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Adult Classes

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    • 09/14/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/02/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 4
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    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Lea online as she works from her home studio where she will  look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the first hour and demonstrate and lecture the second hour. Lea will also be in contact with students via email. 

    We invite you to join us for this fun and inspirational 8-week Zoom class! We all miss our art community so much during this challenging time! In the spirit of sharing and connecting through art, Lea will incorporate many of her mixed media techniques into several new projects including handmade books, cards, and even a mobile project! Students will incorporate their own ideas while exploring new materials and techniques. Everyone will also be encouraged to make a set of cards to exchange with each student in the class which is a wonderful way to bond with our creative community!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 09/14/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/02/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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    This class will focus predominantly on earth, skies and water in the landscape. You will learn why the sky is blue, why sunsets orange and yellow, how shadows take on certain hues, how to capture atmospheric perspective, how to paint different types of clouds with an understanding of how they form, and how reflections in water are affected by undulations in the surface of the water. The principles of composition, color temperature, shadows, brush strokes, thickness of paint, edges, philosophies of painting and centers of interest will be incorporated. We will also explore the techniques of alla prima, multi-step painting, realism and impressionism. Jeff will do a demo during each class as well as interact with each student as they work on their own paintings. Instruction will be constructive and positive at the level you are comfortable with whether you are a beginner or a seasoned painter. The goal is for every student to deepen his or her knowledge about painting while enjoying the learning process. Expect to have fun. Plan on producing works you will be proud of. This 8-week class will meet in the Art League studio where we will be observing very strict cleaning and social distancing practices to insure everyone’s safety.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 09/15/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/03/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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    This class will focus predominantly on earth, skies and water in the landscape. You will learn why the sky is blue, why sunsets orange and yellow, how shadows take on certain hues, how to capture atmospheric perspective, how to paint different types of clouds with an understanding of how they form, and how reflections in water are affected by undulations in the surface of the water. The principles of composition, color temperature, shadows, brush strokes, thickness of paint, edges, philosophies of painting and centers of interest will be incorporated. We will also explore the techniques of alla prima, multi-step painting, realism and impressionism. Jeff will do a demo during each class as well as interact with each student as they work on their own paintings. Instruction will be constructive and positive at the level you are comfortable with whether you are a beginner or a seasoned painter. The goal is for every student to deepen his or her knowledge about painting while enjoying the learning process. Expect to have fun. Plan on producing works you will be proud of. This 8-week class will meet in the Art League studio where we will be observing very strict cleaning and social distancing practices to insure everyone’s safety.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


    Materials List

    • 09/15/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/03/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0


    This class is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to paint portraits in watercolor using multiple transparent layers for ultimate depth in their work, with the goal of painting more realistically. Students will learn the basics of handling watercolor paints and brushes, and explore a variety of techniques: glazing, layering, methods for saving the white of the paper, juxtaposing color, key techniques in creating the perfect neutral color, softening and/or losing a few edges, the importance of incorporating the background-color as foreground-shadows, and others. Our portraits will be painted from carefully selected photos, instructor’s choice first, then photos provided by students, learning the importance of working from great, vs. bad photo references. We will also touch on the basic fundamentals of composition, contrast of values, the essentials of a good initial drawing, and how to achieve perfect chiaroscuro. Several technical demonstrations will complement your studio work. The goal of this class is to give students the basic tools necessary to begin their own realistic portrait work. This 8-week class will meet in the Art League studio where we will be observing very strict cleaning and social distancing practices to insure everyone’s safety.  


    Please sigh up early; class size is limited.


    Materials List



    • 09/15/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/03/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    Register

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Nan online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Nan will also be in contact with students via email. 

     Join Nan this fall to explore watercolor techniques and develop your vision as an artist! This introductory watercolor class will guide students through fundamental skills such as brush technique, principles of composition, color theory, and drawing facility. As students progress through the course they will become familiar with the works of great artists, serving as inspiration and demonstration of excellent technique in watercolor. The first part of class will consist of viewing a demonstration followed by direct instruction and critique of students’ work. This course will cater to the specific needs and interests of individual students while ensuring that all students finish the class with confidence and newly acquired skills they can continue to build upon. Nan brings dedication and enthusiasm to each one of her classes. Expect to be challenged and proud of the work you will produce throughout the course! Please use any watercolor materials you currently have and refer to the course materials list to ensure you have the necessary items. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 09/16/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/04/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    Register

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Maria online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture for one hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Maria will also be in contact with students via email. 

