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Class schedule will resume in East Haddam CT.

     We will be offering classes in oil and watercolor painting as well as drawing at our brand new classroom opening in East Haddam Ct !  If you would like to receive an email announcement of the class descriptions and schedule please click the email icon on the main menu and request to be on our class email list. Looking forward to seeing you when we are ready to roll!



Adult and Teen Art Classes 

Choose 1, 4 or 6 classes within  the Session  

STUDIO OIL PAINTING                                                                                                       

      In this class the student will explore the methods and materials of oil painting. With a representational approach students will work from various life sources. A straight forward approach to acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of artistic expression as you explore the oil painting medium. Step by step the student will gain the ability to paint with confidence and skill, starting with the initial preparation of the canvas, to the final brushstroke of a painting. Drawing skills will be emphasized while learning to paint in a painterly fashion by observing nature and studying how light describes form.

DRAWING CLASS-                                                                   

        Learn basic drawing skills or advance your skills.  Begin by rendering basic shapes class will progress to still life compositions. Students will be exposed to elements of perspective and the skills necessary to perceive and understand three-dimensional form. You will discover you can draw!  All levels welcome!  

WATERCOLOR PAINTING  -                                                                       

         "Have No Fear" approach to watercolor will make these classes fun and exciting. Learn wet into wet washes, mixing saturated darks, techniques that express and how to "fix" mistakes. A good class for beginners and those farther along wanting learn new approaches.            

 DRAWING AND PAINTING THE FIGURE-                                                                   

     Learn to draw or paint the figure based on observing a range of artist's models. The focus of the class is to develop sensitivity to the structure, anatomy and expressive qualities of the human form in a variety of ways. Using concentrated in-class life studies and class critiques, students will discover ways to render the human figure with confidence and develop an understanding of the figure as an exciting part of our visual language.

PLEIN AIRE AND STUDIO OIL PAINTING –                                               Saturdays 11:00am- 1:00pm  2 hour session or 11:00am-2:00pm 3 hour session

      This class is designed to accommodate both beginners and advanced students interested in furthering their plein aire painting skills. Learn to observe the nature of color in atmosphere. Class will meet at predetermined local painting locations at the beginning of each class and will meet at the gallery in the case of inclement weather and work there. Step by step instruction in creating an oil painting you will be pleased to have created!

Joseph Paquet:

    The Living Experience of painting outdoors necessitates working quickly, allowing the artist to access intuition and to experience risk. Clarity and economy are the poetry of risk, and through them the artist opens the door for a chance to experience spirit.

    So, to those who reject the values of connection, humility, friction, and risk in experiencing spirit, I say, “Yes, just take a photo.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Register Register by phone 860-388-9070, email- or online

Tuition for all classes-                                                                                                                                           1class $39.00                                                                                                                                                                                           4 classes $145.00 ( save $11.00)                                                                                                                         6 classes $195.00 ( save 6th class is free)                                                                                               

Tuition for the 3 hour oil class option-                                                                                                             6 classes - $275.00 (save 6th class free)                                                                                                                                                               4 classes - $195.00 ( save $25.00)                                                                                                                       1 class $55.00


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