Mary Erard, artist reception

Friday, May 3, 6:30-8:00pm

Mary Jane Erard is an award winning artist mostly in soft pastel.  Her works are usually rural landscapes of the US and Europe.  A juried member of the Pastel Society of America for over 20 years, Mary Jane has been represented by the Collector’s Corner of the Toledo Museum of Art. She teaches pastel painting courses in Ohio and Michigan (and at Articipate).  She appears in the May 2019 of Southwest Art Magazine, Anniversary Issue. Please join us for this community event to increase support for art and artists. Refreshments served. 

Intro to Painting and Drawing

April 12, 7:00-9:00pm  Art; where to start: 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, beginning April 12th. $123 per person, includes materials. Class size limited to 8 students.

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.