Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES

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Registration for current students is March 18th and 19th;
Open Registration begins March 20th

2016 Painting Class

SPRING 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.

April 8 through June 17
KS19P1M
10 Mondays
10:00am –12:30 pm
$360 members
Except May 27
$385 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.

April 8 through June 3
LJ19P1A1
8 Mondays
1:00–4:00 pm
$315 members
Except May 27
$340 non-members
           
NEW!! BEGINNER'S BUILDING BLOCKS OF PAINTING, COLOR MIXING, PAINTS & TOOLS (PART II 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 tenants of color theory to understand the rules of value, color temperature, and complimentary 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.

April 8 through June 17
KM19P1A2
9 Mondays
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
$325 members
Except April 29 and May 27
$350 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.

April 9 through June 18

SM19P2M
11 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$430 members
   
$455 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?”

April 9 through June 4
LJ19P2A1
9 Tuesdays 
1:00-4:00 pm
$350 members
 
     
$375 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 for $180m/$205nm or the last 5 sessions for $150m / $175nm, OR all 11 sessions for $330m / $355nm

April 9 through June 18
CD19P2A2
11 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$330 members
 
     
$355 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. Instructor permisssion required.

 
Session 1 Mornings
       
April 10 through June 19
AP19P3M
11 Wednesdays
10:30AM-1:00 PM
$400m / 425nm
 
Session 2 Afternoons
       
April 10 through June 19
AP19P3A
11 Wednesdays
1:30-4:00 PM
$400m / 425nm
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.

April 10 through June 19
KS19P3E
11 Wednesdays 
5:00 - 8:00 PM
$430 members
$455 non-members
 
 
THURSDAYS:
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.

April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 6, 20

CA19P4M
6 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$270 members
$295 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.

April 11 through June 20

AP19P4A
11Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$440 members
$465 non-members
 
FRIDAYS:

CREATIVE ARTS for THIRD GRADERS and 5-6 YEAR OLDS with Mary Newcomb

In a relaxed and creative atmosphere children will be immersed in the creative process through art, music and movement. Not simply a project-based art class, this multi-sensory approach lets children connect with their own unique creative impulses as they explore painting, drawing and collage. Well-known names and styles from art history will also be integrated into class projects. All materials included.

 
THIRD GRADERS
       

May 3 through June 14

MN19P5A1
7 Fridays  
1:00-2:00 pm
$385
 
5-6 YEAR OLDS
       

May 3 through June 14

MN19P5A2
7 Fridays  
3:30-4:30 pm
$385
 
 
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.

  April 13 through June 22, except June 1 KM19P6M 10 Saturdays 10:30–12:00 $375
 

DRAWING and PAINTING for the JUNIOR ARTIST – AGES 9-12 with Kathie Milligan

Learn about drawing from observation by exploring form, shape, space and com- position. 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.

  April 13 through June 22, except June 1 KM19P6A1 10 Saturdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm $410
 
NEW!! PAINTING ESSENTIALS - ADVANCED BEGINNER with Nomi Silverman

This class is a continuation of Nomi’s Beginner Painting class. 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.

April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25

NS19P6A2
7 Saturdays
2:30 -5:00pm
$270 members
 
$295 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 1st and 2nd 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
 

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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