Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
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Registration: Current Students December 12-14 ; Open Registration December 17

2016 Painting Class

WINTER TERM    2019

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MONDAYS:
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II with Karen Spring

Individual and group instruction for Intermediate and Advanced. Oil techniques aimed at developing an advanced conceptual vision and solid technical knowledge.

January 28 through March 18
KS19W1M1
7 Mondays
10:00–12:30 pm
$250 members
Except February 18
$275 non-members
           
NEW!!  MASH-UP, COLLAGE WITH DRAWING AND PAINTING with ELLEN GORDON

Ever want to create artwork from images, decorative papers and art materials? Let mixed media artist Ellen Gordon show you how to combine materials to create fascinating artwork. Drawing and painting will be integrated with collage. No experience necessary – just a willingness to try!
Part One: Demonstrations and individual attention will be given as each student works on exploring the use of various traditional and non-traditional collage materials in creating an interesting image and art object.
Part Two: In-depth understanding of the elements of design and composition theories will be taught each session which will enhance each student way of thinking about art and creating art through the medium of collage.
Supplies: archival glue stick, craft glue of choice, decorative collage papers of students choice (newspaper, magazines, colored paper, wrapping paper- anything can be used), tracing paper, scissors, pencil, any kind of paint and heavy weight paper or canvas of your choice. Photographs of other artwork of inspiration can be used and transferring techniques will be explained as well. Held in G.A.S. Gallery.

January 28 through March 18
EG19W1M2
9 Mondays
10:30–12:30 pm
$300 members
Except January 21 and February 18
$325 non-members
           
THE ART of NATURE: BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE with Lauretta Jones

Explore the beauty of nature – plants, shells, insects, landscapes, etc. – with graphite, colored pencil, watercolor or other dry or water-based mediums. Gain the skills you need to tackle any subject and the inspiration to develop your own style and vision. Classes feature demonstrations to demystify essentials such as proportion, light on form, color, composition, brush and pencil technique. Exercises will be recommended to deepen core skills. Students work on individual projects based on personal interests and supported by personal guidance from instructor.

January 28 through March 18
LJ19W1A1
9 Mondays
1:00–4:00 pm
$345 members
Except January 21 and February 18
$370 non-members
           
NEW!! BEGINNER'S BUILDING BLOCKS OF PAINTING, COLOR MIXING, COLOR THEORY, PAINTS & TOOLS
with Kathie Milligan

Like learning the scales in music, this course will teach you how to mix colors while using the color wheel and the basic tenants of color theory to understand the rules of value, color temperature, and complimentary color mixing in association with basic paint tube colors. Learning to see and construct value and color transitions is one of the basic skills in learning about painting. All skills learned here apply to all methods and styles of painting. Acrylic, water-based oils and oil paints can be used. Discussion of different brushes and other tools. This is a very structured course so be prepared to do numerous exercises in support of the techniques demonstrated.

January 28 through March 25
KM19W1A2
8 Mondays
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
$300 members
Except February 18
$325 non-members
           
TUESDAYS:
NEW!! ADVANCED BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE PAINTING with Sam Morrow

For students who are advanced beginners and intermediate level. Our goal in this class is to explore the technical qualities of both oil paints. Learning to develop individual visual perception through painting representational form is a key component while applying prerequisite technical skills – the use of paint and respective mediums; the use of different brushes and other tools; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting.

January 8 through March 19

SM19W2M
11 Tuesdays
9:30am -12:30pm
$430 members
   
$445 non-members
THE ART of NATURE: INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED with Lauretta Jones

Inspired by nature? Continue to develop your style and vision in watercolor, colored pencil or other dry or water-based mediums or mixed mediums. Individual guidance based on personal goals and learning styles in a supportive group environment makes every class unique. Students work on individual projects supported by demonstrations that address both the basics and more advanced challenges such as developing a coherent body of work and combining live subjects with reference photographs. Emphasis is placed on seeing as artists, putting words to intuition and answering the familiar question, “What do I do next?”

