Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES
2016 Painting Class

SUMMER TERM    2018

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MONDAYS:
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’s 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.

PART ONE: July 9 through July 30
EG18S1M1
4 Mondays
10:30 am -12:30 pm
$140m / $165nm
PART TWO: August 6 through August 27
EG18S1M2
4 Mondays
10:30 am -12:30 pm
$140m / $165nm
           
TUESDAYS:
PAINTING ESSENTIALS and LEARNING TO SEE with Sam Morrow

For students who are experienced beginners and intermediate levels. Incorporating fundamental painting ideas while painting representational images, our goal in this class is to explore the technical qualities of oil paints. Learning to develop individual visual perception and basic ideas on how to begin and develop a painting.

July 10 through August 28

SM18S2M1
8 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$385 members
   
$410 non-members
For Kids ! IN THE STYLE OF! Geared for children in the 3rd to 5th grades, with Pat Wexler

Students will learn to imitate the style of famous artists using a variety of media. Some of the artists included in the class will be Picasso faces, Grandma Moses rural scenes, Matisse paper cuts, Monet water lillies and more. Students will learn about the artists’ lives as they try to imitate their styles.
Meets in the GAS Gallery, 2nd floor.

July 10 through July 31
PW18S2M2
4 Tuesdays 
9:30-11:30 am
$140
 
     
 
THE ART of NATURE SUMMER CHECK-INwith Lauretta Jones

Although many things compete for our attention during the summer, this review/critique/next-step check-in will keep you moving forward toward your personal art goals. Reviews will be held in the first half of the class – sign up for a review slot as you arrive in class. Then work in class while the discussion is fresh in your mind and instructor is available for questions, clarification and brief demos. Bring work-in-progress together with your thoughts and questions and materials to work in class following your review. Maximum 8 students

July 10
LJ18S2AW1
1 Tuesday 
1:00-5:00 pm
$150 members
 
     
$175 non-members
 
TIPS for ORGANIZING & USING REFERENCE PHOTOS on YOUR iPAD with Lauretta Jones

The iPad is supplanting printed photos as reference for paintings and drawings for many artists. Its resolution and rich color, ability to zoom and crop photos, and easily seek out images on the internet makes it a valuable tool in the studio. This workshop will show you ways to save and organize your photos so you don’t waste time hunting for them and will include ideas on how to use its built-in tools to improve your composition and bring out the details of your photos. Please bring your iPads, a charger and your questions.

July 17
LJ18S2AW2
1 Tuesday
1:00-4:00 pm
$120 members
 
     
$145 non-members
 
THE ART of NATURE SUMMER CHECK-INwith Lauretta Jones

Although many things compete for our attention during the summer, this review/critique/next-step check-in will keep you moving forward toward your personal art goals. Reviews will be held in the first half of the class – sign up for a review slot as you arrive in class. Then work in class while the discussion is fresh in your mind and instructor is available for questions, clarification and brief demos. Bring work-in-progress together with your thoughts and questions and materials to work in class following your review. Maximum 8 students

July 24
LJ18S2AW3
1 Tuesday
1:00-5:00 pm
$150 members
 
     
$175 non-members
 

LONG TALL TASSEL NECKLACE WORKSHOP with Fran Phillips

Treat yourself to this long beaded necklace with a flippy tassel and a bit of interest on the side. Go for summery mother of pearl or colorful stone. Or choose alternative materials like wood, paper, or shell for beach-worthy bling. Your bead choice makes this piece uniquely your own. Materials needed: 24-36" of beads, approx. 1 cm/10mm dia., 1 tube of seed beads in a contrasting or coordinating color, 1 small bead, 4-5mm, in a contrasting color (and shape, if available), 1 focal bead- scarab, fancy bead, carved flat piece-something interesting, in a con- trasting color or matched to your seed beads, some thread that looks good with the colors you’re working with heavy sewing thread, thin pearl cotton, thin crochet cotton or tatting thread, quilting thread, or even regular sewing thread, but not embroidery floss, Nylon bead thread, like medium weight Nymo, or dental floss + needle. Alternatively, you can use flex wire, a couple of crimps and a short length of 20 gauge wire. Meets in the GAS Gallery, 2nd floor.

