Beginning Acrylic Painting David Thornberry Wednesday, 6 - 9pm Fall 2: 10/31 - 12/15 Skip: 11/22 Resident: $100, Non-Resident: $117
Learn basic painting techniques and concepts such as color theory, composition, value and brush techniques. This class is very hands-on and we will be working from observed still life set-ups. The goal is to overcome those barriers and intimidations that are holding you back. All skill levels welcome. Min 6, Limit 12 Held in 8E
Creative Watercolor Sketchbook Robert McArthur Monday, 6 - 9 pm Fall 1: 9/10 - 10/1 Resident: $80, Non-Resident: $93
This sketchook is the perfect place to freely and fearlessly expand your creativity. Improve your painting and sketching skills as you explore a variety of subjects and techniques using watercolor, sometimes along with fascinating combinations of watercolor crayons, pencil, and pens. All skill levels are welcome. Min 6, Limit 12 Held in 8E
Ditch Your Eraser Adrienne Hodge Thursday, 6 - 9pm Fall 2: 11/1 - 12/6 Resident: $100, Non-Resident: $117
An all-levels class dedicated to helping students develop or improve drawing abilities by exploring still life objects, interior spaces, landscapes, portraits & typography using pen and ink. Students will learn to create dynamic pen and ink drawings using simple ink shading techniques, implied line and other basic drawing fundamentals. Min 5, Limit 12 Held in 8E
Drawing 101 David Thornberry Wednesday, 6 - 9pm Fall 1: 9/12 - 10/26 Resident: $120, Non-Resident: $140
You can learn to draw! This hands-on class is designed to cover the absolute essentials such as composition, getting line under control, how to start a drawing, and perspective. The course is very hands-on and we will be working from observed still life set-ups. All skill levels welcome. Minimum 6, Limit 12 Held in 8E
Painting Basics in Oil or Acrylic Adrienne Hodge Thursday, 6 - 9pm Fall 1 9/13 - 10/18 Resident: $120, Non-Resident: $140
Learn to paint or sharpen existing painting skills using either oil or acrylic paint. Develop or find your painting style. This class will cover: materials, color mixing and theory, planning a successful composition, and controlling the paintbrush. Start creating satisfying landscapes, atmospheres, still life, and portraits in paint. Minimum 5, Limit 12 Held in 8E
The focus of the Drawing & Painting Program is on traditional mediums such as drawing, pastel, acrylic and oil painting, watercolor, and also a variety of mixed media. Skilled instructors that can work with varying levels of experience and provide feedback will take you to the next level. Small classes ensure enough space and quality instruction. Our 700 square foot studio provides easels, work tables, and still life objects.
Adult programs require full payment at the time of registration. Students ages 15-17 may register with Arts School Supervisor permission. Questions? Call 512-974-4040
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Online registration will not be available during the migration process. Staff will be on hand to assist you with your registration needs at 512-974-4040 or onsite at the Dougherty Arts Center.