Adult Classes | Painting: Optional Medium

Monday

9/13/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kuehn, Noriko

Learn the simple and serene world of painting Sumi-e (painting with ink). This class is for anyone and covers the basic skills of Japanese brush painting for beginners, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced learners. The class focuses on Sumi-e to paint images, such as Bamboo, flowers, fish and Japanese landscape from beautiful photos. Learn the historical and cultural background of Sumi-e. The lecture will be minimal with focus on plenty of hands-on studio time. Learn how to balance Yin and Yang, using the contrast of ink to create the desired results.
A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes for session. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00


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

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

11/3/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Want to be a plein air artist and capture that beautiful light? This class covers the basics of plein air painting starting with thumbnail sketches for composition and value, using a viewfinder, sketching in 5 values, and transferring that sketch to paper. Then working up a painting from dark to light, and evaluating for correct value, perspective and proportion.
Learn how to meet the challenges of working in plein air, changing light and quick, alla prima painting by working with a plein air pro. In each class, you will make a few studies (color and value) and a finished painting. This class meets at various offsite locations in Pinellas County. The instructor will contact students in regards to meeting locations. Class includes one additional optional nocturne painting class happening at night in downtown Dunedin.

You may work in the medium of your choice.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD - , FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


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

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


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

10/29/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

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.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD - , FL

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00


Saturday

10/9/21 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Schultheis, Candy

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.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00


Saturday

4/17/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beard, Nathan D

Learn how to transform and interpret observations of nature into inspired works of art! Instructor Nathan Beard will lead you on a step-by-step process beginning with a walk through Highlands Hammock to take reference photos for paintings and drawings. Students will be asked to digitally alter those photos to any degree they wish and then complete paintings/drawings over the course of 6 Saturdays. Students should be prepared to experiment with several different media. This course is excellent for students wanting to experiment with abstraction that is grounded in representation. Prerequisites will include basic painting and drawing classes and access to a basic photo-editing computer program at home.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00