July 24
FP18S2AW
1 Tuesday
1:00 pm–4:00 pm
$75
 
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 4 sessions at $120m / $145nm or all 8 sessions at $240m / $265nm

July, 17, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28
CD18S2A2
8 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$240 members
 
July 10 and July 24 only from 5:15 to 7:15 pm
     
$265 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
       
July 11 through August 29
AP18S3M
8 Wednesdays
10:30AM-1:00 PM
$385m / 410nm
 
Session 2 Afternoons
       
July11 through August 29
AP18S3A
8 Wednesdays
1:30PM-4:00 PM
$385m / 410nm
GELLI PLATE PRINTMAKING for PARENT and CHILD with Mary Newcomb

Let your imagination run wild in this fun, Parent/Child printmaking workshop! The Gelli plate printing method is a fun, quick method of creating one of a kind prints and only non-toxic materials will be used. Gelli plates can hold a lot of texture and you’ll see how colors pop dramatically. We will create prints using leaves, found objects, stencils and various texturing materials. Suitable for children aged 6–12. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the workshop. Must bring your own gelli plates to class (in any size you like). All other materials will be provided. Please wear comfortable painting clothes.

July 18
MN18S3AW
1 Wednesday 
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
$95
$40 for each additional person/child
 
THURSDAYS:
BEGINNERS’ BUILDING BLOCKS of PAINTING: COLOR MIXING, COLOR THEORY, PAINTS and TOOLS with Kathie Milligan

Like learning the scales in music, this 4-week 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.

August 2 through August 23
KM18S4M1
4 Thursdays  
9:30–12:00 pm
$300 members
$325 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.

July 12, 26, and August 9, 23

CA18S4M2
4 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$165 members
$190 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.

July 12 through August 30

AP18S4A
8Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$385 members
$410 non-members
 
FRIDAYS:
MASTERING THE ART OF SEEING – DRAWING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN (Part 2)
with Mary Newcomb and Anna Patalano

A continuation of this 4-week class designed for 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.

July 13, 20, 27 and August 3
AM18S5M
4 Fridays
10:30–12:30 pm
$185 members
$210 non-members

For Kids! CREATIVE ART and MUSIC for 6 to 8 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.

July 13 through August 17

MN18S5A
6 Fridays  
1:30-2:30 pm
$330
 
 
SUMMER CAMPS and JUNE WORKSHOPS

KID’S SUMMER ART CAMP with Kathie Milligan

Monday through Friday, June 25 to June 29,  Morning program for ages 6-8Afternoon program for ages 9-12

Morning program for ages 6-8
KM18SCM
5 days
10:00–12:00
$385
 
Afternoon program for ages 9-12
KM18SCA 5 days 12:30-3:30 $460
 

NEW TIBETAN CHARM BRACELET WORKSHOP with Fran Phillips

We found bracelet inspiration when we looked eastward. Our Tibetan bracelet is easy to bead and personalize with simple bead dangles. Materials for Tibetan bracelet: $20. Students should bring their round nose pliers and wire cutters if they have them. Meet in GAS gallery, 2nd floor.

Saturday, June 9
FP18P6W
1 Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$95
 

NEW EXPEDITION GREENWICH – JOURNAL PAINTING WORKSHOP with James Lancel McElhinney

Participants meet to review equipment and the basic use of color in aqueous media: ink and watercolor, focusing on the Greenwich cityscape. Principles of observation and composition are reviewed. Field work is followed by a lunchtime critique. Students return to the field, concluding the day with a group critique and summation. Class limit: 14

Saturday/Sunday; June 23, 24
JM18P6W
2 Days
10:00 pm–4:00 pm
$395
 
 
SEMINARS

“THURSDAY NIGHT WITH...” PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ARTIST

A special series on practical information and skills on how to become a well-rounded artist in today’s changing
world of art, art-making, and marketing.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS, PRIVATE DEALS: MARY CASSATT and the MARKET for IMPRESSIONISM in AMERICA
with Laura D, Corey (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

This lecture will cover the course of nearly fifty years, from the outset of her affiliation with the Impressionists until the end of her life, Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) was an indefatigable and enterprising advocate for the art of her circle. She inspired some of the first American buyers of Impressionist pictures and ultimately had a hand in exporting hundreds of works of art to public and private collections in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and beyond. Held in GAS gallery, 2nd floor.

Thursday, June 7
LC18P4E
1 Saturday
5:30 pm–7:00 pm
$25m / $45nm
 
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