Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES
2016 Painting Class

SPRING TERM    2018

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MONDAYS:
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II with Karen Spring

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

April 9–June 18,
KS18P1M
10 Mondays 
10:00 am -12:30 pm
$350 members
except May 28
$375 non-members
           
THE ART OF NATURE: BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE with Lauretta Jones

Explore the beauty of nature – plants, shells, insects, landscapes, etc. – with graphite, colored pencil, watercolor or other dry or water-based mediums. Gain the skills you need to tackle any subject and the inspiration to develop your own style and vision. Classes feature demonstrations to demystify essentials such as proportion, light on form, color, composition, brush and pencil technique. Exercises will be recommended to deepen core skills. Students work on individual projects based on personal interests and supported by personal guidance from instructor.

April 9–June 18,
LJ18P1A
10 Mondays 
1:00 pm -4:00 pm
$385 members
except May 28
$410 non-members
           
NEW PAINTING IN OIL, ACRYLIC, or WATERCOLOR All levels–young adult through adult, with Kathie Milligan

This class is designed to gain knowledge of painting by approaching it through different media including collage, monoprint and oil or water based paint. Students can use source material of their choice such as a photograph, an image from a favorite graphic novel or cartoon, or an Old Master painting to transcribe. The goal is to define the qualities of painting such as composition, value and color through the exploration of a variety of media.

April 16–June 18,
KM18P1E
9 Mondays 
6:00-8:30pm
$315 members
except May 28
$340 non-members
 
TUESDAYS:
PAINTING ESSENTIALS and LEARNING TO SEE — BARE BONES BASICS OF PAINTING with Sam Morrow

For students who are true beginners and those who have already have some preliminary painting experience. Our goal in this class is to explore the technical qualities of both oil and water-based oil paints; learning to construct value scales; color mixing and basic color theory. Learning to develop individual visual perception through painting from (life) still-life is a key component while applying prerequisite technical skills – the use of paint and respective mediums; the use of different brushes and other tools; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting.

April 10–June 19

SM18P2M
11 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$420 members
   
$445 non-members
THE ART OF NATURE : INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED with Lauretta Jones

Inspired by nature? Continue to develop your style and vision in watercolor, colored pencil or other dry or water- based mediums or mixed mediums. Individual guidance based on personal goals and learning styles in a supportive group environment makes every class unique. Students work on individual projects supported by demonstrations that address both the basics and more advanced challenges such as developing a coherent body of work and combining live subjects with reference photographs. Emphasis is placed on seeing as artists, putting words to intuition and answering the familiar question, “What do I do next?”

April 10–June 19
LJ18P2A1
11 Tuesdays 
1:00-4:00 pm
$420 members
 
     
$445 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 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 5 sessions $150m/$175nm OR the last 5 sessions @ $150m/$175nm

April 10–June 19
CD18P2A2
10 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$300 members
 
except  June 5
     
$325 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
       
April 11–June 20, except May 16, 23
AP18P3M
9 Wednesdays
10:30AM-1:00 PM
$350m / 375 nm
 
Session 2 Afternoons
       
April 11–June 20, except May 16, 23
AP18P3A
9 Wednesdays
1:30PM-4:00 PM
$350m / 375 nm
NEW METHODS of MODERN MASTERS for KIDS! Geared for children in the 3rd to 6th grades with Pat Wetzler

Each week in Methods of the Modern Masters, students will learn about carefully chosen artists and the styles which made them unique in the art world of their time. The children will learn about their lives, when they lived, the art movements they were part of and what materials and methods they used to make them stand out and be noticed. While doing this they will see examples of the art and reproduce their own versions of each artists’ style using a variety of art mate- rials. Children will be encouraged to visit museums to be exposed to the real paintings of these and other artists. Meet in GAS Second Floor Gallery.

April 11–May 16
PW18P3A2
6 Wednesdays 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$220 
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 11–June 20
KS18P3E
11 Wednesdays 
5:00–8:00 pm
$425 members
$445 non-members
 
THURSDAYS:
LIFE DRAWING, PORTRAIT and FIGURE with Nomi Silverman

Using charcoal, pastel, or any other drawing medium of your choice, explore the vitality of life drawing. Starting with quick gestures, we work our way up to longer and longer poses, utilizing exercises that are geared to helping you see the form, gesture, and weight of the human body. We will spend some time on portraiture, as well as delving into the anatomy of specific body parts, including the dreaded hands and feet, that will enable you to create beautiful and credible figures.

April 12–May 17
NS18P4M1
6 Thursdays  
9:30–12:00 pm
$230 members
$255 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.

April 19; May 3, 17, 31; June 14, 28

CA18P4M2
6 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$270 members
$295 non-members
           
NEW! WATERCOLOR on YUPO DEMONSTRATIONS with ANDREA SCOTT

Andrea Scott has been painting watercolors for more than 25 years. She started using Yupo in 2012 after reading about the synthetic paper in an art magazine. These demos will cover a range of watercolor techniques and tools in Andrea’s loose and bold style

 

AS18P4M3
3 Thursdays  
11:00am-12:30 pm
$75 per Demo
Ice, Water, Clouds: April 12
  Watercolors flow fast and freely on Yupo, a synthetic paper that doesn’t absorb the pigment. That makes Yupo free and fun to paint on, and especially good for depicting water in all its states—ice, liquid, vapor. Come see how it works.
Vivid Leaves and Trees: May 10
  Watercolors shine brilliantly on Yupo, a synthetic paper that lets you lift the paint almost entirely. You can apply paint thickly with silicone spatulas, then scrape or wash it off selectively, which makes it excellent for rendering dark shadows in pines and maples and regaining the lights in flickering blades of grass or stalks of corn. Come see how it works.
Landscapes Near and Far: June 7
  Painting watercolors on Yupo, a synthetic paper that lets the paint lie on the surface, can create vibrant landscapes. Come see how to modulate the color to capture the sense of receding space when painting landscapes.
           

