Classes

 

Schedule

Emily Passman - Painting from the Photograph

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
January 8 – March 26
(no class on 2/19/18)
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $430 / NM: $480

Martha Wakefield - Alchemy of Color 1

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
January 8 – February 12
1:30pm – 4:00pm

M: $180 / NM: $230

Ron Krouk - Drawn to Paint: Still Life and Figure

EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays
January 9 – March 6
(no class on 2/20/18)
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

Ron Krouk - Still Life and Figure Painting Explorations

EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays
January 9 – March 6
(no class on 2/20/18)
1:30pm – 4:30pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

Nancy Gruskin - Painting the Figure: Observation, Abstraction, Invention

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays
January 11 – February 15
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $260 / NM: $310

Maris Platais - Imagine That! - Painting Air, Land and Sea

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays
January 11 – March 29
(no class on 2/22/18)
1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $360 / NM: $410

Kathleen Jacobs - Fun and Freedom in Drawing

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Fridays
January 12 – February 16
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

Marjorie Glick - Watercolor Foundations 2

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Wednesday
January 17 – March 28
(no class on 2/21/18)
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $430 / NM: $480

Nancy Galligan - The Art of Calligraphy

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays
February 7 – March 21
(no class on 2/21/18)
1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $220 / NM: $270

Cathy Karp - Image to Image: Transferring Photography and Found Imagery into Your Artwork

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
February 26 – March 26
1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $180 / NM: $230

Helen Byers - Botanical Drawing (and Painting) in Colored Pencil

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays
(no class on 3/15/18)
March 1 – April 12
10am–1pm

M: $260 / NM: $310

Cyrus Whittier - Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays
March 13 – April 24
(no class on 4/17/18)
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $260 / NM: $310

Kate Hanlon - Experimental Relief Printmaking

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays
March 13 – April 24
(no class on 4/17/18)
1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $220 / NM: $270

Caleb Stone - Capturing the Light En Plein Air

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
March 19 – May 7
(no class on 4/16/18)
11:00am–3:00pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

Go Figure! – Figure Painting with Daphne Confar

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
April 2 – May 7
(no class on 4/16/17)
10:00am – 1:00pm

M: $220 / NM: $270

Martha Wakefield - Alchemy of Color 2

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
April 2 – May 7
(no class on 4/16/18)
1:30pm – 4:00pm

M: $180 / NM: $230

Amy Roberts - From Photos to Acrylic Painting

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays
April 4 – May 2
(no class on 4/18/18)
1:30pm – 4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

Descriptions

Emily Passman - Painting from the Photograph

Painting from the Photograph

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Acrylic

Instructor: Emily Passman

Come with a collection of photographs that inspire you to paint! In this class, Emily Passman will teach you how to paint from a photo as reference and inspiration, rather than depicting and creating an exact copy. With the goal of transforming the brought imagery in their own way, students will explore what areas need to be included or left out, how to move objects around, and how to simplify an otherwise complicated scene. Students are welcome to work in oil or acrylic.

www.emilypassman.com

SUPPLY LIST

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
January 8 – March 26
(no class on 2/19/18)
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $430 / NM: $480

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Martha Wakefield - Alchemy of Color 1

Alchemy of Color 1

All Levels

Medium: Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor

Instructor: Martha Wakefield

Color is the dominating element of strong paintings. In this class, Martha Wakefield will teach the properties of colors to make your paintings more luminous and expressive. Students will explore pigment characteristics, color personalities and color relationships. Exercises, demos, critiques and analysis of the works of old masters and contemporary artists’ paintings will further enhance your color knowledge. Martha creates a supportive, art-filled environment to assist each student in deepening their expressive voice. Artists from all media are welcome to join this class.

www.marthawakefield.com

SUPPLY LIST

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
January 8 – February 12
1:30pm – 4:00pm

M: $180 / NM: $230

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Ron Krouk - Drawn to Paint: Still Life and Figure

Drawn to Paint: Still Life and Figure

All Levels

Medium: Charcoal and Pencil

Instructor: Ron Krouk

The more you paint the more you realize how important drawing is! This drawing class is designed for artists who paint or would like to. It is also suitable for those who would like a structured approach to improve their drawing skills. In this class Ron Krouk will teach students how to rehearse the painting in a drawing, and how to understand form and space. Without picking up a brush or color, students will capture gesture, locate objects on the canvas, check the composition, orchestrate the big shapes, and articulate the overlaps to plan changes which will define the form. The focus of this class is: "what can I work out in a drawing, so that when I paint I can get down to business with value, color, and paint application". In this class students work from both, still life and the model, stressing their similarities rather than their differences. Each class will begin with shorter drawings to introduce gesture, contour, straight lines and negative shapes as ways of seeing. For those who take the painting class which follows this one, the drawing will be the first step for painting of the same set up or pose. (This class will include a model fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.ronkrouk.com

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EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays
January 9 – March 6
(no class on 2/20/18)
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

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Ron Krouk - Still Life and Figure Painting Explorations

