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Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich CT
STUDIO CLASSES


Director's Note:
Welcome to our Winter 2016 Schedule!

The Greenwich Art Society Studio School, as the oldest – and only – visual arts program in Greenwich taught by professional artists,
continues its strong tradition of offering the very best in quality instruction.

Our school program is designed to present courses that consistently reinforce the value of training in the core fundamentals of the visual arts.
The real study of the craft and processes in the visual arts is not a flash-in-the-pan, results- oriented endeavor. As much as all of us desire successful results, the value of learning comes from a true understanding of the process and making a commitment to that practice. For as many artistic styles that exist, there are an equal number of various processes worthy of study.

To that end, we continue to offer our diverse program as a basis for the core fundamentals in drawing, painting and mixed media upon which to build individual, artistic visions.

See our 2016 Winter Courses schedule below and call the office early at 203-629-1533 to reserve a place in the course of your choice.
Classes begin the week of January 9th.

Since tuition fees contribute just 70% of the School’s operating budget, we are most grateful for any additional contribution you can make when you register for our courses. Good luck in your future studies and thank you for your continued support!
Your contribution is vital to the Studio School’s mission.

Anna Patalano

WINTER TERM    2016

 

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Monday     Tuesday     Wednesday     Thursday     Friday     Saturday      Workshops    Children's Classes    Class Photos

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.

January25–March28,
KS16W1M
9 Mondays 
10:00am -12:30 pm
$300 members
except February 15
$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 the instructor.

January11–March 28
LJ16W1A
10 Mondays 
1:00-4:00pm
$380 members
except January 18 & February 15
$405 non-members
 
TRANSITIONING FROM DRAWING INTO PAINTING (all levels–young adult through 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. All levels, young adult through adult.

January 25–March 28
KM16W1E
8 Mondays 
6:00-8:30pm
$240 members
except February 15 & March 7
$265 non-members
TUESDAYS:
NEW COURSE and FACULTY
PAINTING ESSENTIALS and LEARNING TO SEE – BARE BONES BASICS of PAINTING with Sam Morrow

For students who are true beginners and those who want a refresher course in the basic skills of painting. Beginning with structured exercises and then moving into painting from life, 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 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–March 22

SM16W2M
11 Tuesdays
9:00am -12:30pm
$420 members
$445 non-members
THE ART OF NATURE: INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED with Lauretta Jones

nspired 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 12–March 22
LJ16W1A1
11 Tuesdays 
1:00-4:00 pm
$420 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 @ $180m/$205nm or the last 5 sessions @ $150m/$175nm.

January 12–March 22
CD16W2A2
11 Tuesdays 
4:30-6:30 pm
$330 members
 
      $355 non-members
WEDNESDAYS:

THE CRAFT OF PAINTING and YOUR PERSONAL VISION-with Anna Patalano Section 1 Mornings

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.

January 13–March 23
AP16W3M
11 Wednesdays
10:30-1:00 pm
$365 members
$390 non-members
THE CRAFT OF PAINTING and YOUR PERSONAL VISION-with Anna Patalano Section 2 Afternoons

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.

January 13–March 23
AP16W3A
11 Wednesdays  
1:30-4:00 pm
$365 members
$390 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.

January 20–March 30
KS16W3E
11 Wednesdays 
5:15–8:15 pm
$365 members
$390 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!”

January 14–March 24

EN16W4M1
11 Thursdays  
9:00am-12:00
$440 members
$465 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 per- sonalized, 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 14 & 28, February 11 & 25,

CA15F4M2
6 Thursdays  
10:30-1:00 pm
$245 members
March 10 & 24
$270 non-members
           

PROCESS PAINTING: MASTER CLASS IN CONTEMPORARY ISSUES with Anna Patalano

For advanced 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 14–March 24

AP16W4A
11 Thursdays  
1:00-4:00 pm
$430 members
$455 non-members

NEW COURSE LIFE DRAWING INTO PASTEL with Nomi Silverman

Learn how vivid and exciting pastels can be! Starting with drawing, we will learn to observe and build up the anatomical form of the figure. In the process, Nomi will point out the muscle and bone structure and show you how each group interacts. Building on this, we will continue into color. Working with pastels, we will work on one pose that will enable us to really delve into all the relevant aspects of developing a pastel painting, including starting, layering, color theory, and mistake corrections. We will learn the technical aspects of pastels as well as compositional considerations. For all levels.

January 28–March 24

NS16W4E
9 Thursdays  
6:00-8:30  pm
$305members
$330 non-members
 
 
FRIDAYS:
NEW COURSE CREATIVE ART and MUSIC for 5 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 fully engage with their unique creative impulses as they explore painting, drawing, etc. Well-known names and styles from art history will also be integrated into class time. All materials included.

January 22–March 4, except February 12

MN16W5A
6 Fridays
1:00-2:15 pm
$385
 
 
SATURDAYS:
YOUNG ARTISTS IN THE STUDIO AGES 5 to 7 with Kathie Milligan

This course 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 tech- niques. To reinforce their understanding, they will learn about important artists who are either historically significant or are forerunners in contemporary art. Your children will stretch their imaginations in a relaxed, fun environment. All materials included.

January 16–March 19, except March 5
KM16W6M
9 Saturdays  
10:30 am-12:00
$335
 
NEW COURSE DRAWING and PAINTING for the JUNIOR ARTIST, AGES 8 to 12 with Kathie Milligan

Learn about drawing from observation by exploring form, shape, space and composition. 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 16–March 19, except March 5
KM15F6M
9 Saturdays  
12:00 - 2:00 pm
$360
 
 
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