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Classes

 

Schedule

Ron Krouk - Long Draw and Paint (Figure in Space)

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, January 7–February 2
(no classes on 1/21/19 and 2/18/19)
10:00am–3:00pm
M: $450 / NM: $500

Cyrus Whittier - Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal and White Chalk

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, January 8–February 12
(no class on 2/18/19)
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Martha Wakefield - Alchemy of Color 1

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, January 8–February 12
(no class on 2/18/19)
1:30am–4:00pm
M: $215 / NM: $265

Nancy Gruskin - Observation and Imagination: Still Life and the Figure

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, January 10–February 28
(no class on 2/19/19)
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

Charlie Shurcliff - Fast and Free: Figure Drawing

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, January 9–January 23
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $180 / NM: $230

Marjorie Glick - Watercolor: Focusing on Color, Composition and Layering

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, January 23–April 3
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $425 / NM: $475

Jan Powell - Introduction to Printmaking

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, February 5–March 19
(no class on 2/19/19)
10:00am–3:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

Martha Wakefield - Alchemy of Color 2

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, February 26–April 2
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Kathy Deflice-Secor - The Unique Image: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics on Paper

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, February 27–April 3
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $215 / NM: $265

Caleb Stone - Capturing the Light in Plein Air with Oil and Watercolor

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, March 4–April 22
(no class on 4/15/19)
11:00am–3:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

Emily Passman - Painting LARGE!

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, March 4–April 22
(no class on 4/15/19)
10:00am–3:00pm
M: $500 / NM: $550

Ron Krouk - Draw and Quick Paint (Figure in Space & Still Life)

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, March 5–April 9
1:30pm–4:30pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Hannah Bureau - Abstracting the Landscape

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, March 7–April 11
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Daphne Confar - Portrait Painting from Photographs

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, March 14–April 25
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $215 / NM: $265

Descriptions

Ron Krouk - Long Draw and Paint (Figure in Space)

Draw and Quick Paint (Figure in Space and Still Life)

Medium: Charcoal, Oil, Acrylics

Instructor: Ron Krouk

This class explores the linkages between drawing and painting. The drawing time is focused on three skills which directly impact painting and reward continued practice: gesture, contour and straight lines. Through these, we’ll explore composition, proportion, shape, value, space and mark-making as they apply to painting in oil or acrylics. Paintings will be of varying duration, entertain a few different strategies for the painting process, and always focus on getting the big things right before getting seduced by detail or “effects.” The class benefits from including people at all levels of experience and each meeting is followed up with a summary of the lessons learned and images of the work done. There will be an additional model fee paid directly to the instructor.

www.ronkrouk.com

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, January 7–February 2
(no classes on 1/21/19 and 2/18/19)
10:00am–3:00pm
M: $450 / NM: $500

Register

Cyrus Whittier - Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal and White Chalk

Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal and White Chalk

Medium: Charcoal and White Chalk

Instructor: Cyrus Whittier

The portrait is an engaging subject to explore through new drawing mediums and styles. In this class, students will work with a combination of vine sticks, compressed charcoal and charcoal pencils. Through demonstrations and individual instruction, Cyrus will guide you step-by-step through the process, working from the general large shapes to the specific smaller shapes and details that create stunning portraits. Students will work with a live model to understand proportion, anatomy and facial features. Basic drawing skills are recommended, but beginners are welcome, too. There will be an additional model fee paid directly to the instructor.

www.cyruswhittier.com

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, January 8–February 12
(no class on 2/18/19)
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Register

Martha Wakefield - Alchemy of Color 1

Alchemy of Color 1

Medium: All Mediums

Instructor: Martha Wakefield

Learn the properties and personalities of colors to make your paintings more luminous and vibrant. As Henri Matisse said, “The chief function of color should be to serve expression.” Color is the dominant element of strong paintings. In this class, we will learn the language of color and color relationships through exercises, demos and examining past and contemporary artists’ work to further enhance your color knowledge. Martha creates a supportive environment to assist each student with strengthening their expressive voice.

