Painting Classes

Painting Classes

Still Life - Oil and Pastel

Instructor: Marianna Defer-Pfeifer
Thursday, May 15 – Saturday, May 17, 2014

What makes a painting exciting to look at? Learn about principles and concepts, drawing, accurate value patterns, rock solid composition, and stunning color in this hands-on workshop with Marianna Defer-Pfeifer.

Thu May 15, 2014

Member Price: $350.00

Non-Member Price: $375.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Loosen Up With Confidence

Instructor: Helga Flower
Monday, May 19 – Thursday, May 22

Day One – Still life setup
Day Two – Working from a photograph
Day Three – Making a creative design from your image
Day Four – Imagination at work with unusual techniques

Mon May 19, 2014

Member Price: $325.00

Non-Member Price: $350.00

Available Spaces: 7

 
Spring Flowers – Watercolor

Instructor: Edee Joppich
Wednesday, May 28 – Friday, May 30

Time to start your summer painting season with a beautiful subject and great demonstrations by Edee Joppich.

Wed May 28, 2014

Member Price: $285.00

Non-Member Price: $320.00

Available Spaces: 7

 
Exploring Watercolor

Instructor: Susan Lingg
Friday, May 30

This class in exploring the medium of watercolor through small studies is ideal for beginners. Paints, brushes, paper water buckets, support boards, and paper towels, will be supplied by the instructor.

Fri May 30, 2014

Member Price: $62.00

Non-Member Price: $77.00

Available Spaces: 2

 
Pastel Painting: An Introduction and Beyond

Instructor: Debra VanLeen
Wednesday, June 4 – Friday, June 6

This class is an instructor-lead open studio that covers the art of soft pastel painting.

Wed June 4, 2014

Member Price: $90.00

Non-Member Price: $100.00

Available Spaces: 12

 
Painting Animals with Soft Pastel

Instructor: Debra VanLeen
Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13

Soft pastel has long been recognized as the perfect medium for rendering animals.

Thu June 12, 2014

Member Price: $70.00

Non-Member Price: $85.00

Available Spaces: 11

 
Musical Still Life

Instructor: Peggy Hawley
Tuesday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 25
Using Manet’s small still-life paintings for inspiration, the class will move from one small instructor-provided still-life to another, focusing on color and composition.

Tue June 24, 2014

Member Price: $195.00

Non-Member Price: $215.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Sunset Over the Lake - Watercolor

Instructor: Cedar Kindy
Thursday, June 26
All supplies provided.
You can paint the sun setting over Lake Michigan by learning these few watercolor techniques.

Thu June 26, 2014

Member Price: $60.00

Non-Member Price: $70.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Watercolor Meets Collage

Instructor: Cedar Kindy
Thursday, June 26
All supplies provided.
Beginners, this is a workshop for you! Intermediate painters can learn some great new techniques as well. Learn watercolor techniques and combine them with a photo to create a fantastic painting.

Thu June 26, 2014

Member Price: $60.00

Non-Member Price: $70.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Fundamentals of Drawing - for all levels

Instructor: Nancy Foster
Mondays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, August 4
Come enjoy the power of drawing. This is a chance to discover that yes, you really can draw

Mon June 30, 2014

Member Price: $200.00

Non-Member Price: $225.00

Available Spaces: 12

 
Driven to Abstraction... Take your paintings for a walk on the wild side

Instructor: Lauren Everett Finn
Tuesday, July 15
Are you ready to see how far you can go with abstraction?

Tue July 15, 2014

Member Price: $75.00

Non-Member Price: $85.00

Available Spaces: 6

 
Acrylic 101

Instructor: Lauren Everett Finn
Tuesday, July 22
Come and learn how to paint with this most versatile of mediums!

Tue July 22, 2014

Member Price: $50.00

Non-Member Price: $65.00

Available Spaces: 8

 
Seascape Oil Painting - Capturing the atmosphere and essence of the wave

Instructor: Douglas David
Thursday, July 24 – 26
Paint out of doors, and explore the basic principles of oil painting with an emphasis on seascape painting.

Thu July 24, 2014

Member Price: $325.00

Non-Member Price: $375.00

Available Spaces: 11

 
Painting Transparent Watercolor

Instructor: Joel R. Johnson
Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31
This workshop covers various approaches to painting in transparent watercolor

Mon July 28, 2014

Member Price: $400.00

Non-Member Price: $450.00

Available Spaces: 14

 
Watercolor and Soft Pastel Workshop

Instructor: Nancy Foster
Wednesday, August 6 – Friday, August 8
Come enjoy the magic and immediacy of soft pastels and the added possibilities of adding watercolors for a mixed media result.

Wed August 6, 2014

Member Price: $200.00

Non-Member Price: $225.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Monotype Workshop

Instructor: L.C. Lim
Wednesday, August 13 – Thursday, August 14
Monotype is an immediate way to create painterly prints.

Wed August 13, 2014

Member Price: $225.00

Non-Member Price: $250.00

Available Spaces: 9

 
A Simple Approach to Dramatic Color

Instructor: Vianna Szabo
Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31
Turn ordinary color into extraordinary composition with a simple method of color identification and mixing.

Fri August 29, 2014

Member Price: $350.00

Non-Member Price: $375.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Exploring Watercolor

Instructor: Susan Lingg
Friday, September 5
This class in exploring the medium of watercolor through small studies is for everyone from beginner to skilled artist. Paints, brushes, paper water buckets, support boards, and paper towels, will be supplied by the instructor.

Fri September 5, 2014

Member Price: $62.00

Non-Member Price: $77.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Faces in Watercolor - You can do it!

Instructor: Edee Joppich
Monday, September 8 – Wednesday, September 10
In step-by-step demonstrations, Edee Joppich will demonstrate how to draw features, finding ‘shadow shapes’ that define the face, and how to mix a variety of flesh tones using multiple colors to create luminous shadows.

Mon September 8, 2014

Member Price: $285.00

Non-Member Price: $320.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Painting Expressive Landscapes in Soft Pastel

Instructor: Barbara Reich
Thursday and Friday, September 25 and 26
This class is for beginners to intermediate students looking to advance knowledge in the exciting medium of soft pastel

Thu September 25, 2014

Member Price: $200.00

Non-Member Price: $210.00

Available Spaces: 11

 
Painterly Portraits from Photographs

Instructor: Vianna Szabo
Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19
A photograph can be a valuable reference tool for painting portraits. Knowing how to use photographs is the focus of this workshop.

Fri October 17, 2014

Member Price: $350.00

Non-Member Price: $370.00

Available Spaces: 10

 
Painting Successful Landscapes from Photographs

Instructor: Sharon Will
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 & 7
This two-day workshop will be packed with lessons learned from plein-air painting!

Thu November 6, 2014

Member Price: $235.00

Non-Member Price: $270.00

Available Spaces: 12

 

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