Summer 2019

ART CLASSES

If you are new to The Studio School or haven’t taken classes in while, we think you’ll love our larger, more accessible space at Towers Shopping Center in Roanoke! Our new location is on the upper level in the inside mall—just steps away from the Wildflower Restaurant. Long-time Roanokers may remember this space as the former Rams Head Bookstore.

Our new space is large and well-lit, and it has given us the ability to add two additional instructors: Patti Kapral and Bonnie Burt. Class enrollments are increasing and we look forward to welcoming new faces to our mix of students. As always, all levels are welcome!

We encourage you to enroll early—online if possible, but snail mail works too! Either way, we hope you’ll engage your creative spirit and “FIND YOUR JOY” WITH US!

To register for classes online and pay by credit card click on the register_button button.

See below to contact class instructors, either by clicking the Contact link or via phone.

All phone numbers are 540 area code
Judy Bates • Contact • 312-1273
Tracy Budd • Contact • 556-8770
Bonnie D Burt • Contact • 520-4749
Vera M. Dickerson • Contact • 992-6585
Jane Winders Frank • Contact • 580-6866
Patti Kapral • Contact • 815-2214
Robin Poteet • Contact • 384-5022
Gina Louthian-Stanley • Contact • 761-1414

You can contact us by phone at 540-206-2209. Some classes fill quickly so reserve your space by registering early.

Weather and Class Cancellations
Cancellations are up to individual instructors, but in general, we follow the Roanoke City Schools weather policy. If city school classes are cancelled for the day, we
cancel our day and evening classes. If City Schools operate on a one or two hour delay, morning classes may be cancelled—your instructor will contact you via email.

Be an Art Angel
If you have some time to give, we would be grateful for any help you can provide, be it helping to organize and hang our school shows, keeping our parking lot tidy, or helping with general cleaning now and then! Click Here to contact instructor, Judy Bates if you have a bit of time and effort you can donate.

The Studio School is an incorporated non-profit organization, (501.C.3) with programs partially funded through the Virginia Commission for the Arts. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, ability or disability. Easel Society Contributors of $250 or more will receive end of the year summaries for their records.

Click Here for a printable Summer Registration Form (form will open in an new window or tab).

Summer Classes for Children & Teens

A Day at the Beach–Oil Pastelwith Patti Kapral
Ages 14 through Adult • 3 classes: Thursdays June 6, 13, 20 • 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. • $95
Bring a favorite photo of the beach and create a beautiful painting in oil pastel. Learn techniques for blending and layering in oil pastel to achieve effects of waves crashing and light reflecting on water. When this fun filled 3 session class is done, you will have a gorgeous oil pastel suitable for framing. All supplies are included in this session. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Mornings with the Masterswith Patti Kapral
For children, ages 5 and up • 5 days: Monday–Friday, June 10-14 • 10:00 a.m.–noon • $180
In this camp-style 5 day class, children will be introduced to some very famous artists through storytelling, activities, and of course, creating artworks inspired by the Masters! Pack a snack and join me for a fun and exciting week! All supplies are included for this week-long class. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Paint me a Storywith Patti Kapral
For Children, ages 5 and up • 3 evenings: Tuesday–Thursday, July 16, 17, 18 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $95 • All supplies included
Stories can bring about all kinds of memories and teach valuable lifelong lessons. In this 3 day class, we will read well known stories from authors such as Eric Carle and then create artworks inspired by the books. Children will learn studio practices and techniques, as well as connecting to the stories in a more in-depth and meaningful way. All supplies are included in this session. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button


Around the World in 4 Days!with Patti Kapral
For children ages 5 and up • Tuesdays, August 6, 20, 27 and September 3 • 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $110
This 4 class session will focus on different cultures around the world and the artworks associated by them. Students will learn about each featured culture, see examples of the art that comes from each culture, and then create their own works inspired by each culture. We will also listen to music and even sample some of the foods. Cultures from South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia will be explored. All supplies are included in this class. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Adults: Summer Paint Nights!

Join us for an evening of creativity. Each month, one of our instructors hosts a Paint Night so that you can get acquainted with the Studio School and create your own work of art. We include the class supplies and a glass of wine. The atmosphere is casual, fun and informative. Afterwards, Towers has some great restaurant choices, so you can make it a night out! Limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required.

