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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00

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. Ages 17 and up.

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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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00

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. Ages 17 and up.

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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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00

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. Ages 17 and up.

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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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00

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. Ages 17 and up.

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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

This workshop meets on Saturday and Sunday. 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!) Ages 17 and up.

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Portraits in Colored Pencil W-DR450

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

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

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $160.00

Non-Member: $190.00

Colored pencil is an ideal medium for portrait drawing. This 2-day workshop focuses on techniques for drawing skin, eyes, hair and other details of portraiture. It will also include general information on facial structure and proportions and tips for bringing personality to your portraits. You will learn the best colors to use for matching skin tone and hair color. Backgrounds and clothing will also be discussed. Stonehenge paper, one of the best surfaces for colored pencil portraits, will be provided. Ages 17 and up.

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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

This workshop meets on Saturday and Sunday.
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.

You will provide your own choice of color media (acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor or colored pencil). A packet of additional supplies from the School of Color will be available for purchase before the class begins (instructor will contact you with details). Ages 17 and up.

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