Glastonbury Arts

 ADULT ART CLASSES, Starts the Week of June 4, 2018

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

 

 

 

Shauna Shane

THE PORTRAIT IN CHARCOAL-  If you have ever tried to draw a real person and found it frustrating, this is the class for you! Beginning with a demonstration directly from life, Shauna will discuss each step necessary for a successful portrait. Emphasis will be on seeing the shape of light and shadow, negative shapes, and the importance of value. Taking good photographs, posing and lighting the model, and background treatments will also be covered.  We’ll bring the challenge down to size, making your drawing experience easier, faster, and more successful.
Mondays,  12:00 – 2:30 pm, June 4, 11, 18, 25(4 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $125($120 for GA members) ,$30 model fee
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Shauna Shane

DRAWING THE CLOTHED FIGURE- Drawing is the foundation for everything we do in art. The ability to see the world and put it down in a beautiful way is a skill that will return much joy. Geared for the novice or the experienced artist, this class will be a conduit to your ability to see essential shapes: the shape of “light and shadow”, and the negative and positive shapes defining the subject. Shauna’s first class begins with a narrated demonstration discussing the “what and why” each decision is made, including design, value development, and finally, how to bring it all together into a successful drawing.
Mondays, 3:00 – 5:30 pm, June 4, 11, 18, 25(4 weeks)
Instructor: Shauna Shane
Fee: $125 ($120 for GA members), $30 model fee
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Shauna Shane

COURAGEOUS  WATERCOLORS- Beginning with a demonstration directly from life, Shauna will discuss the myths and mysteries of this elusive medium, bring the subject down to size. She excels in showing her students how to transform their own ability to see in a way that makes the complicated seem simple. She will discuss how to design and 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 to 8:00 pm, June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16 no class July 2nd(6 weeks)
Instructor  Shauna Shane
Fee: $190 ($180 for GA members)
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Dianne Gorrick, Birches, oil

Dianne Gorrick, Birches, 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, June 5 – June 26(4 weeks)
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $125($120 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
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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 a 11×14 inch drawing pad to the first class.
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm, June 5-June26(4 weeks)
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee:$125($120 for GA members)
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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.
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm,
Session I: June 5 – June 26(4 weeks)
Session II, July 10 – July 31(4 weeks)
Instructor: Ramona Agro
Fee: $120 ($115 for GA Members)
Materials List for Class

 

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, 12:30 – 2:30 pm June 6, 13, 20, 27(4 weeks)
Instructor: Susan Bosworth
Fee: $120($115 for GA members)
Materials List for Class