www.marthawakefield.com

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, January 8–February 12
(no class on 2/18/19)
1:30am–4:00pm
M: $215 / NM: $265

Register

Nancy Gruskin - Observation and Imagination: Still Life and the Figure

Observation and Imagination: Still Life and the Figure

Medium: Oil, Water-based Media, Collage, Drawing

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin

Still life and the figure will be the departure point for this seven-week class. At times, we will work from direct observation of a visually rich still life or a clothed model. These paintings will inform other paintings as we learn to combine direct observation with painting from memory, from previous work and from external prompts. Classes will focus on loosening up, making stronger compositions and achieving fresh, unmuddied color. The emphasis throughout the class will be on liberation from any so-called rules of painting.

www.nancygruskin.com

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, January 10–February 28
(no class on 2/19/19)
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

Register

Charlie Shurcliff - Fast and Free: Figure Drawing

Fast and Free: Figure Drawing

Medium: Charcoal, Crayon, Pencil

Instructor: Charlie Shurcliff

This new figure drawing class puts an emphasis on understanding the general sense of the pose, its gesture and spirit. Charlie will teach you how a longer model pose will allow for greater attention to accuracy of proportions, including anatomical characteristics. With his guidance, students will explore techniques such as working with axis, straight line and constant curvilinear flow. This class is not about finished work, but strictly geared towards sketches and studies. Each class will conclude with a constructive critique of the works done, always keeping in mind that the main point is an appreciation for how others see and draw the same thing. There will be an additional model fee paid directly to the instructor.

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, January 9–January 23
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $180 / NM: $230

Register

Marjorie Glick - Watercolor: Focusing on Color, Composition and Layering

Watercolor: Focusing on Color, Composition and Layering

Medium: Watercolor

Instructor: Marjorie Glick

Through an in-depth study of layering and transparency, you will stretch your perception of how you see, think about and interpret an idea or image into watercolor. Students will work on subject(s) of their choosing and will re-imagine them by using a focused approach to composition, color, layering, light and shadow. Expand what you know through individual mentoring keyed to your specific needs. Lessons focus on developing skills to better see, mix, choose, place and layer color as it applies to watercolor. Demonstrations and references to contemporary and traditional watercolor artists are included.

www.marjorieglick.com

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, January 23–April 3
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $425 / NM: $475

Register

Jan Powell - Introduction to Printmaking

Introduction to Printmaking

Medium: Printmaking

Instructor: Jan Powell

In this printmaking class, students will harness the power of the press to pull their own unique images. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on experiences, participants will be exposed to a variety of techniques including monoprints, collographs, carborundum, chine collé and drypoint. Registration techniques will be explained to allow for the layering of color, pattern and texture on the same image. By the end of the course, students will have a body of work that reflects the techniques covered and a growing confidence in this exciting process. This class is limited to 5 students. There will be an additional $50 materials fee paid directly to the instructor.

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, February 5–March 19
(no class on 2/19/19)
10:00am–3:00pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

Register

Martha Wakefield - Alchemy of Color 2

Alchemy of Color 2

Medium: All Mediums

Instructor: Martha Wakefield

“Each color lives by its mysterious life,” said Wassily Kandinsky. In these classes, we will delve deeper into understanding the mysteries and properties of color through explorations of pigment personalities to color psychology for creating dynamic, expressive and meaningful color choices. Artists will strengthen their color knowledge through exercises, demos, critiques and examining classic and contemporary art. Students should have a general understanding of color properties and preferably taken Alchemy of Color Part 1.

www.marthawakefield.com

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, February 26–April 2
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Register

Kathy Deflice-Secor - The Unique Image: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics on Paper

The Unique Image: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics on Paper

Medium: Acrylics

Instructor: Kathy Deflice-Secor

Drawing and painting on paper is a fresh and direct way to work because the surface allows for fluidity without hesitation. Whether your work is abstract or representational, using your intuitive hand while responding to materials will bring out spontaneity and a different approach to your practice. Thoughtfully explore your unique imagery with line and color, both wet and dry. During each session there will be exercises to flex your imagination and mark-making, along with demos and critiques.

