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** We ask that students register in advance so we know that we have enough students for a class to run. Don't see what you're looking for here? We also have great workshops for Teens and Adults! Take a look at our Workshop Page.
Ongoing Sundays, 4-5pm Teen/Adult $20/class or $70/month Learn and share about watercolor painting and alternative techniques in an open studio format. Bring your paints and paper and work, talk about, and ask questions with the instructor and the other members of the class. Oliver Frid, is a water colorist by trade with 18 years of experience and mentored under Regents Professor and Watercolorist Rob Erdle and also 12 years experience as an art educator. Oliver is also the grandson of Tage Frid, master craftsman woodworker and one of the first editors of Fine Woodworking Magazine.
Ongoing Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am ** This class is on hiatus for the summer. It will resume again in the fall.** Adult $20/class or $70/month Learn the basics of quick drying acrylic painting in a beginner course this snowy winter. The adult class with feature pre-stretched canvases in various sizes from 8x10", 10x10" or 12x12" using artist grade, nontoxic acrylic paints and will allow students to learn how to compose a pleasing image, layer the paints for depth and focus, create texture highlights and shadows to give each student a learning experience from which to build a basis for more enjoyment of the painting process. A list of recommended materials will follow upon registration.
Wednesdays, April 17 - May 29, 6:00-8:00pm Registrations close Friday, April 12 Teen/Adult $150 +materials fee For beginners or others who want to jump back into Oil Painting. All levels of students will benefit from creating the time to paint and gain confidence thru practice and peer support. We will start the class with a review of the basics- how to set up a palette, create a color chart and prepare a canvas. Students will try grisaille- a french technique of working in monochrome before adding color. Then move on to painting on their own - from found combined images or still life. Color and composition will also be explored. Advanced students can work in class on their paintings and get feedback from instructor and other painters. Make the time to work on your art and painting. Time is the missing ingredient. MSA does not provide materials for this class. Students should bring their own materials from home. Suggested materials list.
Ongoing Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm Adults $5 plus shared cost of model Open to anyone seeking time and space to work on figurative art, being most conducive for painting and drawing. These sessions will span from 6 - 9 pm, with the first half hour devoted to 5 minute gesture drawing and the remaining time on a long pose. The pose will be agreed upon among the group, and the group can democratically choose how many sessions each pose gets. Cost of the model will be split equally among the group members, plus $5 towards the house. There will be a cap of fifteen people. We ask that students register in advance and let us know when they intend to come so we can be sure we can cover the model.
Beginner/Intermediate Oils for Adults (with Liane)
Ongoing Fridays beginning February 1, 10:00am-12:00pm Adults $20/class or $70/month plus materials This class is for the beginner and intermediate oil painter. This class will help guide artists through the basics of getting started and tips on traditional methods of realism. The course will focus on painting from life and progress to lessons on painting from photographs. Artist will learn the basics of composition, value, and color theory. MSA does not provide materials for this class. Students should bring their own materials from home. Suggested materials list.
Friday, April 12 - May 15, 4:30-6:30pm Registrations close on Wednesday, April 10; 4-10 spots available Grades 8-12 $120 plus materials This is a beginner oil painting class for teens looking to gain a basic understanding of painting. This class will focus on traditional methods, and teens will choose subject matter to suit their interests. Students will explore aspects of art history, realism, and abstraction. Teen benefit by developing a healthy way to express emotions, enhanced fine motor skills, greater concentrations, and cognitive problem solving skills. MSA does not provide materials for this class. Students should bring their own materials from home. Suggested materials list.