Glastonbury Arts

 ADULT ART CLASSES, Starts the Week of March 18th

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

Jackie Jones- Icelandic Shimmer

Beginner and Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting – This class is designed for Beginner & Intermediate oil and acrylic painters. 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.
Mondays, 9:00 – noon, March 18 – May 20(no class April 22 and May 13) 8 weeks
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Spring Landscapes in Oil, Acrylic or Pastel – In  this class students will paint a spring landscape.  They can use one of their favorite mediums: oils, acrylics or pastels. Students should bring photos.  Working from these photos they will learn basic design, elements of composition, blocking forms, color schemes, and painting techniques.  Shauna will show how to use your photos to get the best composition and design.
Mondays, 12:30 pm -3:00 pm, March 25 – May 20(no class April 15), 8 weeks
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Drawing Trees and Buildings in the Landscape – In this class students will learn how to draw different deciduous and evergreen trees in the landscape. Also correct drawing perspective for buildings will be presented.  Students will learn how to create form from light to shadow. Please bring reference photos of trees and buildings.
Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, March 25 – May 20(no class April 15), 8 weeks
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $240($230 for GA members)
Materials list for class

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, March 25 – May 20 (no class April 16th) 8 weeks
Instructor: Ramona Agro
Fee: $240($230 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Dianne Gorrick- oil

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, March 19th – May 14(no class April 16th), 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, March 19 – May 14 (no class April 16th), 8 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $250($240 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.
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, March 19 – May 21 (no class April 23 and May 14th), 8 weeks
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)

 

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, March 19 – May 21 (no class April 23 and May 14th), 8 weeks
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

Wet Felted Blooms – In this class we will make 2 – 3 beautiful three-dimensional flowers using wet felting techniques. As time permits, students will learn how to make a stamen as well as a vine to further enhance their work of art! Material fee of $5 payable to the instructor on first day of class. In the 2nd class you will take your blooms to the next level with seed beading, adding leaves and turning them into brooches.
Tuesdays,6:30 – 9:30 pm Students can enroll in first class only or in both classes
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $30($25 for GA members) for March 26th only plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor
or $45($40 for GA members) for March 26 and April 2nd(both days) and $5 material fee

Wednesday Open Studio

4- Week Free Open Studio: Glastonbury Arts will offer four FREE OPEN STUDIO sessions to newcomers. Any interested artist or artist wannabe will be welcomed each Wednesday starting March 20, 2019 at 9:00 to noon at the Glastonbury Arts studio at 1396 Hebron Ave. Bring your own art supplies and your creative spirit. A Glastonbury Arts member will be there to meet you and support your project. Learn about the programs offered at Glastonbury Arts while meeting other newcomers. Space only allows for a small group, so email info@glastonburyarts.org or call 860-659-1196 to register and leave your contact information for our volunteers. Current members are welcomed to participate on a $5 per session charge
Wednesdays, 9:00- noon March 20 – April 10th, 4 weeks
Studio Volunteer
Fee: NONE

Susan Bosworth – Brand New

Pastel for Beginners and Intermediates – This class is for both new and intermediate pastel painters. For beginners, 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, and time permitting, we will make handmade boards. Also covered will be underpainting, safety, gridding techniques and framing. 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. For those students who are already familiar with pastels, the focus will be on revisiting the process of planning your painting from start to finish, hopefully learning some new techniques and completing a painting with as much help as you would like from the instructor.
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3:00 pm, March 27 – April 24th (no class April 17th) 4 weeks
Instructor: Susan Bosworth
Fee: $125($120 for GA members)
Material list for class

Kristen Walsh – Hidden Lake Trail

Breath of Summer Landscape– Students will experience the fun of wet felting and needle felting while creating a beautiful, one of a kind summer landscape. For the first two classes, students will learn wet felting techniques making a small test “study” and then make a larger 11 x 14 canvas using wet felting techniques. In the third and fourth classes, students will learn needle felting techniques to add detail to their landscape. You will learn how to make textured bark for your trees, make rocks that almost pop off of your piece and many more techniques to make your work stunning. If time permits, students will make a second, smaller “canvas” in this class as well. The last class will then be spent putting the finishing touches on your work.. Material fee of $15 payable to instructor on first day of class.
Thursdays, 9:00 – noon, March 28 – April 25th (no class April 18th), 4 weeks
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee:$120($115 for GA members)

Finding Abstract with Jane Zisk

Finding Abstract with Jane Zisk

Finding Abstract – In this 4 week class you will explore the world of abstraction using nature and inspiration. Students, bring the medium that you are comfortable with, whether it is oils, acrylics or mixed media. Also bring a sketch pad to the first class. This class is about exploration and discovering the ability to see the world beyond representation. Do not fear. Be Bold. And have Fun. This is a small class with lots of individual attention.
Fridays, 9:00 am – noon, March 29 – April 26(no class April 19th), 4 weeks
Instructor: Jane Zisk
Fee:$125($120 for GA members)

 

From Drawing To Painting

From Drawing To Painting – Course will start with pencil or charcoal value drawings based on landscape themes. Subject material will be supplied by instructor along with demonstrations at the start of class.  Students will then translate these drawings into paintings.Basic design and composition will be covered.  Color schemes and painting techniques will be presented. This is a fundamental beginning course for those who have never painted or those who have painted at one time and are looking for a refresher course.
Fridays, 9:30 -12:30 pm, March 22 – April 12th , 4 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $125 ($120 for GA members)
Materials list for class