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Spring 2017 registration opens for Members on Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22 for Nonmembers  

Spring 2017

Painting from Photographs: The Very Basics

Instructor: Karla Mann
In this introductory course, students will examine color theory and the color wheel to gain a broad understanding of color mixing.  Students will learn to choose workable photographs, map out a strong composition, and utilize the grid method to enhance painting accuracy.  Styles of paint application, types of brushes, and types of painting surfaces will all be explored so students learn to translate photographic images into canvas masterpieces in this course inspired by classic oil painting technique. Please bring several photographs of various sizes, a ruler, and something to write with for the first class, when other supplies will be introduced.  Basic painting and drawing experience is helpful, oil media only.
Members $150, Nonmembers $165

April 19 to June 7
Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
SP1707
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Painting in Oil from Photographs I

Instructor: Karla Mann
Translate photographic images into canvas masterpieces in this course inspired by classic oil painting technique. The first 4 weeks will examine color theory and the color wheel to gain a broad understanding of color mixing.  Students will learn to choose workable photographs, map out a strong composition, and utilize the grid method to enhance painting accuracy.  Styles of paint application, types of brushes, and types of painting surfaces will all be explored so students learn to translate photographic images into oil painting. During the second 4 weeks of the course students will apply their newfound knowledge to an image of their choice
Members $150, Nonmembers $165

April 18 to June 6
Tuesdays, 7-10pm
8 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
SP1708
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Painting in Oil from Photographs II

Instructor: Karla Mann
Intermediate and advanced students continue their explo­ration of translating photographic images into canvas mas­terpieces using a classic oil painting technique. Emphasis is placed on advanced brush techniques, composition and materials preparation and application. This class is de­signed for students who have painting and drawing experi­ence and a good understanding of color theory.
Members $150, Nonmembers $165

April 19 to June 7
Wednesdays, 7-10pm
8 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
SP1709
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Oil or Acrylic Painting, Day 

Instructor: Suzanne Stevens 
Increase your knowledge of materials and techniques to create work in oil or acrylic media. Explore a variety of subject matter for inspiration such as still life, old masters, and our own imagination. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of materials, mixing and color application, and brushstroke work while enjoying the reflective and creative process of painting.
Members $150, Nonmembers $165

April 18 to June 6
Tuesdays, 1- 4pm
8 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
SP1710
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Oil or Acrylic Painting, Evening  

Instructor: James O’Connor
Increase your knowledge of materials and techniques to create work in oil or acrylic media. Practice developing an idea from ini­tial inclination to final art object. Emphasis is placed on brushstroke, materiality and the mixing and application of color.
Members $140, Nonmembers $155

April 18 to June 6
Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm
8 Weeks; Beginner to Intermediate
SP1711
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Oil or Acrylic Painting: Beyond the Basics

Instructor: Janet Lynn Eggen
Students will continue their exploration of chosen media and subject matter in an effort to develop a more personal artistic style. Color theory, mixing, blending, application and brushwork will be emphasized to foster more successful compositions.  Skills and techniques will be developed through demonstration, discussion, handouts and critiques.
Members $140, Nonmembers $155

April 20 to June 8
Thursdays, 9:30 -12:00pm  
8 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
SP1712
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Simplifying the Watercolor Landscape

Instructor: Janet Lynn Eggen
Have you ever wanted to turn that landscape travel photo into a painting using watercolors? In this course, students will learn to simplify the landscape’s five basic elements through value and shape exercises.  Color mixing and application, color theory, brushwork and composition will be discussed through hand-outs, demonstration, and critiques.  Students will work from their own source photos for each session to create a final artwork. Advanced students will work at their own level to improve their own individual style and abilities. Basic drawing experience is required.
Members $140, Nonmembers $155

April 18 to June 6
Tuesdays, 12:30 -3:00pm
8 Weeks; Intermediate to Advance
SP1713
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Plein Air: Landscape Painting Outdoors

Instructor: Suzanne Stevens
Join other plein air devotees at a different scenic location each week. Previous sites have included Redwing Park, Seashore State Park, the Fort Story beaches and Pungo. Please share any special requests with the instructor. Ex­plore the colors and forms of nature with special emphasis on capturing the sparkle of sunlight and the moody depths of shadows with a well-structured composition. Work in your medium of choice. Basic drawing experience re­quired.
Members $105, Non-members $120

April 19 to May 17
Wednesdays, 10am-1pm
5 Weeks; Intermediate to Advanced
SP1714
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Oil or Acrylic with Janet Lynn Eggen
Oil or Acrylic with Janet Lynn Eggen
Painting in Oil from Photographs with Karla Mann
Painting in Oil from Photographs with Karla Mann
Watercolor with Janet Lynn Eggen
Watercolor with Janet Lynn Eggen