Glastonbury Arts

 ADULT ART CLASSES, starting in January 2020

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

Jackie Jones- Home in the Tennessee Hills

Beginner to Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting – This class is designed for those new to oil painting and those who want more thorough “hands on” knowledge of color. Beginner painters will make their own black and white value scales as well as color wheel. The instructor will work with intermediate students to address individual needs. We will work from still life as well as photographic reference, proceeding from a value sketch to canvas, to color mixing and brushwork. All students will learn painting methods and techniques with special lessons to help students make good decisions and become better painters.

Mon., 9:00 am–12:00 pm, Jan. 6 – March 9 (no class Jan. 20, Feb. 17), 8 weeks
Instructor: Jacqueline Jones
Fee: $250 ($240 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.

Tues., 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Jan. 7 – 28, 4 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $125 ($120 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Watercolor for Beginner and Intermediate Students – 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.

Tues., 1:00–3:30 pm,Jan 7 – 28, 4 weeks.
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $125 ($120 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Jackie Jones – Dreaming Tree – reed pen on canvas

Drawing Made Easy – Come learn to draw! Jackie takes the mystery out of one and two-point perspective in a step by step approach. Students will learn how to draw objects from life as well as interiors and exteriors. How to fit figures in a drawing plus many tips and techniques made easier. We’ll begin using pencil, newsprint and sketch books in the first weeks and later introduce gray toned paper (for our mid-tone).  Students will then add a finish in various conte pencils. Value, composition and mark making will round out more finished drawings in the later weeks.

Tues., 2:00 pm–5:00 pm, Jan. 7 – March 3(no class Feb. 18),
8 weeks
Instructor: Jacqueline Jones
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.

Tues., 6:00–9:00 pm, Jan 7 – March 3(no class Feb.18), 8 weeks
Instructor: Jacqueline Jones
Fee: $250 ($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Finding Abstract – Students will explore the world of of abstraction using nature and various creative exercises for inspiration. This class is about learning to see the world beyond representation, to be bold and have fun. This is a small class with lots of individual attention Students should bring the medium of their choice (whether it is oils, acrylics or mixed media) and a sketch pad.

Wednesdays, 9:00 am–Noon, Jan 8 – 29, 4 weeks
Instructor: Jane Zisk
Fee: $125 ($120 for GA members)

Kristen Walsh – Winter Farm

Painting Winter with Wool – Students will experience the fun of wet felting and needle felting while creating a beautiful, one-of-a-kind winter landscape with barn or historical building.  Students can follow the instructor’s design or work from their own photograph.  For the first class, students will make a smaller wet felted canvas to learn the technique and then begin laying out their 11”x14” ‘canvas’.  In the second class, students will continue wet felting their large ‘canvas’, learning how to rotate and test their piece to know when it’s done felting. In the third and fourth classes we will use needle felting techniques to add detail to the large landscape and, if time permits, the smaller canvas as well. You’ll learn how to make textured bark for your trees, make rocks that almost pop off your piece and many other techniques to make your work stunning.All Materials will be supplied by instructor: including felting needles, wool in appropriate colors, soap, and wool prefelt. There’s a $15 materials fee, payable to Kristen Walsh on the first day of class. Materials borrowed from instructor: Tubs, organza fabric, mats, foam pads, multi-needle holders; carders, to be returned to instructor.

Thursdays, 9:00 am-noon, Jan 9- 30 (4 weeks)
Instructor Kristen Walsh
$125($120  for GA members)
Materials Fee: $15 payable to instructor

Landscape Painting Techniques – This class will start with an emphasis on “good composition”, using basic fundamentals of choosing a color scheme, including the value of a limited number of colors. Drawing will be emphasized as it pertains to landscape painting.  One and two point perspective will be covered to create the illusion of depth within a painting.  Landscape reference material will be available from the library at Glastonbury Arts or students may bring their own. Demonstrations by the instructor will include both value drawing and painting techniques, including the use of a palette knife. Individual instruction will be provided during the class making it beneficial to all levels of experience in painting.

Fri., 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Jan. 10 – 31, 4 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick.
Fee: $125 ($120 for GA members)
Materials list for class