Adult Classes | Painting: Oil

Monday

11/1/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Di Staola, Christine

Intermediate students will learn how to creatively mix and apply color to both representational and "gently" abstracted compositions. We will look at some rules of color theory and explore the flatness of the picture plane, but we will also explore various paint application techniques and attempt to personalize the way each student utilizes color. Looking at some of the Modern artistic movements such as the Fauves, Post Impressionists and the California Bay Area painters for inspiration, students will work with oil paints that they already have but will be encouraged to expand their palette by introducing a range of new hues. Please note: students interested in this course must have a clear understanding of value and local color.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Monday

11/1/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Di Staola, Christine

For students who are interested in learning from the ground up how to explore the wide-ranging possibilities of oil paint. The course is tiered over three sessions: Beginner 1 (learning blending, achromatic value, grisaille and local color) Beginner 2 (expanding local color and intro to new painting technique) and Beginner 3 (introducing non-local color and hybrid technique).
Students will learn the foundations necessary to get started and at the same time will be encouraged to develop their own natural approach. Please note: students interested in Beginner 2 and Beginner 3 MUST have solid knowledge of value, grisaille and local color.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

11/1/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn the same way the Old Masters learned, and how they taught their apprentices. Students will start with basic composition skills by working from direct observation. Draw your subject, then paint it. Learn traditional skills like sight-size drawing, color mixing and color theory, color temperatures and values, and study how light falls on objects and people. This class is progressive, starting with basics like shape and form, then brush skills and exercises to learn the purpose of different brushes, and working from limited palette, and grisaille (painting in shades of gray). Practice tonality by painting shapes and blocks then translating that to complex shapes like seashells and still life. Work from Caravaggio’s values and chiaroscuro painting, Rembrandt’s edges and forms, Sorolla’s color temperature, and DaVinci’s proportions. Perfect class for a motivated beginner who wants to learn the skills to paint and develop their own style. Students will be working on easels in this class.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

1/10/22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Di Staola, Christine

For students who are interested in learning from the ground up how to explore the wide-ranging possibilities of oil paint. For complete beginners, the focus of this course it to help you understand value and how to mix and blend paint to replicate local color. In addition, this course will be an opportunity to become friendly with your materials and learn about the various tools available to you. For returning students, this will be a great refresher course and a chance to improve your artistic practice. The course will cover underpainting and under drawing, blocking in values, painting value in black and white and the first steps in learning the magic of mixing and blending paint to replicate the color you see (local color). By completing multiple studies of objects and still lifes, students will learn the essential basics for painting yet at the same time they will also be encouraged to develop their own natural tendencies. Drawing skills not required. Group critique is part of the course and students will be given the opportunity to discuss their work and the work of others.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l Fee:   $10.00


Monday

1/10/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Di Staola, Christine

For beginning students who are ready to progress from Introductory Oil Painting 1 (blending and mixing oil paint). In this class, students will be introduced to two new image making techniques: wet-on-wet technique that is a thicker, looser and more direct way to paint, and dry-on-dry technique that is worked on in layers and bears a likeness to pastel drawing and shading. The course will focus on the same basics as blending and mixing (underpainting and under drawing, blocking in values and understanding value in black and white) but will require students to use a more expressive paint applications and develop confidence in various ways to mix color on the canvas rather than on the palette. Students will produce multiple studies and will be encouraged to work with different brushes and tools that are consonant with their own natural painting tendencies. Drawing skills not required, but drawing will be an integral part of the course. Group critique is part of the course and students will be given the opportunity to discuss their work and the work of others.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l Fee:   $10.00


Tuesday

11/2/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sutherland, Robert

Learn to spin! Create from your subconscious, learn to move the eye with color and composition, learn to draw what you find in your abstracts. Study and grow as a beginning artist or learn new ways to be original as a seasoned artist. Enjoy a class that has lots of positive input and will motivate your work. Your medium your way. We will paint, mix, draw, discuss, and help you execute original, and beautiful work.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Cottage Campus - 1141 Broadway (Alt 19), Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

11/3/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Touliatos, Markissia

In this class, you will learn the fundamental principles of portrait painting from life using direct painting methods. We will concentrate on proper proportion, values, skin tones, and getting a likeness. The instructor will give step-by-step demonstrations and lots of individual instruction from how to begin the initial drawing through mixing beautiful skin tones and atmospheric backgrounds. We will have two models for three weeks each.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Model Fee:   $40.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

