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Summer Classes for Adults

June

Fur, Fleece and Featherswith Vera Dickerson
June 15, 16 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $65 (includes a clay board)
Try out the smooth, absorbent surface of clay board to paint a pet or favorite creature using visual texturing, followed by negative painting. Demo and class painting. Acrylics. Metal leaf may also be used. Fee includes one 6”x6” clay board. Use form at left to contact Vera with questions. register_button

July

Painting Figures with a Patina of Historywith Vera Dickerson
3 classes: July 13, 14, 15 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $90
Take an old family photo, or add age patina to a recent one. We will develop a value study in sepias, burn out lights and add a tint of color to complete your own historic family record. Bring photo references, canvas, sealed board or watercolor paper and acrylics. Use form at left to contact Vera with questions.register_button

In Bed With Brianwith Vera Dickerson
3 classes: July 29, 30, 31 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $90
After evenings of taking the Rutenberg books to bed to absorb color before sleeping, this class has evolved as a color study. Regardless of your selected subject, we can learn to be brave and expressive in our understanding and use of this most evocative element of art. Acrylics. Demos, critique. Use form at left to contact Vera with questions. register_button

August

Abstraction: Wide Openwith Vera Dickerson
3 classes: August 10, 11, 12 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $90
Experiment with black gesso transfers, white gesso lifts, fogging, resists, paint transfers, stencils and mark making as we use basic design principles to develop our painting. You may slightly abstract a realistic subject or work totally non-objective. Demos at beginning of each painting day. Critique. Use form at left to contact Vera with questions. register_button

Masa Paper Landscapeswith Vera Dickerson
August 26, 27, 28 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $95 (includes a piece of Masa paper)
Using this Oriental paper and your own photo references, create a landscape of rocky hill town, ocean-side cliffs or our own Virginia rocky stream. Allow the natural batik look of this paper to become the major feature of the painting. Demos of step by step process. 16” x 20” masa paper included. Use form at left to contact Vera with questions. register_button

Fall Classes for Adults

Watermedia

Light and Shadow: The Creation of Illusionwith Vera Dickerson
4 classes: SESSION 1
Tuesdays, September 22–October 13
same class Thursdays, September 24–October 15
4 classes: SESSION 2
Tuesdays, October 27– November 17
same class Thursdays, October 29–November 19
1:00 p.m–4:00 p.m.
$125 each OR Both sessions $240
How many times have you heard a non-artist exclaim ”it looks just like the real thing!” That illusion of three dimensional space on a flat surface is achieved by observing and following the principles of light, shadow and cast shadow.
Our fall class will cover seeing and rendering the value range and related temperature color choices to help you create a 3-D look without becoming a slave to conformity. We begin with value drawing and move on to working in acrylics and other water media on treated w c paper or canvas.
First session will focus more on value changes, while second session carries that into color interpretation.
Demos and critiques. Use form at left to contact Vera with questions.register_button