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Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES
2016 Painting Class

WINTER TERM    2017

 

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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.

January 23– March 20
KS17W1M
8 Mondays 
10:00 am -12:30 pm
$275 members
February 20
$300 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.

January 9– March 20
LJ17W1A
9 Mondays 
1:00-4:00pm
$345 members
Except January 16 & February 20
$370 non-members
 
Session 1- TRANSCRIPTION CLASS: UNDERSTANDING THE MASTERS with Kathie Milligan

Throughout history artists have copied other artists to learn their secrets and explore different artistic styles. In this class each student will choose an Old Master Painting and examine its structure through Pencil, Watercolor Wash, a Gray-scale Painting, Collage and finally a full color Watercolor, Acrylic or Oil Painting. Students may take Session 1 and Session 2 at a cost of $270m / $295nm.

January 23, 30, February 6, 13
KM17FW1E
4 Mondays 
6:00-8:30pm
$135 members
$160 non-members
 
Session 2- KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION: PAINTING IN OIL, ACRYLIC, OR WATERCOLOR with Kathie Milligan

Bring your painting to a new level using Drawing, Value, Composition and Color skills acquired through the study of Old Master Paintings. Students may take Students may take Session 1 and Session 2 at a cost of $270m / $295nm.

February 2, 7, March 6,13, 20
KM17W2E
4 Mondays 
6:00-8:30pm
$135 members
$160 non-members
TUESDAYS:
PERCEPTUAL PAINTING with Sam Morrow

For students who consider themselves experienced beginners or intermediate level. Incorporating fundamental painting ideas while painting from life, our goal in this class is to explore the technical qualities of oil paints in application to constructing value studies; then expanding to a broader palette. Learning to develop individual visual perception through painting from 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 and develop a painting.

January 10–March 21

SM17W2M
11 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$420 members
$445 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?”

January 10–March 21
LJ17W2A1
11 Tuesdays 
1:00-4:00 pm
$420 members
 
     
$445 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 @ $180m/$205nm or the last 5 sessions @ $150m/$175nm.

January 10–March 21
CD17W2A2
11 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$330 members
 
     
$355 non-members
WEDNESDAYS:

Section 1 Mornings 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.

January 11–March 22
AP17W3M
11 Wednesdays
10:30-1:00 pm
$365 members
$390 non-members
Section 2 Afternoons 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.

January 11–March 22
AP17W3A
11 Wednesdays  
1:30-4:00 pm
$365 members
$390 non-members
REPRESENTATIONAL PAINTING with KAREN SPRING

This is a painting course to reinforce a students 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.

January 25–March 22
KS17W3E
9 Wednesdays 
5:15–7:45 pm
$300 members
$325 non-members
 
THURSDAYS:
THE WELL-ROUNDED ARTIST with EDDIE NINO

This course is designed for both the beginner and advanced student interested in learning the ins and outs of painting and drawing from both life and photographs. Short one day portrait poses will keep the student’s chops and fluidity rolling, while long figure poses will concentrate on the student’s ability to calmly study and observe the model. Other subject matter such as the still life, the landscape, among exercises on color and self-expression will be addressed as well. Every week there will be a mini-lecture on a specific topic such as: value relationships, perspective, color, composition, or past or contemporary artists. “It’s all about teaching the student how to see nature so that he or she can then express his or her inner-self and personal vision. The student will constantly be challenged and therefore think outside the box!”

January 12–March 23

EN17W4M1
11 Thursdays  
9:00am-12:00
$440 members
$465 non-members
           
CRITIQUE and COLLABORATION with CAROL DIXON and ANNA PATALANO

This 5-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.

January 19, February 2, 16, March 2, 16

CA17W4M2
5 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$210 members
$235 non-members
           

PROCESS PAINTING: MASTER CLASS IN CONTEMPORARY ISSUES with Anna Patalano

For advanced 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 com- pletely 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 are explored. Collaborative critique of class work is an integral part of the course, as well as trips to major exhibitions in NYC.

January 12–March 23

AP17W4A
11 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$420 members
$445 non-members

LIFE DRAWING INTO PASTEL with Nomi Silverman

Learn how vivid and exciting pastels can be! Starting with drawing, we will learn to observe and build up the anatomical form of the figure. In the process, Nomi will point out the muscle and bone structure and show you how each group interacts. Building on this, we will continue into color. Working with pastels, we will work on one pose that will enable us to really delve into all the relevant aspects of developing a pastel painting, including starting, layering, color theory, and mistake corrections. We will learn the technical aspects of pastels as well as compositional considerations.For all levels.

January 12–March 23

NS17W4E
11 Thursdays  
6:00-8:30 pm
$385 members

$410 non-members

 
 
FRIDAYS:
EXPLORING THE ARTS for 6 to 7 YEAR OLDS with Mary Newcomb

In a relaxed and creative atmosphere, children will be immersed in process-based lessons that highlight each child’s unique creative expression. Lessons will explore painting, drawing and mixed-media. This class will also incorporate children books, music, movement and well- known names from art history for a full, multi-sensory experience.

January 13, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10
MN17W5A1
7 Fridays 
1:00 -2:15 pm
$390
 
NEW COURSE ! FUNDAMENTALS OF OIL PAINTING with Sam Morrow

Sam Morrow introduces students to the absolute fundamentals of oil painting. Beginning with intensive value and color-mixing exercises, he will explore the essential techniques of underpainting, impasto, glazing, scumbling and alla prima painting techniques. Students will learn the importance of working with a limited palette, exploring the many ways of using luminosity and harmony within a simple set of primary colors. Sam will also focus on how best to utilize mediums such as linseed oil and thinner to achieve the desired effect as well as explaining the effect various supports such as board and canvas will have on the work.

January 13 –March 24
SM17W5A2
11 Fridays 
3:00 -6:00 pm
$420
          $445 non-members
 
SATURDAYS:

YOUNG ARTISTS IN THE STUDIO, AGES 6 to 8 with Kathie Milligan

This class will explore new approaches to creativity with children. Using drawing, painting, printmaking, 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, they 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.

January 21–March 25
except March 11

KM17W6M
9 Saturdays  
10:30 am-12:00 pm
$320
 

DRAWING and PAINTING for the JUNIOR ARTIST, AGES 9 to 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.

January 21–March 25
except March 11
KM17W6A
9 Saturdays
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$400
 
PRE-REGISTER NOW! Call 203-629-1533    KID’S MINI SUMMER CAMP with Kathie Milligan
Monday to Friday, June 26 – 30
Morning program, ages 6 to 8 10:30-12:00 • $360 for 5 days.
Afternoon program, ages 9 to 12 12:30-3:30 • $460 for 5 days.
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