Irresistible Art Classes & Workshops

Spring: March 17 - May 22, 2014


Image: P Renaud


Monday Afternoon:

Figure Drawing and Painting Studio

Artists have the opportunity to hone their skills on their own, working directly from a live model.  One hour is devoted to quick gesture poses.  The focus will be longer poses for finished drawings and paintings.

Spring (10 weeks):March 17 - May 19

12 pm-3 pm

Monitor: none

Fee: $135 non-members/$130 members

or $15 drop-in fee

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Tuesday:  Roger Bole


Oil Painting

This class is a great opportunity for students new to painting as well as experienced painters.  Marie will teach color mixing, color relationships, glazing, light, composition, and concept. Students can work from photos or favorite objects.

Spring (9 weeks): March 25 - May 20

10 am - 1 pm

Instructor: Roger Bole

Fee: $220 non-members/$215 members




Wednesday:   Kathleen Newman

Wednesday Morning:


Pastel Painting

Kathleen will emphasize the importance of design and value structure, with an emphasis on developing form through light and shadow.  Learn to edit information from photos to strengthen compositions.  Explore drawing, proportion, and color through direct observation of a model or still life.  Kathleen will demonstrate her pastel techniques, including toning backgrounds, on a variety of surfaces.  Prior pastel experience is not necessary, but basic drawing skills will be helpful.


Spring (10 weeks): March 12 - May 21

No class May 7

10 am – 1 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Newman

Fee: $240 non-members/$230 members


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Wednesday:  Didier Nolet

Wednesday Afternoon:


This is a painting class for students of all levels of experience using oil, acrylic, or pastel.  Learn basic to advanced techniques with a modern perspective.  Didier will guide students according to needs, addressing technique, composition, color, perspective, and other visual elements.  Students work from photographs, sketches, or from their own imagination. 

Spring (10 weeks): March 19 - May 21

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Didier Nolet

Fee: $240 non-members/$230 members


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Wednesday: Roger Bole

Wednesday Evening:

Oil Painting

This class is for students of all skill levels who want to stretch their talents in oil painting. Roger is a versatile painter who can communicate his skills. Please register early to guarantee your spot in this popular class.

Spring (10 weeks): March 19 - May 21

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Instructor: Roger Bole

Fee: $240 non-members/$230 members



Thursday: Kathleen Newman


Watercolor Painting

Kathleen will share her understanding of watercolor and the skills needed to develop a personal painting style. Expect to explore different materials to improve technique and drawing skills, how to simplify design through abstract shapes and use color and light to reflect mood and emotion. Students will use photo reference in a meaningful way as well as work from still life. The class will include demonstrations, critiques and plenty of one-on-one individual instruction.

Spring (10 classes): March 13 - May 22

No class May 8

10 am – 1 pm

Instructor: Kathleen Newman

Fee: $240 non-members/$230 members


Saturday: Tom Francesconi



Tom uses a direct, loose, representational approach to painting.  Through lectures, demonstrations, and personal instruction the beginning painter will find Tom’s sensitivity and experience invaluable.  Experienced painters will be challenged to stretch to new personal horizons.  Periodic group critiques are scheduled so all students may gain from the work of others.

Spring (8 classes): March 22 - May 17

No class April 12

10 am – 1 pm

Instructor: Tom Francesconi

Fee: $195 non-members/$190 members