Glastonbury Arts

 ADULT ART CLASSES, Start in JUNE

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

Jackie Jones-Down at Sawyers

Jackie Jones-Down at Sawyers

PLEIN AIR PAINTING – Focusing on small on-location studies, students will learn the basics of design, color, and technique. Although the instructor, Jackie Jones, paints primarily in oils, all mediums are welcome. Learning how to paint on site is a useful tool even if you are a dedicated studio painter as plein air paintings can be used as a jumping off point to create larger, more complex studio paintings. We will paint several locations in Glastonbury. In case of inclement weather, we will paint from a still life at Glastonbury Arts.
Mondays, 9:00-noon, July 17,24,31, August 7th (4 weeks)
Fee: $125($115 for GA members)
Instructor Jackie Jones
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Shauna Shane

STILL LIFE IN ANY MEDIUM – Still life is not only beautiful; it’s an important building block to all other subject matter. No matter your medium or level, Shauna will help you see the world in a way that allows translating what you see into a successful painting. Emphasis will be on design, negative shapes, seeing shadow, light, and value; giving you the ability you need to reach the next level in your artistic achievement. During the first class Shauna will present an informative demonstration, discussing her thought process and techniques while she develops a painting from life. A supplies list will be given out the first day. Subsequent classes will begin with a short demo to explain the concepts presented. A positive and inspirational teacher, Shauna gives each student specific, meaningful instruction geared to their level of achievement.
Mondays, 3:00 to 5:30 pm June 5,12, 19, 26 (4weeks)
Fee: $125($115 for GA members)
Instructor Shauna Shane
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Shauna Shane

Shauna Shane

 

COURAGEOUS WATERCOLORS – Take the mystery out of this naturally expressive medium.  Learn to design and  plan your layout . Watch a demonstration and then practice brush techniques, “floating”color, and creating vibrant color with intense effects. Discover how to control this magical medium without stress. Some drawing experience is suggested.
Mondays   6:00 to 8:30 pm  June 5, 12, 19, 26
Instructor  Shauna Shane (4 weeks)
Fee $125 ($115 for GA members)
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Connecticut River by Ramona Agro

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, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm, June 5 – July 3 (5 weeks)
Instructor: Ramona Agro
Fee: $150 ($140 for GA Members)
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Dianne Gorrick

Dianne Gorrick

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,
Session 1: June 6- June 27 (4 weeks)
Session 2: July 11 – August 1 (4 weeks)
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $125 ($115  for Glastonbury Arts Members)
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LEARN TO DRAW – Learn to draw what you see. This class stresses the use of proportion, perspective, value, 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 11X14 inch drawing pad to the first class.
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm,
Session 1: June 6- June 27 (4 weeks)
Session 2: July 11 – August 1 (4 weeks)
Instructor:  Dianne Gorrick
Fee:  $115 ($105 for Glastonbury Arts Members)
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Niagara- Jackie Jones

Niagara- Jackie Jones

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 workshop will include an instructor demonstration and plenty of individual attention. All levels and mediums welcome.
Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:30 pm, July 18,25, August 1, 8
Instructor: Jackie Jones
Fee: $125($115 for GA members)
Materials List for class