On-site art classes are offered throughout the year in a variety of media for all ages and levels of training. Together with our professional artist/educators, students explore the creative process in a supportive and experimental environment, and all classes involve educational experiences in the museum galleries.
Monday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,Sept 12 to Nov 21, 2011, no class Oct. 31
This exciting course offers a fresh look at collage and mixed media with a strong emphasis on acrylics. Each class will open with an informative demo on materials and technique. Throughout the course we will explore new, creative possibilities with bold colors, fluid and gel mediums, inks, acrylic grounds and decorative papers. With group and individual coaching, Jaya will stretch your creative limits.Ten week session. Open to all levels.
Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,Sept 13 to Nov 15, 2011
Beginning to advanced work with noted figurative artist and teacher, George Rivera. Receive expert guidance in techniques, methodology, and coaching in how to exercise your own artistic vision. All painting media accepted. Bring your own supplies and easel (portable, collapsible, French easel and small paper or canvas drop cloth, etc…). Tables and chairs are provided. Ten week session.
Using her book, 7 Keys to Great Paintings, as a manual for the class, Jane R. Hofstetter will teach four classes presenting techniques and posing solutions to problems encountered when using watercolor. Many examples of famous artists will be looked at in each class with Ms. Hofstetter demonstrating techniques. Students will work at home and bring their work for critique.
Beginning to advanced work. One on one coaching for all levels. Gain a basic understanding of direct observation with different models, short to medium range poses, advance-critiques, and feedback from instructor. Bring your own easel, tables and chairs are provided. Ten week session.
Friday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,Sept 9 to Dec 2, 2011, no class 10/14, 11/11, 11/25
Beginning to advanced work, using soft pastel, oil pastel, different grounds, velours, varying grades of paper. Learn the techniques of the masters, from the basics of pastel application to advance refinements in your art. Ten week session. All levels welcome.
Saturday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m.,Sept 10 to Dec 3, 2011, no class 10/15, 11/12, 11/26
Beginner to Intermediate$150TMA members, $175 General (Drop in fee: $20/session)
This class will explore all the dimensions of traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing from the fundamentals to illustration. Students will use a variety of traditional and mixed media approaches including dry and wet techniques. Ten week session. Beginner to intermediate.
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