Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES
2016 Painting Class

FALL TERM    2017

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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.

September 18–December 11,
KS17F1M
12 Mondays 
10:00 am -12:30 pm
$408 members
except October 9
$433 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.

September 18–December 11,
LJ17F1A1
12 Mondays 
1:00 pm -4:00 pm
$460 members
except October 9
$485 non-members
           
 NEW  FOR KIDS ART & ANIMATION WITH iPADS For kids 7 years old and up, with Michal Finegold

Kids will create characters in a variety of arts and crafts techniques, and bring them to life on the iPad with animation apps. Learn arts and crafts, storytelling, and animation, all in one class with projects that combine physical and digital art. The theme of the class will be seasonal, a different theme each class. Students are requested to bring their own iPad. Parents are requested to purchase and download the apps from the app store in advance so the student can use them in class. PuppetMaster ($1.99) and FishyPaint ($0.99). Meet in GAS gallery, 2nd floor.

  September 18, October 16, November 13 MF17F1A2 3 Mondays  4:00 pm-5:30 pm $55/class
 
NEW TIME TRANSITIONING FROM DRAWING INTO PAINTING 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 an eraser to class.

September 18–December 11,
KM17F1E
12 Mondays 
4:30-7:00pm
$408 members
except October 9
$433 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.

September 19–December 12

SM17F2M
13 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$495 members
   
$520 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?”

September 19–December 12
LJ17F2A1
13 Tuesdays 
1:00-4:00 pm
$495 members
 
     
$520 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 7 sessions @ $210m/$235nm or the last 6 sessions @ $180m/$205nm.

September 19–December 12
CD17F2A2
13 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$390 members
 
     
$415 non-members
WEDNESDAYS:

Section 1 Mornings 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.

September 20–December 13,
AP17F3M
12 Wednesdays
10:30AM-1:00 PM
$408 members
 
except November 22
      $433 non-members
Section 2 Afternoons 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.

September 20–December 13,
AP17F3A
12 Wednesdays 
1:30-4:00 pm
$408 members
except November 22
$433 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 20–December 13,
KS17F3E
12 Wednesdays 
5:15–8:15 pm
$460 members
except November 22
$485 non-members
 
THURSDAYS:
NEW! 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.

September 21–December 14,
NS17F4M1
10 Thursdays  
9:30–12:00 pm
$380 members
except October 5, November 16 and 23
$405 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.

September 14, 28; October 12, 26; November 9, 30

CA17F4M2
6 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$270 members
$295 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.

September 21–December 14,

AP17F4A
12 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$460 members
except November 23
$485 non-members
 
FRIDAYS:
NEW! DRAWING on ART HISTORY with Joe Kantorski

Three workshops designed to sharpen your eye and your understanding of three major 19th and 20th-century 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. Examples of each movement 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.

September 15, 22 and 29
JK17F5M1
3 Fridays
9:30–12:00 pm
$105 members
$130 non-members
NEW! OPEN STUDIO @ GREENWICH ART SOCIETY

The GAS studio will be open on Friday mornings October 6th though December 8th from 9:00am–12:00pm for those needing studio space and equipment. Drawing, painting, and other 2-dimensional media. Space limited to a maximum of 6 artists. Office staff monitor. Please register 24 hours in advance by calling the GASofficeat203-629-1533.

October 6 – December 8,
except November 10, 24 and December 1

JF17F5M1
7 Fridays 
9:00 - 12:00 pm
$50 per 3 hour session
           

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.

September 22–December 8,

MN17F5A1
9 Fridays  
1:00-2:15 pm
$495
except October 20 & November 10, 24
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.

September 23– December 16,
Except November 11 & 25

KM17F6M
11 Saturdays  
10:30 am-12:00 pm
$407
 

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.

