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Drawing & Painting

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Beginning Drawing: Face and Figure with Bill Wise  https://www.williamwiseart.com/

5 sessions Wednesdays 1-4 pm Feb. 12, 19, 26th, March 4th, 11th

$120 members  $145 non members

In this course you will learn observation and detail skills to accurately lay out and draw faces and figures on paper. This course will cover classic formulas for drawing the human figure and face through the instruction of gestural techniques, using observation and detail to get accurate drawings on the paper.  We will focus on getting the features where they belong and building the likeness of many images.  This class is open to all skill levels. 

Oil Painting: Harps Alla Prima with Matt Kania  http://mattkania.com/

3 sessions Tuesday’s 5:30-8:30pm Feb 11th, 18th, 25th

$125 members  $150 non-members

Enjoy the sounds of the beloved Harp and learn how to paint Alla Prima with acclaimed local artist, Matt Kania.  The first class will feature a live model who will play the harp while the class focuses on capturing the shapes and movements through oil sketches and photographs.  The next class sessions you will be working from the oil sketches and photographs you captured on the first day to complete a large oil painting alla prima style.  Painting Alla Prima is an Italian term which means “at first” and is also known as “direct painting” or “wet on wet” oil painting.  Using this technique, you will complete an entire painting without waiting for the paint layers to dry completely; focusing on shapes, color value, Paint applications and brush strokes.  Whether you are a beginning or advanced oil painter, this class offers enough space to learn and grow with group and individual guidance.  Open to all levels. 

Express(ive) Evenings: Adam Swanson  https://www.adamswanson.com/

Thursday March 12th 6-8:30pm  $40 

Share a beer with local artist Adam Swanson while infusing art into your expressive self. Create a unique work of art under guided instruction that provides structure for the beginning artist yet room to experiment for the more experienced. All supplies and one beverage included.

Watercolor Workshop with David R. Becker  https://www.beckerart.net/

3 sessions March 26th, 27th, 28th 9-4 pm

$375/member  $450/non-member

*must register by Feb 1st.  No refunds will be made on or after Feb. 1st 

IL based artist, David R. Becker, will be teaching you watercolor from beginning to end; starting with teaching you how to take total control of the watercolor medium and using that control of the medium to create well-composed watercolors. Subject matter will be changing daily with photo reference supplied in the morning and afternoon. Lessons will include most every element that David can think of that will teach you how to paint a watercolor with confidence. This workshop is designed to benefit all levels of painters. Teaching students to conquer the medium of watercolor is David's goal and he takes great pride in making sure every student leaves with the ability to control watercolor.    

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