Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES


Director's Note:
This term, we welcome Nomi Silverman to our faculty. She will be teaching figure drawing class on Thursday evenings.
Nomi has a well established reputation as an excellent instructor in this area and GAS is excited to have her on board.
Anyone interested in studying the figure on a fundamental level should consider her course.

We welcome your support! The Greenwich Art Society Studio School is the only fully equipped visual, studio-art program for kids and adults in Greenwich. As a 501-c3 non-profit, we depend on your support to continue offering the community top-notch courses taught by experts in their field. As our annual appeal has just gone out, consider how much your tax deductible donation will help GAS continue building on its solid educational program. Please visit www.greenwichartsociety.org to learn more and make an online donation. As always, we are truly grateful for all our wonderful donors, members and students. Your commitment to us insures our commitment to you!
Anna Patalano

WINTER 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

January 5 – March 30,
KS15W1M
11 Mondays 
10:00-12:30pm
$390 members
except January 19, February 16
$415 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.

January 5 – March 30,
LJ15W1A
11 Mondays 
1:00-4:00pm
$400 members
except January 19, February 16
$425 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.

January 5 – March 30,
KM15W1E
11 Mondays 
6:00-8:30pm
$265 members
except January 19, February 16
$290 non-members
TUESDAYS:
DRAW AND PAINT – THE BASICS and MORE! – ALL LEVELS with Richard Byrnes and Karen Spring

Dick is an Art Coach! He’s ready to guide you in mastering the medium of your choice — pencil drawing, pastels, oils, or acrylics. Students wishing to work on more independent projects can work with Dick. 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 from a photo. Students seeking a more structured approach with exercises emphasizing the fundamentals can work with Karen Spring, whose patient approach will help students of all levels hone their skills and focus their vision. Dick and Karen present both a serious and fun approach as you see your work improve and get results that will please you and others. Join us!

January 6 – March 17

RBKS15W2M
11 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:00 noon
$357 members
$382 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.

January 6 – March 17
LJ15W2A1
11 Tuesdays 
1:00 - 4:00 pm
$400 members
$425 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 5 consecutive sessions)

January 6 – March 17
CD15W2A2
11 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$307 members
 
      $332 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.

January 7 – March 25,
AP15W3M
11 Wednesdays
10:00-12:30 pm
$390 members
except February 11
$415 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.

January 7 – March 25,
AP15W3A
11 Wednesdays  
1:00-3:30 pm
$390 members
except February 11
$415 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.

January 7 – March 18
KS15W3E
11 Wednesdays 
5:15–7:45 pm
$390 members
$415 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!”

January 8–March 19

EN15W4M1
11 Thursdays  
9:00-12:00
$423members
$448 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.

January 8, 22, February 5, 19,

CDAP15W4M2
6 Thursdays  
11:00-1:00 pm
$192 members
and March 5, 19
$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. Collaborative critique of class work is an integral part of the course as well as trips to major exhibitions in NYC.

January 8–March 26

AP15W4A
11 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$412 members
except February 12
$437 non-members

NEW COURSE ! 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.

January 8–March 19

NS15W4E
10 Thursdays  
6:45-9:15  pm
$365 members
except February 12
$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.

January 10 – March 28, except March 14

KM15W6M
11 Saturdays  
10:30-12:00 Ages 5-7
$396
January 10 – March 28, except March 14
KM15W6A
11 Saturdays  
12:00-2:00 Ages 8-12
$451
 
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