Adult Classes | Painting: Optional Medium

Monday

6/3/24 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 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: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Monday

4/8/24 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn the same way the Old Masters learned, and taught apprentices. 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. 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. Practice tonality by painting shapes and blocks then translating that to complex shapes like hands and still life. See works by artists Durer, Michaelangelo, Van Gogh, O'Keefe, Matisse, Monet.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Tuesday

4/9/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sutherland, Robert

"Spinning" will release Art from your subconscious, create discipline in pallet, and challenge your skills of imagination. A very relaxed class, you may even use this class as a open studio for your own work. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

4/10/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 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. Students should be familiar with their chosen medium.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

9/11/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Haider, Luby

Color expresses emotion and shapes convey movement or rest. While studying abstract expressionism, students choose to make a painting within the limit of using only two shapes and three colors. What is the difference between positive and negative space and how to use it in composing a painting. Learn to use color and shape as a tool to create and express moods. How to direct the eye of the viewer through focal points and movement. This class serves as a mental exercise to understand how art questions perception through a new way of looking at things.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00


Thursday

4/11/24 - 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: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Thursday

9/12/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mata, Mickey

Painting an Abstract composition is a very liberating and inspiring experience, and when you combine it with a variety of mediums, techniques, and color it gets even more exciting. In this class we will use different approaches and mixed elements to create an abstract painting. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Thursday

4/11/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to add a bird to landscape! We will be focusing on indigenous birds like egrets, herons, cranes, spoonbills, seagulls, and sand pipers and painting them into beautiful scenes of bayous, sunsets, and beaches. Learn techniques for scaling the bird proportionate to the landscape, creating texture of feathers, changing the light to fit the scene, and making the birds relate to each other. Fun class where you get to choose your own subjects and make a new painting each class. Instructor demonstrates in pastel, but class is open to any medium.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Friday

4/12/24 - 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: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Saturday

10/5/24 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to sketch and paint iconic seashells from life! Start by making a value sketch and using simple shapes and 5 values to capture the form. Then capture the shell in paint on canvas (open to any medium-demo will be in pastel). Make a drawing and a painting, and learn to see and capture 5 values in pencil and your favorite painting medium. Learn to see color temperature and use it to describe form. Great exercise for painters of all levels or people who want to learn to paint.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00