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Fridays, Mar 1 - May 24 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-PNT-1571
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525 | lab fee $20 | model fee $20


Description

Discover the world of abstract painting through the process of spontaneous markmaking, where each student focuses on creating paintings to express the essence and energy of an environment or object. Whether you choose to work with the urban landscape, gardens, still lifes or the figure, the process is about discovering your personal vision. Placing trust in your personal vision allows you to create paintings that are signatory rather than derivative. Participants also learn to use a variety of mediums and to integrate them into a total artwork. Note: Previous painting experience is helpful, but not required. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Fossati (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Feb 28 - Apr 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-DWG-2260
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | model fee $25


Description

Building on skills acquired in Drawing I, this next-step course is designed to further strengthen and refine drawing and compositional abilities. Students explore the descriptive and expressive manipulation of materials such as charcoal, graphite pencil, pen and ink, conte crayon, and colored media, while learning to create more volumetric and spatial drawings through the use of value and composition. In the process, students work from still lifes, interiors and models as they consider gesture and contour, planar analysis, foreshortening, proportion, and volumetric rendering of forms. Ultimately, students develop confidence approaching a wide variety of subject matter as part of a well-composed drawing. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-R, PS-R

Prerequisite: Drawing I


Instructor
  • Name: Deborah Forman (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Apr 8 - May 20 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-NATUR-2880
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $20


Description

Landscapes and the natural world are some of the oldest, most quintessential inspirations for artists; however, this subject matter can easily fall into cliché. Set at Tillinghast Place, this course allows students to search for answers and reinvigorate their connection to today's complex natural landscape, resulting in contemporary interpretations and representations. Students create imagery that reflects individual interests in nature -- both representational and metaphorical -- while using methods such as drawing, painting and collage in direct and immediate ways. Pencil, watercolor, ink and paper are some of the media used, and students are able to integrate their own media. Students generate quick and spontaneous images while investigating alternative ways to express themselves with image making. Bookmaking possibilities are also explored, as students compile a series of final images that reflect their unique and contemporary relationship with the natural world. Note: Work is done onsite (weather permitting).

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Molly Kaderka (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Feb 25 - Apr 1 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-DWG-2871
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Pablo Picasso -- wanting a material that he could use with the immediacy of drawing and the richness of oils -- turned to paint manufacturers for help, the results being today’s oil pastels. Students in this class explore this versatile medium engaged in intensive study of the materials and techniques involved in creating a finished work, including color application, principles of mark-making, layering, blending and scraping. In turn they develop new skills and insights into color mixing and palette development that occur when painting and mixing directly on the painted surface rather than on a palette. In addition, they use oil pastels as a component of mixed media pieces, using it in combination with paint, drawing materials and collage elements. Working from both observation and imagination they create two finished pieces. The class is enhanced by lectures, demonstrations, in-class exercises and drawing studies.


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Feb 28 - May 23 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-PNT-1498
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525 | lab fee $20


Description

Developed for students who have a basic foundation in watercolor painting and want to delve deeper into the medium and improve their skills, this course introduces more technique along with more complex subject matter. Instruction includes in-class demonstration and discussions, which provide students with a more focused consideration of higher-level issues of composition, color awareness, capturing light, and working through the "happy accidents" inherent to watercolor painting. Individualized help and critique provide students with consistent feedback for improving their paintings. An open forum environment allows the group to share what they've learned and address common issues, while experiencing this challenging and exciting medium. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E

Prerequisite: Watercolor: Introduction is recommended, but not required


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 11 - May 23 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-PNT-0235-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Both compelling and at times mystifying, the medium of watercolor is broken down in this step-by-step introductory course. Students learn that producing a well-designed and dynamic watercolor is no accident; success comes through careful planning. Along with planning and learning how to control paint, an understanding of the transparent qualities of the medium is essential. Students explore value, composition, and color theory as they learn the subtleties and complexities of this transparent medium. Both wet and dry techniques are covered, as are washes, color lifting and glazing. Demonstrations and class exercises promote an understanding of watercolor's possibilities and limitations and equip students with the skills and experience to use watercolor effectively to achieve lively results. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
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