Adult Classes | Painting: Optional Medium

Better Painting in 60 Minutes W-PT106

Instructor: Allison, Brooke

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

This class takes us through the foundational skills of painting and picture making. With clear instruction from renowned artist, Brooke Alison (Master Pastelist), students create 3 paintings per class, starting with a 10 minute painting, 30 minute painting and finally a 1 hour painting. With each piece, the handling of paint, design and color gets better until the elements of art and principles of design become second nature. You may work in your choice of acrylic, oil or pastel.

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Wetland to Studio PT400

Instructor: Beard, Nathan D

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

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.

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Wetland to Studio (4 weeks) PT401

Instructor: Beard, Nathan D

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $106.00

Non-Member: $126.00

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 4 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.

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Painting Shorebirds PT208

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

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 work on your own. Make a completed painting each class based on supplied photos of Blue Heron, Flamingo, Ibises, Egrets, Pelican and Sand Pipers.

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Painting Sunsets, Clouds and Water Reflection PT210

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

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.

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Painting Tropical Flowers PT209

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

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 supplied photos of Hibiscus, Bird of Paradise, Magnolia, Orchid, Sunflower, and Water Hyacinth.

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Plein Air Adventure PT112

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Want to be a plein air artist and capture that beautiful light? This workshop 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. Class includes one additional optional nocturne painting class happening at night in downtown Dunedin.

You may work in the medium of your choice.

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Japanese Sumi-e PT368

Instructor: Kuehn, Noriko

Day of Week: Mon 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $145.00

Non-Member: $175.00

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 $15 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.

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Open Painting Day PT459

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Day of Week: Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

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.

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Intuitive Painting Workshop W-PT308

Instructor: Schultheis, Candy

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

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.

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Line, Shape & Pattern: Non-Objective Painting PT150

Instructor: Schultheis, Candy

Day of Week: Thur 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

In this class we will begin our paintings with no reference to reality. Instead we will apply the principles of composition, color, geometric shape, line, form and space. This is an experimental class in which students will expand and explore with a sense of freedom and fun. Students can work in the medium of their choice.

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Spinning: New Perspectives for Painting and Drawing PT456

Instructor: Sutherland, Robert

Day of Week: Tues 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

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.

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