This class takes us through the foundational skills of painting and picture making. With clear instruction from renowned artist, Brooke Alison, students create 3 paintings per class, starting with a 10 minute painting, 30 minute painting and finally a 1 hour painting. With each piece, the handling of paint, design and color gets better until the elements of art and principles of design become second nature. You may work in your choice of acrylic, oil or pastel.
"The Gathering" is designed for experienced painters who are seeking an opportunity to expand. Renowned artist, Brook Allison, will give students prompts which spark new directions and provide a safe space to explore new territories. Following the day of painting, the group will participate in a positive critique.
In this messy, experimental class, we’ll explore the fun and very addicting technique of “dirty pours” and “flip cup” acrylic pours. The results look like marble or even planets, when poured onto circular supports. Learn how to create “cells” within your pours.
This class includes a ton of paints, pouring mediums and several supports (canvases, etc.), and you will finish the session with at least 3 finished pieces.
Learn to capture the night! Nocturne painting has its own set of rules to capture the romance and intrigue hidden in the dark. Meet on site and paint with award-winning nocturne painter Shawn Dell Joyce to learn the tips and tricks of painting at night in public. Class will meet in downtown Dunedin before dark for demo and info session, then paint after dark for 2.5 hours. Instructor will demonstrate in pastel but welcomes all media (watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel). You’ll create a finished piece, a value sketch and a color study. Painting area is near restrooms and very safe.
In this workshop, students will create a luminous painting using only eggs and water as the binder for the pigments. After focusing on composition, size and coloring, students will transfer their image to the panel and begin work with this unique medium. Everyone will receive a 16-pg booklet "A Modern Approach to Egg Tempera" by instructor, Gainor Roberts
Find out if acrylic painting is for you. Students will complete three small projects on paper and/or canvas inspired by the subject of your choice. A $5 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor and includes all supplies.
This Intuitive Painting workshop is for those who have completed at least one 6 week class session. In this workshop, we will be going beyond what we have learned in class and will be approaching painting through physical as well as visual prompts plus collaborative inspiration. Bring whatever supplies you would like to work with, including mixed media. It’s a time for exploration and to let your creativity have free reign.
This is a 3 week class. Want to learn to paint dogs, cats, birds? Week one will focus on picking several subjects from your photographs and working on the pencil drawing…with the emphasis on learning to draw. Week two, we will deal with color theory and how to mix colors from a limited palette. Once we have mastered the basics, we will paint our animal subjects.
This is a 4 week class. Want to learn to paint dogs, cats, birds? Week one will focus on picking several subjects from your photographs and working on the pencil drawing…with the emphasis on learning to draw. Week two, we will deal with color theory and how to mix colors from a limited palette. Once we have mastered the basics, we will paint our animal subjects.
After drawing, the most important aspect of your watercolor is value and color. Come to this workshop and get an intensive learning experience in both subjects. We will learn the color wheel, how to mix colors using a limited number of colors, discover the beauty of "grays," and how to translate value into color. We will not be painting any subject matter in this workshop, so just bring your curiosity, desire to produce great art and the items on the materials list.
Ever wanted to try oil painting but weren't sure it was for you? This one day workshop will give you the chance to experience oil painting with all the materials supplied. No experience required. If you love it, you can move on to the Beginning Oil Painting Class.
This class is a brief introduction to watercolors for beginners. No experience is necessary but it is helpful to have some drawing skills. In this hands on class, you will learn basic brush techniques, some mixing, and some basic principles of watercolor such as line, balance, value, color and composition. You will have a completed painting (or nearly so) by the end of the class. We'll even supply all the materials so you can try the technique before investing in supplies.
This ongoing class will help you strengthen your skills of observation, principles, techniques and use of color no matter what level you are at. You will become confident in articulating your visual voice as you are challenged to explore new approaches, techniques and think about your work in new ways and explore new avenues. Drawing and previous watercolor classes are required.