Glastonbury Arts

 ADULT ART CLASSES, Starts the Week of January  7th

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, Jan.7 – March 11 (no class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18) 8 weeks
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

 

Chesapeake Mooring – Jackie Jones

Intermediate Landscape Painting  – 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 mediums are welcomed.
Mondays, 12:30 – 3:30 pm  Jan.7 – March 11(no class Jan. 21 and Feb. 18) 8 weeks
Instructor: Jackie 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.
Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12:30 p Jan. 8 – Jan. 29 , 4 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $125($120 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, Jan. 8 – Jan. 29, 4 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $125($120 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 Jan. 8 – March 5 (no class March 5th), 8 weeks
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $250($240 for GA members)
Materials list for class

 

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 January 9, 2019 at 9:30 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.

Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Jan 9 – Jan 30, 4 weeks
Studio Volunteer
Fee: NONE

 

 

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 “canvas”. You will learn how to make textured bark for your trees, make rocks that almost pop off of your piece abd 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, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31(snow date Feb. 7), 4 weeks
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee:$120($115 for GA members)

 

Lynn Bywaters – Courage

Lynn Bywaters

Rorschach Painting Test –  Let the paint flow! Using acrylic gouache, we will create free form painting(or two). Then seek and find your image in the resulting colors. When dry, start to bring out the image you see with colored pencils. This will be a fun class to let you tap into your creative self.

 

 

 

Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Jan 10 – Feb. 7, 5 weeks
Instructor: Lynn Bywaters
Fee: $150($140 for GA members)
Materials list for class

 

 

 

Dianne Gorrick

Dianne Gorrick –

 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, Jan. 11 – Feb. 1, 4 weeks
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $125 ($120 for GA members)
Materials list for class