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Workshop Reminder!

By January 5, 2017January 24th, 2017No Comments

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Jonathan Gaetke: Introduction to Oils (Painting the Grisaille)
4 session workshop: Jan 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Cost: $120.00
This class is geared towards adult students. Artist Jonathan Gaetke believes painting is a skill anyone can learn. Working from direct observation, students will be introduced to basic oil painting skills while learning the grisaille method. Emphasis will be placed on representational painting elements such as drawing, values, edges and composition. Demonstration, exercises and individual instruction at your easel in a fun and supportive environment will provide a solid foundation to create believable works of art in oil. Class size is limited to no more than 10 students.
For registration and supply list see class link at or call 805-470-9627

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Ardella Swanberg: Beginning Watercolor
8 session workshop: Feb 6th, 13th, 27th, Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Apr 3rd

Cost: $185.00
This class is for the person who wants to learn the basics.  I teach the way a painter makes art.  You will learn to use your own ideas for paintings.  A list of needed supplies will be provided before the class starts.
Topics to be covered are:
Lesson 1 — You will learn how to select and use tools and materials.  There will time to practice using wet on wet, dry on wet and interesting additions to the paint such as salt and glycerin
Lesson 2 – You will learn how to mix paint to get the color you want.  You will make your own color wheel and learn how to use it.  You will try out several color schemes.
Lesson 3 — You will learn how to plan your painting and how the elements of design (line, shape, value, color, and shape) are used in art.  You will paint a painting from your own photo or sketch.
Lesson 4 – We will paint a still life from a display we make.
Lesson 5 — After a demonstration of how to paint water, you will try painting a wave or a waterfall using new techniques.
Lesson 6—You will learn about the principles of design and apply them to a painting from your own photo or sketch or by using your own photo.
Lesson 7 – After a demonstration of how to paint a portrait in watercolor, you will paint on from a sketch I provide.
Lesson 8 – You will learn how to save a bad painting by using the elements and principles of art and more paint.
To register for the workshop, call Ardella at: 771-0281 or email: