Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES

Registration for current students is   WED., THURS., FRIDAY – JUNE 5, 6, 7;
Open Registration begins  MONDAY, JUNE 10

2016 Painting Class

SUMMER 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.

July 8 through July 29
KS19S1M
4 Mondays
10:00am –12:30 pm
$235 members
 
$260 non-members
           
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 start a painting? How do I improve the composition on my drawing? 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 session, participants will be taught how to properly use one or multiple photographs for the purpose of an overall harmonious expressive composition. 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.

July 8 through August 26
EN19S1A
8 Mondays
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$395 members
$420 non-members
           
TUESDAYS:
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.

July 9 through August 27

SM19S2M
8 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$395 members
   
$420 non-members
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! No experience necessary – just a willingness to try!

PART ONE: 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.

July 9 through July 30
EG19S2A1
4 Tuesdays 
1:30-3:30 pm
$150 members
 
     
$175 non-members

PART TWO: 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.

August 6 through August 27
EG19S2A2
4 Tuesdays 
1:30-3:30 pm
$150 members
 
     
$175 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.

 
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 or the last 4 sessions @$130m/$155nm or all 8 sessions at $250m/$275nm

July 9 through August 27
CD19S2A3
8 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$250 members
 
     
$275 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. Students should have some basic training in painting as a prerequisite.

 
Session 1 Mornings
       
July 10 through August 28
AP19S3M
8 Wednesdays
10:30AM-1:00 PM
$395m / 420nm
 
Session 2 Afternoons
       
July 10 through August 28
AP19S3A
8 Wednesdays
1:30-4:00 PM
$395m / 420nm
 
THURSDAYS:
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.

July 11 through July 25
KS19S4M1
3Thursdays
10:00am –12:30 pm
$175 members
 
$200 non-members
 
CRITIQUE and COLLABORATION with CAROL DIXON and ANNA PATALANO

This 4-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.

July 11, 25, and August 8, 22

CA19S4M2
4 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$175 members
$200 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.

July 11 through August 29

AP19S4A
8Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$395 members
$420 non-members
 
CAMPS, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
KID’S SUMMER ART CAMP with Kathie Milligan
Monday through Friday, June 24 to June 28
Morning program for ages 6-8 from 10:00 am to12:00 pm • KM19SCM • $395 for 5 days
Afternoon program for ages 9-12 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm• KM19SCA • $475 for 5 days
 

NEW!! SPECIAL WORKSHOP: PAINTING THE ESSEENCE OF THE SEA with Karen Blackwood
A successful painting is Alive! It evokes emotion and draws the viewer in. The choices you make will mean the difference between high art and low art. What is essential to the painting and what gets in the way of your feelings about the subject or the truth of the subject are important questions to ask. This two-day workshop will focus on what is essential in seascape painting and painting in general. Basic art principles will be demonstrated and discussed as well.

Karen will start the workshop in the studio with a morning demo. The rest of the first day, students will be working on value and design sketches and painting from their own past coastal plein air painting studies and or photo references. The following day will be outside plein air painting. Starting with a demo, Karen will show her plein air process. Students will then spend the day painting their own work from nature as Karen comes around to everyone for individual guidance. At the end of the last day we'll do an informal group critique.

Saturday & Sunday, June 8th and 9th from 10am-4pm.
Saturday in the studio and Sunday in plein air at Tod's Point, Greenwich -with the option of 2 studio days if the weekend is raining.

KB19P6W • $350

Online tickets: https://essenceofthesea.eventbrite.com

 

NEW WORKSHOPS, PAINT & WINE SOIREES, and LECTURES

Dates to be announced in individual email promotions!

• ARTIST LECTURES SERIES TO BE CONTINUED
• ARTIST CRITIQUES with VISITING ARTISTS
• PAINT & WINE SOIREES for CREATIVE FUN & MEET-UPS

 
 


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