Fall 2020 Classes

Note: All class schedules are subject to change due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.

Artsplace Classes

Paint a New England Barn

Wednesdays, Sept 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21    10 am-12 pm    

Beginner/Intermediate, Teens and Adults.

Paint a classic New England barn on a scenic hillside. Using a photo provided, learn the fundamentals of oil painting, including composition, materials, values, texture, edges and color. Learn how to use mediums, prepare a canvas and mix and apply paint. Instructor will demonstrate techniques and provide individual instruction.

Safety Measures For All

Each student will arrive at the back stair (there is a ramp), line up six feet apart, and sign in. On the table, you will find hand sanitizer and instructions. There will also be two employees of Artsplace there to direct students at the first class. There will be a ten-minute explanation of the safety rules at the start of class, as well as a handout prior to class. The room will have fans at many of the large windows that will pull the air outward. Each station will be cleaned when the class is over.  There will be bathrooms available on that floor.  There will be instructions on their use. No food is allowed, but the student may bring a drink.

Room

I will have the use of a camera mounted on the ceiling that will record and project my demonstrations on a large screen in front of the room. I will be able to walk near each table to view and advise the student on his/her progress. I will use a clear plastic screen as protection between me and the student

Each student’s supplies will be placed in labeled box for their use only.  Artsplace will provide a  9” x 12” canvas board, vine charcoal, pencil and eraser, drawing paper, mineral spirits, easel, brushes size medium and small.  Oil paint would be pre-measured on cardboard backed palettes – labeled and stored in the freezer  between use each week.  Color copies of the subject (barn) will be supplied for each student. An additional canvas board will be provided if the student finishes their painting and wants to start a new one.

Tuition and Registration

 Tuition for the four-week workshop is $90 for Cheshire residents, $95 for all others, all supplies included, except paper towels. Students must supply their own paper towels (and gloves, if desired).

Registration begins Tuesday, September 8. Please call Artsplace 203-272-ARTS(2787) for more information and to register. Class size is limited to six minimum and nine maximum.

Wallingford Adult Education

Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting

Wednesdays, Starting November 4, 6-8:00 pm; 5 weeks
Study the fundamentals of oil painting, including composition, materials, values, texture, edges and color. Learn how to use mediums, prepare a canvas and mix and apply paint. Instructor will demonstrate techniques and provide individual instruction. Bring a photo reference. A supply list will be provided prior to the first night of class. 

Hamden Adult Education

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing

TBD -These classes may be offered in Spring 2021

Learn about drawing materials and measuring techniques, and how to draw starting with basic shapes. Create a value scale, understand and apply shading using still life setups and measuring tools. Learn the basics of linear perspective and how to draw the human figure. A supply list will be provided prior to the first night of class.

Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting


Study the fundamentals of oil painting, including composition, materials, values, texture, edges and color. Learn how to use mediums, prepare a canvas and mix and apply paint. Instructor will demonstrate techniques and provide individual instruction. Bring a photo reference. A supply list will be provided prior to the first night of class. 

New! Advanced Oil Painting


Explore the three basic categories of color theory: The color wheel, color harmony, and the context of how colors are used. Students will make color charts and apply their knowledge to painting a picture. Techniques such as painting using a palette knife, varying brush strokes, protective finishes, and wiring/framing will also be included. A supply list will be provided prior to the first night of class.

Please go to Hamden Adult Ed. website for more information and registration.

Advanced Oil Painting

TBD -This class may be offered in Spring 2021
Explore the three basic categories of color theory: The color wheel, color harmony, and the context of how colors are used. Students will make color charts and apply their knowledge to painting a picture. Techniques such as painting using a palette knife, varying brush strokes, protective finishes, and wiring/framing will also be included. A supply list will be provided prior to the first night of class.

Please go to Wallingford Adult Ed. website for more information and registration.

Cheshire Adult Education

Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting

TBD -This class may be offered in Spring 2021

Study the fundamentals of oil painting, including composition, materials, values, texture, edges and color. Learn how to use mediums, prepare a canvas and mix and apply paint. Instructor will demonstrate techniques and provide individual instruction. Bring a photo reference. A supply list will be provided prior to the first night of class. 

Please go to Cheshire Adult Education to Register.

North Haven Senior Center

Oil Painting for Seniors

Once the Senior Center reopens, I will again be teaching Beginning/Intermediate Oil Painting. Continuous.
Tuesdays, 12:45-2:45 pm or
Wednesdays 9 – 11 am
Learn basic techniques of oil painting using photo references. Beginners welcome. Must be a senior to join. Contact North Haven Senior Center for more information and registration.

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