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SPRING TERM CLASSES (more will be added soon)

Lecture/Demonstration “It’s All About Paint” - GOLDEN - QoR- WilliamsburgLecture/Demonstration “It’s All About Paint” - GOLDEN - QoR- WilliamsburgLecture/Demonstration “It’s All About Paint” - GOLDEN - QoR- Williamsburg
Corrine Loomis Dietz
March 19, 2015, Thursday, 6-8pm
$5
(Call to register - space limited 503-364-7465. A free wet sample kit as well as a $5 coupon towards the purchase of any Golden product is included)
NEW Innovations in Paint and Technology
GOLDEN Artist Colors is changing the options for art exploration from the ground up and this is a great opportunity to survey Paint and discover what excites your passion, be it watercolor, acrylic or oil!
Rich in Pigment, the paint and binder can seduce an artist and saturate the eye of the beholder! Corrine will introduce the new QoR watercolor and the luscious grounds for wet media! This is also an opportunity to see a selection of the beautiful Williamsburg handmade oil paints now made at the GOLDEN factory in upstate NY!
This demo packs a ton of valuable information about GOLDEN Acrylics, guiding you through the basics while opening up new possibilities such as High Flow, OPEN acrylics and Digital Grounds. Gain information about pigments to control clean color mixing. The unique properties of acrylic paints, from washes to thick impasto techniques will be demonstrated! Discover the many gels and mediums and how they can be used to develop texture, saturation and intensity of your work.
The new High Flow Acrylics are intense, light fast pigments formulated to an ink viscosity for drawing, airbrushing, pen & ink and flowing effortlessly from a brush. This new innovation allows the artist to develop fine detail, sign artwork, illustration, wet into wet washes and staining techniques!
OPEN Acrylics are a new line of paint which remains wet dramatically longer than traditional acrylics. Their relaxed working properties allow for easy blending, shading and glazing; time to think, time to paint, time to adjust. OPEN is archival, environmentally friendly and cleans up with soap and water.
You will also see examples of the innovative Digital Grounds. These new receptive coatings provide both control and freedom to print light fast imagery onto paper, canvas, fabric, metal foils, acrylic surfaces and more using your inkjet printer!
Whether you paint traditionally or invite more mixed media into your work, this Lecture Demonstration will offer the technical knowledge to support your ideas.

Beginning - Intermediate DrawingBeginning - Intermediate DrawingBeginning - Intermediate Drawing
Ian Factor
April 9-30, 2015, Thursdays, 4 weeks, 10am - 12:30pm
$130
This on-going class will provide a base of knowledge and continuing foundation of the fundamentals for representational drawing from life. In this 4-week class, we will learn the basics of line and tone, measuring and sighting, chiaroscuro, perspective and composition using graphite, compressed and vine charcoal. Deepen and refine your skills, by the end of the 4 weeks you’ll be able to draw whatever you see with clarity and confidence! All levels of experience are welcome. Subject matter will be instructor-assembled still-life arrangements. Each evening will include examples of other artist’s drawings, working time and critiques. Handouts and diagrams will also be supplied by the instructor. This course is taught with the individual in mind, hence there will be a focus on one-on-one time and crits as well as group discussion and demos. For those who are repeating the class there will be new techniques, subject matter and all new still lives, as the teaching will be geared to each individual student’s skill level and ability. Supply list.

ACRYLIC PAINTING UNLOCKEDACRYLIC PAINTING UNLOCKEDACRYLIC PAINTING UNLOCKED
Marilyn Krug
April 9 - May 7, Thursdays 2 - 4:30 pm (5 weeks)
$140
Learn to master acrylics! Loosen up and unlock your expressive style with a focus on color and contemporary design. Each class includes warm-up paintings, instructor demo’s, lots of painting time and individual attention. Say goodbye to fear and be bold as you experience the versatility of acrylic paints. Achieve rich glazes, edges and shadows. Pair rich, transparent color pigments with powerful opaques. Learn special effects and tricks using minimal amounts of rubbing alcohol and other mediums. Make the most of brushes and palette knives. Learn the professional design tips! Apply value & color contrast for a stronger painting. No drawing skills are needed as you progress at your own pace without fear. All skill levels are welcome. New lessons for those who are repeating. Class Size: Appropriate for ages 16 and older. Supply list.

SIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAXSIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAXSIMPLE ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN OIL & COLD WAX
Nancy Eng
April 9 - 30, 2015 Thursdays, 6-8:30pm
$140
In this class you will learn the basics of using oil & cold wax. We will create and finish five paintings using layers and simple textures. You will learn to do quick thumb nail sketches to create simple basic landscape compositions that we will use in your paintings. Also, why some landscape designs work and why some do not. This class is useful for both beginners and more seasoned artists. Supply List.

