Glastonbury Arts

 ADULT ART CLASSES, starting in September 2019

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, Sept. 23–Nov 25, no class on Sept. 30 and Oct. 14, 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, Sept. 24–Nov. 19, no class Nov. 5, 8 weeks.
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick
Fee: $250 ($240 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, Sept. 24–Nov. 19, no class Nov 5, 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.

Tues., 2:00 pm–5:00 pm, Sept. 24–Nov 26, no class Oct. 8 and Nov. 5, 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, Sept. 24–Nov. 26, no class Oct. 8 and Nov 5, 8 weeks.
Instructor: Jacqueline Jones
Fee: $250 ($240 for GA members)
materials list for class

 

 

Techniques with Acrylics –  Explore the options for working with acrylics: watercolor, collage, and using medium to add bold texture. Learn color mixing and how to use 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.

Tues., 6:30 pm–8:30 pm, Sept. 17–Oct. 29, 7 weeks.
Instructor: Ramona Agro
Fee: $210 ($200 for GA members)
materials list for class

 

 

Patricia Trapp – Near the Cove

Introduction to Oil Pastels:- This course will introduce students to the beauty, vibrancy of color and ease of creating art using oil pastels. In addition, we will dispel the myth that oil pastels are  too hard to use. Some knowledge of color would be helpful.

Wed., 9:00 am–Noon, Oct. 2–Oct. 30, no class Oct. 9, 4 weeks.
Instructor: Patricia Trapp
Fee: $125 ($120 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.

Thurs., 9:00 am–Noon, Oct. 10–31, 4 weeks.
Instructor: Jane Zisk
Fee: $125 ($120 for GA members)

Felt an Old-Fashioned Santa  -.Using needle felting techniques, students will learn how to sculpt wool and make a lovely old-fashioned Santa figure approximately 12 to 14 inches tall.  Needle felting allows us to sculpt with wool by rolling, twisting and poking wool with a special barbed needle. Learn how to magically transform unformed wool into amazing life-like human features. Class 1:create the face with life-like human features;Class 2: create the body with fully articulated hands:Class 3: put it together adding locks for hair and, if time allows, a toy or two for Santa to hand out to children. Materials provided by the instructor include wool in appropriate colors, wool felt, wool locks, and wire. Materials borrowed from the instructor include foam pads and needles.

Thurs., 9:00 am–Noon, Nov. 7–21, 3 weeks.
Instructor: Kristen Walsh
Fee: $110 ($100 for GA members), $20 material fee payable to the instructor.

Ken Dorros, Wyeth House

Ken Dorros, Maine Coast, oil

Painting Indoors & Out  – This class will help you develop some of the essential foundation skills and techniques for  painting the landscape in the field. Explore color theory, composition, perspective and other elements of painting. This class is for beginning and intermediate level painters interested in plein air painting. Emphasis will be on oil painting, but you may paint with acrylics if that is your preference. The first class will meet in the studio of Glastonbury Arts. Class size will be limited to 6 students.

Thurs.,  9:30 – 12:30 pm, Sept. 26–Oct. 17, 4 weeks.
Instructor: Ken Dorros
Fee: $125 ($115 for GA members)
materials list for class

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, Sept. 27–Nov. 15, 8 weeks.
Instructor: Dianne Gorrick.
Fee: $250 ($240 for GA members)
materials list for class