice.

Wednesdays

Experiments in Abstraction

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 9am-12pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
Studio B
Instructor:

For experienced painters who want to try a different direction, students will explore methods of taking their work into the world of abstract painting.  Each week, the class will discuss different ways to view their canvas in order to paint more intuitively.  Be prepared to start from nothing to create some beautiful works of art.  All painting media welcome.

Fun with Oils

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
Studio B
Instructor:

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

Thursdays

Drawing and Painting “Alla Prima”

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 9am-12pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
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 landscape, still life, or portrait paintings. Learning will be maximized through instructor demo’s as well as individual attention for each student.

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 1pm-3pm
Level:
Beginning
Location:
Studio A
Instructor:

Throughout this course, students will focus on the basics of painting with watercolors by focusing each class on a specific painting technique as well as sketching basics. Students will create a finished painting each session. (No previous painting experience or art lessons necessary)

Fridays

Acrylics (Intermediate – Advanced)

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

This class will be exploring a variety of subject matter in photos (landscape, floral, still life, maybe even abstract) and acrylic techniques. Jim will assist students in 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 personal palettes.

Saturdays

No classes are currently scheduled for this day.