December 8, 1:30-4:30pm. Just in time for holiday gift giving! Mary Jane Erard returns to teach painting pets with pastels. Sunday Dec. 8. Bring a 8.5 x 11 b&w image of your favorite animal. We’ll transfer it on to the special sanded pastel paper ($2, sold at the workshop.) Pigments and expert instruction provided. $36.
Nov. 10, 1:30-3:30pm. Learn to make glorious painting with this unique medium; soft pastels. They are brilliantly saturated with colors, they allow sharp lines or smudged edges, they’re mistake forgiving and they don’t require brushes, solvents or canvases, so they’re travel compatible. We’re offering a series of pastel classes, on Saturdays and Sundays. Check dates and specific topics HERE
November 13, 6:30-8:30pm. Loose, Accurate and Expressive!
Become more confident and loose as a painter in this 5 session class with a combination of quick, fun gesture exercises as well as longer duration paintings. We will focus on portrait painting basics using photo references and a simplified palette. This class is for all levels.
Liz Frankland, instructor, will demonstrate to show the essentials of brushwork, value and composition with individualized attention.
The best way to improve is through practice! We will do several ala prima paintings, which are completed in one session. Liz will demonstrate multiple limited palettes in order to create a better understanding of the human form with greater accuracy and expression.
This is an acrylic painting class but we will also do some charcoal drawing. A materials list will be sent to registered students. Space is limited to 12. $139.
Thursday, Dec. 5. On this 2nd Pallet Word Christmas Tree, you’ll enjoy Ladies Art Nite. These trees measure 24″ tall and you can customize your own color combinations. Come create with us and have a fun evening out! $31 per ticket, 18 seats available for this workshop. All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks and beverages.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 4:00-6:00pm. Good old paper mache. Nothing lends itself more to creativity than forming the shape as well as the surface. Paste paper draped over wire and cardboard creates a sturdy, hardshell in any shape. Make an animal, a bracelet, a bowl, a shelf…endless possibilities. This new class has 3 sessions (every other week) Tuesdays: Oct 22, Nov. 5 and 19. $75.
Tuesdays, July 2, 4:00- 5:30pm. See CONTEST for free drawing class! All beginners start at the same place, so we’ve opened this class to everyone age 16 to 96! Learn simple techniques for drawing nearly anything imaginable! During the four weeks, we’ll focus on still life, portraiture, contour drawing and landscape. Enjoy this intuitive and expressive way of thinking. Develop your visual language. Tuesdays, 4 weeks beginning July 2. $90. A materials list will be furnished one week prior to class (less than $10.) Taught by Terry Ford-Holcomb.
Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm. See CONTEST for free drawing class! Drawing the human figure has long been a staple for artists. With gesture and form drawings in this 5 week class, we will look at the structure of the head, two-dimensional shape relationships, and value. Experienced teacher and artist, Dan Keller has taught at WSU, CCS and the BBAC. All of the classes will utilize a live model throughout. $165, includes cost of model. Specific dates are: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5. (no class 7/22).
June 4, 7:00-9:00pm Where does one start to study art? Copying the masters is an age old practice to learn painting AND it’s a fun way to learn about color mixing and acrylic paints in our first class. In 5 weeks, we’ll explore watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, plus a short drawing practice each week to develop skills and comfort. Come and dip your brush into the world of art. Low pressure, high pleasure. Tuesdays, $123 per person, includes materials. Class size limited to 10 students, 5 students minimum to hold this class.
Feb. 8, 6:00-8:00pm. We’ll provide the the elements, you provide your flair! Make a Friday pre-dinner date night shimmer… This February 8th is HeART Night! 6:00pm-8:00pm $37 per person, includes all materials. Class size limited to 16. Your art will be available for pick up by Feb. 12th.
January 9, 2019 6:00-8:00pm
Liz Frankland will demonstrate how to create a scene that is loose but realistic in style, and how to find the point where detail can be expressed accurately yet abstract. Students are asked to bring 2-3 inspirational images to work from and will leave at the end of the class with their own painting. And don’t worry about a cluttered photo! Frankland will help students navigate what to highlight and minimize in the final work. Wednesday evenings, five weeks. Register HERE. A materials list will be provided to registered students prior to class.