Still Life and Figure Painting Explorations

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Acrylic

Instructor: Ron Krouk

In this painting class, students will work from both, a still life and a model, stressing their similarities rather than differences as painting subjects. Some painting "constraints", chosen to encourage intelligent simplification will guide the work and keep the focus on careful attention to value relationships, organization of larger shapes, decisive color choices and confident use of paint. Everything learned in this class rewards continued practice. Students will generally take about one hour to work out the necessary drawing and spend about two hours to complete the painting. For those who also register for the morning drawing class, the created drawing will be the foundation for the painting. (This class will include a model fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.ronkrouk.com

SUPPLY LIST

EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays
January 9 – March 6
(no class on 2/20/18)
1:30pm – 4:30pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

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Nancy Gruskin - Painting the Figure: Observation, Abstraction, Invention

Painting the Figure: Observation, Abstraction, Invention

All Levels

Medium: Oil, Acrylic and Gouache

Nancy Gruskin

Somewhere between strict representation and pure abstraction there is a sweet spot — an approach to figure painting that conveys both, the humanity of the sitter and the individual voice of the painter. This class will explore avenues leading to this spot! In this class Nancy Gruskin will teach students through painting and collage exercises how to focus on simplifying and distilling the human form in its everyday environment. Students will work from a live model, but also from personal photographs, fashion photography, and reproductions of notable paintings. These figure studies will inform larger paintings, combining direct observation and invention. This class is open to all media. (This class will include a model fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.nancygruskin.com

SUPPLY LIST

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays
January 11 – February 15
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $260 / NM: $310

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Maris Platais - Imagine That! - Painting Air, Land and Sea

Imagine That! - Painting Air, Land and Sea

All Levels                                  

Medium: Oil and Acrylic

Instructor: Maris Platais

Let your imagination take you to great heights, from stormy seas to majestic mountains, from forest thickets to pastoral landscapes! Maris Platais will guide students to create truly unique art that expresses their individual views and tastes and help everyone learn how to compose for maximum impact, by using dramatic value contrasts and the effects of light and shade. This class will build your confidence to express ideas without the use of reference material. You will also be surprised to discover what a good memory you actually possess. This class will work primarily in acrylic paint, but other techniques and mediums will be introduced as well.

guildofbostonartists.org/artists/maris-platais/

SUPPLY LIST

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays
January 11 – March 29
(no class on 2/22/18)
1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $360 / NM: $410

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Kathleen Jacobs - Fun and Freedom in Drawing

Fun and Freedom in Drawing

All Levels

Medium: Charcoal

Kathleen Jacobs

In this class, Kathleen Jacobs will help you find a certain sense of freedom within your drawing practice, while keeping it fun! Students will explore the development of hand-arm-eye coordination, required for all perceptual drawing and learn how to look and transcribe observations onto a paper surface with the use of a single stick of charcoal. Experimenting with line weight, direction and speed will be followed by understanding value using both additive and reductive methods. This class will investigate how the power of light and dark can create volume, space, form and dynamic compositions. The subjects of this class include still life and architectural space.

www.kathleenjacobs.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Fridays
January 12 – February 16
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

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Marjorie Glick - Watercolor Foundations 2

Watercolor Foundations 2

All Levels

Medium: Watercolor

Marjorie Glick

Delve into the world of watercolor with an in-depth study of layering using wet into wet techniques and washes! New lessons on color, layering and paint handling will allow students to express their ideas using the elusive qualities, spontaneity and transparency of watercolors. Marjorie will teach students how to stretch their perception of how to see, think about, and interpret an idea or image into watercolor. Students will work on subjects of their choice and will re-imagine them by using color, layering, light and shadow. This class is designed to expand what you know through individual mentoring, keyed to your specific needs. Demonstrations and references to contemporary and traditional watercolor artists will be given.

www.marjorieglick.com

SUPPLY LIST

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Wednesday
January 17 – March 28
(no class on 2/21/18)
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $430 / NM: $480

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Nancy Galligan - The Art of Calligraphy

The Art of Calligraphy

All Levels

Medium: Pen and Ink

Nancy Galligan

Become familiar with the broad edged nib and amaze yourself with the beautiful letters you’ll create in this introduction to calligraphy class led by calligrapher Nancy Galligan. Guided classroom instruction, exercises and practice will give students the confidence to undertake their own small projects in calligraphy. This class is for beginners, but those who already have some experience with calligraphy and wish to improve their skills are welcome too.

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SIX-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays
February 7 – March 21
(no class on 2/21/18)
1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $220 / NM: $270

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Cathy Karp - Image to Image: Transferring Photography and Found Imagery into Your Artwork

Image to Image: Transferring Photography and Found Imagery into Your Artwork

All Levels

Medium: Mixed Media

Cathy Karp

This class led by Cathy Karp will introduce students to methods and materials for image transfers. Using found images and re-appropriating pictures can be fun, leading to all sorts of new discoveries and inspirations, no matter what medium students are used to working in. Cathy will review copyright and fair-use issues, as well as ways to transform an image and incorporate it into the students’ artwork. Throughout this class, several transfer techniques will be taught for both black and white and color images. The work of numerous mixed media artists will be used as examples and inspiration for this innovative class. (This class will include a material fee directly paid to the instructor)

The supply list will be added shortly!

