Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES

SUMMER TERM    2014

 

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NEW Summer workshops are posted on the WORKSHOPS page and through e-mail blasts

Kid's Mini-Camp and Children's classes information are posted on the CHILDREN'S CLASSES page

MONDAYS:
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.

July 7–August 18, except July 28
KM14S1E
6 Mondays 
6:00-8:30pm
$145 members
$170 non-members
TUESDAYS:
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. To cover model costs for each class, we must have 5 fully paid students for the class

July 8-August 26

FM14S2M
8 Tuesdays
9:00am -12:00 noon
$360 members
$385 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.(With instructor approval, student can take either the first four OR second four sessions @ $133/$108 Members)

July 8-August 26
CD14S2A
8 Tuesdays 
4:00-6:00
$216 members
          $241 non-members
WEDNESDAYS:

NEW COURSE - 3 X 4 BEGINNING DRAWING & PAINTING with ANNA PATALANO

3 weeks of basic drawing followed by 4 weeks of painting for students who are true beginners and those who want a refresher course in the basic technical skills of drawing and painting. Observational drawing will be taught from life utilizing line and value drawings while encouraging the student to develop one’s own vision and style. Drawing skills will be used as foundation to painting. Then 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; and basic ideas on how to begin a painting.

July 9-August 27, except July 30
AP14S3M
7 Wednesdays
10:00-12:30
$250 members
$275 non-members
NEW COURSE -3 X 4 INTERMEDIATE DRAWING & PAINTING with ANNA PATALANO

First 3 weeks will cover development of intermediate drawing skills based on observation of complex forms and spaces. This training will then be used as a basis for the last 4 weeks of painting in which 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 will be empha- sized. Students should have some basic training in painting as a prerequisite.

July 9-August 27, except July 30
AP14S3A
7 Wednesdays  
1:00-3:30
$250 members
$275 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.

July 2-July 23
KS14S3E
4 Wednesdays 
5:15–7:45
$150 members
$175 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!”

July 17-August 28

EN14S4M1
7 Thursdays  
9:00-12:00
$260 members
$285non-members
           
CRITIQUE and COLLABORATION with CAROL DIXON and ANNA PATALANO

This 4-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.

July 10, July 24, August 7 and 21

CDAP14S4M
4 Thursdays  
11:00-1:00
$100 members
$125 non-members
           

NEW COURSE -3 X 4 ADVANCED DRAWING & PAINTING MASTER CLASS with ANNA PATALANO

The first 3 weeks will be spent drawing in it application to individual painting projects. All students will draw from life as a way to develop perception and conceptual thinking. Learning to abstract visual elements through drawing can be used as a basis for painting projects regardless of subject matter. During the last 4 weeks, the student is free to explore abstract and non-objective painting, or 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 a trip to major exhibitions in NYC.

July 10-August 28, except July 31

AP14S4A
7 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00
$280 members
$305 non-members
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