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July 23, 2017. Week 4 of 4-WEEK CLASS: Oil Painting-Skies and Clouds with LIN LA MER. Sundays 12pm-3pm

OIL PAINTING: SKIES & CLOUDS
with LIN LA MER

4-WEEK CLASS: $125
Sunday, June 4, July 2, 16, 23, 2017.
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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We will be working from photos that I'll bring for you. I have a huge variety of different skies, perspectives and compositions to choose from. Everyone will work with a different photo.

Besides being lots of fun, this kind of class gives you the added benefit of learning how your neighbor and colleague tackles the unique problems presented by different cloud and sky formations.


Two Saturdays in July FREE HANDS-ON PLAY DAY: Social Watercolor with Jodi Steele, July 15, 29, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am



SOCIAL WATERCOLOR PLAY DAY!
with JODI STEELE

Two Saturdays in July
July 15, 29, 2017
9:30 - 11:00 am


FREE and Hands-on!

Come on in.

So much color . . . so little time

Share and paint with other artists.
Social Watercolor -- Coffee and Treats provided!

FREE DEMO and 2-DAY WORKSHOP: Watercolors with PABLO RUBEN. July 29, 2017. 11:30am-1:30pm

WATERCOLORS
with PABLO RUBEN

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

2-DAY WORKSHOP: $250
Sunday and Monday,
July 30-31, 2017

10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Pablo's DEMO will highlight him, the artist, and his teaching style. You will preview how the beautiful painting techniques of the workshop will be taught.

"Come and paint with Pablo Ruben. Pablo is a very talented artist, specialized in painting outdoors. Each year, his prize list grows considerably. He is specialist in painting outdoors in large formats, he will show you how not to be intimidated by the large blank paper. Enjoy learning everything you ever wanted to know about watercolour; tricks, trade secrets, fast painting technique and effects. Your paintings will significantly improve after this course with Pablo Ruben. He will teach you, in an easy and fun way, how to paint watercolour using reference photographs and also watercolour painting outdoors. We will wait for you…

FREE DEMO: Abstract Faces-Drippy Rorschaks in Mixed Media with ALICIA HARVEY. July 29, 2017. 2pm-3:30pm.

ABSTRACT FACES Part 1
DRIPPY RORSCHAKS using Mixed Media

with ALICIA HARVEY

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Alicia Harvey begins the first of a 3-series Abstract Faces demonstration with a loose, free-flowing style of abstract portraiture using Brusho water crystals, acrylic ink, color and watercolor pencils.

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS #8 of 12: Sketching on Toned Paper with SUE HESTON. July 29, 2017 2pm-5pm

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS 2017
SKETCHING ON TONED PAPER

with SUE HESTON

CLASS: $35
Saturday, July 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sketching and drawing on toned paper encompasses a wide variety of media and papers from delicate graphite renderings on pale tinted paper to bold primary colored drawings on velvety black. The classic style uses just white and black pencils or chalk on medium toned tan or gray paper. If you are new to this technique, I suggest starting with the classics. But almost any type of pens, pencils, crayons and chalk can be used effectively.

Although I am leaving the choice of drawing materials open, I do suggest that you select one type of material to work with in class. Don't bring the whole studio! Also, save the paints and liquid ink for another class. This class will focus on dry media.

Materials List – the Basics (everyone please bring these)
* An object (no bigger than a shoe box) or photo to draw from. I will have reference materials also, but it is nice to have something you know you will enjoy drawing.
* 3 or 4 sheets of colored/toned paper, about 9x12. See specific recommendations below.
* White Prismacolor pencil or Conte crayon or pencil
* Black Prismacolor pencil or Conte crayon or pencil
* Graphite pencil and soft eraser

Materials List – expanded optional materials * White gouache and a brush (the only paint allowed for this class)
* White gel/roller pens
* Waterproof pens or markers, various widths
* Sepia or Brown pencils/chalks instead of Black
* For colored drawing materials, choose a soft, opaque brand and a selection of light, dark and bright colors appropriate for the subjects you like to draw.
* Color Pencils
* Pastel Pencils or Hard Pastels (no soft pastels, please)
* Artist Crayons or sticks like Prismacolor or Conte or Caran d'Ache Neocolor
* Paint Markers
* Colored Markers like Faber Castell, Tombow or Copic. A good way to try markers is with a gray-scale set and a white pen or gouache. The paper should not be too dark.

