Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES

Registration for current students is   WED., THURS., FRIDAY – August 14, 15, 16;
Open Registration begins  MONDAY, August 19

2016 Painting Class

FALL TERM    2019

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MONDAYS:
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II with Karen Spring

Individual and group instruction for Intermediate and Advanced. Oil techniques aimed at developing an advanced conceptual vision and solid technical knowledge.

Sept. 16 through Dec. 9,
KS19F1M
11 Mondays
10:00am –12:30 pm
$395 members
except Oct. 14, Nov. 11
$420 non-members
           
THE ART of NATURE: BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE with Lauretta Jones

Explore the beauty of nature – plants, shells, insects, landscapes, etc. – with graphite, colored pencil, watercolor or other dry or water-based mediums. Gain the skills you need to tackle any subject and the inspiration to develop your own style and vision. Classes feature demonstrations to demystify essentials such as proportion, light on form, color, composition, brush and pencil technique. Exercises will be recommended to deepen core skills. Students work on individual projects based on personal interests and supported by personal guidance from instructor.

Sept. 16 through Dec. 9,
LJ19F1A1
11 Mondays
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$430 members
except Oct. 14, Nov. 11
$455 non-members
           
BUILDING BLOCKS of PAINTING, COLOR MIXING, PAINTS & TOOLS (PART I FOR BEGINNERS) with Kathie Milligan

Like learning the scales in music, this course will teach you how to mix colors while using the color wheel and the basic tenets of color theory to understand the rules of value, color temperature, and complementary color mixing in association with basic paint tube colors. Learning to see and construct value and color transitions is one of the basic skills in learning about painting. All skills learned here apply to all methods and styles of painting. Acrylic, water-based oils and oil paints can be used. Discussion of different brushes and other tools. This is a very structured course so be prepared to do numerous exercises in support of the techniques demonstrated.

Sept. 16 through Dec. 9,
KM19F1A2
11 Mondays
4:30pm to 7:00pm
$395 members
except Oct. 14, Nov. 11
$420 non-members
           
TUESDAYS:
RETURNING NEW! ADVANCED BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE PAINTING with Sam Morrow

For students who are advanced beginners and intermediate level. Our goal in this class is to explore the technical qualities of both oil paints. Learning to develop individual visual perception through painting representational form is a key component while applying prerequisite technical skills – the use of paint and respective mediums; the use of different brushes and other tools; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting.

Sept. 17 through Dec. 10

SM19F2M
13 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$505 members
   
$530 non-members
THE ART of NATURE: INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED with Lauretta Jones

Inspired by nature? Continue to develop your style and vision in watercolor, colored pencil or other dry or water-based mediums or mixed mediums. Individual guidance based on personal goals and learning styles in a supportive group environment makes every class unique. Students work on individual projects supported by demonstrations that address both the basics and more advanced challenges such as developing a coherent body of work and combining live subjects with reference photographs. Emphasis is placed on seeing as artists, putting words to intuition and answering the familiar question, “What do I do next?”

Sept. 17 through Dec. 10
LJ19F2A1
13 Tuesdays
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$505 members
$530 non-members
 
COLLAGE AND ASSEMBLAGE USING MIXED MEDIA with CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON

Put together realistic or non-objective 2- or 3-dimensional collages or assemblages (including box art) using papers, fabrics, photographs, and found objects. Emphasize color, texture, and composition as you juxtapose and transform materials into new visual statements that may range from autobiographical expressions to inter- pretations of our society and imaginary visions. Experiment with the addition of paint and other media to enhance your images.With instructor approval, student can take either the first 6 sessions OR the last 6 sessions for $180m / $205nm, OR all 12 sessions for $360m / $385nm

Sept. 17 through Dec. 3
CD19F2A2
12 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$360 members
 
     
$385 non-members
WEDNESDAYS:

THE CRAFT OF PAINTING and YOUR PERSONAL VISION-with Anna Patalano

This highly technical course focuses on development of painting techniques in oil, water-based oil, and acrylics while forming your personal vision. We will use your favorite photos as the basis for figurative, landscape, or still life ideas. This is not a class in photo-realism. The class will emphasize fundamental concerns of the craft of painting – understanding color theory and paint mixing, painting tools, surfaces and supports, toned grounds, and the various techniques of impasto, glazing, wet-into-wet, and final varnishes. Basic ideas on how to begin a painting using drawing techniques for transferring the image from the photo to the canvas will be demonstrated. Basic training in painting is a prerequisite. Instructor permission required.

