Adult Classes | Painting: Oil

Monday

6/7/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DiStaola, 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.

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

6/7/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DiStaola, 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 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.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

6/7/21 - 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.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

4/13/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sutherland, Robert

Whatever subject matter you like to draw or paint - spinning will free your subconscious abilities! Spinning refers to turning the paper, canvas, metal, wood or other surface at 90 degree angles while applying the oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal or other medium. Taking your favorite work of art and hanging it upside down may reveal an entirely new piece.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

6/9/21 - 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.

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

4/14/21 - 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

4/14/21 - 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.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

4/14/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DiStaola, Christine

Intermediate and advanced students will learn approaches in abstracted (non-local) color. Using palettes that began with the Fauves and Post-Impressionists and that continue to be widely used today, students will put into practice color theory by exploring the flatness of the picture plane and enjoying color, the most versatile element of design. Looking at some of the masters of Modern art for inspiration, students will work with oil paints that they already have built will be encouraged to explore a range of new hues. No black paint allowed!

Levels: Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00


Thursday

4/15/21 - 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.

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 - 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.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD - , FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

4/15/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
DiStaola, Christine

Students who are interested in learning how to paint with oils will find that it’s one of the easiest and most forgiving mediums out there. In this class students will learn all the basics from what type of paints and surfaces are best, how different brushes work, how to set up a pallete, color mixing and mediums. There will be step-by-step demos on drawing and color values with lots of individual instruction. There will be a variety of subject matter to explore including still life set-ups. This class is for beginners with no experience in oil painting, or for those who need a refresher on the basics.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

6/10/21 - 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.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

11/4/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to paint all types of boat from a row of sailboats at a marina to fishing boats, sponge boats, and row boats! Choose your subjects from supplied references or bring your own. Work in any medium (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic) and learn how to sight measurements, guage perspective and create the illusion of depth, capture realistic water reflection and texture. Make a painting each class period by following certain steps. Receive one-on-one help and peer evaluations. Students should have some painting experience.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

4/16/21 - 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.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

4/16/21 - 9:30 am - 12:30 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.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD - , FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

6/11/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Touliatos, Markissia

Animals have their own unique personalities and likenesses, so in this class you will learn how to paint dogs, cats, or wildlife portraits in an expressive and realistic technique using oils or pastels. We will focus on capturing the softness and colors of fur and the animal’s unique facial features. We will be using photos and instruction will be given on composition and lighting for taking your own photos. There will be step-by-step demonstrations from the initial drawing to the completed painting.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00