Paper Suggestions
* Canson Mi-Teintes – one sheet can be cut into quarters for the class. Medium gray, blue or tan are good choices for beginners. But any color can be used. Has a smooth and a textured side.
* Strathmore tan or gray drawing paper – only available in sketchbooks. Smooth surface is good for pens and colored pencil. I suggest a spiral bound one because the hardcover binding does not open flat.
* Kona sketchbooks – similar to Strathmore with a little rougher surface.
* Stonehenge – available in sheets or pads. Very nice paper for all media including inks and gouache.
* Various pastel papers – sold in sheets which can be torn into quarters for the class. These will be best with pencils, hard pastels or other dry media.


FREE DEMO: Dark Arts (art made on black paper) with JANICE BERKEBILE. Aug 5, 2017 10am-11:30am

DARK ARTS
(art made on black paper)

with JANICE BERKEBILE

FREE DEMO!
Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the possibilities using black paper as your substrate. In this hands on demo, try out a variety of media on black paper and see what happens! Try Daniel Smith luminescent watercolors, combined with white watercolor paint, crayons, inks, pens and pencils to see how much fun you can have using black paper!

6-SESSION WORKSHOP over 3 DAYS: A SHORT COURSE IN DRAWING with AMANDA SWEET. Aug 5-6, 19, 2017. 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

DRAWING
A SHORT COURSE

with AMANDA SWEET

SIX HALF-DAY WORKSHOPS
$50/session, $100/day, $300 for all

Morning session 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Afternoon session 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, August 5, 6, 19, 2017
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August 5 morning: General Survey of Drawing
August 5 afternoon: Line and Gesture
August 6 morning: Composition
August 6 afternoon: Value-An Overview
August 19 morning: Value-Reductive Processes with Charcoal
August 19 afternoon: Collage and Ink

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS #9 of 12: Drawing On The Details with JANICE BERKEBILE. Aug 5, 2017. 2pm-5pm

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS 2017
DRAWING ON THE DETAILS

with JANICE BERKEBILE

CLASS: $35
Saturday, August 5, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmpm
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Using graphite, we will explore a close look at some interesting objects such as shells, pods and keys. We will begin sketching in the basic shape, then refine the shape and proportion. Add value to create dimension. Our work will culminate in capturing the minute details of your favorite objects!!.

FREE DEMO: Caran d'Ache with DARCIE THOMPSON. Sunday, Aug 6, 2017. 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

CARAN D'ACHE
with DARCIE THOMPSON

FREE DEMO!
Sunday, August 6, 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Beautiful lightfast color, creamy texture, highest quality. We all know the reputation of Caran D'Ache and if we use the gorgeous products there is no argument. The colors and experience are fabulous.

DANIEL SMITH STORES, LLC is proud to offer Caran D'Ache and has invited Darcie Thompson for a demonstration to spark you imagination. From Neocolor watersoluble and water resistant color sticks (crayons) to the Museum Aquarelle pencils, there is somthing for every ability and working style.

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS #10 of 12: Drawing the Real World for Beginners (Part 1 of 2) with JAMIE BOLLENBACH. Aug 06, 2017. 2pm-5pm.

SUMMER DRAWING CLASS 2017
DRAWING the REAL WORLD
for BEGINNERS

with JAMIE BOLLENBACH

CLASS: $35
DRAWING THE REAL WORLD
Part 1 of 2
Sunday, August 6, 2017

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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CLASS: $35
DRAWING THE REAL WORLD
Part 2 of 2
Sunday, August 13, 2017

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Many people have started to draw from photos, but can struggle when trying to imagine or drawing from real landscapes, objects, buildings or people. This class helps you learn the skills that can make urban sketching or plein air artwork much, much easier.

The problem is a little surprising: although we all look all the world all the time, and you might think art requires special abilities you have or your don't, that's not really true. And although it takes artists' methods to really see with good accuracy and proportion, the good news is these skills aren't about talent. It's about learning everyday seeing: drawing, sketching and doodling and practicing art based on the real world around you. This class shows you how to look carefully at the real world that you see every day, and to begin to sketch it successfully, more quickly and accurately, using nothing but your eyes, a pencil and paper. It will give you basic good art practice skills: drawing from life, drawing everyday, making LOTS of mistakes, letting yourself experiment and take risks.

Not only will your drawing improve, but your ability to fully see the world we live in will grow. And all it takes is a few basic skills and regular practice. As a student of mine put it, "last week I just barely noticed random forests.. today I can't NOT see real trees."