JUNE Acrylic Paint Night!with Tracy Budd
Monday, June 106:30-8:30 p.m. • $45
Unleash your Inner Artist! Come enjoy a glass of wine and paint a masterpiece under the watchful guidance of Tracy Budd. A canvas, paint supplies and a glass of wine will be provided! Bring a snack if you want and come to have FUN! A fun event to do with a friend or two! Click Here to contact Tracy with questions.register_button

 

JULY Acrylic Paint Night!with Patti Kapral
Monday, July 155:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. • $45
Come and spend an evening with me exploring the popular and fun Acrylic Pour method of painting! Bring a snack and 2-3 small 2 oz.craft acrylic paint bottles in your choice of colors. I supply black and white paint and all other supplies including canvas boards. I will demonstrate how to prepare your colors, pouring methods, and how to achieve “cells” in your painting. Space is limited, so make sure you register early for this fun night! A great way to spend a fun Girl’s Night Out! $45 includes supplies and one glass of wine. You bring your colors you want to work with, and your creativity. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

AUGUST Notecards in Pen & Ink and Watercolor Paint Night!with Robin Poteet
Saturday, August 17 • 5:00 p.m–6:30 p.m. • $45
Create a set of 4 custom notecards with envelopes. We’ll start with loose, simple pen & ink drawings and top them off with a splash of watercolor. The results will be one-of-a-kind notecards that you can send on special occasions (they’re also suitable for framing)! Robin will supply all of the materials and lots of ideas as she guides you through the process — you’ll learn about pen & ink and watercolor painting in the process. A glass of wine is included. All levels are welcome, so sign up your friends and make it a fun night out. Bring a snack if you’d like. Click Here to contact Robin with questions.register_button

Adults, Ongoing

Open Life Figure Drawing Sessions
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $10 per session
This monitored open studio is for artists 18+ who want to work from a clothed or nude model using their own media. If you are interested in these sessions please contact Bonnie D Burt, Click Here to contact Bonnie, or text (540) 520-4749 leaving your contact information. You will be notified as to the specific dates. These sessions will be weekdays 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., $10 per session.

Adults, May

Printmaking Lino-Cutwith Gina Louthian-Stanley
3 Classes, Mondays, May 20, 27, and June 3 • 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. • $130 (all materials included) • Ages 14 through Adult

Great for beginners! Using relief-printing techniques, learn how to create a linocut relief print by creating an initial drawing or image of choice, then transferring and carving it onto a linoleum block to be printed. Relief printing is the process of carving away material on a flat surface. The remaining surface is then “rolled” with ink and pressed onto paper to make a final print. Students will get two small blocks (up to 4” x 6”) to carve for creating their own hand carved linocut relief print, 10 sheets of printing paper, two blank greeting cards with envelopes, use of inks and use of tools. (*More paper and lino blocks available for purchase.) Click Here to contact Gina with questions and to confirm registration so she can order materials. Needs 4 to make, limit 10.register_button

Adults, June

Archival Picture Framing 101with guest instructor, Miki Overcast-Kallan
2 classes: Tuesday & Wednesday, June 4–5 • 10:00 a.m.–noon • $100
This is a 2 day, four hour class where we will discuss everything an artist needs to know about framing his/her artwork archivally and for public display.
During the first 2 hour session, we will discuss framing design and cover information about mats, tapes, backing, mounting, placing and fitting different pieces of artwork. We will also touch on frames, shrink-wrapping, stretching canvas, shadowboxes and equipment. (Tuesday June 4th)
For our 2nd 2 hour session, we will try hands on the things we learned the previous day. We will practice mat cutting, hinge mounting, glass cutting and fitting a piece. We will also go into more detail about canvas stretching, shadowbox design, and ordering supplies and equipment. I can even help with pricing your framed piece for resale. (Wednesday June 5th). Click Here to contact Miki with questions. register_button

Study the Watercolor Magic of John Singer Sargentwith Judy Bates
3 Classes, Tuesday through Thursday, June 4, 5, 6 (deadline for registration May 28) • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $115 plus $5.00 copy, tracing and transfer materials

