Classes

 

Schedule

Ron Krouk - Painting Basics Revisited I: The Still Life

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, September 5–October 3
10am–1pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

Ron Krouk - Painting Basics Revisited II: The Figure

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, September 5–October 3
1:30am–4:30pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

Gillian Frazier - Drawing Revisted: An Evening Class

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Wednesday Evenings,
September 13–November 15
6:30pm–8:30pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

Marjorie Glick - Watercolor Foundations: Focusing on Transparency and Layers

NINE-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, September 20–November 15
10am–1pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

Emily Passman - Fresh Ways in Oil and Acrylic

EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, September 25–November 20
(no class on Columbus Day, Oct. 9)
10am–1pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

Kate Hanlon - Woodblock Printmaking: The White Line and Beyond

NINE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, October 2–December 4
(no class on Columbus Day, Oct. 9)
1:30am–4pm
M: $325 / NM: $375

Jill Pottle - The Painted Memory

EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, October 4–November 29
(no class day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22)
1:30pm–4pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

Nancy Gruskin - Exploring Color and Composition with Acrylic Gouache

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, October 5–November 9
10am–1pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Martha Wakefield - Explore color Expressively

EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, October 5–November 30
(no class on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23)
1:30pm–4pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

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

TEN-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, October 10–December 12
10am–1pm
M: $425 / NM: $475

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

ELEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, October 10–December 19
1:30pm–4pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

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

SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, October 23–December 4
11am–3pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

Daphne Confar - Go Figure!

FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, November 16–December 21
(no class on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23)
10am–1pm
M: $215 / NM: $265

Descriptions

Ron Krouk - Painting Basics Revisited I: The Still Life

Painting Basics Revisited I: The Still Life

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Ron Krouk

It’s 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, using 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, September 5–October 3
10am–1pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

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Ron Krouk - Painting Basics Revisited II: The Figure

Painting Basics Revisited II: The Figure

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Ron Krouk

It’s 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, using the viewfinder for personal and strong compositions, creative and intelligent simplification, and direct and confident paint application.

MODEL FEE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE INSTRUCTOR!

www.ronkrouk.com

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FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, September 5–October 3
1:30am–4:30pm
M: $200 / NM: $250

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Gillian Frazier - Drawing Revisted: An Evening Class

Drawing Revisited: An Evening Class

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Gillian Frazier

Whether you want to bone up on your drawing skills or need to learn the basics, this class is for you! We will start with a review of the fundamentals of drawing by doing several short exercises that review observation, gesture, shape and contour lines, value, shading, perspective and composition. Students will then practice their skills by drawing from simple still life setups in black and white, using both charcoal and ebony pencil. After reviewing basic color concepts, students will draw simple still life objects in color utilizing their knowledge. A final still life set up will be drawn in color, choosing from pastels, colored pencils or oil pastels.

www.gillianfrazier.com

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TEN-WEEK CLASS
Wednesday Evenings,
September 13–November 15
6:30pm–8:30pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

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Marjorie Glick - Watercolor Foundations: Focusing on Transparency and Layers

Watercolor Foundations: Focusing on Transparency and Layers

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Marjorie Glick

Demystify the watercolor process by exploring concepts and strategies that will allow you to paint with clarity and spontaneity. We will explore creative ways that layers are used in a watercolor to create transparency, vibrant nuanced color, space, depth, texture and light. In addition, there will be a review of the basic techniques of wet into wet, washes and color mixing, and an overview of the qualities of opaque and transparent watercolor pigments. Demonstrations and references to contemporary and traditional watercolor artists are included.

www.marjorieglick.com

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NINE-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, September 20–November 15
10am–1pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

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Emily Passman - Fresh Ways in Oil and Acrylic

Fresh Ways in Oil and Acrylic

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Emily Passman

Whether you are an experienced or a new painter, a goal is often to loosen up, use larger brushes, attain more vibrant colors and paint the essence of your subject. In this class, the focus is to remain true to what you see, to use it as a reference, and then make it your own. Through drawing exercises and “immediate” paint sketches, you learn to loosen up and trust your eye. Students create a painting with a forceful statement through the organization of colors, shapes, movement and values. The instructor creates a hardworking yet informal atmosphere and assists students in becoming an artist with deeper expression. The class ends each day with a critique and informal discussion

www.emilypassman.com

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EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, September 25–November 20
(no class on Columbus Day, Oct. 9)
10am–1pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

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Kate Hanlon - Woodblock Printmaking: The White Line and Beyond

