Adult Classes | Painting: Acrylic

Independent Study in Drawing and Painting PT453

Instructor: Allison, Brooke

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

Levels: Advanced,Professional,

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

The mission of this class is to give experienced artists a time and place to work out their own vision with aid from an instructor experienced with a variety of art materials and styles. Student should have experience with their medium of choice.

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Art & Soul of Landscape Painting PT477

Instructor: Baker, Karen

Day of Week: Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

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 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. Maximum 10 students, familiar with their chosen medium.

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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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Acrylic Paint Pouring Party W-PT120

Instructor: Cadena, Elizabeth

Day of Week: Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $75.00

In this messy, experimental class, we’ll explore the fun and very addicting technique of “dirty pours” and “flip cup” acrylic pours. The results look like marble or even planets, when poured onto circular supports. Learn how to create “cells” within your pours.

This class includes a ton of paints, pouring mediums and several supports (canvases, etc.), and you will finish the day with at least 3 small finished pieces. All supplies included!

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Acrylic Painting for Beginners PT478

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

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

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? This class covers the basics from value sketch, color mixing (making all the colors in the color wheel from the primaries), brushwork and applying paint to canvas, and techniques for blending and creating beautiful paintings from photos. Beach scene photos supplied and you may bring your own for the last class.
Materials can be purchased (see supply list) or students can pay a $20 materials fee to the instructor and have materials supplied for all 6 classes.

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting PT481

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? This class covers the basics from value sketch, color mixing (making all the colors in the color wheel from the primaries), brushwork and applying paint to canvas, and techniques for blending and creating beautiful paintings from photos. Beach scene photos supplied or you may bring your own.
Materials can be purchased (see supply list) or students can pay a $20 materials fee to the instructor.

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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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Painting & Drawing Open Studio PT445

Instructor: Monitor

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00

Currently enrolled painting, drawing and pastel and other 2D students can work independently alongside other DFAC students during this open studio that meets weekly. Open Painting Studio registration entitles you to an 18 hours of studio time per 6-week session. There is a monitor present but no active instruction. You must register at the front desk to receive your studio punch card.

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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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Open Painting Night PT458

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Day of Week: Thur 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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Abstract Expressionism Acrylic Painting PT422

Instructor: Potocki, Lorraine

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Explore a wide range of creative and abstract painting techniques learning how to express movement, texture, and emotions. Learn different ideas of how to start a painting and how to complete it. Using brushes, palette knives and colour shapers, experience the excitement of experimentation and loosening up. Join the fun and express yourself.

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Acrylic Impressionism PT483

Instructor: Potocki, Lorraine

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

In Acrylic Impressionism, it is the feeling of the finished piece that is important. Using photo references and still life objects, we will be working to capture the visual impression or feeling of the moment vs. achieving an accurate depiction.
Painting with small brushes and palette knives, we’ll experience an outpour of emotion and energy in our work and experiment with the shifting effect of light and color.

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Brush Up! PT203

Instructor: Potocki/Schultheis

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

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $10.00

Find new life in works you've started to paint! Create new work that wows! Cut loose and explore because anything is possible! What to expect: 2 experienced and fun instructors (Lorraine Potocki and Candy Schultheis), limitless exploration, enthusiastic encouragement. You are welcome to work in the 2D medium of your choice or play with something new.

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Intuitive Acrylic Painting PT370

Instructor: Schultheis, Candy

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

In this class you will be getting in touch with your intuition through prompts and exercises designed to reveal the inner you. A variety of tools and techniques will be explored as we develop our own unique style. Activating our canvas and responding to it will be an essential part of the process. The sky is the limit!

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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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Acrylic Painting: Textures & Mediums PT599

Instructor: Wood, Anita

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

We will be focusing on building beautiful backgrounds with textures using various mediums. These backgrounds could be the finished painting or continue to complete as landscapes/florals or abstracts. We will be looking at palette options and different techniques for texture. There will be plenty of time for painting during the class with individual consultations to help you achieve your personal goals! This class is suited for all levels, with only enthusiasm required!

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An Acrylic Journey: Abstracts in Layers PT598

Instructor: Wood, Anita

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

In this session we will be building abstracts with a step by step approach, painting in layers, featuring shapes and patterns. We will be painting together, having demos and enjoying a weekly critique. You will be encouraged to paint with a limited palette and use mark making tools. Paint on Canvas - stretched or not, Cradled panels and Watercolor Paper. If you are a new painter or have painted for awhile, come and join - it will be a rewarding experience!

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Experimental Watermedia - a Hot Wax Finish! W-MM117

Instructor: Wood, Anita

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $110.00

This workshop meets once a week for three weeks. The techniques are FUN and full of surprising possibilities! Students can paint in watercolors or fluid acrylics. The instructor’s demonstration will be tulips, but students can select their own composition - landscape, still life or flowers. Bring your idea and we will put it into action! Paint on cradled panel with paper for watercolors, canvas (stretched or not stretched), or paper. Depends on your finish! Finish with hot wax medium, cold wax medium or spray for watercolors. For acrylics, Finish with cold wax medium or spray.

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