Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES

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Registration: Current Students August 15-17,  Open Registration: August 20

2016 Painting Class

FALL TERM    2018

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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.

September 17 through December 10,
KS18F1M
11 Mondays
10:00–12:30 pm
$390 members
Except October 8 and November 12,
$415 non-members
           
MASH-UP, COLLAGE WITH DRAWING AND 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. Drawing and painting will be integrated with collage. 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.
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.
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. Held in G.A.S. Gallery.

September 17 through December 10,
EG18F1M2
11 Mondays
10:30–12:30 pm
$360 members
Except October 8 and November 12,
$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.

September 17 through December 10,
LJ18F1A1
11 Mondays
1:00–4:00 pm
$420 members
Except October 8 and November 12,
$445 non-members
           
MASTERING THE ART OF SEEING (Part 2)– DRAWING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
with Mary Newcomb and Anna Patalano

A 4-week class designed for intermediate beginners and those looking to sharpen their drawing skills. Based on Betty Edwards’ book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this class will help the student understand their observational skills and how to translate that into drawing. All class work will be done from observing still life subject matter and exercises based on observation. Reading assignments and homework required.

November 5, 19, 26 and December 3
AM18F1A2
4 Mondays
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
$185 members
$210 non-members
           
TUESDAYS:
PAINTING ESSENTIALS and LEARNING TO SEE - BARE BONES BASICS with Sam Morrow

For students who are true beginners and those who already have some preliminary painting experience. 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.

September 18 though December 11

SM18F2M
13 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$500 members
   
$525 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?”

September 18 though December 11
LJ18F2A1
13 Tuesdays 
1:00-4:00 pm
$500 members
 
     
$525 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 or the last 6 sessions for $180m / $205nm or all 12 sessions for $360m / $385nm

September 18 through December 4
CD18F2A2
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. Students should have some basic training in painting as a prerequisite.

 
Session 1 Mornings
       
September 19 to December 12, except November 21
AP18F3M
12 Wednesdays
10:30AM-1:00 PM
$430m / 455nm
 
Session 2 Afternoons
       
September 19 to December 12, except November 21
AP18F3A1
12 Wednesdays
1:30PM-4:00 PM
$430m / 455nm
NEW! KIDS’ MASH UP! (Ages 8-11) with Ellen Gordon

Come explore and learn new art techniques in this exciting new class at GAS for art lovers aged 8-11 while learning basic art principles in a relaxed fun studio environment. Mixed media, collage, cubist portraits, and poured paint will be explored. Class held in GAS Second Floor Gallery.

September 26 through December 12,
EG18F3A2
10 Wednesdays 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$330
except October 10 and November 21,
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.

September 26 through December 12,
KS18F3E
12 Wednesdays 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$480 members
except November 21,
$505 non-members
 
 
THURSDAYS:
DRAWING on ART HISTORY with Joe Kantorski

Four workshops designed to sharpen your eye and your understanding of major art movements of the late 19th and 20th centuries and their principal practitioners . Each workshop will explore one movement and the many ways its artists depicted their world and how what they saw influences how we see ours. We’ll start with Impressionism the first week, Fauvism the second, Cubism the third, then Abstract Expresionism in the fourth. After a slide show featuring examples of each movement in their historical context, and discussion, we will create still lifes inspired by those artists. All skill levels welcome. Bring an 11 x 14 drawing pad and your favorite drawing materials.

September 20 through October 11
JK18F4M
4 Thursdays  
9:30–12:00 pm
$175 members
$200 non-members
DRAWING the FIGURE and PORTRAITURE with Nomi Silverman

Explore the vitality of life drawing and portraiture. For the first half of the semester, we will start with quick gestures, working our way up to longer and 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

October 18 through December 13
NS18F4M2
8 Thursdays  
9:30–12:00 pm
$375 members
$400 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.

September 20, October 4 and 18,
November 1, 15 and 29

CA18F4M2
6 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$270 members
$295 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.

September 20 through December 13,

AP18F4A
11Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$420 members
except November 22
$445 non-members
 
FRIDAYS:

For Kids! CREATIVE ARTS for THIRD GRADERS 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.

September 21 through December 7,
except October12 and 19, November 9, 16 and 23

MN18F5A1
7 Fridays  
1:00-2:00 pm
$385
 

For Kids! CREATIVE ARTS for 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.

September 21 through December 7,
except October12 and 19, November 9, 16 and 23

MN18F5A2
7 Fridays  
3:30-4:30 pm
$385
 
 
SATURDAYS

YOUNG ARTISTS in the STUDIO – AGES 6-8

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.

    MK18F6M 11 Saturdays 10:30–12:00 $410
With Madeline Stambaugh
September 22 through October 20,
except October 6,
With Kathie Milligan
October 27 through December 15,
except November 24,
 
       
 

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

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.

    MK18F6A1 11 Saturdays 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm $445
With Madeline Stambaugh
September 22 through October 20,
except October 6,
With Kathie Milligan
October 27 through December 15,
except November 24,
 
PAINTING ESSENTIALS and LEARNING TO SEE - BARE BONES BASICS with Sam Morrow

For students who are true beginners and those who already have some preliminary painting experience. 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.

September 22 though December 15

SM18F6A2
11 Saturdays
2:30am -5:00pm
$390 members
 
Except November 17 and 24
$415 non-members
 
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

NEW WORKSHOPS, PAINT & WINE SOIREES, and LECTURES

Dates to be announced in individual email promotions!

• POP-UP PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOPS in CENTRAL PARK & GREENWICH
• ARTIST LECTURES SERIES TO BE CONTINUED
• ARTIST CRITIQUES with VISITING ARTISTS
• PAINT & WINE SOIREES for CREATIVE FUN & MEET-UPS

 
 
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