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Winter Adult Classes

Drawing

Silverpoint Drawingwith Judy Bates
One Day, Friday February 21 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (snow date February 28) • $75.00 (plus a materials fee of $15 for your silverpoint stylus, silver and treated paper, to be paid to Judy at first class.)
Study the elegant and centuries old process of drawing with a silverpoint stylus containing silver wire onto specially prepared paper, laying down actual silver marks as seen in many drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer and others. There is a resurgence of this exciting and beautiful medium today among many contemporary artists. You will learn to prepare your paper with white or toned grounds, to build values and create textures as well as methods to transfer your drawing to prepared paper. Subject matter will be provided, or you can bring your own photos or items from which to work, no larger than 8 x 10, please. Please bring a light snack for a short break – and enjoy delving a little deeper into discovering the mysteries of the masters. Use form at left to contact Judy with questions. The deadline for registration is February 5 to allow time for ordering your stylus and silver wire.register_button

Oil Painting

Indirect Painting Methods of the Old and Modern Masters in Still Life in Oilwith Judy Bates
8 classes: Wednesday Afternoons • January 8–February 26 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $230
Work from your own still life composition as you study the methods of the old and modern masters in oil using the indirect/sequential layering method of applying paint. We will start with a sepia/umber underpainting. In doing this you will lay a firm foundation for your painting as you gain a deeper sensitivity and understanding of creating variations in value from the lightest areas to the darkest. It is so beautiful and atmospheric that you are tempted to stop there! The next layers in color include color theory/mixing and glazing techniques for achieving added depth and beauty in your paintings. In this relaxed, informal and information packed class, Judy demonstrates each step of the process along with lots of individual instruction. For painters with some experience in any medium to more advanced painters. It is not necessary to have painted a master copy in a prior class of Judy’s to take this class. Use form at left to contact Judy with questions.register_button

Open Studios in Oilwith Judy Bates
8 classes: Thursday Afternoons • January 9–February 27 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $230
This open studio class in oil is ideal for brushing up on your skills and taking your paintings to the next level. Participants work individually on their choice of subject matter, so bring something you’re working on or start something new. Whatever your method or subject matter for painting in oil is–bring it on! You will receive guidance on color mixing and creating dynamic compositions along with discussions on techniques, materials and mediums. Have other questions or challenges? Just ask and we will find a solution. There will be lots of input from Judy on an individual basis as desired. This class is suitable for painters with some experience in oil to more experienced painters. Use form at left to contact Judy with questions.register_button

Spring Adult Classes

Oil Painting

Open Studios in Oilwith Judy Bates
8 classes: Wednesday Afternoons • March 18–May 6 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $230
This open studio class in oil is ideal for brushing up on your skills and taking your paintings to the next level while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow oil painters. Participants work individually on their choice of subject-matter, so bring something you’re working on or start something new. Whatever your method or subject-matter is–bring it on! You will receive guidance on color mixing and creating dynamic compositions along with lively group discussions and sharing of ideas on techniques, materials and mediums. Have specific questions or challenges? Just ask and we will find a solution. This class is suitable for painters with some experience in oil to more experienced painters. Use form at left to contact Judy with questions. register_button