 
Session 1 Mornings
       
Sept. 18 through Dec. 11, except Sept. 25
AP19F3M
12 Wednesdays
10:30AM-1:00 PM
$430m / 455nm
 
Session 2 Afternoons
       
Sept. 18 through Dec. 11, except Sept. 25
AP19F3A1
12 Wednesdays
1:30-4:00 PM
$430m / 455nm

RETURNING NEW! MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES: COLLAGE WITH DRAWING & PAINTING with Ellen Gordon

Ever want to create artwork from images, decorative papers and art materials? Let mixed media artist Ellen Gordon show you how to combine materials to create fascinating artwork. Image transfer, mono print, poured and rolled paint techniques will be taught too!
In-depth understanding of the elements of design and composition theories will be taught each session which will enhance each student way of thinking about art and creating art through the medium of collage. Demonstrations and individual attention will be given as each student works on exploring the use of various traditional and non-traditional collage materials in creating an interesting image and art object. No experience necessary – just a willingness to try!
Held in G.A.S. Gallery.

Sept. 18 through Dec. 11, except Oct. 9
EG19F3A2
12 Wednesdays
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
$385 members
          $410 non-members
Supplies: archival glue stick, craft glue of choice, decorative collage papers of students choice (newspaper, magazines, colored paper, wrapping paper- anything can be used), tracing paper, scissors, pencil, any kind of paint and heavy weight paper or canvas of your choice. Photographs of other artwork of inspiration can be used and transferring techniques will be explained as well.
 
 
THURSDAYS:
NEW TIME ! REPRESENTATIONAL PAINTING with Karen Spring

This is a painting course to reinforce a student’s understanding of the fundamentals of painting such as compositional structure; color mixing; and technical aspects of paint and painting tools. Students can work on a variety of subjects from images of their own. Along with individual instruction geared to each student’s level, there will be demonstrations by the instructor, discussion, and class critiques. All levels of experience are welcome.

Sept. 19 through Dec. 12, except Nov. 28
KS19F4M1
12Thursdays
10:00am –12:30 pm
$430 members
 
$455 non-members
 
CRITIQUE and COLLABORATION with CAROL DIXON and ANNA PATALANO

This 6-week (meeting every 2 weeks this term), intensive seminar focuses on constructive critiques of students’ 2-dimensional artwork. Team-taught by Carol Nipomnich Dixon and Anna Patalano, the seminar explores the individual artist’s conceptual and technical concerns in a highly personalized, dynamic exchange among students and faculty. The aim of the course is to have each artist best realize what he or she is trying to express visually. Students are asked to bring in two to three of their current works for the first session. . Meet in GAS gallery 2nd floor.

Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14; Dec. 5

CA19F4M2
6 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$280 members
$305 non-members
           

PROCESS PAINTING: MASTER CLASS IN CONTEMPORARY ISSUES with Anna Patalano

For independent-study painting students with emphasis on individual process. Using ideas of abstract and non-objective painting, students will learn how to deconstruct traditional subjects such as the figure, landscape, and still life to create completely unique and personal visual images. For those who are more adventurous, delving into completely non-objective imagery is also an option based on elements of color, form, and space to structure the image. Different painting materials, mediums, tools, and techniques will be stressed. Collaborative critique of class work is an integral part of the course, as well as trips to major exhibitions in NYC.

Sept. 19 through Dec. 19, except Sept. 26; Nov. 28

AP19F4A
12 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$465 members
$490 non-members

DRAWING THE FIGURE & PORTRAITURE with Nomi Silverman

Explore the vitality of life drawing & portraiture. For the first half of the semester, we will start with quick gestures, working our way up to longer poses, utilizing exercises that are geared to helping you see the form, gesture, weight, and artistic anatomy of the human body. For the second half, we will work on portraiture, using any media of your choice that will enable you to create beautiful and credible figures.

