Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES


Director's Note:
Welcome to our 2015 Spring Courses!
Our goal is to consistently present classes that reinforce the value of training in the core fundamentals of the visual arts.
The real study of the craft and processes in the visual arts is not a flash-in-the-pan, results-oriented endeavor.
As much as all of us desire successful results, the value of learning comes from a true understanding of the process
and making a commitment to that. For as many artistic styles that exist, there are that many various processes worthy of study.
To that end, we continue to offer our diverse program as a basis for the core fundamentals in drawing, painting, and mixed media
— upon which to build individual, artistic visions. See our class schedule in these pages and call the office for enrollment.
Classes begin the week of April 6th. Good luck in your future studies!
Anna Patalano

SPRING TERM    2015

 

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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

April 6 – June 15,
KS15P1M
10 Mondays 
10:00-12:30pm
$370 members
except May 25
$395 non-members
THE ART OF NATURE: BOTANICAL and BEYOND with Lauretta Jones

Explore the beauty of nature – plants, shells, insects, landscapes, etc. – with watercolor, colored pencil or other dry or water-based mediums. Individual guidance based on personal needs and goals in a supportive group envi- ronment makes every class unique. Gain the skills you need to tackle any subject and the inspiration to develop your own style and vision. Students work on individual projects supported by demonstrations that demystify essentials such as foreshortening, light on form, color mixing, composition, brush and pencil technique. Combining the advantages of live subjects with the wise use of reference photographs is addressed. Emphasis is placed on seeing as artists, putting words to intuition and answering the familiar question, “What do I do next?” Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists alike.

April 6 – June 15,
LJ15P1A
10 Mondays 
1:00-4:00pm
$370 members
except May 25
$395 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.

April 6 – June 15,
KM15P1E
10 Mondays 
6:00-8:30pm
$250 members
except May 25
$275 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.

April 7 – June 16

KS15P2M
11 Tuesdays
10:00am -12:30 noon
$395 members
$420 non-members
THE ART OF NATURE: BOTANICAL and BEYOND with Lauretta Jones

Explore the beauty of nature – plants, shells, insects, landscapes, etc. – with watercolor, colored pencil or other dry or water-based mediums. Individual guidance based on personal needs and goals in a supportive group envi- ronment makes every class unique. Gain the skills you need to tackle any subject and the inspiration to develop your own style and vision. Students work on individual projects supported by demonstrations that demystify essentials such as foreshortening, light on form, color mixing, composition, brush and pencil technique. Combining the advantages of live subjects with the wise use of reference photographs is addressed. Emphasis is placed on seeing as artists, putting words to intuition and answering the familiar question, “What do I do next?” Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists alike.

April 7 – June 16
LJ15P2A1
10 Tuesdays 
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$370 members
except May 26
$395 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 any 5 sessions @ $163 /$138 Members.)

April 7 – June 16
CD15P2A2
11 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$310 members
 
      $335 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.

April 8 – June 17
AP15P3M
11 Wednesdays
10:00-12:30 pm
$395 members
$420 non-members
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.

April 8 – June 17
AP15P3A
11 Wednesdays  
1:00-3:30 pm
$395 members
$420 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.

April 8 – June 17
KS15P3E
11 Wednesdays 
5:15–7:45 pm
$395 members
$420 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!”

April 9 – June 18

EN15P4M1
11 Thursdays  
9:00am-12:00
$425 members
$450 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.

April 16, 30, May 7, 21, June 4, 18

CA15P4M2
6 Thursdays  
11:00-1:00 pm
$195 members
$220 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.

April 9 – June 18

AP15P4A
11 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$415 members
$440 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.

April 9 – June 25

NS15P4E
8 Thursdays  
6:00-8:30  pm
$330 members
except May 7, 28, June 4
$355 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.

April 11 – June 20, except May 23

KM15P6M
10 Saturdays  
10:30-12:00 Ages 5-7
$335
April 11 – June 20, except May 23
KM15P6A
10 Saturdays  
12:00-2:00 Ages 8-12
$380
 

PRE-REGISTER NOW! KID’S SUMMER CAMP

Art camp for kids 6 to 8 and 9 to 12
Monday to Friday, June 22 – June 26

Morning program, Ages 6-8 10:30-12:30 • $340

Afternoon program, Ages 9-12 12:30-3:30 • $440

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