Winter Adult Classes
Critique Class—with Tracy Budd
4 classes: January 8, 22 & February 5, 19 • 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $100
Calling all artists!
Critique may be the most important part of art making. Come share your projects in a supportive environment full of creative energy and ideas, to work through the “problem solving” stage of your painting. Tracy will help you work out the problems in your work and with fresh eyes, Tracy and the group of working artists can really help you develop and validate your ideas when you are stuck. All mediums welcome! Come join the fun! Use form at left to contact Tracy with questions.
Developing Your Creative Ideas–Working in a Series—with Tracy Budd
8 classes: Mondays, January 8–February 26 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $260
One great idea can lead to another! Working in a series is the best way an artist can fine tune their voice, identify their intentions and find the direction they want their work to go. Tracy will help you identify your path in your series, from concept to completion! Sharing our creative thoughts and how to put them into paint is even better in a group. Weekly demos in watermedia and critiques. What will your series be? Come join the artistic energy that will get you painting! All levels welcome. Use form at left to contact Tracy for a supply list.
20 MINUTE PAINTINGS! …One Day Workshop—with Tracy Budd
1 class: Monday, March 4 • 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. • $75
In this one day workshop, we will paint “quick” 20 minute paintings, bringing back and capturing the essence of our subjects in an energetic painting session. We will only have time to record the most important information about the subjects we develop. Great exercise for identifying value and important nuances of your subject because we are working quickly! Tracy will choose a variety of subjects and perimeters for each small painting we do. Some may be finished “alla prima” work and others may be studies for future paintings. The last hour we will revisit our stack of paintings and tweak and critique! Everyone welcome. Sound like fun? Grab your paints and meet Tracy on March 4th at The Studio School! Use form at left to contact Tracy for a supply list.
Bringing The Light–Working From Dark To Light on a Brightly Toned Canvas—with Tracy Budd
One Day Workshop: Monday, March 11 • 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. • $75
Working on an intense underpainting, we will work our acrylic layers from dark to light, until our values work and our colors sing! Paintings will be organic in nature and painted on a medium size canvas! We will accomplish a lot in this one day workshop and all levels are welcome. It will be a fun , step by step painting session! Come paint a painting with Tracy! Use form at left to contact Tracy for a supply list.
Spring Adult Classes
Painting Basics and Beyond—Value, the Loud and Quiet Conversation—with Tracy Budd
Mondays, March 25–May 13 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $260
So . . . it’s true for me that Value does all the work, and Color gets all the credit. It’s truly a light bulb moment when we realize that the dark and light of a color molds form and shows distance through a painting. This eight week class will concentrate on value and the pitfalls that arise, and how value may need to be altered in a painting when using our photo references. We will work on subjects of our choice and Tracy will demo weekly. All levels welcome. Use form at left to contact Tracy for a supply list.
Rework Old Paintings Workshop—Acrylic and Mixed Media—with Tracy Budd
Monday, May 27 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. • $75
Sometimes we just get tired of old work laying around. It might have a few nice parts, but overall it’s not resolved. This is a chance to breath new life into these projects. Bring two unfinished paintings to this class… (come on, I know you have plenty). We will turn the Apple cart upside upside down to create new where you may only see a failed painting. Using gesso, stencils, markers and watermedia crayons and new shapes, we will create something completely new with these pieces, asking ourselves,“what else can this be?” Collage artists welcome also! Use form at left to contact Tracy for a supply list.
Vessel Project in Collage—with Tracy Budd
6 classes: Tuesdays, March 26–April 30 • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $210
The “Vessel” shape can be symbolic of many things. A symbol of femininity, a vessel can hold life, spirits and the dead. The vessel can represent our capacity to realize love, life and truth. Vessels carry, hold and contain our most precious feelings about the past and the future. WHAT will your vessel hold? We will create collage papers, paint and glue these fabulous mixedmedia pieces and maybe realize something about ourselves. Ah…. That just might be ART! Use form at left to contact Tracy for a supply list.
Tiny Landscapes in Collage—with Tracy Budd
Monday, May 20 • 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. • $85
In this day long collage class, we will create tiny abstracted landscapes using collage papers, stamping and stencils. We will keep them simple and work with shape, value and color to get the most bang for the buck. Hopefully this will be a very productive collage day where will create multiple pieces. The tactile adherence of Collage is great for our brains and composition making…. come give it a whirl! Use form at left to contact Tracy for a supply list.
Critique Class—with Tracy Budd
4 classes: Mondays, March 25, April 8, 22 and May 6 • 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $100
Painting can be a very solitary process, and we all do well to get regular constructive feedback from a group of like-minded people! We will discuss our process and progress in these four sessions. What is working, how to make it better and the all important question….“Am I finished?” All mediums welcome in this class as it makes it so interesting for all of us! Use form at left to contact Tracy with questions.