Adult Classes | Painting: Optional Medium

Monday

2/27/23 - 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

1/9/23 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 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, then dives a little deeper with dramatic lighting effects like candlelight and low key painting. Learn how to paint reflective metal and textures like smooth, shiny porcelain, transparent glass, and rough fruit skin. Class is open to any medium, instructor will demonstrate in pastel. Recommended for Intermediate and Advanced.

Levels: Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Monday

2/27/23 - 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: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Monday

2/27/23 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Haider, Luby

What is the difference between design and fine art? A piece of furniture can be as much a work of art as a painting is a design first. This class will teach students the basic elements and principles that must be followed to create 2D and 3D art forms. Learn a new way of looking at two dimensional surfaces (painting) and three dimensional objects (sculpture and products) to interpret what is communicated through them. Based on specific concepts, the class assignments are hands on practice and application of these concepts. The class also involves group discussions to make it into a collectively positive learning experience.
This class is designed to accommodate students of all levels from first time art students to advanced artists. 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


Tuesday

1/10/23 - 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


Tuesday

2/28/23 - 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


Wednesday

3/1/23 - 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. 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

1/11/23 - 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: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

1/11/23 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schultheis, Candy

In this class we will learn the elements of abstract art, along with composition and color. We will explore different tools and discuss different substrates. Many classes will start with out with a warm-up exercise to allow the student to learn with a hands-on approach. Experimentation will be emphasized. All media is welcome although mixed media is greatly encouraged. 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

Mat'l Fee:   $10.00


Thursday

1/12/23 - 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


Friday

1/13/23 - 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

3/11/23 - 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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00