Oct. 3 through Nov. 21

NS19F4E
8 Thursdays  
5:30pm to 8:00pm
$395 members
$420 non-members
 
FRIDAYS
NEW!! INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING & PAINTING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS with Eddie Nino

Beginner to Intermediate. The main goal of this course is to teach every student how to draw, compose, and paint by using a variety of references in an efficient and fluent way based on his or her skill level. How do I combine multiple photographs and still get unity?  How do I improve the composition on my drawings or paintings? The color is off but what do I add to it? Those and many more questions will be answered while the student works in both group exercises and personal assignments and projects.   In this fall session, participants will be taught how to properly use one photograph, use “straight” copying techniques, learn about enlarging and reducing their compositions by understanding frame ratios, and use a limited amount of values to create cohesive harmonious compositional shape patterns (on portraits and landscapes).  Every class is composed of thorough instructor's demonstrations, lectures, and group critiques where students learn by a dynamic and positive exchange of ideas to deepen their understanding of this craft.  

Sept. 20 through Dec. 13, except Nov. 29
EN19F5M
12 Fridays
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
$465 members
$490 non-members
           
CREATIVE ARTS FOR FOURTH GRADERS with Mary Newcomb

In a relaxed and creative atmosphere, children will be immersed in the creative process and encouraged to explore their own unique expression through painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Unique children’s books and well-known names and styles from art history will also be integrated into class projects. All materials included.

Sept. 13 through Dec. 13 except Oct 4; Nov 1, 29.
MN19F5A1
11 Fridays
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$605
           
CREATIVE ARTS FOR 5-6 YEAR OLDS with Mary Newcomb

In a relaxed and creative atmosphere, children will be immersed in the creative process and encouraged to explore their own unique expression through painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Unique children’s books and well-known names and styles from art history will also be integrated into class projects. All materials included.

Sept. 13 through Dec. 13 except Oct 4; Nov 1, 29.
MN19F5A2
11 Fridays
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$605
           
SATURDAYS
YOUNG ARTISTS in the STUDIO – AGES 6-8 with Kathie Milligan

This class will explore new approaches to creativity with children. Using drawing, painting, print-making, collage, and sculpture children will learn new skills and improve on old ones as they experiment with new media and different techniques. To reinforce their understanding, children will learn about important artists who are either historically significant or are forerunners in contemporary art. Come join in and stretch your imagination in a relaxed, fun environment. Materials supplied.

Sept. 21 through Dec. 14, except Nov. 30
KM19F6M
12 Saturdays
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
$420
DRAWING and PAINTING for the JUNIOR ARTIST – AGES 9-12 with Kathie Milligan

Learn about drawing from observation by exploring form, shape, space and composition. Learn about materials and how to use them to create space in your drawings. Learn about painting techniques, color mixing and more. To reinforce their understanding, children will learn about important artists who are either historically significant or are forerunners in contemporary art. Materials used will be pencil, charcoal, pen and ink and paint.

Sept. 21 through Dec. 14, except Nov. 30
KM19F6A1
12 Saturdays
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
$460
RETURNING NEW! BEGINNING PAINTING - PAINTING ESSENTIALS with Nomi Silverman

Our goal in this class is to explore the technical qualities of both oil and water-based oil paints; learning to construct value scales; color mixing and basic color theory. Learning to develop individual visual perception through painting from (life) still-life is a key component while applying prerequisite technical skills – the use of paint and respective mediums; the use of different brushes and other tools; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting.

Sept. 28 – Dec. 14, except Nov. 2, 30
NS19F6A2
10 Saturdays
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
$385 members
$410 non-members
 
 

NEW! OVERSEAS ART TRIPS, PAINT & WINE SOIREES, STUDIO LAB TIME, and LECTURES
Dates to be announced in individual email promotions!
• TRIP TO PROVENCE, FRANCE, 2020
• ARTIST LECTURES SERIES TO BE CONTINUED
• PAINT & WINE SOIREES for CREATIVE FUN & MEET-UPS
• USE OF G.A.S. STUDIO FOR INDEPENDENT LABS

 
 


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