By studying and copying one of John Singer Sargent’s masterful watercolors, we will unlock the magic of his techniques and use of color that may be applied to your future watercolors. We will have fun in a relaxed atmosphere while gaining an understanding of Sargent’s approach to creating luminous color that ranges from his most transparent passages to his deepest saturated darks. We will re-create a Sargent by tracing and copying one of his watercolors in order to study glazing techniques, mixing techniques on the palette and wet-in-wet, as well as masking and reserve techniques. There will be a strong emphasis on color theory with the use of the color wheel and value scale with lots of exercises and demonstrations by Judy throughout the process on making intentional and successful color choices. A master copy and tracing and transfer paper are provided. Suitable for beginners with some experience to more experienced painters. Click Here to contact Judy upon registration for a supply list. register_button

A Day at the Beach–Oil Pastelwith Patti Kapral
Ages 14 through Adult • 3 classes: Thursdays June 6, 13, 20 • 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. • $95
Bring a favorite photo of the beach and create a beautiful painting in oil pastel. Learn techniques for blending and layering in oil pastel to achieve effects of waves crashing and light reflecting on water. When this fun filled 3 session class is done, you will have a gorgeous oil pastel suitable for framing. All supplies are included in this session. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Mixed Media Assemblagewith guest instructor, Nancy Stark
3 classes: Friday, June 7—1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m, Saturday & Sunday June 8 & 9—10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. • $150

Come play and bring all of your favorite things. This class is an introduction to mixed media/assemblage artwork. Friday afternoon, we will prepare our surfaces and allow them to dry overnight. Participants will be asked to bring all manner of “stuff” to use in the creation of their own unique artwork. This “stuff” could be 2D or 3D and include: old paper memorabilia: letters, stamps sheet music; collage papers, found objects, photographs, books and whatever else you can imagine! We will work on a wooden cradleboard box so that we can attach things with glue, nails and/or screws. Click Here to contact Nancy when you sign up for a list of supplies.. register_button

Direct Flower Painting in Oilwith Judy Bates
4 classes: Monday–Thursday, June 17–20 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $130

Energize your paintings by loosening up with the direct or alla prima method of painting flowers. We will explore this painterly and spontaneous method of working wet into wet without waiting for the lower layers to dry. Judy will demonstrate each day as we incorporate various direct methods for achieving spontaneous and lively results. Please bring flowers or photographs of flowers to use as references for small paintings. Please keep it simple and do not choose flowers with small fussy details. Use the example above as a guide for your reference flower(s). I will bring some photos from which you can work if you wish and tracing materials for getting the image to your board. We will talk about composition, light, transparency, color and paint application techniques. Suitable for beginners with some experience in oils to more experienced painters looking for a refresher. A materials list will be sent upon registration. Click Here to contact Judy with any questions. register_button

Water, Water Everywherewith Vera Dickerson THIS CLASS IS FULL
3 classes: Wednesday–Friday, June 19–21 • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $100

Oceans, Rivers and Creeks. Learn to paint the waves, ripples and cascades that so fascinate us. Bring photo references. Lots of short demos and help with painting your chosen body of water. Your choice of medium. Vera will use acrylics. Click Here to contact Vera with questions.

Wabi-Sabi Mixed Media Accordion and Bound Bookswith Gina Louthian-Stanley
2 classes: Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23 • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. • $130.00 plus a $20.00 material fee payable to Gina at the first class.

This is a great way to create enchanting, mystical mixed media works and fold and bind them into small books or journals! The Wabi-Sabi aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. Learn a new way to approach mixed media collage! Each participant will get a packet of collage, patterned, and fibrous papers, and base sheets to collage onto. Permanent pens, various inks, acrylics, and stains will be shared with the class. Bring scissors, paper towels, and one small bottle of Liquatex or Golden gel medium, matt. (If you have these on hand, vintage papers, ephemera, handwritten paper, laser copies with small images (3” or less.)… your choice! You can never have enough paper!) A lunch break will be included. Click Here to contact Gina with questions and to confirm registration so she can order materials. Needs 4 to make, limit 15. register_button