January 8 through March 19
LJ19W2A1
11 Tuesdays 
1:00-4:00 pm
$430 members
 
     
$445 non-members
 
COLLAGE AND ASSEMBLAGE USING MIXED MEDIA with CAROL NIPOMNICH DIXON

Put together realistic or non-objective 2- or 3-dimensional collages or assemblages (including box art) using papers, fabrics, photographs, and found objects. Emphasize color, texture, and composition as you juxtapose and transform materials into new visual statements that may range from autobiographical expressions to inter- pretations of our society and imaginary visions. Experiment with the addition of paint and other media to enhance your images. With instructor approval, student can take either the first 6 sessions for $180m / $205nm or or the last 5 sessions for $150m / $175 nm, OR all 11 sessions for $330m / $355nm

January 8 through March 19
CD19W2A2
11 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$330 members
 
     
$355 non-members
WEDNESDAYS:

THE CRAFT OF PAINTING and YOUR PERSONAL VISION-with Anna Patalano

This highly technical course focuses on development of painting techniques in oil, water-based oil, and acrylics while forming your personal vision. We will use your favorite photos as the basis for figurative, landscape, or still life ideas. This is not a class in photo-realism. The class will emphasize fundamental concerns of the craft of painting — understanding color theory and paint mixing, painting tools, surfaces and supports, toned grounds, and the various techniques of impasto, glazing, wet-into-wet, and final varnishes. Basic ideas on how to begin a painting using drawing techniques for transferring the image from the photo to the canvas will be demonstrated. Students should have some basic training in painting as a prerequisite. Instructor permisssion required.

 
Session 1 Mornings
       
January 9 to March 20, except January 16
AP19W3M
10 Wednesdays
10:30AM-1:00 PM
$400m / 425nm
 
Session 2 Afternoons
       
January 9 to March 20, except January 16
AP19W3A
10 Wednesdays
1:30PM-4:00 PM
$400m / 425nm
REPRESENTATIONAL PAINTING with Karen Spring

This is a painting course to reinforce a student’s understanding of the fundamentals of painting such as compositional structure; color mixing; and technical aspects of paint and painting tools. Students can work on a variety of subjects from images of their own. Along with individual instruction geared to each student’s level, there will be demonstrations by the instructor, discussion, and class critiques. All levels of experience are welcome.

January 30 through March 20
KS19W3E
8 Wednesdays 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$320 members
$345 non-members
 
 
THURSDAYS:
NEW!!  DRAWING the FIGURE and PORTRAITURE with Nomi Silverman

Explore the vitality of life drawing and portraiture. For the first half of the semester, we will start with quick gestures, working our way up to longer and longer poses, utilizing exercises that are geared to helping you see the form, gesture, weight and artistic anatomy of the human body. For the second half, we will work on portraiture, using any media of your choice that will enable you to create beautiful and credible figures

January 24 through March 21
NS19W4M1
9 Thursdays  
9:30–12:00 pm
$420 members
$445 non-members
 
CRITIQUE and COLLABORATION with CAROL DIXON and ANNA PATALANO

This 6-week (meeting every 2 weeks this term), intensive seminar focuses on constructive critiques of students’ 2-dimensional artwork. Team-taught by Carol Nipomnich Dixon and Anna Patalano, the seminar explores the individual artist’s conceptual and technical concerns in a highly personalized, dynamic exchange among students and faculty. The aim of the course is to have each artist best realize what he or she is trying to express visually. Students are asked to bring in two to three of their current works for the first session. Meet in GAS gallery 2nd floor.

January 10, 24, February 7, 21 and March 7, 21

CA19W4M2
6 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$270 members
$295 non-members
           

PROCESS PAINTING: MASTER CLASS IN CONTEMPORARY ISSUES with Anna Patalano

For independent-study painting students with emphasis on individual process. Using ideas of abstract and non-objective painting, students will learn how to deconstruct traditional subjects such as the figure, landscape, and still life to create completely unique and personal visual images. For those who are more adventurous, delving into completely non-objective imagery is also an option based on elements of color, form, and space to structure the image. Different painting materials, mediums, tools, and techniques will be stressed. Collaborative critique of class work is an integral part of the course, as well as trips to major exhibitions in NYC.

