Adult Studio Art Classes
Studio Art office 973.971.3740
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Mixed Media Workshop with Nina Nemeth
Monday, April 7 – May 19, 10:00am-12:30pm
Explore some of the many mixed media methods and tools – you might use paint, or “bleeding paper,” or ink, you might use collage materials from any number of sources! Enjoy eye-opening Monday mornings – viewing demos and creating art of your own.
Short supply list
Representational Drawing with Ed Potters
Section 1: Monday, April 7 – May 19, 12:30-2:30pm
Section 2: Saturday, April 12 – May 17, 12:00-2:00pm
This class is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of drawing. Class will focus on the primary principals of drawing – line, composition, form, subject and point of view. We will begin by examining simple line or contour drawing, eventually advancing to hyper realistic renderings of still life and portraits. Each student will have the opportunity to discuss his or her process with the class, sparking conversation about what each artist’s work means to him.
Section 1: $155 Members / $170 Non-members / Supply list
Section 2: $135 Members / $150 Non-members / Supply list
Pastel Landscape Painting with Annette Hanna
Monday, April 7 – May 19, 2:00-4:30pm
Pastel is a lively, colorful medium for creating visually breathtaking landscapes. Learn to use pastels to express light, shadow, value, and color, while exploring composition, atmosphere, and aerial perspective.
Mosaic Basics with Eleanor Parr-DiLeo
Monday, April 21 and 28, 10:00am-1:00pm
Mosaic is an art form that goes back about 6000 years – originally made with pebbles of different colors, later using tesserae manufactured specifically for this art form. In this two-day class, learn basic tile-cutting techniques, placement of tiles, gluing and grouting as you create a 10-inch mirror frame. No art or mosaic experience required.
$25 Supply fee
Mosaic Wall Piece with Eleanor Parr-DiLeo
Monday, May 5, 12 and 19, 10:00am-1:00pm
Create an 8×10 inch wall piece in this 3-day class, using the skills you learned in Mosaic Basics in April (above). Fine-tune your technique using your own design, or one selected from the instructor’s design files. Enjoy creating a unique and eye-catching piece of art for your wall.
$25 Supply fee
Drawing Fundamentals with Laurie Harden
Tuesday, April 8 – May 27, 9:30-11:30am
Learn the fundamentals of drawing a variety of subject matter. Focus on the formal elements of line, shape, tone, form, space, and depth – the very foundations that you will always use in art making. Practice lines and perspective; render the look of 3-D with value and shadow; observe and draw a live model the last two weeks.
Water Color Painting with Peggy Dressel
Thursday, April 10 – May 15, 10:00am-12:00pm
Beginners and continuing students will explore basic techniques, color theory, value, and the elements of a good watercolor painting. Learn controlled wet-into-wet painting. Subjects will include glass, silver, flowers and landscapes. There will be a short demo in every class.
Two Dimensional Art with Robert Kogge
Friday, April 11 – May 30, 10:00am-12:30pm
Work in an atelier setting using any 2-D medium you choose –exciting possibilities include colored pencil and ink wash on canvas, or strictly tonal studies! Whatever your choice of medium, the elements of color, form, harmony, line, mass, pattern, rhythm, shape, space, texture, tone, value, and volume will be addressed. Traditional or experimental: how you create relates to what you create. Students may use reference materials such as photos, or take subject matter directly from nature. Individual attention and guidance given each class.
Beginning Oil Painting with Laurie Harden
Friday, April 11 – May 30, 2:00-4:30pm
Learn the basics of oil painting from mixing colors and composition, blending and creating form with high-lights, mid-tones and shadows. Learn glazing, scumbling, and dry-brush; care and maintenance of your equipment; use of mediums, temperatures and drying times. Work from life to help train your eye to see subtle details and colors.
Figure Drawing for Teens & Adults with Laurie Harden (Ages 12-Adult)
Thursday, April 10 – May 29, 5:00-7:00pm
Learn to draw the human figure from life – beginning with quick, gesture sketches, and concluding with completed drawings from long poses. Learn proportions and correct relationship between the parts of the body, using guides like plumb-lines and negative spaces. Experience the chance to draw many types of figures. Clothed model.
Digital Arts with Photoshop with Joe Morelli (Ages 13 – Adult)
Thursday, April 10 – May 15, 6:30-8:30pm
This class presents the fundamentals of Photoshop and beyond. Learn how to navigate the program, manage and manipulate photos, color-correct photos, and more! Artist and graphic designer, Joe Morelli, will instruct you in the elements of traditional graphic design. Combine this knowledge with your new skills in Photoshop to create your own original digital art pieces. Class will run in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manner so that beginners, as well as the more experienced students, will be able to keep pace. You will receive individual direction as you work at your own level on your own project. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers to work on their own projects.
Printing without a Press with Alice Harrison (Ages 16 – adult)
Sunday, April 27, 2:00-5:00pm
Enjoy an afternoon exploring how to make art prints without a press. Draw and ink images on foam boards for transfer; roll ink onto a plate and scrape away the image; carve your own stamp to use with ink. There are a number of wonderful ways to create unique note cards, or any number of paper items. No experience necessary – just come have some fun!
$10 Supply fee
Silk Scarf Marbleizing with Nancy Leary (Ages 16 – Adult)
Sunday, April 27, 12:00-2:00pm
Create your own unique “wearable art” – a 5-foot-long silk scarf using the ancient art form, ebru, also known as marbleizing. Match your favorite outfit or make a gift for someone special!
$10 Supply fee
Doll Making Workshop with Faith Valentinetti (Ages 16 – Adult)
Saturday, May 10, 10:00am-4:00pm
Enjoy a day with doll maker Faith Valentinetti, who will instruct you in how to make a unique doll, made with polymer clay head, hands, and legs, and a cloth body. Add the clothing and embellishments to personalize your creation. A lovely and extra-special gift, or a treasure to keep yourself! Basic sewing experience is required.
Let’s Play! with Lisa Pressman (Ages 16 – Adult)
Saturday, June 21, 10:00am-4:00pm
Come play with artist Lisa Pressman in this mixed media workshop. Explore the endless possibilities of mark-making by drawing from all sides of the brain. We will be using drawing materials, ink, pastels, oil sticks, along with guided exercises to encourage imaginative and intuitive drawing as we experiment with traditional and non-traditional materials. Be prepared to explore and have a fun day. No previous art experience required!
$35 Supply fee to instructor
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