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Art Courses - Painting

 


Mixed Media/Individual Projects



Watercolor for brightness and transparency
Gouache for opacity and weight
Watercolor pencil for detail and definition.
Combining these three materials, we will look for ways to expand our original vision..a some new emphasis, some new realization.  
Surprise yourself!  Individual projects of your choice.
Any and all levels welcome.

Tuesday 11 am - 1pm - Instructor: Katie Sloss
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$125 for 4 sessions, senior/ student $105

Mixed Media
Watercolor with Gary Tucker


watercolor painting series

 


Watercolor offers challenges and rewards to all levels of artists. We approach the medium from it's basics. Using glazes, wet into wet mixtures, and dry bush we build our watercolor vocabulary. Each week features a demonstration or presentation of a particular technique in watercolor, drawing, or design. Gary brings in a seasonal still life some weeks, on other weeks paint along with one of Gary's demonstrations. A group critique concludes each meeting.
Each term we focus on a theme and the weekly homework assignments build on that theme. The theme this term will be "National Parks"

You can download the syllabus here

You can download a materials list here

Full Wednesday 10 am– 1pm -
Advancing Watercolor


Theme: National Parks - We will work from images from the National Parks such as Arcadia, The Grand Tetons, Zion National Park and others. For demonstrations Gary will work from photos and if you have photos from your visits to these parks you are encouraged to use them as well.

Begins
Wednesday, June 21
Last Class: Wednesday, August 9
Tuition: $275 - Senior / Student Discount 15% ($234)


Full Thursday 1:15 pm – 4pm
Advancing in Watercolor

Theme: National Parks - We will work from images from the National Parks such as Arcadia, The Grand Tetons, Zion National Park and others. For demonstrations Gary will work from photos and if you have photos from your visits to these parks you are encouraged to use them as well.
(8 wk)

Begins: Thursday June 22
Last Class: Thursday August 10
Tuition: $275 -Senior / Student Discount 15% ($234)


Thursday AM 10 am – 12:45 pm
Advancing in Watercolor

Urban Parks Boston:There are some truly wonderful and inspiring urban parks in the Boston area. The Public Gardens, the Muddy river, the Southwest Corridor and more... Gary will lead Thursday mornings into the open air painting in the urban parks within Boston. Destinations will be close to public transportation, restrooms, and shade when possible.
Class begins at 10 with a short demo followed by painting  together until 12:45. Each class Gary will review the weeks homework and demonstrate on a particular subject native to painting with watercolors. A short tutorial accompanies each lesson

Itinerary: Plein Air Thursdays: Summer 2017


Begins: Thursday June 22
Last Class: Thursday August 10
Tuition: $275 -Senior / Student Discount 15% ($234)

Student / Senior


watercolor painting series

"Following Gary" Watercolor by Dan Cianfarini

Saturday Morning - Plein Air along the North Shore

Join our Merry Band as we strike out to capture North Shore locations with watercolors. We visit locations along the Cape Anne are such as Gloucester, Salem, Marblehead and paint together. Gary starts the class with a demonstration focusing topics such as sizing up your subject, simplifying for effect, rendering a value study, and more. A critique and lunch follow each session.

Itinerary: Summer Plein Air 2017

Materials List: Materials List Plein Air 2017



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Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

First Class June 17(8 weeks, No class June 24)
Last Class August 12
Tuition:$ 275
Senior / Student Discount 15% ($234)

Instructor : Gary Tucker

Saturday Morning Watercolor

Watercolor Sketching and more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This class will focus on watercolor but will include sketching studies and colored pencil studies related to watercolor. We will also practice working with water and enjoying the meditative magic of painting. A series of discussions and exercises developed by Mr. Aso about the layering process and dot project will also be included. There will be a group critique by the teacher.

Mondays 1 – 3:30 pm - Instructor: Kate Finnegan

Winter Tuition: Jan 9 - March 13 (no classes 1/16 & 2/20)
$200/ 8 weeks, senior/student $170
Spring Tuition: March 27 - May 22 (no class 4/17)
$200/ 8 weeks, senior/student $170

or four classes $125 senior/student $105


Watercolor Class Options

 

 

Watercolor

 

After a general introduction to the pure and transparent characteristics of watercolor as well as the layering of colors, we will begin to seek the true essence of nature, such as sunlight, cold moon and the smell of mud. Subjects include still life, landscape and our imagination. Students will be challenged to discover new aspects of the medium. There will be discussions related to the process of painting during each class. Sketching and drawing will be encouraged as a base of study for artistic vision. Feel free to bring in works for critique. All levels welcome.
Instructor : Katie Sloss and Kate Finnegan
Wednesday Evening: 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Winter Tuition: Jan 11 - March 15
$250/ 10 weeks, senior/student $215
Spring Tuition: March 29 - May 31
$250/ 10 weeks, senior/student $215
or four classes $125 senior/student $105

Payment Options