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
February 26 – March 26
1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $180 / NM: $230

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Helen Byers - Botanical Drawing (and Painting) in Colored Pencil

Botanical Drawing (and Painting) in Colored Pencil

All Levels

Medium: Colored Pencils

Instructor: Helen Byers

How can a botanical drawing also be a painting? You’ll find out - if you don’t already know! In relaxed half-day sessions focused on botanical subjects of personal choice — a leaf or blossom, a seedpod, fruit or vegetable — Helen Byers’ demonstrations, tips, and individualized instruction will guide students in creating detailed botanical studies that combine dry and wet colored pencil. Join Helen to sharpen your observational skills, practice accurately recording what you see and learn how to go from a sketch to a finished illustration. A list of suggested subjects will be sent to registrants prior to the start of the class.

www.helenbyers.com

SUPPLY LIST

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays
(no class on 3/15/18)
March 1 – April 12
10am–1pm

M: $260 / NM: $310

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Cyrus Whittier - Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal

Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal

All Levels

Medium: Charcoal

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 Whittier will guide you step-by-step through the process, working from the general large shapes to the specific smaller shapes and details to create stunning portraits. In this class, students will work with a live model to understand proportion, anatomy, and facial features. Basic drawing skills are recommended but beginners are welcome too. (This class will include a model fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.cyruswhittier.com

SUPPLY LIST

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays
March 13 – April 24
(no class on 4/17/18)
10:00am–1:00pm

M: $260 / NM: $310

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Kate Hanlon - Experimental Relief Printmaking

Experimental Relief Printmaking

All Levels

Medium: Relief Printmaking

Kate Hanlon

Expand your notions of what is possible printmaking! This class will begin with an introduction to two traditional methods of relief printmaking: white line color printing and single-color woodcut or linoleum cut. You will learn how to design, cut and handprint. Then Kate Hanlon will teach students how to experiment and combine these methods by adding monoprint techniques, stencils, collage elements and direct ink rolling to create unique works on paper. Students will develop a repertoire of printing blocks to use for creative play throughout the process, Kate will work closely with every student helping them develop their own personal expression. (This class will include a material fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.katehanlon.com

The supply list will be added shortly!

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays
March 13 – April 24
(no class on 4/17/18)
1:30pm–4:00pm

M: $220 / NM: $270

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Caleb Stone - Capturing the Light En Plein Air

Capturing the Light En Plein Air

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Watercolor

Instructor: Caleb Stone

Capture the beauty of early spring in Concord with master plein air painter, Caleb Stone. Colorful specimen trees, Walden Pond and the surrounding woodlands, sweeping marshes, peaceful riverside scenes 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 with good values and a 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

SUPPLY LIST

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
March 19 – May 7
(no class on 4/16/18)
11:00am–3:00pm

M: $350 / NM: $400

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Go Figure! – Figure Painting with Daphne Confar

Go Figure! – Figure Painting with Daphne Confar

All Levels

Medium: Oil and Acrylic

Daphne Confar

In this class, Daphne Confar will introduce students how to determine the "feel" of the figure painting, what to include or exclude, and how to think about composition. Students will learn how to apply tonal underpaintings to establish values, push the lights and darks, and create a monochromatic version of the finished painting. The class will also learn how to finish the painting by using a limited palette of oil color to glaze over the underpainting. There will be individual attention and direction throughout the class. This is a fun class where Daphne will teach you her unique technique and approach to figure painting. (This class will include a model fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.daphneconfar.com

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FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
April 2 – May 7
(no class on 4/16/17)
10:00am – 1:00pm

M: $220 / NM: $270

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Martha Wakefield - Alchemy of Color 2

Alchemy of Color 2

All Levels

Medium: Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor

Instructor: Martha Wakefield

“Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body” said Vassily Kandinsky. In this class, students will delve deeper into color exploration from 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 basic understanding of color properties and the color wheel. Martha Wakefield’s Expressive Color or Alchemy of Color Part I is not a prerequisite but preferable. Artists from all media are welcome in this class.

www.marthawakefield.com

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FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays
April 2 – May 7
(no class on 4/16/18)
1:30pm – 4:00pm

M: $180 / NM: $230

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Amy Roberts - From Photos to Acrylic Painting

From Photos to Acrylic Painting

All Levels

Medium: Acrylic

Amy Roberts

In this four-week class, Amy Roberts will teach students her technique of using a graph overlay tool to enlarge an image onto a canvas. Amy will spend a lot of personal time, helping students tackle the mixing of colors, planning the painting process and demonstrating brush techniques on palette paper or directly on the painting. The first meeting will get you all started and the following three will be dedicated to working on your own project. This is an excellent class designed to help students to develop the technical skill-set for the creation of realist paintings.

www.amyrroberts.com

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FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays
April 4 – May 2
(no class on 4/18/18)
1:30pm – 4:00pm

M: $150 / NM: $200

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