Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES

 

Director's Note: Our fall schedule is packed!
Fall is almost here and we are back to our full offering of classes. So many of you who have taken summer classes have
progressed successfully in your development. We are proud to say that several of our students had (prize-winning!) work
accepted into our last big show, “Rethink The Ordinary” at the Flinn Gallery juried by Sarah Humphreville, a curator at the
Whitney Museum in NYC. We are pleased to continue offering you the very best quality instruction by our professional artists/faculty.
Highly personalized attention to each student makes our program unique and remarkable.
Anna Patalano

 

FALL TERM    2014

 

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MONDAYS:
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II with KAREN SPRING

Individual and group instruction for Intermediate and Advanced Students. Oil techniques aimed at developing an advanced conceptual vision and solid technical knowledge

September 15 – December 8,
KS14F1M
12 Mondays 
10:00-12:30pm
$420 members
except October 13
$445 non-members
BOTANICAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION with Lauretta Jones

Explore the beauty of nature with watercolor and colored pencil. Students of all levels work on individual projects with demonstrations and guidance based on the needs and goals of the students. Individual direction in a supportive group environment makes every class unique. Demonstrations demystify essential skills such as proportion, foreshortening, light on form, color mixing and composition, as well as basic and intermediate techniques of brush and pencil. Working directly from nature, students will sharpen their ability to see as artists. This workshop offers the fundamentals and inspiration you will need to express your personal vision and style. Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

September 22 –December 15
LJ14F1A
12 Mondays 
1:00-4:00pm
$432 members
except October 13
$457 non-members
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.

September 15 –December 15
KM14F1E
12 Mondays 
6:30-9:00pm
$280 members
except October 6 & October 13
$305 non-members
TUESDAYS:
DRAW AND PAINT – THE BASICS and MORE! – ALL LEVELS with Richard Byrnes

Dick is an Art Coach. He’s ready to guide you in mastering the medium of your choice – pencil drawing, pastels, oils, or acrylics. Since this class is designed to help each student solve their own specific problems, all levels are welcome. Beginners or advanced artists will benefit as they learn to hone their skills and focus their vision. Every class includes a drawing or painting demonstration of basic or advanced techniques so you can see how it’s done. Students learn how to work from life or use sizing-up techniques when working with photographic source material. It’s serious, but it’s fun to see your work improve as you move ahead and get results that will please you and others. Join us!

September 16 –December 9

RB14F2M
12 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:00 noon
$384 members
except November 11
$409 non-members
BOTANICAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION with Lauretta Jones

Explore the beauty of nature with watercolor and colored pencil. Students of all levels work on individual projects with demonstrations and guidance based on the needs and goals of the students. Individual direction in a supportive group environment makes every class unique. Demonstrations demystify essential skills such as proportion, foreshortening, light on form, color mixing and composition, as well as basic and intermediate techniques of brush and pencil. Working directly from nature, students will sharpen their ability to see as artists. This workshop offers the fundamentals and inspiration you will need to express your personal vision and style. Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

September 23 –December 16
LJ14F2A1
12 Tuesdays 
12:30-3:30pm
$432 members
except November 11
$457 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 instructors approval, student can take first 6 session or last 6 session @ $165 member and $190 non-member

September 16 –December 9
CD14F2A2
12 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30
$330 members
 
except November 11
      $355 non-members
WEDNESDAYS:

PAINTING ESSENTIALS – BARE BONES BASICS OF OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING with Anna Patalano

For true beginners and those who want a refresher course in the basic skills of oil and acrylic painting. The class will 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 so be prepared to do numerous exercises in support of the techniques demonstrated.

September 17 –December 10
AP14F3M
12 Wednesdays
10:00-12:30
$420 members
except November 26
$445 non-members
THE CRAFT OF PAINTING – COMPOSITION AND TECHNIQUES with Anna Patalano

This course focuses on development of painting techniques in both oil and acrylics using your favorite photos as the basis for figurative, landscape, or still life ideas. This is not a class in photorealism. The class will emphasize fundamental concerns of the craft of painting -- understanding
color theory and paint mixing, painting tools, surfaces and supports, and the various techniques of impasto, glazing, wet-into-wet, and final varnishes. Basic 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.

September 17 –December 10
AP14F3A
12 Wednesdays  
1:00-3:30
$420 members
except November 26
$445 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.

September 17 –December 10
KS14F3E
12 Wednesdays 
5:15–7:45
$420 members
except November 26
$445 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!”

September 18 – December 11

EN14F4M1
12 Thursdays  
9:00-12:00
$455 members
except November 27
$480 non-members
           
CRITIQUE and COLLABORATION with CAROL DIXON and ANNA PATALANO

This 6-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.

September 18 , October 2, 16, 30,

CDAP14F4M2
6 Thursdays  
11:00-1:00
$192 members
November 13 and December 4
$217 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. Critique of class work is an integral part of the course as well as trips to major exhibits in NYC.

September 18 – December 11

AP14F4A
12 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00
$444 members
except November 27
$469 non-members

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES – GREENWICH ART SOCIETY @ THE BRUCE MUSEUM with Kathie Milligan

An eight-session course of art instruction for students ages 8 – 12 years old led by Greenwich Art Society instructor, Kathie Milligan. Students will experience a wide variety of art media including painting and printmaking inspired by the Chuck Close and other Museum exhibitions. Class size is limited. $375 per student, includes all materials. Reservations and advance payment by contacting the Greenwich Art Society for registration and information: 203-629-1533

October 9 –December 4

KMBM14F4A
8 Thursdays  
3:45-5:00
$375
except November 27
 

NEW COURSE ! FIGURE DRAWING: ACTION AND REPOSE with Richard Byrnes

Learn to draw from the live model. Dick 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, Dick 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.

October 2 –December 11

RB14F4E
10 Thursdays  
6:45-9:15
$365 members
except November 27
$390 non-members
 
 
SATURDAYS:

YOUNG ARTISTS IN THE STUDIO 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.

September 13 –December 13,

KM14F6M
12 Saturdays  
10:30-12:00 Ages 5-7
$360
except October 4 & November 29
KM14F6A
12 Saturdays  
12:00-2:00 Ages 8-12
$408
 
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