Adult Classes | Pastels

Monday

3/1/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Artists work from the still life to hone their skills and to train their eyes to see the subtle shifts in value and color temperature. This class starts with the basics of still life painting; value sketching, sighting or gauging measurements, and color theory. Learn how to paint reflective metal and textures like smooth, shiny porcelain, transparent glass, and rough fruit skin. Delve deeply into color theory and working with a complementary and split complementary palette, neutralizing with the complements for color harmony and creating color temperature shifts. Class is open to any medium, instructor will demonstrate in pastel.

Levels: Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

4/12/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn the correct proportions of the human head and work from proportion charts developed by court portrait artists in the Renaissance era. Each class, we will work on a different aspect of proportion; profile, full face, ¾ view, and odd facial expressions. We will work from proportion charts, and sketch the head in great detail before painting. Learn how to use negative space, and proportion to get a likeness. Start with a photo reference for first class, then a live model. Learn full face proportions and work from a photo reference, then a live model. Learn dramatic portraiture by painting from a photo of a costumed model, and dramatic lighting by painting from a photo of a candle-lit model. Great class to learn how to make portraits using pastel.

Class will start with a demonstration, include one-on-one help, and end with a group critique. Extra photo references for homework will be available each class, and homework will be critiqued at the start of the next class.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

1/12/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Potocki, Lorraine

This is an Intermediate class for those who have worked with pastels for a while and are familiar with drawing, the elements of composition, how and when to use hard and soft pastels, and underpainting. Students will work from their own photo references and perfecting the techniques of simplifying, establishing the focal point, and using only the pastels and marks that are needed to tell the story. Each class will begin with black and white sketches from your photos before you begin your painting. By doing so, you'll be identifying what is most important in the photo, leaving out more than you include. Demonstrations will cover different subjects and techniques including how to resolve issues with your paintings in progress. We'll also discuss why the photo you took made you want to paint it. . .the emotional connection. Lots of individualized instruction. Lots of critique along the way to guide your painting from its "goodness" to its "greatness."

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


Wednesday

1/13/21 - 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

1/13/21 - 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

1/13/21 - 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


Thursday

1/14/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Potocki, Lorraine

This class is a "how to" class for beginners who will learn pastel painting techniques using hard and soft pastels. There will be demonstrations and lots of individual instruction. Working from still life subjects and photo references, you will learn the basics of using soft and hard pastels, under painting, composition, values, the use of cool and warm colors, and much more.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

3/4/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Thematic painting classes open to oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylics. Each class starts with a demonstration, followed by one-on-one help in your own media. Step-by-step instruction as well as open time to do your own thing. Make a completed painting each class based on photos (supplied) of beach sunsets, beautiful clouds, storms, and water reflections.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

4/15/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Palms are beautiful! All artists want to capture the way the dance in the breeze and glint in the Florida sun! Learn to paint different varieties of palms, and how to use sky holes and negative space to create shape in the fronds. Each class starts with a different challenging palm painting, including a nocturne of a palm lit by moonlight by the sea! Do several studies, and a finished painting each class (that means 6 new palm paintings for your home!) Paintings will include demos in different mediums including pastel, and acrylic, and using different tools like a fan brush and palette knife, which will be supplied by instructor. Challenging class for folks who are intermediate (already had a beginner level class). Open to all media.

Levels: Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Saturday

3/27/21 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to use pastels to make beautiful and realistic paintings from direct observation. Learn about pastel hardnesses, paper tooth, and substrates. Layer pastel to create your own color wheel from primaries, and how to use a complementary palette.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00


Saturday

2/27/21 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Potocki, Lorraine

You know it when you see it. Instantly! That one particular pastel painting that stops you in your place. Maybe it's a simple subject painted in an unusual way. Or, maybe the lighting is so soft and beautiful. Or, the emotion is so strong and powerful.

In this advanced pastel workshop we'll see examples of some breathtaking paintings and break down the reasons why they succeeded. We'll be doing exercises to remind you of all the basics you already know--composition, shapes, values, line, soft and hard edges, simplifying, focal point, and the use of complements and neutrals.

You'll be asked to bring in your own photo references, those that are special to you, a story you need to tell. Through a variety of preliminary sketches you'll select the one that works the best in preparation for beginning your painting. And, you'll be encouraged to work from those sketches more than from the photo.

There will be lots of individualized instruction and critiques along the way all in search of that painting that answers the question: "What takes your breath away?" You'll know when it happens.

Levels: Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00