COLOR: MIXING, MATCHING AND PAINTINGCOLOR: MIXING, MATCHING AND PAINTINGCOLOR: MIXING, MATCHING AND PAINTING
Cynthia Herron
April 10 & 17, 2015, Fridays, 1-4pm
$90
This introductory class is for anyone, working in any paint media, who wants to expand their color confidence and knowledge. Learn which colors mix bright intense colors and which mix more muted tones.This color workshop will include discussions of color schemes, demonstrations, and plenty of time for students to mix and match paint. As well as put their skills to work resulting in a completed color chart and a finished painting. See supply list.

COLORED PENCIL: Expand Your Color KnowledgeCOLORED PENCIL: Expand Your Color Knowledge
Jami Moffett
April 13 - May 4, 2015, Mondays, 6 - 8pm
$98
Expand your color theory as you hone your skills using colored pencils. Each two hour class consists of one hour of technical skills and one hour of creatively using what you have just learned in the previous hour. In this 4 week class, Jami will provide templates to speed the process of learning about color. You will explore color mixing by making a color chart to see how various colors look layered together so as to avoid the muddy look. Learn how color choices affect each other when used side by side. What does ultramarine blue look like next to crimson red, canary yellow, and apple green? As well as brush up on color theory including analogous, monochromatic, complementary, and triad color schemes. Supply list.

INTRODUCTORY WATERCOLOR CLASS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERSINTRODUCTORY WATERCOLOR CLASS FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
April 14, 2015, Tuesday, 1 - 3:30pm
$30
Join Robin for a fun overview of the basic watercolor techniques with an emphasis on loose, simplified landscapes. All of your paints, papers and supplies will be provided on this day only! If you have always wanted to explore watercolor, this is the class for you. We will play with wet in wet, wet on dry, line work, lifting, charging and general paint mixing. This is an excellent class to pick up ideas to make your summer time sketching and painting adventures a little easier. All supplies included except bring a sketchbook and pencil to make sketches and take notes. This is also a great head start for the series "Chance Encounters in Water" which will follow for the next five weeks.

Chance Encounters in WatercolorChance Encounters in Watercolor
Robin Christy Humelbaugh
April 21 - May 19, 2015, 5 weeks, Tuesdays, 1:00- 3:30pm
$120
People speak about "loose" watercolors without realizing that they really require a certain amount of control as the painting develops. In this 5 week class we will encounter some adventures with and without brushes. We will experiment by pouring and painting onto watercolor paper, yupo paper, and gessoed panels. We will also use some collage elements on the last day. Our subjects will be landscapes, both existing and imaginary. Beginners welcome. Supply List.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction (Full new class added May 17, see below)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (Full new class added May 17, see below)
Heidi Depue
April 25, 2015, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
$45
Learn how to create an abstract, intricate little piece of art while practicing Mindfulness. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, meditative form of drawing. With it you can explore your creative side, overcome stress, and enter a peaceful state of mind. Those who have no prior artistic training or drawing experience will find confidence and motivation to create more art; those who already practice art will find Zentangle useful to get "in the zone" and overcome blocks. Zentangle uses simple, inexpensive tools, is portable, and can fit into a busy schedule.
In this introductory class, you will become familiar with the theoretical background and principles of the Zentangle art form, and learn and practice basic strokes. You will learn several patterns and at the end of class you will have the basic knowledge to practice Zentangle on your own. Small supply list. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

WORKING WITH COLORED PENCIL: Grisaille TechniqueWORKING WITH COLORED PENCIL: Grisaille Technique
Jami Moffett
April 26, 2015, Sunday, 12:30 - 4:30pm
$50
This workshop offers you a chance to advance your colored pencil skill set. Grisaille (greez-eye) is a very old technique used by master painters for centuries. The technique involves painting an underpainting in grey from dark to white to establish the full value range. Then adding layers of transparent color. The same can be done with colored pencil using grey pencils to create a foundation, followed by color, resulting in a deep, rich effect. With Jami as your guide, discover this exciting tried and true method of drawing. *Above drawing is student work. Small supply list.

The Digital Doorway:  Using modern technology to develop Abstract Mixed Media CompositionsThe Digital Doorway:  Using modern technology to develop Abstract Mixed Media CompositionsThe Digital Doorway: Using modern technology to develop Abstract Mixed Media Compositions
Chris Cozen
May 2 & 3, 2015, Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm
$189
From pond scum reflections to abstracted inspiration…
Join us for an exciting new class offered for the very first time with Golden Artist Educator Chris Cozen, Author of Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer. This two day class begins with an introduction to various photo-editing apps available for phone and tablet cameras. These apps will be the springboard for exploring and developing exciting mixed media compositions you will create.
Day One: Your Intro to Photo-editing apps for IOS and Android systems will include a discussion of the various apps and their properties as well as how these apps can help us to “see” our compositions differently. A photo gathering walk is planned so we can gather collective images from our personal points of view to discuss and utilize. These images will be run through the selected photo apps before developing them into sketches and plans for the actual paintings. Chris will bring numerous photos for a lesson on cropping and exploring the inner spaces of our images. The last part of the day will see us adding paint to our preliminary compositions.
Day Two: We’ll take our sketches and plans as well as our photo inspirations and fully develop our compositions using Acrylic paint, hand-painted papers, and High Flow Acrylics. Chris will be our guide as we translate our photo inspirations into works of art. Supply list.

