Adult Classes | Painting: Optional Medium

Monday

1/10/22 - 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: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00


Monday

11/1/21 - 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.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

11/2/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sutherland, Robert

Learn to spin! Create from your subconscious, learn to move the eye with color and composition, learn to draw what you find in your abstracts. Study and grow as a beginning artist or learn new ways to be original as a seasoned artist. Enjoy a class that has lots of positive input and will motivate your work. Your medium your way. We will paint, mix, draw, discuss, and help you execute original, and beautiful work.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

11/3/21 - 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

1/13/22 - 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: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

11/4/21 - 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.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

1/13/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Paint the Florida bayous, beaches, and beautiful areas and the creatures that inhabit them! Each class will feature a different species from Herons, Egrets and Sandpipers to gators, turtles and underwater scenes. We will work from the same reference photos as a group using any medium you wish (oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor) and make a finished piece each day. Learn how to combine reference photos, how to match light and time of day on the animal, capture texture of fur and feathers and create a beautiful painting inspired by the world around us!
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

3/3/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to paint ocean waves, and capture the sparkle of light on the water, seafoam, troughs and crests. Make 6 paintings of 6 different ocean and beach scenes and learn how to capture the drama and motion of crashing waves, water reflection, texture and surface, perspective of waves and sky. A beginner level painting class is required before taking this class.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

4/14/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to add a figure into a landscape or beach scene. See how to match the light from the landscape and reflect it on the figure. Start with learning about color temperature, sight sizing and scaling, and light logic. Start with supplied photo references, and end with using your own photos in your own choice of scene. We will be painting beach scenes, fishing scenes, fields and forests, and other beautiful landscapes with figures added to the composition.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $196.00


Friday

11/5/21 - 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.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Saturday

1/15/22 - 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: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00


Saturday

1/15/22 - 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 Hammock Park in Dunedin 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.
The first class will meet at Hammock Park in Dunedin. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date, and check your email for details from the instructor.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00