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Painting With Oil, Acrylic, & More

Learn essential techniques of painting, the eternal truths, the common thread that runs through all great paintings with a dose of history thrown in. For beginners,…
There is no substitute for a paintbrush but the palette knife has its own unique attributes. What I have learned along the way, 50 years of…
You will work on still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and seascapes. You will be encouraged to retain your own “handwriting,” sense of design, and composition. You select…
Each session will cover a specific topic. Demonstrations will be given to show you how to apply what you’ve learned to a painting, so bring 2…
Experience the joy of expressing yourself on a canvas. You’ve never painted and felt intimidated to join other artists in a class? Come start a passion!…
Offering an exploration of oil painting for all levels, students may work from photographs of their choice or from an in-class still life at their own…
With structured lessons examining broad painting ideas, the class offers an exploration of acrylics for all levels. Emphasizing realism, experience the wide versatility of acrylic paints…
Learn practical, applied color use based upon color wheel relationships. Design, color mixing, and color scale projects will vary, addressing specific dimensions of the twelve colors…
Students may work in any medium-pencil, pen, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil. Bring materials to first class along with stool, hat, and sunscreen. Lap or field…

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