Woodblock Printmaking: The White Line and Beyond

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Kate Hanlon

The white line woodcut, also known as the Provincetown Print, is a uniquely American form of printmaking, invented by artists working in Provincetown in the early 1900s. In this method, beautiful multicolor prints are printed by hand using a single block, eliminating the need for a press or complicated registration methods. Students will have opportunity to learn traditional techniques of design, carving, and printing, and expand upon the tradition with creative inking and printing options to create contemporary interpretations of the medium. Explore by adding a line block, carving with a Dremel tool or other nontraditional mark-making tools, or jig sawing your blocks into creative shapes, all in the spirit of experimentation. Participants will leave with a number of prints, with newfound skills and appreciation of the process.

www.katehanlon.com

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NINE-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, October 2–December 4
(no class on Columbus Day, Oct. 9)
1:30am–4pm
M: $325 / NM: $375

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Jill Pottle - The Painted Memory

The Painted Memory

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Jill Pottle

There are so many rich experiences in our life and many are worth recording. Students will focus on creating a painting or two of an experience you’ve had. It could be from early childhood or a recent trip. Jill will guide you through your research, gathering information for your paintings and guiding you in how to put it together for a rich and effective composition. You might choose something simple, like a landscape image or a still life that brings you back to your early days in school, or you may choose to go a little more into the direction of collage, or even a self-portrait like those of Frida Kahlo, which really go into the depths of the psyche. As always, Jill will assist with the technical aspects of painting, composition and building value and form.

www.pottleart.com

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EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, October 4–November 29
(no class day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22)
1:30pm–4pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

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Nancy Gruskin - Exploring Color and Composition with Acrylic Gouache

Exploring Color and Composition with Acrylic Gouache

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Nancy Gruskin

Demystify color mixing and improve your compositions using acrylic gouache–an opaque, water-based paint that is vibrant, inexpensive and incredibly forgiving. Working from fun and colorful still life setups 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
Thursdays, October 5–November 9
10am–1pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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Martha Wakefield - Explore color Expressively

Explore Color Expressively

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Martha Wakefield

Learn the properties and personalities of colors to make your paintings more luminous and vibrant. As Vassily Kandinsky said, “Color is a power, which directly influences the soul.” Color is the dominating element of strong paintings. In this class, we will learn the language of color and color relationships through exercise, demos and examining the master artists of the past and contemporary artists’ paintings to further enhance your color knowledge. Martha creates a supportive, art-filled environment to assist each student in deepening his or her expressive voice.

www.marthawakefield.com

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EIGHT-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, October 5–November 30
(no class on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23)
1:30pm–4pm
M: $300 / NM: $350

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

Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal, Sanguine and White Chalk

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Cyrus Whittier

A portrait is one of the most varied, changing and interesting subjects in the visual arts. In this class, students will work with vine sticks, compressed charcoal, sanguine and white chalk on tinted paper to discover the luminescence, versatility and astonishing effects that can be attained. Through demonstrations and individual instruction, Cy 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.

MODEL FEE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE INSTRUCTOR!

www.cyruswhittier.com

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TEN-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, October 10–December 12
10am–1pm
M: $425 / NM: $475

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

"Imagine That!" Painting Air, Land and Sea

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Maris Platais

Let your imagination take you to great heights, from stormy seas to majestic mountains, from forest thickets to pastoral landscapes. You will be guided to create truly unique art that expresses your individual views and tastes. You will learn to compose for maximum impact, 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 good memory you actually possess! We will work primarily in acrylic paint, but other techniques and mediums will be introduced.

guildofbostonartists.org/artists/maris-platais/

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ELEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, October 10–December 19
1:30pm–4pm
M: $400 / NM: $450

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

Capturing the Light en Plein Air with Oil and Watercolor

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Caleb Stone

Paint the beauty of fall 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, Sleepy Hollow and the charming downtown area offer many wonderful locations to paint. Caleb will guide you on how to choose your own fall palette and how to develop a composition with 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

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SEVEN-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, October 23–December 4
11am–3pm
M: $350 / NM: $400

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Daphne Confar - Go Figure!

Go Figure!

ALL LEVELS

Instructor: Daphne Confar!

Students will start by sketching the model to determine the “feel” of the painting, what to include or exclude, and to think about composition. Then we will start a tonal underpainting to establish the values, push the lights and darks, and create a monochromatic version of the finished product. We will finish the painting by using a limited palette of oil color to glaze over the underpainting. There will be individual attention and direction throughout this class; all levels are welcome. This will be a fun class where Daphne will teach you her technique.

MODEL FEE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE INSTRUCTOR!

www.daphneconfar.com

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FIVE-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, November 16–December 21
(no class on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23)
10am–1pm
M: $215 / NM: $265

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