In this beginner class students will learn to understand watercolor as they explore its spontaneous nature. Discover watercolor painting techniques and how to work with color successfully. The instructor will cover wet and dry techniques, color mixing, layering with glazes, texturing, and masking out. Click here for materials list.
7 Mondays 12:30-2:30 July 8 -Aug 19 $215.00 ADD TO CART
Taught by Maria Kaprielian
So you’ve played with watercolors for a bit – now what? This class will concentrate on the individual watercolorist’s continuing journey in the medium, reviewing techniques such as the right water-to-paint ratio to get the hard and soft edges you’ve been looking for. From fast-and-loose to a more controlled approach, we’ll explore how to “design” a painting, addressing composition, focal point, tonal variation and color theory as necessary to create a successful work. The use of additional materials such masking fluid, salt, watercolor crayons/pencils and gouache will be encouraged. Click here for materials list.
7 Thursdays 12:30-2:30pm July 11-Aug 22 $215.00 ADD TO CART
Beginners Photography Class
Taught by Jessy Dunn
This beginners class is designed for people who want to know how to use their camera. In this class you will learn basic photography skills and techniques, including manual settings, understanding the relationship between light and shadow, composition and some basic posing. The goal is to give you confidence and control when using your DSLR.
You will need a DSLR, Owner’s manual, Memory card, Notebook, Pen/Pencil , and Means of sharing digital images (ex. Flash drive or external hard drive)
7 Fridays 3:00-5:00pm July 12-Aug 23 $215.00 ADD TO CART
Drawing with Different Mediums!
Learn how to use design elements to make an ordinary drawing into an exciting and eye catching work of art! Learn about design elements such as proportion, emphasis, movement, balance and texture to add another level of design to your artwork. Click here for materials list.
7 Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 July 9-Aug 20 $215.00 ADD TO CART
Drawing For Everybody!
7 Mondays 6:30-8:30 July 8-Aug 19 $215.00 ADD TO CART
Painting All Levels
There are many approaches to painting. The fundamentals or “elements” of art are a collection of foundational groundwork to take from in order to create the right approach for you. Various painting approaches and techniques will be covered in this all levels class and each student will be individually instructed. This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of painting to the more experienced painter who needs guidance and the expertise of the teacher. Click here for materials list.
7 Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm July 11-Aug 22 $215.00 ADD TO CART
Printmaking At Railyard! Monotype & Intaglio
Taught by Anthony Kirk-Master Printer
The class will first focus on monotype printmaking using Akua inks and water soluble crayons. Participants need not have previous experience. If you can push paint around with a brush then you can make unique one of a kind prints. Midway through the six week session a non-toxic technique to make etchings will be introduced. These can be printed on their own or combined with monotype. We will initially work with an 8×10 inch format so please bring color sketches that size to the first class. The instructor, a master printer, will guide each artist through the plate preparation process and the printing. All printmaking materials used are non-toxic with dishwashing detergent used for clean up at the end of class. The instructor will provide all materials. Materials fee is $45 paid in cash or check to the Instructor.
7 Wednesdays 6:00 to 9:00 July 10-Aug 21 $290.00 ADD TO CART
This class provides beginning students the fundamentals of painting with oil or acrylics. Learn color mixing and color theory while gaining insights on how color creates composition and affects mood. Explore perspective, light and shadow, proportions, and many other painting techniques. The principles and elements of art and design will be introduced through step-by-step instructions and demonstrations. Click here for materials list.
7 Wednesdays 12:30-3:00 July 10-Aug 21 $265.00 ADD TO CART