Watercolor Painting Class

Thursday Oct. 17,  7:00-9:00pm Experience the wonderful medium of watercolor! We will learn several painting techniques and apply them to various painting subjects each week. No prior experience is necessary, but all levels are welcome. Nancy Barick from Northville’s Art House will teach. Materials will be provided for the first class and we will discuss any additional materials needed at that time. $135

Pastel Painting Class: 5 sessions

October 15, 6:00-8:00pm  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. Mary Jane Erard has been teaching workshops, monthly at Articipate for almost a year. Now she’s offering a series of 5 classes, every other week, spread over 10 weeks. 

Beginning Drawing: 4 weeks

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.

Art Class for Kids

June 24, 11:00am.  This book inspired an art class for kids.  It offers a great variety of media and cuteness. Of course, you can enhance your summer at home by buying the book and follow along.  But if you want a group setting without any fuss, bring your little ones, age 5 through 9 to Articipate.  Taught by Deb Kobayashi and helper. $90 per session. Mondays, 11:00am-12:30pm. There are two (each different) 5 week sessions:
  • Session one: June 24-July 22
  • Session two: July 29-August 26.

Please call with any helpful information about your child or any questions.

Figure Drawing: 5 weeks

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).

Where to start:

Some people love playing with color, some are attracted to shapes and shadows.  Others like the challenge of realism.  No matter.  However you arrive is the best way.  Choose your path, but take a step.

Read about art classes at Articipate. HERE

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Water Color Class

Thursday, March 7, 7:00-9:00pm. Learn all the techniques that make watercolor its own special medium. Steve Gamburd has created a curriculum for practice and discovery during this 5 week class. $125 per person.   A materials list will be emailed to registered students.  Five students required to hold this class.

Acrylic Painting

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.

Intro to Art

copying master artists a practice for students
Art Student, Jean Harrison’s rendition of Derain, Les Peniches.

You know you need art, but where do you start?  Here! at Intro to Painting & Drawing.  In 5 weeks, we’ll explore watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, plus a short drawing practice each week to develop skills and comfort. Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, beginning January 8, 2019.  $119 materials included.