Adults, July

Obsessive Compulsive Collagewith Vera Dickerson
2 day workshop: Friday & Saturday, July 5–6 • 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. • with short lunch break • $125
Immerse yourself in the pure color and pattern of creating collage papers on day 1. Then put those new supplies to use on day 2 and create your own world of delight. Vera will have stencils and some supplies to share. Click Here to contact Vera with questions.register_button

Watercolor Figure and Portrait, Inspired by Mary Whytewith Robin Poteet THIS CLASS IS FULL
4 day workshop: Tuesday–Friday, July 9–12 • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. • $175
By the time our summer schedule is printed, Robin will have returned from an intensive workshop with renowned watercolor artist, Mary Whyte. Using her inspiration as our springboard, this 4-day workshop will explore all aspects of figure & portrait painting—from backgrounds, skin tones,story-telling and brushwork, to technical expertise. We’ll work hard and “put miles on our brushes”, but Robin is confident that you’ll come out of this with a greater understanding of watercolor—not just for portraits, but for ALL of your painting subjects. Being able to focus on painting for 4 days in a row is a wonderful way to take your work to the next level! Some photo reference materials will be available, students may also work from their own. Click Here to contact Robin for a supply list.

The Landscape in Oil Pastelswith Patti Kapral
Adults and teens ages 14 and up • 3 classes: Monday–Wednesday, July 8–10 • 5:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. • $95 • all supplies included

In this class we will create landscapes in oil pastel based on photos that you bring in. We will work on techniques such as using mediums to thin the pastel for underpaintings, and then building up layers of oil pastel to create texture and light effects. All supplies are included in this 3 day session. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Abstraction Progressionwith Jane Winders Frank
2 classes: Thursday & Friday, July 11–12 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $75
Using a photo reference with interesting shapes, we will do our first painting. Then the fun begins. A second painting is done based on the first, then a third is done using the second as reference. Then we analyze the changes in the paintings. Bring 2 photos, suitable to a smaller scale. Bring 6 pieces of paper cut to 8” × 8” and watermedia painting supplies. Click Here to contact Jane with questions.register_button

Bold and Luminous Flowers in Watercolorwith Judy Bates
4 classes: Monday–Thursday, July 15–18 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $130

This workshop will focus on flower painting as we explore combining color theory and technical expertise to create dynamic and light-filled flower paintings. You will learn to apply paint in a way that maximizes clarity and luminosity to bring life and vibrancy to all of your watercolor paintings in any subject-matter. Each day will consist of demonstrations, exercises and individual instruction. Please bring flowers and/or photos to use as reference for your painting. Please keep it simple and do not choose flowers with small fussy petals. Let’s give ourselves room to make a bold color statement! Suitable for beginners with some experience to more experience painters. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Click Here to contact Judy with questions.register_button

Drawing and Painting from Dancerswith Vera Dickerson
3 classes: Wednesday–Friday, July 17, 18, 19 • We start at 9:00 a.m. on the 17th • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $100

Pedro has invited my class to attend the new ballet school, draw from students and get photo references for work to be done later in our own classroom. We start with many quick gesture drawings and move on to defining a few of these from photo reference. Our visit will allow us to work from 2 different classes and ages. Demos and lots of individual help. Class size limited. Click Here to contact Vera with questions.register_button

Cityscape Large Canvaswith Tracy Budd
3 classes: Monday–Wednesday, July 22–24 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. •$95
Back by popular demand… this class won’t disappoint. Drawing, some perspective and acrylic painting will be involved in this project on canvases. We will work on easels and end up with dynamic paintings with atmosphere, perspective and a feeling of “space”! Signup early! Click Here to contact Tracy with questions.register_button

Get to Know Clayboardwith Jane Winders Frank
2 classes: Thursday & Friday, July 25–26 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $75 • plus, $15 supply fee, due to Jane, at the first class

Clayboard is a versatile surface made of absorbent clay with a smooth white finish. It can be used with watermedia, collage, mixed media, and printing. You can carve into it for interesting effects. We will work on 2 different sizes, 8” × 8” and 12” × 12”. Bring watermedia painting supplies, paper towels, any collage elements you would like to use, and rubber stamps. Also, India ink stamp pads. Jane will order the Clayboard. Bring $15 supply fee, due to Jane, at first class. Click Here to contact Jane with questions.register_button