www.deflicesecor.com

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, February 27–April 3
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $215 / NM: $265

Register

Caleb Stone - Capturing the Light in Plein Air with Oil and Watercolor

Capturing the Light in Plein Air with Oil and Watercolor

Medium: Oil and Watercolor

Instructor: Caleb Stone

Paint the beauty of spring in Concord while painting outdoors with master plein air painter, Caleb Stone. Colorful specimen trees, Walden Pond and the surrounding woodlands, sweeping marshes, peaceful riverside scenes, Concord and the charming downtown area offer many wonderful locations to paint. Caleb will guide you on how to choose your own spring palette and how to develop a composition that has good values and strong design with contrast and color harmony. Each class will begin with a demonstration, leaving plenty of time for painting and individual instruction. A constructive group critique will be offered at the end of the class. Students will meet at Concord Art and travel from there.

www.calebstoneart.com

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, March 4–April 22
(no class on 4/15/19)
11:00am–3:00pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

Register

Emily Passman - Painting LARGE!

Painting LARGE!

Medium: Oil and Acrylics

Instructor: Emily Passman

Break through the fears and work large! Let go of the worry of “how will I fill the space, it’s too big?” and begin to see the possibilities of painting on larger surfaces. Emily will lead you with exercises to break into a new and exciting size with your work. This class will cover the division of space, value control and color power. Be willing to squeeze out more paint than you are generally comfortable with.

www.emilypassman.com

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, March 4–April 22
(no class on 4/15/19)
10:00am–3:00pm
M: $500 / NM: $550

Register

Ron Krouk - Draw and Quick Paint (Figure in Space & Still Life)

Draw and Quick Paint (Figure in Space & Still Life)

Medium: Charcoal, Oil and Acrylics

Instructor: Ron Krouk

Divided into sections of drawing and painting, this class will approach the figure no differently than approaching a still life. The drawing time is focused on the practice of three skills which directly impact painting and reward continued practice: gesture, contour and straight lines. Through these, we will understand why people say that “drawing is about seeing,” as we explore composition, proportion, shape, value, space and mark-making as they apply to painting in oil or acrylic. Paintings will be done faster than you may be used to in order to focus on underlying structure, color and value relationships rather than on detail and “effects.” This class benefits from including people at all levels of experience. Each class is followed up with a summary of the lessons learned and images of the work done. There will be an additional model fee paid directly to the instructor.

www.ronkrouk.com

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, March 5–April 9
1:30pm–4:30pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Register

Hannah Bureau - Abstracting the Landscape

Abstracting the Landscape

Medium: Oil

Instructor: Hannah Bureau

With oil paint, we will be working towards abstracting the landscape and developing new techniques of applying paint. We will learn to combine several reference images with imagination and memory to achieve new ways of abstracting what we see–pushing our paintings beyond what is directly observed. The class will cover exercises designed to help identify value, color and shape in new ways, while applying them to the landscape. We will be using images as well as working from direct observation if weather permits. Demos, one-on-one critiques, instruction and handouts will help you leave with new approaches to abstracting the landscape and with work that moves beyond a literal interpretation of the landscape.

www.hannahbureau.com

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, March 7–April 11
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Register

Daphne Confar - Portrait Painting from Photographs

Abstracting the Landscape

Medium: Oil and Acrylics

Instructor: Daphne Confar

With oil paint, we will be working towards abstracting the landscape and developing new techniques of applying paint. We will learn to combine several reference images with imagination and memory to achieve new ways of abstracting what we see–pushing our paintings beyond what is directly observed. The class will cover exercises designed to help identify value, color and shape in new ways, while applying them to the landscape. We will be using images as well as working from direct observation if weather permits. Demos, one-on-one critiques, instruction and handouts will help you leave with new approaches to abstracting the landscape and with work that moves beyond a literal interpretation of the landscape.

www.daphneconfar.com

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, March 14–April 25
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $215 / NM: $265

Register