September 23– December 16,
Except November 11 & 25
KM17F6A1
11 Saturdays
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$440
 

NEW NOTHING BUT EARRINGS – Jewelry Making with Fran Phillips

Earrings are a quick way to learn new techniques, practice what you already know, and experiment with color and design. Learn how to make ear-wires and design your own. Your investment in time and materials is small but the fashion payoff is tremendous. Students must bring their own tools & materials to class. Supply list will be sent upon registration. In GAS Gallery, 2nd floor.

September 23
FP17F6Wa
1 Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$95
 

NEW ONE AFTERNOON, TWO NECKLACES – Jewelry Making with Fran Phillipsan

How about a pair of necklaces to spark your Fall wardrobe? We'll start with a dramatic focal bead and top it with a cluster of your favorite tiny beads, all on an adjustable cord. Our second project will be a long knotted necklace that ends in a tassel. Both projects teach and reinforce basic jewelry making skills. Students must bring their own tools and materials to class. Supply list will be sent upon registration. In GAS Gallery, 2nd floor.

October 14
FP17F6Wb
1 Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$95
 
SATURDAY/ SUNDAY

NEW! PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN BACKCOUNTRY GREENWICH
Capturing Light & Color of this New England Landscape with Dmitri Wright

A 2-day plein air painting workshop will be taught by Dmitri Wright of Greenwich CT, who is the master artist/instructor for the National Park Service at Weir Farm National Historic Site dedicated to American painting. Artists of all levels are invited to experience the beauty of this New England landscape as the American Impressionist’s John Henry Twatchman did, who lived and painted here in Greenwich. Wright, an American artist in the tradition of the Impressionists was the first artist-in-residence at the Greenwich Historic Society the home of the Cos Cob Art Colony where Twatchman and J. Alden Weir painted. Wright will present the plein air painting methods used by these artists for you to begin to integrate such techniques into your own style of work. Location to be given upon registration. Minimum 5 students.

Saturday, September 23 and Sunday September 24

DW17F67W
2 Days  
10:00 am -3:00 pm
$465
 
SEMINARS
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.

NEW! A FLY ON THE WALL: RE-ENVISIONING ART and ENTERPRISE Thursday Night with James McElhinney

What can we make of today’s rapidly evolving art-world? Urban centers have been replaced by global networks. Galleries are in decline. Art Fairs and Auction houses dominate the scene. Creative investment and online resources have redefined the market. Government support has all but disappeared. Private museums are on the rise. Sea-changes in patterns of patronage and young collectors motivated by new priorities raise many questions. Has the MFA culture kept pace with these changes? How relevant is higher education? Is it still a haven for creative practice? How will an artist survive? Where can they find success? What will be their legacy?For more than ten years, author, artist and educator James Lancel McElhinney has conducted nearly one hundred interviews with some of America’s top artists, collectors, dealers, critics and art-historians. In these conversations, McElhinney found simple answers to difficult questions, and reasons why artists should welcome the end of an era, and the dawn of a new age. This talk will update the road-map and chart new pathways for art as enterprise.

Thursday, October 5, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm • $25m / $45nm

 

NEW! THE ART OF CREATIVITY: VISION & MISSION, WHAT EVERY ARTIST NEEDS Thursday Night with Dimitri Wright

Dmitri Wright, master artist/instructor, will present from his The Art of Creativity seminar an introduction The 5 Levels of Visual Perceptions and The 12 Tools of the Trade for an artist to develop and renew their Vision and Mission as a creative.

Thursday, October 12, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm • $25m / $45nm

 

NEW! TALKING ABOUT DOING...THE VISUAL ARTIST’S PROCESS in WORDS Thursday Night with Anna Patalano

Anna Patalano will discuss how to speak about your work in a clear and confident manner. How do you understand visual language and the process by which it is formed and put that into words for others to understand? This is an interactive seminar welcoming questions about process, technique, influences, intention, and conviction. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how to organize their thoughts in order to make a cohesive, oral presentation.

Thursday, October 19, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm • $25m / $45nm

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