Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES

SPRING  TERM    2014

 

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Spring workshops will be announced on the WORKSHOPS page and through e-mail blasts


MONDAYS:
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II with ENZO RUSSO and KAREN SPRING

 

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Individual and group instruction for INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED. Oil techniques aimed at developing an advanced conceptual vision and solid technical knowledge.

April 7-June 23, except May 26

ERKS14P1M
11 Mondays 
10:00-12:30
$365 members
$388 non-members

BOTANICAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION with LAURETTA JONES

Explore the beauty of nature with watercolor and colored pencil. Students of all levels work on individual projects with demonstrations and guidance based on the needs and goals of the students. Individual direction in a supportive group environment makes every class unique. Demonstrations demystify essential skills such as proportion, foreshortening, light on form, color mixing and composition, as well as basic and intermediate techniques of brush and pencil. Working directly from nature, students will sharpen their ability to see as artists. This workshop offers the fundamentals and inspiration you will need to express your personal vision and style. Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

April 7-June 23, except May 19, 26
LJ14P1A
10 Mondays 
1:00-4:00
$360 members
$385 non-members
TRANSITIONING FROM DRAWING INTO PAINTING (all levels–young adult thru adult) with KATHIE MILLIGAN

In this course all the drawing skills needed to transfer what is observed in the three dimensional world onto a sheet of two dimensional paper will be taught. Skills included are composition, measurement (sighting), positive and negative space and value. The study of value will cover painting in black and white followed by painting in the gray scale. Finally color will be discussed, namely the qualities of warm and cool colors plus mixing and painting with the three primaries. Students may work at their individual levels. The subject matter will be still life set-ups. Materials used will be pencil, charcoal and tempera (poster paint). Please bring a 9 x 12 sketch pad and HB, 2B and 4B pencils plus an eraser to class.

April 7-June 23, except May 5, 12, 26
KM14P1E
9 Mondays 
6:30-9:00pm
$198 members
$223 non-members
TUESDAYS:

DRAW AND PAINT–THE BASICS AND MORE ! (all levels) with RICHARD BYRNES

Dick is an Art Coach. He’s ready to guide you in mastering the medium of your choice–pencil drawing, pastels, oils, or acrylics. Since this class is designed to help students solve their own specific problems, all levels are welcome. Beginners or advanced artists will benefit as they learn to hone their skills and focus their vision. Every class includes a drawing or painting demonstration of basic or advanced techniques so you can see how it’s done. Students learn how to work from life or use sizing-up techniques when working with photographic source material. It’s serious, but it’s fun to see your work improve as you move ahead and get results that will please you and others. Join us!

April 8-May 27
RB14P2M
8 Tuesdays 
9:30-12:00
$256 members
$281 non-members

BOTANICAL ART AND ILLUSTRATION with LAURETTA JONES

Explore the beauty of nature with watercolor and colored pencil. Students of all levels work on individual projects with demonstrations and guidance based on the needs and goals of the students. Individual direction in a supportive group environment makes every class unique. Demonstrations demystify essential skills such as proportion, foreshortening, light on form, color mixing and composition, as well as basic and intermediate techniques of brush and pencil. Working directly from nature, students will sharpen their ability to see as artists. This workshop offers the fundamentals and inspiration you will need to express your personal vision and style. Suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

April 8-June 24,except May 20
LJ14P2A1
11 Tuesdays 
12:30-3:30
$396 members
$421 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 interpretations of our society and imaginary visions. Experiment with the addition of paint
and other media to enhance your images.

April 8-May 13
CD14P2A2
6 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30
$165 m/$190 nm
or May 20-June 24
CD14P2A2
6 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30
$165 m/$190 nm
or April 8-June 24
CD14P2A2
12 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30
$330 m/$355 nm
           
WEDNESDAYS:

PAINTING ESSENTIALS – BARE BONES BASICS OF OIL and ACRYLIC PAINTING with ANNA PATALANO

For true beginners and those who want a refresher course in the basic skills of oil and acrylic painting The class will explore the technical qualities of both oil and acrylic paints; their respective mediums; the use of different brushes and other tools; color mixing and basic color theory; use of different surfaces and supports for a painting; discussion of current paint manufacturing developments; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting. This is a highly technical course so be prepared to do numerous exercises in support of the techniques demonstrated.

