Art Classes & Workshops

 Winter 2017 Classes
Classes begin January 7, 2017

All classes are for 10 sessions.


Image by P. Renaud

Image by P. Renaud

Mondays | January 9 – March 13 | 12 – 3 PM

Monitor: none
Fee: $140 (Non-Members) Small Buy Now Button  
$135 (Members) Small Buy Now Button
$20 drop-in fee

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 for the remaining time will be longer poses for finished drawings and paintings.





Tuesday: Joseph Taylor

Tuesdays | January 10 – March 14 |  10 AM-1 PM
Instructor: Joseph Taylor

Fee: $255 Non-Members  
$245 Members Small Buy Now Button

This is class is as interesting to students who are new to painting as it is to experienced painters. Joe will focus on color mixing, color relationships, glazing, light, composition, and concept.  Students can work from photos or favorite objects. Whether you prefer an involved direct adviser or one who allows you to work on your own, with only support for difficult combinations,  Joe Taylor provides the level of support of that works for each individual student.





Kathleen Newman Wednesday

Wednesdays | January 11 – March 15 |  10 AM – 1 PM
Instructor: Kathleen Newman

Fee:  $255 (Non-Members) Small Buy Now Button
$245 (Members)                    Small Buy Now Button

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.



Wednesdays | January 11 – March 15 | 6:30-9:30PM
Instructor: Joseph Taylor

Fee: $255 (Non-Members) 
$245 (Members) 

This class is for students of all skill levels who want to stretch their talents in oil painting. Joe is a versatile painter who can easily communicate his skills to students. Please register early to guarantee your spot in this popular class. All classes are kept to a small size to ensure individual attention for every artist.




K Newman - Thursday

K Newman – Thursday

Thursdays | January 12 – March 16 |  10 AM – 1 PM
Instructor: Kathleen Newman

Fee: $255 Non-Members Small Buy Now Button
$245 Members Small Buy Now Button

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.



Thursday: Didier Nolet

Thursdays | January 12 – March 16 | 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Instructor: Didier Nolet

Fee: $255 (Non-Members)  Small Buy Now Button
$245 (Members)  Small Buy Now Button

This is a multi-level class where students are encouraged to interact with each other by exchanging ideas, visions, and knowledge about art. You will learning techniques, styles and composition from Didier and by communicating with the class. In addition, color-mixing, paint application, brush strokes, tools and more will be discussed in class.  Everyone is welcome, this is designed to be a class where multiple experience levels are able to interact.

Registration for this class must be completed by January 10, 2017. A strict minimum and maximum participation will be enforced.


Saturday: Tom Francesconi

Saturday: Tom Francesconi

Saturdays  |  January 7 – March 18  |  10 AM – 1 PM
Instructor: Tom Francesconi

Fee (per class):  $255 (Non-Members)
$245 (Members)
(The dates cover an 11 week session. One Saturday will be canceled. That date is T/B/D.)

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.

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