Let’s Talk about Color Theory in Oilswith Judy Bates
Tuesday July 30 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. • with a short break for lunch • $55

This class using oil paint will take the mystery and intimidation factor out of color theory as we put the principles to work for us in this color workshop. There will be lots of hands-on color exercises using a primary color palette of warms and cools to intentionally mix a full range of beautiful bright colors and equally beautiful dull colors. We will explore the intensity and value of color (the gray scale) and how it impacts our color choices. The goal is to gain the kind of practical knowledge that will allow for intentional mixing by understanding the basic principles of color mixing that can be applied to still life, landscape, portraits—any kind of painting you want to do. Click Here to contact Judy for a supply list needed for this class. Bring a snack or light lunch, if you wish.register_button

Let’s Talk about Color Theory in Watercolorwith Judy Bates
Wednesday July 31 • 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. • with a short break for lunch • $55

This class using watercolors will take the mystery and intimidation factor out of color theory as we put the principles to work for us in this color workshop. There will be lots of hands-on color exercises using a primary color palette of warms and cools to intentionally mix a full range of beautiful bright colors and equally beautiful dull colors. We will explore the intensity and value of color (the gray scale) and how it impacts our color choices. The goal is to gain the kind of practical knowledge that will allow for intentional mixing by understanding the basic principles of color mixing that can be applied to still life, landscape, portraits – any kind of painting you want to do. Click Here to contact Judy for a supply list needed for this class. Bring a snack or light lunch, if you wish.register_button

Adults, August

Portraits from Photoswith Vera Dickerson
4 classes: August 1, 2, 5, 6 • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $125

Bring your photo references to create a likeness and liveliness in your chosen portrait subject. Vera will show you how to grid, transfer and build realistic skin tones and bring your portrait to life. Acrylic paints preferred. Click Here to contact Vera with questions.register_button

Discovering Gouachewith guest instructor, David Eakin THIS CLASS IS FULL
1 class, Friday, August 2 • 9:30 a.m.–noon • $35 plus, $10 supply fee to David

A favorite media of designers and illustrators, gouache is an opaque cousin to traditional watercolor. We’re delighted to have David join us for this one-day workshop, as he’s a seasoned painter using gouache. David will demo and explain the of uses of gouache on paper, plus, color mixing and layering to build up the image. Different papers will be provided as well as a sampling of colors to use in class. Bring your usual watercolor brushes, pencil, eraser and a plastic plate as a palette. Click Here to contact David for more information.

Absolute Basic Drawing for Adultswith Gina Louthian-Stanley
6 Mondays, August 5–September 9 • 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. • $225.00

In this 6-week class, we will explore exercises and very basic fundamentals and techniques of drawing, encouraging us how to ‘see’. We will begin with contour and gesture drawings, value studies, form, negative and positive space, and perspective.
Students will need to bring an 11” x 14” drawing sketchbook. The Canson or Strathmore 300 to 400 series is preferred, a set of drawing pencils(H, B, 2B, 4B, 2H, 4H), a white hard rubber or kneaded eraser, paper stumps (tortillions), a ruler, and a pencil sharpener that holds shavings. Gina will supply other items as needed and a folio of notes. Click Here to contact Gina with questions and to confirm registration. Needs 4 to make, limit 10. Older teens welcome on approval. (Colored Pencil Drawing to follow this course in the fall).register_button

Wacky Animal Kingdom–the most fun you’ll have all summer!with Robin Poteet
For all levels of painters • 2 days: Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9 • 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. • $90 • includes most supplies

Robin’s batik watercolor & wax workshop is perennial favorite! We’ll spend two hands-on days using ink, rice paper, paint, wax, an iron (and a few other tricks) to create wonderfully imaginative animal paintings You’ll wind up with 3 or 4 more pieces mounted on gallery wrap canvas. Our theme is animals, and Robin will have a few ideas you may copy however YOU are encouraged to bring animal related images and she’ll help you find ways to give them extra character. Watercolor or acrylic paints. Click Here to contact Robin for a minimal supply list.register_button