Beginning-Intermediate Oil Painting Beginning-Intermediate Oil Painting Beginning-Intermediate Oil Painting
Cynthia Herron
May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015, Wednesday nights, 6-8:30pm
$145
Learn to translate what you see from a still life into oil paint. Develop skills in composition, color mixing, proportion, edges and chiaroscuro shading. More experienced painters will face additional challenges of rendering glass and reflective surfaces as well as matching complex colors and textures. The classes will include examples, short lectures, demonstrations, and plenty of working time to complete one finished painting. Students choose between water-mixable oil, or traditional oil paints. Supply list.

Zentangle® 1: Introduction (new class)Zentangle® 1: Introduction (new class)
Heidi Depue
May 17, 2015, Sunday 1:00 - 3:30pm
$45
Learn how to create an abstract, intricate little piece of art while practicing Mindfulness. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, meditative form of drawing. With it you can explore your creative side, overcome stress, and enter a peaceful state of mind. Those who have no prior artistic training or drawing experience will find confidence and motivation to create more art; those who already practice art will find Zentangle useful to get "in the zone" and overcome blocks. Zentangle uses simple, inexpensive tools, is portable, and can fit into a busy schedule.
In this introductory class, you will become familiar with the theoretical background and principles of the Zentangle art form, and learn and practice basic strokes. You will learn several patterns and at the end of class you will have the basic knowledge to practice Zentangle on your own. Small supply list. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

TAPESTRY COLLAGING THE SEASONSTAPESTRY COLLAGING THE SEASONSTAPESTRY COLLAGING THE SEASONS
Roxanne Evans Stout
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10am - 4:30pm.
$125
$10 materials fee to instructor
Have you always been entranced by the changes that each season brings to the world of nature, to your life and in your art?
Join mixed-media artist Roxanne Evans Stout for a magical day of art making, and create a beautiful Tapestry Collage that represents nature’s seasons. Roxanne will guide you in this project, which could either be a wall hanging or artist book that you will cherish forever.
For our Tapestry Collage we will use four sheets of handmade Khadi Paper and begin our backgrounds by covering both sides of our lovely watercolor sheets with a combination of pan pastels, paints, inks and glazes.
We’ll follow this with a layer of collaged fabrics and rice papers, and then add our focal points: images, small landscapes and collages, found objects and elements of nature. Finally we will add stitching and other details around and through our collaged panels, which will create a personal and unique quality to your work. We will wire our panels together using rivets and hand-twisted wire rings.
You will go home with a unique wall hanging or artist book that you will love displaying in your home on the wall or on a shelf or a cabinet!

Materials are all included but feel free to bring your favorite art supplies, photocopied images, found objects and small pieces of nature like pressed leaves or flowers, flat stones or rocks, twigs, seed pods etc. We will only be taking a half hour lunch so bring a sack lunch.

Zentangle®  2: Beyond the Basics Zentangle® 2: Beyond the Basics
Heidi Depue
June 13, 2015, Saturday, 1:00 - 3:30pm
$45
This class is for students who have completed the introductory Zentangle class. In this class you will expand your pattern library and learn more complicated patterns. You will learn how to create more detail and complexity through the use of enhancements, variations, embellishments, and shading techniques. Prerequisite: Zentangle 1 or instructor permission. Small supply list. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

ZENTANGLE ON BLACK AND TAN PAPER:ZENTANGLE ON BLACK AND TAN PAPER:ZENTANGLE ON BLACK AND TAN PAPER:
Heidi Depue
June 27, 2015, Saturday, 1 - 3:30pm
$45
In this class, you will expand your Zentangle repertoire by adding new patterns and learning how to tangle on black and tan papers. Using a white pen and a white pastel pencil, you will make your highlights sparkle and and your lines glow. You will learn how to add more complexity and depth to your images by drawing on toned paper and incorporating and layering a range of tonal values in shades of white, black, gray, and brown. Small supply list. Prerequisite: Zentangle 1 or instructor permission. Check out Heidi’s website: www.themeditativepen.com/

 

HOW TO REGISTER

  • By phone: Call Art Department at 503-364-7465 during business hours, registration requires a Visa or MasterCard payment.
  • In person: You are welcome to register at Art Department during business hours.

Students must pre-register and pay the full amount to reserve a space in the desired class or workshop. Minimum enrollment must be met to make a class a “go”. So to avoid disappointment, please register early!

Class will be cancelled three business days prior to the first day of the first class IF the student minimum is not met.

REFUND POLICY: If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be given. Withdrawals made more than five days prior to the first class session, will be issued a full refund minus a $10 registration processing fee. Withdrawals made five days or less, prior to the first class session, will NOT be refunded or credited.

         

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