11/3/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baker, Karen

Bring your passion for landscape painting to new heights in this guided, open studio, all media class. Using your own reference materials, learn how to identify and convey the essence of your landscape subjects. Respond to your subjects by interpreting vs. copying. Develop more intuitive, spontaneous ways of seeing. Paint with greater emotion and purpose. Additional topics include composition and design, color exploration, qualities of light and shadow, value contrasts, edge control, aerial perspective, and how to successfully depict the elements of sky and water. Maximum 10 students, familiar with their chosen medium.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

11/3/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Touliatos, Markissia

In this intermediate class you will explore several different approaches to perfecting your painting skills in portraiture and still life using pastel, charcoal or oils. You'll learn how to create beautifully accurate portraits from photographs. Students may also opt to paint from a still-life of various objects and learn how to paint flowers and shiny surfaces like brass and silver. We will focus on color mixing, tonal values, edges, and accurate drawing.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

1/13/22 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 PM
Nece, Melissa Miller

Improve your skills in technique, composition and concept. Individualized instruction to develop your own style of painting in acrylics or oils. (Colored pencil and other media accepted with instructor's permission). Choose personal subject matter, explore composition and color theory, solve painting problems. Drawing experience recommended.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

11/4/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn the same way the Old Masters learned, and how they taught their apprentices. Students will start with basic composition skills by working from direct observation. Draw your subject, then paint it. Learn traditional skills like sight-size drawing, color mixing and color theory, color temperatures and values, and study how light falls on objects and people. This class is progressive, starting with basics like shape and form, then brush skills and exercises to learn the purpose of different brushes, and working from limited palette, and grisaille (painting in shades of gray). Practice tonality by painting shapes and blocks then translating that to complex shapes like seashells and still life. Work from Caravaggio’s values and chiaroscuro painting, Rembrandt’s edges and forms, Sorolla’s color temperature, and DaVinci’s proportions. Perfect class for a motivated beginner who wants to learn the skills to paint and develop their own style. Students will be working on easels in this class.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

1/13/22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Di Staola, Christine

In this course, students will learn the first steps to using color to creatively. Moving from the traditional use of color to Modern artistic movements (think Fauves, Impressionists, and Post Impressionists, such as Matisse, Monet or Van Gogh) students will begin to look at color for color’s sake. Intermediate 1 painting exercises are based on color theory (what colors do when they are put together) and understanding of color as value. Students will work with oil paints they already have but will be encouraged to look beyond local color, expand their palette and introduce new hues and combinations to their work. All techniques of painting are encouraged. Group critique and assessment is an integral part of the course. Drawing skills a plus.
PLEASE NOTE: students interested in this course must have taken Introductory Oil painting 1 and 2, or have a very clear understanding of the basics of value and local color.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l Fee:   $10.00


Thursday

1/13/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Di Staola, Christine

In this class students who wish to paint more creatively will apply their knowledge of color learned from previous courses. Students will choose specific subjects and work on building stronger composition. The focus will be on non-local color and will include working on a larger canvas and grappling with a more complex subject. All techniques of painting are encouraged. Group critique and assessment are an integral part of the course. Drawing skills a plus.
PLEASE NOTE: students interested in this course must have taken Introductory Oil Painting and Intermediate Oil Painting 1 or have a very clear understanding of the basics of value, mixing local color and color theory.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l Fee:   $10.00


Friday

11/5/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nece, Melissa Miller

Improve your skills in technique, composition and concept. Individualized instruction to develop your own style of painting in acrylics or oils. (Colored pencil and other media accepted with instructor's permission). Choose personal subject matter, explore composition and color theory, solve painting problems. Drawing experience recommended.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

1/14/22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Touliatos, Markissia

Painting outside is like taking a mini vacation. You become immersed in the beauty of nature, sunlight, atmosphere and colors that cannot be reproduced in photographs. In this class we will be painting trees, foliage, grasses, sky, clouds, aerial perspective, etc. After beginning the paintings outside we will use photographs to complete the paintings in the studio. The instructor will contact students before the first class with the meeting location. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD - , FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

3/11/22 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camacho, Elio

Build a strong painting foundation and explore your passion for color with nationally known colorist Elio Camacho! Students can work in either oils or acrylics. This workshop is structured for both beginner to advanced students who want to develop their skill understanding and using color. Students will work from a floral still life that is set up by the instructor. The instructor will demonstrate his techniques, and provide easel-side instruction and critiques for students during the workshop.
Withdrawals from this workshop will not be refunded after February 1.

Elio Camacho was born in Madeira, an island south of Portugal. Elio immigrated to California with his family when he was young. His paintings are in the Alla Prima style to capture the first impression and light on a given subject.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $110.00

Non-Member: $130.00