    The objective of this class is to acquaint students with traditional and contemporary techniques in drawing and painting that will give them the solid background needed to develop their own individual style. Class will progress to the introduction of traditional drawing and painting techniques and fundamental principles of design including composition, perspective and color. Classes will begin with a short lecture and demonstration, after which students will explore these techniques working from still life arrangements or their own photographic material.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 

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    • 09/16/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/04/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 3
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    Students will learn how to paint in oils using the time tested methods of the masters. Color theory and its application to landscape painting will be a central focus as Waid helps each student develop greater skills of observation. Meeting each artist at their individual level of skill, Waid encourages self-expression and individual interpretation of the subject while incorporating the fundamentals of composition, depth of field and balance in landscape painting.

    Class size is limited, please sign up early.

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    • 09/17/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/05/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 0
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    This class taught by VASILI KATAKIS and will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Vas online as he works from his home studio where he will demonstrate and lecture for one hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Vas will also be in contact with students via email. 

    Hikers, biologists, birdwatchers and artists - anyone can learn to sketch in the field. Whether you are a beginner, or more experienced sketcher, this course will enhance your skills in depicting the great outdoors. We will study rendering techniques, field sketches, composition, color wash, diagraming, and more. This class will provide you with the tools you need to learn from your observations of nature as well as to preserve what you have seen. We will find patterns, designs and structures present in even the most minuscule particle of natural form. Subjects of our studies will include flowers, trees, skies, clouds, and terrain. Students will venture out on their own sketching and taking photographs to work from in the studio. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 09/18/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/06/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    Register

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Alice as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Alice will also be in contact with students via email. 

    This painting class will encourage students to look at the world from a different perspective. Exploring color, composition and form in a new and dynamic way, students will discover a personal voice using the language of art. Subject matter will be all inclusive as we incorporate alternative materials like stencils, spray paint and different modeling pastes. Plan to explore and expand your creative vocabulary using methods that might challenge traditional boundaries of art making. Bring ideas of subjects and concepts that interest you. Students at all levels are welcome.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 09/18/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/06/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    Register

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Peggy online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Peggy will also be in contact with students via email. 

    Learn how to draw the figure in charcoal and pastel from obser-vation. Class topics will cover how to measure the figure accurately, create volume in light and shading using vine charcoal and charcoal pencil, and how to create a rich color palette of flesh tones with pastel. Technique and material usage will be discussed at length, along with a daily demonstration. The goal of this class is to bring to the student a cohesive understanding of the figure with successful results and learning to take control of the medium.  You will learn to make your own pastel primers as well as how to work on different pastel surfaces, achieving a variety of surface effects. Come ready to draw on day one! This will be an energetic, informative class.

     Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 09/19/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/07/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    Register

    This 8-week painting class will be an examination of some of the infinite possibilities of abstract image making. Whether you have experience working non-objectively or not, the class is about the seductive qualities and expressive potential of pigment, oil or acrylic. Linear concerns, color and value, form and surface treatments will be objectively manipulated as well as discussions about intent, atmosphere, narrative directions and or purely formal, pictorial issues. Working abstractly is deceptively difficult and amazingly rewarding since every decision that you make is coming from you, the responsibility and excitement of the unknown are yours. Don't fight the feeling, jump into the deep end of the art pool!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    Materials List

    • 09/19/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/07/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class is for intermediate artists who want to go to the next level. If you are asking yourself “Where do I go from here?”, this class will give you the direction you are seeking. Alice will be working with each student individually to determine how to build on your strengths and how to turn weaknesses into assets. Together you will clarify your visual voice and understand how your personal creative vocabulary is already apparent in your work. Alice will encourage an investigation of the imagery, color choices and composition you are presently using and guide you to a strong individual pathing your painting. Students will be working in their preferred medium.  All media, charcoal and pencil, pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors, are welcome, however, please note that Gamsol is the only solvent allowed in the studio.  


    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 

    • 11/14/2020
    • (MST)
    • 12/12/2020
    • (MST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
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    Having objective eyes on your work in progress can be very helpful and sometimes result in just the right direction to enable the artist to forge ahead. Assessments of abstract work allows the artist to gain insight and different perspectives. In this 5-week critique based class, students will present finished or works in progress for review each week. Suggested weekly abstract projects will be outlined by the instructor. Students should use preferred materials. Artwork will be submitted digitally to the instructor each week to be included in an online presentation for best viewing for the entire class. Abstraction is about respecting the past, being in the present and creating a future. Let the art discussion commence!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


    • 11/19/2020
    • (MST)
    • 11/22/2020
    • (MST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Zoom Workshop
    Register

    This workshop will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Waid online as he works from his home studio where he will demonstrate and lecture for one hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the remaining time. Waid will also be in contact with students via email. 

    Students will be guided through the thought process required to paint the invisible - air! Yes, air or atmosphere envelopes all subjects in the landscape. It is a good thing to remind ourselves of the essential role that atmosphere plays in painting, and how to mix color in order to capture a sense of reality. The information presented in this condensed course will be focused on capturing this prime element of landscape painting while also incorporating composition, depth of field and balance.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

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