Glastonbury Arts

 ADULT ART CLASSES, Starts the Week of September 17th

Serious teens are welcomed to enroll in our adult art classes.

Jacqueline Jones, Santa Rosa, oil

Beginner and Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting – This class is designed for Beginner & Intermediate oil and acrylic painters. Students will learn fundamental painting methods and techniques with special lessons that will help students make good decisions and become better painters. From a value sketch to canvas, color mixing and brushwork we will work from still life and photographic reference. This class is not only designed for those new to oil painting but for those that want a more thorough ‘hands on’ knowledge of color. Beginner painters will make their own black and white value scales as well as a color wheel. Participants will create a basic still life in black and white, learn how to apply paint to canvas and create a pleasing design. Next students will focus on color mixing and then on to paint a simple landscape from a photograph. Instructor will work with intermediate students to address individual needs.
Mondays, 9:00 – noon, September 17 – Nov 12 (no class Oct 8th) 8 weeks
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Dianne Gorrick, Lighthouse, graphite

Dianne Gorrick, Lighthouse, graphite

Learn to Draw – Learn to draw what you see. This class stresses the use of proportion, perspective, values, texture, contrast, and line quality to produce strong drawings. Lessons will be supplemented with instructor demonstrations and individual coaching. Subject matter will be provided in the form of still life or printed material. Bring a 2B pencil, kneaded eraser, and an 11×14 inch drawing pad to the first class.
Mondays, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, September 17- Nov 12 (no class Oct 8th) 8 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Material list for class

Drawing People and Animals – Learn drawing skills applied to people and animals. Each class will begin with a demonstration and instruction that includes anatomy, light and shadow and seeing negative shapes. Shauna Shane welcomes beginning artists as well as more advanced students.
Mondays, 12:30 -2:30 pm, September 17 – Nov 12
(no class Oct 8) 8 weeks
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $240($230 for GA members)
Material list for class

 

Autumn Landscape -This class will help you establish and perfect the necessary fundamentals for a beautiful painting. Each medium (oil, pastel or acrylic) will be featured during the class in a narrated demonstration pointing out specific handling techniques, while emphasizing the common artistic fundamentals they all share. Shauna will help each student achieve their individual best through specific observation and instruction. How to see the simplest light and dark shapes, how to control the paint surface, and how to develop “lost and found” edges for the most effective result will be discussed .Known for her positive and enthusiastic teaching style, Shauna welcomes all levels, but some experience with your chosen medium is recommended. Supply list will be discussed at first class.
Mondays, 3:00- 5:30 pm, September 17 – Nov 12 (no class Oct 8) 8 weeks
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Material list for class

 

Shauna Shane

Brilliant Watercolors – Beginning with a demonstration directly, Shauna will discuss the myths and mysteries of this elusive medium, bring the subject down to size. Make the complicated seem simple, learn how to plan the painting for the most beautiful result, how to load the brush, “dropping” one color into another on dry paper for the most intense effect, and how to keep the freshness and vibrancy of color through the entire painting. Drawing experience recommended.

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, September 17 – Nov 12 (no class Oct 8) 8 weeks
Instructor; Shauna Shane
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials List for Class

 

 

Connecticut River by
Ramona Agro

Techniques with Acrylics – Explore media options to use with acrylics: watercolor, collage, and  using medium to add bold texture. Learn color mixing with helpful drying time extenders. Try underpainting techniques to build your painting and the technique of “Pointillism” – applying paint in a mix of dots and brush strokes to capture the fleeting effects of light. Instructor will emphasize strong design and how to evaluate your composition.
Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm,
September 17 – Nov 12 (no class Oct 8) 8 weeks
Instructor: Ramona Agro
Fee: $240($230 for GA members)
Materials list for class

 

All Media Landscape Painting – Learn to render key elements of the landscape: water, reflections, sky, trees, and rock formations. Each of these elements can be mastered by stressing basic shapes, highlight and shadow, value, and texture. Instructor demonstrations and individual critiques help each student to progress at his/her own pace. Students may work from their own subject matter or from samples provided from the instructor.
Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
September 18 – Nov 13(no class Nov 6) 8 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials List for Class

Watercolor for Beginners and Intermediates – This class will focus on basic and intermediate watercolor techniques using a limited palette of earthy colors (see materials list) .Good design, including the use of value and textures will be explored. Subject matter will be landscape oriented. Weekly instructor demonstrations will be given. This course will allow students to proceed at their own pace with individual instruction during the class.
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm, September 18 – Nov 13(no class Nov 6) 8 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials List for Class

 

 

 

Painting the Landscape in all Media  – In this class students will paint a landscape using a photographic reference. The goal will be to create simple designs that have a strong foundation derived from a value sketch. Jackie will discuss the basics in values, composition and edges while painting out from your focal point. Students will learn to create a feeling of the landscape by expressing individual mark making, instead of just copying a photograph. This course will include an instructor demonstration and plenty of individual attention. All levels and mediums welcome.
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm September 18 – Nov, 13(no class Nov. 6) 8 weeks
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

 

 

 

 

Susan Bosworth, Rebecca’s Place Reimagined, pastel

Pastel for Beginners – In this class the focus will be on starting your journey into the wonderful medium of pastels. You will learn about the materials, including hard and soft pastels, the wide array of papers from low to highly sanded, including handmade boards. Also covered will be underpainting, safety, gridding techniques and framing. At each session the instructor will do a painting demonstration using a variety of substrates and pastels using both still life and reference photos. The importance of building a solid foundation in pastel or any medium cannot be overstated. At the end of this class you will have mastered the key elements of creating a strong pastel painting and be ready to take the next step forward in your journey.
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  September 26, Oct 3, 10, 17 (4 weeks)
Instructor: Susan Bosworth
Fee: $120($115 for GA members)
Materials List for Class

 

 

Barbara Jenkins, Abstract Collage

Adventures in Abstraction with Collage-In this class discover or continue working in the abstract and explore some of the many variations it offers. Class emphasis will be on structure and color with lots of individual guidance. Students must have some previous instruction in the oil, acrylic or pastel mediums. Making abstract art is a wonderful way to create one’s own individual style or voice. Maximum of 6 students.
Thursdays, 9:00-noon, September 20- Nov 8
(no class Oct 4 and Oct 11) 6 weeks
Instructor: Barbara Jenkins
Fee: $$190($180 for GA members)
Material list for class

Felt an Elf  – At the end of this class you’ll have a holiday decoration to treasure for years to come. In the first session, you’ll learn how to form wool, using needle felting techniques, into amazing facial features to create your very own jolly elf (or Santa!). The second session we will focus on the body – making hands and a cute round body. The third session we will put your elf all together and embellish it. Your finished elf will be approximately 8-10″ high.
Fridays, 9:00 – noon, Nov 2, 9 and 30th (no class Nov 16 and Nov 23) 3 weeks
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $110($100 for GA members), $25 material fee