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.

April 12–June 21,

AP18P4A
9 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$380 members
except May 17, 24
$405 non-members
 
FRIDAYS:
NEW! MASTERING THE ART OF SEEING – DRAWING FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
with Mary Newcomb and Anna Patalano

A 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. Co-taught for the first 2 sessions.

April 27, May 4, 11, 18
MAP18P5M1
4 Fridays
10:00–12:00 pm
$185 members
$210 non-members
DRAWING on ART HISTORY with Joe Kantorski

Three workshops designed to sharpen your eye and your understanding of three major art movements, and their principal practitioners. Each workshop will explore the many ways those artists depicted their world and how what they saw influences how we see ours. Working from a still life, we will do a series of drawings inspired by each of those movements. A slide show featuring examples of each movement in their historical context and discussion will set the stage for our drawings. All skill levels welcome. Bring an 11 x 14 drawing pad and your favorite drawing materials.

April 13, 20 and 27
JK18P5M2
3 Fridays
9:30–12:00 pm
$105 members
$130 non-members

CREATIVE ARTS for SECOND GRADERS with Mary Newcomb

In a relaxed and creative atmosphere children will be immersed in the creative process and encouraged to explore their own unique expression through painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Unique children’s books and well-known names and styles from art history will also be integrated into class projects. All materials included.

April 20–June 8, except May 25

MN18P5A1
7 Fridays  
1:00-2:00 pm
$385

CREATIVE ARTS FOR 4 & 5 YEAR OLDS with Mary Newcomb

In a relaxed and creative atmosphere children will be immersed in the creative process and encouraged to explore their own unique expression through painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Unique children’s books and well-known names and styles from art history will also be integrated into class projects. All materials included.

April 20–June 8,
except May 25

MN18P5A2
7 Fridays  
3:30-4:30 pm
$385
 
SATURDAYS:

YOUNG ARTISTS IN THE STUDIO, AGES 6 to 8 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 14–June 23,
except May 26, June 2

KM18P6M
9 Saturdays  
10:30 am-12:00 pm
$375
 

DRAWING and PAINTING for the JUNIOR ARTIST, AGES 9 to 12 with Kathie Milligan

Learn about drawing from observation by exploring form, shape, space and composition. Learn about materials and how to use them to create space in your drawings. Learn about painting techniques, color mixing and more. To reinforce their understanding, children will learn about important artists who are either historically significant or are forerunners in contemporary art. Materials used will be pencil, charcoal, pen and ink and paint.

April 14–June 23,
except May 26, June 2
KM18P6A1
9 Saturdays
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$425
 

NEW! PAINTING ESSENTIALS and LEARNING TO SEE — BARE BONES BASICS OF PAINTING with Sam Morrow

For students who are true beginners and those who have already have some preliminary painting experience. Our goal in this class is to explore the technical qualities of both oil and water-based oil paints; learning to construct value scales; color mixing and basic color theory. Learning to develop individual visual perception through painting from (life) still-life is a key component while applying prerequisite technical skills – the use of paint and respective mediums; the use of different brushes and other tools; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting.

April 14–June 23,
SM18P2M
11 Saturdays
2:30 pm–5:00 pm
$425 members
except May 26
$450 non-members
 
 
SUMMER CAMPS and 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. Take all 3 Lectures for $75m / 130nm

 

ARTIST ASKING QUESTIONS with Zachary Keeting

In 2010, Christopher Joy and Zachary Keeting began visiting artists’ studios. With an unscripted, documentary/ improvisational approach, they talked with a wide array of artists and recorded the results. Gorky’s Granddaughter would go on to become the largest, most substantial, video archive of contemporary artistic dialogue. Over 400 artist interviews are now online, free to watch. It is an experiment in radical generosity. It is also a document of a friendship. Zachary Keeting discusses this endeavor and his own painting practice. Held in GAS studio, 3rd floor

Thursday, April 26
ZK18P4E
6:00 pm–7:30 pm
$25m / $45nm
 

PAINTED BOOKS, FROM THE DARK AGES to the DIGITAL AGE with James Lancel McElhinney

From the Book of Kells to the Tres Riches Heures, artists painted in book form. Illuminated manuscripts largely disappeared with the invention of the printing press and moveable type. At the same time, explorers began to navigate unknown waters around Africa to Asia and the across the Atlantic to the Americas, drawing maps, depicting new terrain, peoples, flora and fauna. Watercolor painting was the most portable medium. By the 19th century what once had been a medium for mapmakers and naturalists was embraced by studio artists. 21st-century digital technology revolutionized the printing industry. Books and newspapers migrated into personal electronic devices, which in turn has breathed new life back into the lost art of book illumination. The page spread is the new canvas, which can be scanned and published to vast audiences via websites and social media. Journal-artist, author and Pollock-Krasner Grant recipient James Lancel McElhinney will unfold the epic story of painted books, from the Dark Ages to the Digital Age. Held in GAS gallery, 2nd floor.

Thursday, May 3
JM18P4E
5:30 pm–7:30 pm
$35m / $50nm
 

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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