Adult Classes | Painting: Acrylic

Monday

9/13/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Potocki, Lorraine

In this Intermediate level class, students must be familiar with the acrylic medium (for example, mixing primary colors to achieve secondary colors) and the elements of composition and values. In Acrylic Impressionism it is the feeling of the finished piece that is important. Each week we will be learning about the style of a different Impressionist and, using photo references and still life objects, paint in a similar style. We'll use a combination of brushes and palette knives to experiment with washes and glazing as well as building up paint adding texture. And, we'll learn how to work wet paint on wet using a slow dry medium.

Levels: Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


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.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

7/20/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sutherland, Robert

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.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

7/21/21 - 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


Thursday

9/16/21 - 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.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

11/4/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn to paint all types of boat from a row of sailboats at a marina to fishing boats, sponge boats, and row boats! Choose your subjects from supplied references or bring your own. Work in any medium (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic) and learn how to sight measurements, guage perspective and create the illusion of depth, capture realistic water reflection and texture. Make a painting each class period by following certain steps. Receive one-on-one help and peer evaluations. Students should have some painting experience.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

7/23/21 - 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

9/25/21 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cadena, Elizabeth

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!

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $75.00


Saturday

7/24/21 - 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. 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