Ever wanted to take an art class but found every excuse why you shouldn't? Well here are 12 reasons why you should, even if you aren't an artist.
Learn Something New - Whether it's a new technique, a new medium, or if art in general is something you've never done before, learning new things strengthens us.
Meet New People - When you take any class, you have an opportunity to meet new people, form new friendships, make new connections.
Find a New Place to Hang Out with Old Friends - Taking a class together helps you learn new things about old friends and gives you something new to talk about when you go out together.
Challenge Yourself - Learning something new is a great way to challenge yourself on many different levels.
Focus on and Delve Deeper into a Known Technique - Ever want to spend extra time working on your brush skills? Need some good one on one time with a potters wheel? Just want to focus on one thing without needing a particular outcome? Classes are a great way to do this and not feel like you're wasting valuable time.
Open Up Your Creativity - Learning new techniques or mediums help us to open our creativity in new ways.
Learn to Solve Problems Differently - Learning something different shows us different ways to do things.
A Chance to Meet and Work with a Particular Artist - Whether you are an artist or you collect art, taking a class from an artist you admire gives you a different perspective on their work and you learn more about their process.
Learn About the Creative Process First Hand - If you aren't a practicing artist yourself, but you love art, taking a class helps you learn more about what goes into a piece of art.
A Chance to Let Go of the Cerebral - Art gives us a chance to focus on our intuitive selves, to take a break from analytical thinking.
Learn New Ways of Looking at the World - Every time you learn something new it gives you a new filter through which to process the world around you. HAVE FUN!!!
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Paint Along with Adele Castillo
2018 Winter Schedule
Saturdays: Feb 17, or Mar 17
Time: 10am – 5pm each day
Fee: $75, per person/per class, due one week prior to class or upon registration.
A cross between a paint party and a color techniques class, this workshop is a fun way to create a quick painting while learning about color and acrylics. For the beginner or advanced student who wishes to explore acrylic painting or for family or friends to spend a fun day together. Using the same reference, students create from the beginning to the end of class, following along with Adele to get started, then completing the painting with her supervision, demonstrations, and advice. Reserve your space soon; these classes fill up quickly. A supply list will be sent prior to each class. Supply list provided upon registration.
Winter 2018 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer
Session 1: Mondays, March 5 - April 23 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: Tuesdays, March 6 - April 24 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00
Cost: $240.00 for 8 classes.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are welcome. Classes are primarily focused on oil painting, but Curney welcomes artists who work in acrylic and watercolor. The use of oil paint — from brushes and canvases to palette and technique — is the emphasis in these classes. Curney will demonstrate how the use of a limited palette emphasizes the importance of color, value, intensity, and placement of paint. Composition and the use of photos versus using still-life setups and plein air landscapes will be discussed. Demos and exercises are combined with painting time, or artists have the option to paint on their own with help from Curney throughout the class. A “New Student Info File” will be emailed to new students. No refunds after class begins. Missed classes may be made up during any other sessions. To register, send a check and a note with your name and choice of class day and time to Susan Dull at 304 Saint Davids Lane, Richmond, VA 23221. Learn more about Curney at www.curneynuffer.com. Questions about class: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watercolor with Roz Berlin
Session 1 Thursdays, January 11–March 15, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Session 2 Thursdays, January 11–March 15, 2018 | 1:00–4:30 p.m.
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students seeking in-depth study of the watercolor medium. Exploration of color is very important in this class, as well as experimentation with other mediums to create mixed media creations. Technique and style are vital to growth so students can develop to their potential. Fee: $350 for ten 3-hour classes, paid in advance. No refunds after classes begin.
To Register or for additional information or supply list, Please contact: Roz at 804-868-0129 or email@example.com
Alcohol Inks - Basics 101! with Janice Jones
Sponsored by Two Rivers Art Workshops
Dates: April 6 – 8, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fee: $275
Learn how to use and control these inks -- they are dye based and mixed with rubbing alcohol they create beautiful jewel-tone works of art that any artist will be proud to add to their portfolio. This 3-day workshop is Alcohol Inks 101—very basic. You will learn how us use and control the inks and this is the class you need before you venture into more complicated works. The next class will build on what you have learned in this class and take you to a new level preparing you for the Sheryl Williams class in October when you will learn to learn to creative realistic works of art. To Register, please visit www.JaniceJonesArt.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Winter Drawing Workshops with Susan Singer
To sign up for any of the following classes or for more information,
contact Susan Singer at 804.267.3455 or SusanSingerArt@msn.com
Saturday, March 3 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Take your Zentangles to a new level. Learn some challenging patterns and learn how to integrate what you already know into a mandala or other complex drawing. Fee: $75.
Create Your Own Visual Journal
Saturday, February 17 | 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 18 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Create a 128-page visual journal using paper Susan Singer will provide along with your own special inclusions. Learn to construct a book and bind it by hand. It's a simple, meditative process with many steps and an incredibly personal, pleasing outcome. The book can be used for any purpose you desire: journaling, drawing, creating, writing. There are no limits to what this book — your creation — can become! Fee: $175, includes some materials.
Introduction to Watercolor with Roz Berlin
Mondays | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Beginning to intermediate students are welcome to take this relaxed class to learn the building blocks of watercolor to successful mastery of this medium. Structured lessons are offered weekly, with emphasis on materials, techniques, and color mastery. Fee: $30 per class, with a commitment for one month. Payment is due the first of the month for the entire month to reserve a space. Fees for missed classes will not be refunded or credited for a future class, but each student will receive four unexcused absences for the year. One-week notice is required to discontinue. To register or for more information, contact Roz Berlin at 804.868.0129 at email@example.com.
RL Caldwell Studio & Gallery
Spring/Winter 2018 - Class Registration NOW OPEN!
Registration closes on 2/23/2018 - Find Your Class!
Spring 2018 Classes - Registration opens on 1/29/2018
Registration closes on 4/22/2018 - Find Your Class!
RL Caldwell Studio & Gallery in Midlothian, Virginia, is now enrolling for Winter/Spring 2018 classes in painting and drawing. Gift certificates are available! For more information, call 804.464.3987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Expressive Painting in Oil/Cold Wax Medium with Lisa B. Boardwine BWS, VWS
Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Create a history. Provide some mystery. Mark your mark. This 3-day workshop with Lisa Boardwine will help you express your personal voice using oil and cold wax medium. This is a beginner to intermediate level workshop. For those new to oil and cold wax, introductory techniques will be demonstrated. For those who want to push their paintings further, they will learn to create a good foundation, texture, and layers. An emphasis will be on powerful composition and unique color mixes. Various exercises on panels and paper will help to explore the concepts of color mixing, composition, and expression. In addition to discussion and demonstrations, there will be lots of studio painting time and individual critique concerning your personal direction in art-making. Those new to oil and cold wax should be 12x12" panels and a pad of Arches oil paper (9x12" or 12x16"). Experienced painters are encouraged to work larger, on both panels and paper. A complete supplies list will be sent upon registration. Fee: $395. For information or to register, contact Lisa Boardwine at 276.935.6163 or email@example.com.