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Studio Arts: Painting Classes

Studio Arts Course
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

Beginning students as well as experienced painters explore new materials and techniques in watercolor painting.

Studio Arts Course
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Learn how to paint expressive portraits as you improve your observational skills, the ability to see angles and shapes, and your understanding of color and value. The class emphasizes how to define a subject’s unique features by determining shapes of light and shadow.

Studio Arts Workshop
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Use flowing watercolors to create a poinsettia that blooms all year. Learn how to quickly draw a poinsettia or trace one. Finish the class with a watercolor poinsettia to give as a gift, or use the image to make prints for cards.

Studio Arts Course
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Quickly capture your travels with loose lines and painterly colors with the quick-sketch watercolors method. This technique is perfect for studies, travel journals, and finished fine art.

Studio Arts Workshop
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Virtually escape to Tuscany by drawing poppies with flowing organic lines, then painting the scene with mingling colors. Add interest by painting an old stone wall or sun-dappled trees. Create drama with light and shadow.