April 9-June 25
AP14W3M
12 Wednesdays
10:00-12:30
$420 members
$445 non-members
THE CRAFT OF PAINTING - COMPOSITION AND TECHNIQUES with ANNA PATALANO

This course focuses on development of painting techniques in both oil and acrylics using 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, and the various techniques of impasto, glazing, wet-into-wet, and final varnishes. Basic 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.

April 9-June 25
AP14P3A
12 Wednesdays  
1:00-3:30
$420 members
$445 non-members
REPRESENTATIONAL PAINTING with KAREN SPRING

This is a painting course to reinforce a students 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.

April 9-June 25
KS14P3E
12 Wednesdays 
5:15–7:45
$420 members
$445 non-members
 
THURSDAYS:
PORTRAIT & FIGURE -THE COMPLETE DRAWING & PAINTING TOOLBOX with EDDIE NINO

This course is designed for both the beginner and advanced student interested in learning the ins and outs of painting and drawing from life. Short one day portrait poses will keep the student’s chops and fluidity rolling, while long figure poses will concentrate on the student’s ability to calmly
study and observe the model. Every week there will be a mini-lecture on a specific topic such as: value relationships, perspective, color,
composition, likeness, or past or contemporary artists. “It’s all about teaching the student how to see nature so that he or she can then express his
or her inner-self and personal vision. The student will constantly be challenged and therefore think outside the box!”

April 10-June 26, except April 17

EN14P4M1
10 Thursdays  
9:00-12:00
$380 members
$405 non-members
           
CRITIQUE and COLLABORATION with CAROL DIXON and ANNA PATALANO

This 5-week intensive seminar (meeting every 2 weeks), 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.

April 17, May 1, 15, 29, June 12, 26

CDAP14P4M2
6 Thursdays  
11:00-1:00
$192 members
$217 non-members
           

PROCESS PAINTING: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ABSTRACTION, EXPRESSIONISM AND NON-OBJECTIVE PAINTING

with ANNA PATALANO

For intermediate and advanced painting students. 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. Critique of class work is an integral part of the course as well as trips to major exhibits in NYC.

April 10-June 26

AP14P4A
12 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00
$444 members
$469 non-members
AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES: GREENWICH ART SOCIETY @ THE BRUCE MUSEUM with KATHIE MILLIGAN
See video bottom of Children's Classes Page

An eight-session course of art instruction for students ages 6-8 years old led by The Greenwich Art Society instructor, Kathie Milligan. Students will experience a wide variety of art media including painting and printmaking inspired by the Chuck Close and other Museum exhibitions. Class size is limited. $375 per student, includes all materials. For registration and information: 203-629-1533, admin@greenwichartsociety.org.
See video bottom of Children's Classes Page

April 3, 10, (No class Apr. 17) Apr. 24,
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

8 Thursdays  
3:45- 5:00pm
$375
 
FRIDAYS:
CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF TRUE PORTRAIT PAINTING with FRED MASON

Fred helps the student to understand and benefit from the unique relationship between the artist and live model in creating a portrait drawing or painting that captures the personality of the subject. The student progress from quick warm-up exercises to longer poses with an emphasis on the model’s head, hands and feet. Students of all levels can benefit from the classes. Among the many commissioned portraits Fred has painted are the founder of the San Francisco Ballet, Headmasters of Brunswick School and Greenwich Academy. Dean of the Wharton School of Business, and Elizabeth Hyde Brownell for the Board Room of the Greenwich Hospital.

April 11, 25, (no class 4/18), May 2, 9, 16, 23

FM14P5A
6 Fridays
1:30-4:30
$230m/$255nm
or May 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27
FM14P5A
5 Fridays
1:30-4:30
$230m/$255nm
or April 11-June 27, except April 18
FM14P5A
11 Fridays
1:30-4:30
$418m/$443nm
SATURDAYS:
YOUNG ARTISTS IN THE STUDIO with KATHIE MILLIGAN

This class will explore new approaches to creativity with children. Using drawing, painting, printmaking, 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, they 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.

April 5-June,except April 19, May 10, 24

KM14P6M
11 Saturdays
10:30-12:00 (Ages 5-7)
$324
April 5-June,except April 19, May 10, 24
KM14P6M
11 Saturdays
12:00-2:00 (Ages 8-12)
$369
           
KID’S MINI SUMMER CAMP with KATHIE MILLIGAN
 

Art camp for kids 5 to 7 and 8 to 12
Monday through Thursday, June 30 to July 3

Morning program for 5-7 years old 10:00-12:00 • $250 for 4 days

Afternoon program for 8-12 years old 12:30-3:30 • $350 for 4 days

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