Melissa Miller Nece

Basic Drawing DR401

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Day of Week: Tues 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Learn to draw anything by learning to see as an artist sees, with emphasis on the perception of contour, negative space, proportion and value. Excellent foundation for beginners, also sharpens experienced drawing skills. Improving your drawing skills is invaluable in all of your other creative pursuits. Based on "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards, this class develops your perceptual skills.

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Colored Pencil for Everyone DR404

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Day of Week: Tues 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Neat, portable and inexpensive, colored pencils can be used for any style work, from rough sketches to finely detailed realism. Students experiment with color and techniques for a full range of special effects. Emphasis on developing an individual style through personal guidance from instructor and class discussion. Some background in drawing necessary. All new students receive a drawing pad and a special eraser.

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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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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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Secret Weapons of Colored Pencil W-DR405

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $165.00

Non-Member: $195.00

Arm yourself with the secret weapons of colored pencil! This class is a thorough introduction for beginners and a skill-builder for experienced “CP” artists. You will master techniques that produce beautiful results and speed up your working time. As you apply these techniques on your own choice of projects, you’ll learn seeing skills that improve your drawing ability. Discussion will include comparison of various pencil brands and surfaces and accurate color mixing. Supplies provided include erasers and surprise tools, assorted papers, color and outline reference images for exercises and practice projects. Pencil sets will be available for use in class for those who do not bring their own.

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Discover Watercolor Pencils W-DR425

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $165.00

Non-Member: $195.00

Water soluble colored pencils combine the precision and control of pencil drawing with the fluid possibilities of watercolor paint. They’re especially useful for travelers and plein air artists, great for sketchbooks and journals. Come explore the many ways these versatile drawing tools can be used—wet or dry, alone or for mixed media. Derwent, leading makers and innovators in this fine art medium, will provide all the pencils for use in this class. (And you’ll get to keep some too!)

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Sketching in Pen & Color W-DR429

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Day of Week: Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Cottage Campus

Member Tuition: $85.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Artists’ fine line markers are not just for careful detail work – they’re also great for quick sketches. With the addition of color – with colored pens, a few colored pencils, watercolor pencils, pastels or watercolors – you can create fresh and lively frameable art or fill a journal. Forget erasing and fixing things, just loosen up and have fun drawing! (Weather permitting, this class will draw outside too.)

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Color Mixing Made Easy W-PT484

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $165.00

Non-Member: $195.00

The instructor is a Registered Teacher in the Michael Wilcox (author of Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green) School of Color. The Wilcox method saves money on paint and time in finding the color you need! Features introduction to color theory, video presentation and hands on exercises. Discussion will also include lightfastness, color schemes, and literal/interpretive use of color. Color theory applies to all color media. No matter your medium, this class will help you understand how to mix to get the right color with less trial and error. A $10.00 materials fee is paid directly to instructor.

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