Classes

Registration for Summer 2017 Classes Opens on April 01 at 12pm!

 

Schedule

Ron Krouk - Painting Basics Revisited I: Still Life

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, May 2–May 30
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

Ron Krouk - Painting Basics Revisited II: Figure

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, May 2–May 30
1:30 am–4:00 pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

Jean Carter - New Ways with Silk Screen Printing

THREE-WEEK CLASS
WEEK 1: Wednesday, May 3
WEEK 2: Monday, May 8; Wednesday, May 10
WEEK 3: Monday, May 15
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $150 / NM: $200

Marjorie Glick - Gardens and Flowers: Full Spectrum

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, May 3–June 7
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, May 4–June 1
10:00am–12:30pm
M: $175 / NM: $225

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

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, May 4–June 8
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

Nancy Gruskin - Exploring Color and Composition with Acrylic Gouache

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, May 8–June 19
(no class 5/29, Memorial Day)
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Descriptions

Ron Krouk - Painting Basics Revisited I: Still Life

Painting Basics Revisited I: Still Life

ALL LEVELS

Ron Krouk

As true in painting as elsewhere, intensive practice makes more difference than any other single factor. With that in mind, we provide the option to enroll in this morning class and the afternoon figure class which follows for a whole day’s focus on a specific challenge.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, getting “back to basics” might be just what you need to jumpstart your creative process. Ron will encourage students to develop skills through a set of observational painting exercises using either oil or acrylic. This path to finding or strengthening your personal style emphasizes value as the key to form and space, the objectivity and subjectivity of color mixing, ways to achieve correct proportion, the viewfinder for personal and strong compositions, creative and intelligent simplification, and direct and confident paint application.

www.ronkrouk.com

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FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, May 2–May 30
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

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Ron Krouk - Painting Basics Revisited II: Figure

Painting Basics Revisited II: Figure

ALL LEVELS

Ron Krouk

As true in painting as elsewhere, intensive practice makes more difference than any other single factor. With that in mind, we provide the option to enroll in this afternoon figure class independently or along with the preceding morning still life class for a whole day’s focus on a specific challenge.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, getting “back to basics” might be just what you need to jumpstart your creative process. Ron will encourage students to develop skills through a set of observational painting exercises using either oil or acrylic. This path to finding or strengthening your personal style emphasizes value as the key to form and space, the objectivity and subjectivity of color mixing, ways to achieve correct proportion, the viewfinder for personal and strong compositions, creative and intelligent simplification, and direct and confident paint application.

www.ronkrouk.com

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FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, May 2–May 30
1:30 am–4:00 pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

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Jean Carter - New Ways with Silk Screen Printing

New Ways with Silk Screen Printing

ALL LEVELS

Jean Carter

This class will begin with learning the basics of traditional screen printing. We will learn how to assemble a screen, cut and apply a stencil and how to print. From there, we leave tradition behind and move into exciting ways of playing with the printed images, layering them, over-printing them and cutting and reassembling them to create new images. Artists of all levels are welcome. This class is limited to 8 people. 

$25 materials fee directly paid to the instructor.

THREE-WEEK CLASS
WEEK 1: Wednesday, May 3
WEEK 2: Monday, May 8; Wednesday, May 10
WEEK 3: Monday, May 15
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $150 / NM: $200

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Marjorie Glick - Gardens and Flowers: Full Spectrum

Gardens and Flowers: Full Spectrum

ALL LEVELS

Marjorie Glick

Utilizing watercolor’s lush colors and inherent spontaneity, learn strategies to express the many colors and complexity of forms that one finds in a garden or a single flower. The techniques covered will allow you to progress from quick sketches to finished works that can be expressive, realistic or both. Students will work from travel photos and when weather permits, we will paint in nearby spring gardens in Concord.

www.marjorieglick.com

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SIX-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, May 3–June 7
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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

Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal and White Chalk

ALL LEVELS

Cyrus Whittier

The portrait is an engaging subject to explore new ideas, media and styles. In this class, students will work with vine sticks, compressed charcoal, charcoal pencils and white chalk on toned paper to discover the beauty and stunning effects that can be achieved. 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. You will work with a live model to understand proportion, anatomy and facial features. Basic drawing skills are recommended. New and returning students are welcome. This class is limited to 10 students. (Class will include a model fee directly paid to the instructor.)

www.cyruswhittier.com

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FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, May 4–June 1
10:00am–12:30pm
M: $175 / NM: $225

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

The Unique Image: Drawing and Painting with Acrylics on Paper

ALL LEVELS

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. Working in a small series, you will build a suite of images as either finished works or to inform later artworks. Starting with drawing, the foundation for structure and composition, we will then layer in with paint. Explore your unique imagery with line and color in both wet and dry techniques. During each session, there will be time for short demos and for critique.

www.deflicesecor.com

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SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, May 4–June 8
1:30pm–4:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

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Nancy Gruskin - Exploring Color and Composition with Acrylic Gouache

Exploring Color and Composition with Acrylic Gouache

ALL LEVELS

Nancy Gruskin

De-mystify color theory and improve your compositions using acrylic gouache–an opaque, water-based paint that is vibrant, affordable and incredibly forgiving. Working from fun and colorful still life set-ups that will change weekly, you will learn how to mix an unlimited range of colors from a limited palette. Exercises in composition will introduce you to ways of composing a picture you may not have tried previously. We will also explore collage as a means to simplifying your compositions and painting style.

www.nancygruskin.com

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SIX-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, May 8–June 19
(no class 5/29, Memorial Day)
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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