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Adult Classes

Upcoming events

    • 04/01/2019
    • 04/29/2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    Join Frank in this 5-week informative and fun class exploring the vast range of possibilities with this versatile medium. We will create expressive paintings using simple still life set-ups or photos as reference starting each class with a short lecture and demonstration.

    Beginning with sketching in paint, we will focus on design and value. Principles of composition, color theory, methods and materials will be discussed. Individual instruction will be given and students will be encouraged to complete a series of quickly executed sketches/paintings. Students at all levels are welcome.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/01/2019
    • 05/20/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    Discover a multiform world of color, texture, mark and line! With a focus on the micro/macro, organic abstraction and intuitive pattern, students will explore a wide range of drawing-based processes, materials and concepts.

    Students will also learn exciting techniques in layering, collage, and surface development. Inspirational projects are designed to encourage personal direction and curiosity. Students at all levels are welcome!


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/01/2019
    • 05/20/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    This class will focus primarily on bridging the gap between creating vibrant, luminous paintings from photographs by developing the skills to solve the shortcomings that photography presents as a source of ideas for paintings. Light, distance, perspective, atmospheric effects, composition, color and principles of design will be covered. 

    Students have the choice of working with their favorite medium: oil, pastel, acrylic or watercolor, using their own photographic material as reference. A great opportunity for turning joyful travel experiences into successful works of art.  Individual guidance and demonstrations will be given by instructor in order to help each student develop their own personal style.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/02/2019
    • 05/28/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 0
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    Take a journey, tell a story and make your paintings more romantic and exciting. Learn simple and effective techniques of how to incorporate a variety of forms in your landscapes including rocks, trees, figures and buildings. We will be exploring the structure, shape and mass of these elements in the landscape and ways to approach them employing the basics of perspective. Be sure to bring any references or photos you may want to use.

    Class will include daily exercises and demonstrations on initial drawing, placement, as well as examples of related techniques. Emphasis on edges, shadows, design, composition and critique will help students advance in their skill with watercolor. Students will also learn to take their paintings to the point of being finished. Please bring the materials you have and check the list of supplies posted online, Carol has added a few items. Each student will receive a spiral watercolor notebook to practice techniques that are presented.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/02/2019
    • 05/14/2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    Join Nancy Goetz in this 7-week class exploring the basics of drawing, from the beginning. Whether you are an absolute beginner or you simply want to brush up on the basics, this is the class for you! Learning to truly see what is in front of you is key to all successful drawing.

    We will be working from life to increase skills of observation and realistic rendering. We will be working creatively while learning to incorporate the core principles of drawing; composition, the exploration of line, value, texture, and creating the illusion of space. Students will also have the opportunity to try out a variety of mediums including pencil, pen, ink, and charcoal. Everybody will enjoy a great sense of accomplishment after completing several projects by the end of class. 


    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 04/03/2019
    • 05/22/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    This class will explore the different ways pastel color can be used. The unique nature of the medium of pastel makes it different from wet media because the effects are instantaneous, as there is no waiting for pigment or glazing to dry. This characteristic allows for greater flexibility and a deeper understanding of the methods used in exploring color.

    We will be applying color on a toned and textured ground. Topics include: color study, interaction or color, local color, broken color, underpainting and establishing your own palette. Techniques include: texturing, toning, strokes, feathering, layering, scumbling, shading, and blending.



    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 04/03/2019
    • 05/22/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
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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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    • 04/03/2019
    • 05/22/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    The human form is possibly the most powerful visual subject there is. It is both a mirror to the self and what we have in common with all humans. One only need look to the Greeks and the Renaissance masters to recognize the importance of the human form in the study of the visual arts. 

    However, working from the figure can be intimidating. Fortunately, this long history has provided us with many tools that make the experience both exciting and rewarding. In this class we will use the tools, techniques and methods that have been honed and handed down through the ages to develop our own unique approach to including the figure in our art. These include understanding artist’s anatomy, measurement “canons,” foreshorting, gesture and fully realized value drawings. Students will come away with a greater understanding of the figure and how it relates to all forms in works of art.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.






    • 04/04/2019
    • 05/23/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    “Look and you will find it - what is unsought will remain undetected”   - Sophocles.


    This edition of the Visual Diary examines structures, from the natural to the man-made. We will explore underlying structure in intimate detail as we peer into the heart of a wildflower, sketch the skull of a muskrat, or a three story building. Exercises are designed to sketch from direct observation and utilize methods that aid in visual acuity.

    Subjects will include sketching techniques, composition, sketching in low light, recognizing abstract patterns, intuitive perspective, using Mondrian’s tools and more. The class will meet in the studio and at various locations in the metro area. The Visual Diary will benefit every artist from beginner to advanced.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/04/2019
    • 05/23/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 3
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    The objective of this class is to acquaint students with traditional and contemporary techniques painting, that will give them the solid background needed to develop their individual style.

    Class will progress to the introduction of traditional 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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    • 04/05/2019
    • 05/24/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    Find your visual voice in this fun mixed media painting class! Using oil or acrylic paint as our primary medium, we will create pieces that deal with the interpretation of memory, constructing a visual narrative, and how to effectively communicate our ideas.

    Students will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different materials and processes including printmaking, ink resist, woodburning, and collage with the possibility of incorporating text, personal photos, natural objects, and more! Each session will include a demonstration/hands-on instruction, as well as thoughtful discussions and constructive critiques of finished work. Students at all levels are welcome.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/06/2019
    • 05/25/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    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.


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    • 04/06/2019
    • 05/18/2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    Interested in studying art in college or becoming a professional artist one day? Join artist, Nancy Goetz, for a comprehensive 7-week course building a successful art portfolio. Students will have fun exploring multiple painting, drawing and design projects, finishing with several successful pieces that could be included in a portfolio for admission to a university art program.

    We will be looking at works by masters throughout art history related to each project. Come ready to ask questions, share ideas and learn. This is a no- pressure environment where all levels are welcome. Individualized guidance and constructive feedback will be given.


    Please sign up early, space is limited. 


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    • 04/09/2019
    • 05/28/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 0
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    Where do you want to go with your painting? What areas do you need help with and how can you clarify what it is you want to do? You must ask yourself some of these difficult questions when considering working in independent study. The benefits of this type of class includes more one-on-one attention, a focused investigation in an area of painting that truly interests you, as well as an exploration of your goals as an artist.

    This class will put much of the responsibility on you, because you are essentially creating your own course of study. You will be determining what you paint with guidance from Cynthia. She is there to help guide you by focusing on your strengths and tackling your weaknesses, all the while supplementing and clarifying your thinking, and keeping you on a more focused path. This class requires painting experience as well as a conversation with the instructor prior to registration. Please contact Buffy at the Art League for the instructor’s contact information.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 04/11/2019
    • 05/30/2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 3
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    Learn to create a sensitive portrait drawing from observation in this 8-week intensive course with Coulter Prehm! Colt will be conducting periodic demonstrations in addition to personalized instruction during every class session.

    Students will enjoy in depth teaching covering topics that include the technical process of creating a drawing from life, understanding interaction of light and form, materials and usage, how to achieve an accurate likeness in portrait drawing and more...!





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