Art Classes & Workshops

Spring 2017 Classes

Classes begin March 18, 2017

Classes are for nine sessions, unless otherwise noted.


Image by P. Renaud

Image by P. Renaud

Mondays | March 27 – May 22 | 12 – 3 PM

Monitor: none
Fee: $125 (Non-Members) Small Buy Now Button

$115 (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 | March 28 – May 23 |  10 AM – 1 PM
Instructor: Joseph Taylor

Fee: $230 (Non-Members) 
$220 (Members) Small Buy Now Button

This 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 that works for each individual student.





Marie Kirk Burke

Tuesdays | April 11 – May 9 |  1 PM – 4 PM
Instructor: Marie Kirk Burke
Five week workshop

Fee: $140 (Non-Members)
$135 (Members) Small Buy Now Button

Marie Kirk Burke returns to the Old Town Triangle with a new class designed for the true beginner. This class will be an instructional effort taking you from basic drawing to a painted work. Marie will cover basics including setting up a palette, color theory, and painting techniques using a still life.

Interested advanced students are welcome.



Wednesday: Kathleen Newman

Wednesdays | March 29 – May 24 |  10 AM – 1 PM
Instructor: Kathleen Newman

Fee:  $230 (Non-Members) Small Buy Now Button
$220 (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 | March 29 – May 24 | 6:30 – 9:30PM
Instructor: Joseph Taylor

Fee: $230 (Non-Members) 
$220 (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

Thursday: K Newman

Thursdays | March 30 – May 25 |  10 AM – 1 PM
Instructor: Kathleen Newman

Fee: $230 (Non-Members) Small Buy Now Button
$220 (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.



Saturday: Tom Francesconi

Saturday: Tom Francesconi

Saturdays  |  March 18 – May 27  |  10 AM – 1 PM
Instructor: Tom Francesconi

Fee: $230 (Non-Members)
$220 (Members)
(There will be no class on April 15 or May 13)

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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