January 10 through March 21

AP19W4A
10Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$420 members
except January 17
$445 non-members
 
FRIDAYS:
NEW!!  DRAWING on ART HISTORY with Joe Kantorski

Four workshops designed to sharpen your eye and your understanding of major art movements of the late 19th and 20th centuries and their principal practitioners . Each workshop will explore one movement and the many ways its artists depicted their world and how what they saw influences how we see ours. We’ll start with Impressionism the first week, Fauvism the second, Cubism the third, then Abstract Expresionism in the fourth. After a slide show featuring examples of each movement in their historical context, and discussion, we will create still lifes inspired by those artists. All skill levels welcome. Bring your favorite drawing or painting materials.

February 22, March 1, March 8, and March 15
JK19W5M
4 Fridays 
9:30–12:00 pm
$200 members
$225 non-members

For Kids! CREATIVE ARTS for THIRD GRADERS and 5-6 YEAR OLDS with Mary Newcomb

In a relaxed and creative atmosphere children will be immersed in the creative process through art, music and movement. Not simply a project-based art class, this multi-sensory approach lets children connect with their own unique creative impulses as they explore painting, drawing and collage. Well-known names and styles from art history will also be integrated into class projects. All materials included.

 
THIRD GRADERS
       

January 11 through March 8
except February 15 and 22

MN19W5A1
7 Fridays  
1:00-2:00 pm
$385
 
5-6 YEAR OLDS
       

January 11 through March 8
except February 15 and 22

MN19W5A1
7 Fridays  
3:30-4:30 pm
$385
 
 
SATURDAYS

YOUNG ARTISTS in the STUDIO – AGES 6-8 with Kathie Milligan

This class will explore new approaches to creativity with children. Using drawing, painting, print-making, collage, and sculpture children will learn new skills and improve on old ones as they experiment with new media and different techniques. To reinforce their understanding, children will learn about important artists who are either historically significant or are forerunners in contemporary art. Come join in and stretch your imagination in a relaxed, fun environment. Materials supplied.

  January 26 through March 23 KM19W6M 9 Saturdays 10:30–12:00 $335
 

DRAWING and PAINTING for the JUNIOR ARTIST – AGES 9-12 with Kathie Milligan

Learn about drawing from observation by exploring form, shape, space and com- position. Learn about materials and how to use them to create space in your drawings. Learn about painting techniques, color mixing and more. To reinforce their understanding, children will learn about important artists who are either historically significant or are forerunners in contemporary art. Materials used will be pencil, charcoal, pen and ink and paint.

  January 26 through March 23 KM19W6A1 9 Saturdays 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm $370
 
NEW!!  CREATIVE MASH-UP FOR TEENS with Ellen Gordon

Come to the G.A.S. gallery and learn how to create cool artwork from images of your choice, decorative papers and art materials. Let mixed media artist Ellen Gordon show you how to combine materials to create fascinating artwork. Drawing, painting and print making will be integrated with collage. No experience necessary – just a willingness to try!

Demonstrations and individual attention will be given as each student works on exploring the use of various traditional and non-traditional collage materials in creating an interesting image and art objects. Monoprinting and poured paint techniques will be included in the demonstrations.

Supplies: archival glue stick, craft glue of choice, decorative collage papers of students choice (newspaper, magazines, colored paper, wrapping paper- anything can be used), tracing paper, scissors, pencil, any kind of paint and heavy weight paper or canvas of your choice. Photographs of other artwork of inspiration can be used and transferring techniques will be explained as well. Held in GAS Gallery, 2nd floor.

January 12, 26, February 2, 23 and March 16

EG19W6A2
5 Saturdays
1:00am -3:00pm
$170
 
PAINTING ESSENTIALS and LEARNING TO SEE - BARE BONES BASICS with Sam Morrow

For students who are true beginners and those who already have some preliminary painting experience. Our goal in this class is to explore the technical qualities of both oil and water-based oil paints; learning to construct value scales; color mixing and basic color theory. Learning to develop individual visual perception through painting from (life) still-life is a key component while applying prerequisite technical skills – the use of paint and respective mediums; the use of different brushes and other tools; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting.

January 12 through March 23

SM19W6A2
11 Saturdays
2:30am -5:00pm
$390 members
 
$415 non-members
 
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

NEW WORKSHOPS, PAINT & WINE SOIREES, and LECTURES

Dates to be announced in individual email promotions!

• ARTIST LECTURES SERIES TO BE CONTINUED
• ARTIST CRITIQUES with VISITING ARTISTS
• PAINT & WINE SOIREES for CREATIVE FUN & MEET-UPS

 
 
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