Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES


Director's Note:
Happy Summer Season to all!

While some of our students may be away for the summer, those of you who stay in town will have a continued opportunity to grow your skills and vision through our core program. Though our summer term will be shortened to eight weeks, our faculty is committed to keeping the flow of the learning process consistent during the summer months.

The Greenwich Art Society is also excited to offer new and interesting summer workshops. Please see our regular schedule below and call the office at 203-629-1533 for enrollment.

Here are some highlights of our new offerings this Summer. (See inside for pricing details. Some workshops have limited enrollment!)

Pre-register by June 11th! Mini-Art Camp for Kids (June 22-June 26) A five-day art camp for 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.

Other featured workshops include: Watercolor Workshops with Lauretta Jones Painting Workshops with Eddie Nino

Anna Patalano

SUMMER TERM    2015

 

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MONDAYS:
TRANSITIONING FROM DRAWING INTO PAINTING (all levels–young adult thru adult) with KATHIE MILLIGAN

In this course all the drawing skills needed to transfer what is observed in the three dimensional world onto a sheet of two dimensional paper will be taught. Skills included are Composition, Measurement (Sighting), Positive and Negative Space and Value. The study of Value will cover Painting in Black and White followed by Painting in the Gray Scale. Finally Color will be discussed, namely the qualities of Warm and Cool Colors plus Mixing
and Painting with the Three Primaries. Students may work at their individual levels. The subject matter will be still life set-ups. Materials used will be Pencil, Charcoal and Tempera (Poster Paint). Please bring a 9 x 12 sketch pad and HB, 2B and 4B pencils plus and eraser to class.Classes August 3rd and 10th will be held outdoors, weather permitting.

July 6–August 24,
KM15S1A
7 Mondays 
1:30-4:00pm
$190 members
except July 20
$215 non-members
TUESDAYS:
PAINTING ESSENTIALS - BARE BONES BASICS OF OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING with Karen Spring

For students who are true beginners and those who want a refresher course in the basic technical skills of oil and acrylic painting. Our goal in this class is NOT to make paintings but to explore the technical qualities of both oil and acrylic paints; their respective mediums; the use of different brushes and other tools; color mixing and basic color theory; use of different surfaces and supports for a painting; discussion of current paint manufacturing developments; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting. This is a highly technical course that will lay a successful foundation for all future painting.

July 7 – July 28

KS15S2M
4 Tuesdays
9:00am -12:00 noon
$185members
$210 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 interpretations 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 first four OR second four sessions @ $120m / $135nm))

July 7-August 25
CD15S2A
8 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$240 members
 
      $265 non-members
WEDNESDAYS:

THE CRAFT OF PAINTING and YOUR PERSONAL VISION-Section 1 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.

July 8-August 26
AP15S3M
8 Wednesdays
10:00-12:30 pm
$288 members
$313 non-members
THE CRAFT OF PAINTING and YOUR PERSONAL VISION- Section 2 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.

July 8-August 26
AP15S3A
8 Wednesdays  
1:00-3:30 pm
$288 members
$313 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.

July 8-July 29
KS15S3E
4 Wednesdays 
5:15–7:45 pm
$185 members
$210 non-members
 
THURSDAYS:
PORTRAIT & FIGURE -THE COMPLETE DRAWING & PAINTING TOOLBOX 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 life. 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. Every week there will be a mini-lecture on a specific topic such as: value relationships, perspective, color,
composition, likeness, 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!”

July 9-August 27

EN15S4M1
8 Thursdays  
9:00am-12:00
$310 members
$335 non-members
           
CRITIQUE and COLLABORATION with CAROL DIXON and ANNA PATALANO

This 4-week intensive seminar (meeting every 2 weeks), 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.

July 9, July 23, August 6 and 20

CA15S4M2
4 Thursdays  
11:00-1:00 pm
$110 members
$135 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 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 9-August 27

AP15S4A
8 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$320 members
$345 non-members

FIGURE DRAWING: ACTION AND REPOSE with Nomi Silverman

Learn to draw from the live model. Nomi will begin each session with a demonstration drawing showing you how to capture the gesture of the pose. Then you’ll do warm-up sketches applying the principles covered. This quick-sketch section will be followed by longer poses allowing you to
observe and build up the anatomical form of the figure. In the process, Nomi will point out the muscle structure and show you how each group interacts. The remaining time will be devoted to a long pose allowing you to study the patterns formed by light and shadows to create a dynamic drawing in the medium of your choice – pencil, charcoal, marker, pen and ink, even pastels.

July 9-August 6

NS15S4E
5 Thursdays  
6:00-8:30  pm
$220 members
$245 non-members
 
 

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