Intro to Painting and Drawing

fun drawing exercise
Blind contour drawing self portraits

August 15. Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm

You don’t have to know how to draw to make art. In this 4 week class, we’ll skip the careful pencil drawings and start with a loose impressionistic painting. In three painting classes, we’ll explore acrylic, watercolor and oil paints. We’ll incorporate color, composition, shapes, lines, value and contrast as we go. The drawing class will follow; learning hand-eye coordination and finding shapes. Drawing is as much about learning how to see, as recording it. Most importantly, after four weeks, you will have learned to hush your inner critic and to consider yourself an artist. $92 for 4 weeks: 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5.

Figure Drawing Class

drawing class
figure drawing by wildweasel

Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm. Drawing the human figure has long been a staple for artists. With gesture and form drawings, in this 6 week class, we will also look at perspective, value and composition. Dan Keller, artist and teacher, has taught at WSU, BBAC and CCS.  Five of the classes will have a live model.  $169, includes cost of model. Specific dates are: 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 8/7, 8/14.

Paper Maché Class

July 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm

You will love the shapes and versatility of paper maché! It’s a satisfying process; the construction or molding of an armature, the draping and smoothing of paste soaked paper, then the decoration and painting of the hardened shell. Come and try it! Five weeks, Wednesdays, all materials included, $115.  Begins July 11th.  Class size limited to 8 people.

Ladies Art Night: Tissued Painted Silk

Ladies Art Night
Jen Blake teaches tissue painted scarves

Monday, April 30th  Ladies Art Night: repeat by demand.

Create tissue painted silk scarves. This innovative technique uses art-tissue, water, vinegar & silk. You can be as creative as you’d like, cutting shapes, tearing, layering, color combinations, patterns etc… The scarves measure 8″ x 72″. $31 includes all materials. Thank you Jen Blake!

Portrayal of Women

Composed and expressive, these women are the artist’s family, idols and models. Janis Wagoner attended the College of Art and Design now known as CCS.  She enjoyed being part of the artist scene by working at the Detroit Artist Market.  Janis was the recipient of numerous awards from the Michigan Watercolor Society and once had a solo show at the DIA. I am pleased to share these oil paintings  (my mother’s) in the gallery until April 30th.