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Saturday + Sunday, Jul 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/SE-DWG-1411
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $20


Description

Observing and drawing from nature while exploring the natural beauty of Westerly, Rhode Island is the focus of this workshop. This practice, working outside directly from nature, is known as "plein air" (open air). All work is done in the sketchbook, and specific exercises allow students to home in on different aspects of the landscape including land, water and sky. Work is done quickly, as the light continually changes and capturing the fleeting sensations is part of the experience. Paying attention to spatial concerns -- identifying foreground from background and the location of the horizon line -- is emphasized, and understanding eye level and view point to appropriately convey large space is introduced. Students work with pencil, charcoal and pastel.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Jacob Cullers (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 20 - 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/SE-PNT-0342 ( Class is almost Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $15


Description

Experience with acrylic paint lays a foundation for learning to work with other paint, such as oil or gouache. Through acrylic paint, students in this workshop gain in-depth knowledge of color mixing, composition and paint application -- essential skills for any painter, illustrator or designer. The workshop is designed to help students quickly gain a command of color and an understanding of the process of painting. Students then use these fundamental skills to create dynamic compositions and to explore paint application. The first day, students practice simple painting methods through exercises, including how to mix colors, apply paint, create layers, control opacity and transparency, and create thick vs. thin paint. On day two, students prepare a background for painting, create a preliminary drawing, and learn how to transfer the drawing onto that background. Everyone works from a simple subject of their own choice. Clear, step-by-step instructions enable students to fully understand the process. This workshop is intended for absolute beginners, as well as for experienced artists who want to gain confidence and skill with the medium.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Joanna Catalfo (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 30 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/SE-PRINT-4062-02
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

This workshop introduces students to linocut printing -- an accessible and fast relief-based process in which a block is made by carving away areas; the parts that remain are then inked, and the block is applied to paper. Through rubbing, the image is released onto the paper and a print results. Students are shown how to transfer a simple image to the block using simple inking methods. This is a versatile and portable approach to the printmaking medium and one that lends itself to working without a press.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Anna McNeary (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/SE-PNT-2892
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

In this workshop, you'll learn how to paint flowers using acrylic paints. Using a hands-on approach, you'll learn the fundamentals of compositional structure, color theory, and critical thinking while painting various flowers. From abstract to more traditional, you will find your favorite way to capture the beauty of botanicals.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Elise Fargnoli (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 1-4pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/SE-FOUND-1186-03
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful, and complex, tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. 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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Joanna Catalfo (Bio)
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