Transparent Oil Techniques in Still Life Paintingwith Judy Bates
4 classes: Wednesdays August 7–28 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $130

Achieve the luminosity of a watercolor while using transparent oil paint and oil glazes that allow the white of your panel to shine through and illuminate your paintings. You will learn to use transparent and semi-transparent paint and subsequent glazing to create glowing luminous paintings in any subject matter. As we study glazing/layering techniques you will gain a stronger understanding of color theory as it relates to intentional color mixing and color and value relationships. You will also learn techniques in paint application for various effects, blending and creating textures as you work from your own still life composition. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Click Here to contact Judy with questions.register_button

Making Collage Papers with Spray Watercolorwith Jane Winders Frank
2 classes: Thursday & Friday, August 8–9 • 9:00 a.m.–noon • $75, plus $15 supply fee

Make fabulous papers for use as elements in your paintings or in mixed media. These watercolors are very vibrant. After the papers dry, we can use drawing, stamping and other techniques to enhance them. Jane will provide the artist tissue paper and paint. Bring some rice paper, stamps, India Ink Inkpad, drawing pencils, watercolor crayons etc. Paper towels are needed as well. Bring $15 payable to Jane at first class. Click Here to contact Jane with questions.register_button

Still Life in Oil Pastelwith Patti Kapral
Adults and teens 14 and up • 3 classes: Monday–Wednesday, August 5–7 • 10:00 a.m.–noon • $95

In this class you will learn how to set up a successful still life composition, how to light it, photograph it, and then use the photo as a reference for your oil pastel still life. Techniques for layering and blending will be taught/reviewed. At the end of class you will have an oil pastel suitable for framing. All supplies will be included in this class. Click Here to contact Patti with questions.register_button

Acrylic Textures Techniqueswith Amy Shawley Paquette
1 class: August 13 • 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. • $115 • all materials included!

Discover the exciting process of making unique textures from acrylic paints! This hands-on workshop will introduce students to a range of acrylic products and painting tools that can be manipulated to add a fun dimensional quality to their creative projects! Using GOLDEN grounds, gels, and pastes we will build several small paintings with a variety of texture techniques then explore the color applications that are best suited for each surface (smooth, absorbent, and gritty).
Bring reference images that inspire you (landscapes, animals, florals, etc). Wear your painting clothes, and as projects may still be tacky when you leave, bring trash bags to protect the seat of your car. Click Here to contact Amy with any workshop questions.register_button

Figure Drawingwith Bonnie D Burt
4 classes: Mondays and Tuesdays, August 19, 20, 26, 27 • 9:30 a.m–12:30 p.m. • $120, plus model fee

Capture the vitality of the human form! This class concentrates on studying and learning to draw the figure from a clothed or nude model using various techniques with an emphasis on line, value, gesture, volume and perspective. Students must be 18 or older. In addition a $10 modeling fee will be collected at the beginning of each session. A materials list will be provided. Click Here to contact Bonnie with questions.register_button

Painting Water and Skies in Acrylicswith Tracy Budd
2 classes: Monday–Tuesday, August 19–20 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $80

Sometimes we need a tutorial and step by step process of “how to” paint water and skies in acrylic…. Tracy will supply reference material and get you started on seeing the complexities of water and skies and how to achieve this in Acrylics. Join the fun! Click Here to contact Tracy with questions.register_button

Build An Abstract on Yupo Paperwith Vera Dickerson
3 classes: Wednesday–Friday, August 21–23 • 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • $100

An understandable step by step to creating abstract art. There is a logic and relation to the elements of art we see in realism. Yupo does half the work for us! We will produce two related paintings and increase your range of vision. Vera will share some tools for texturing the paint. Click Here to contact Vera with questions.register_button

Creative Collage and Acrylicswith Tracy Budd
3 classes: Tuesday–Thursday, August 27–29 • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. • $95

Do you ever wonder about the allure of collage and the “how to” of the process? Tracy will show you the texture making, design capabilities and how to incorporate your subject matter using papers and paint. It’s a freeing experience that definitely gets you out of the box. Come one and all… let’s paint! Click Here to contact Tracy for a supply list or any questions.register_button