Spring 2021 Classes

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

Artsplace Classes

Paint a New England Barn

Red Barns in a Field

Paint a bucolic scene of New Paint England barns, silos, and the surrounding fields. You will work on an 8” x 10” canvas in oils with step-by-step instructions. Learn how to transfer the image, prepare a canvas, mix colors, and apply paint to achieve a pleasing picture. All supplies except paper towels are included in this onsite class with physically distanced tables.

Three Saturdays in April 10, 17 & 24, 1:00-3:00 pm. All supplies provided except for paper towels.

Cost: $60 Cheshire residents, $65 for nonresidents.

Call Artsplace at 203-272-2787 or go online here to register.

Beginner and Intermediate Oil Painting

Irish Garden

Paint in oils a subject of your choice over the course of six weeks. Bring a sharp 8” x 10” or larger photo reference. Learn canvas and painting techniques, including color mixing, application, and composition. Instructor will provide individual instruction as well as class instruction. Canvas size can be anything up to 16” x 20.” An onsite class with physically distanced tables.

Six weeks, April 10, 17, 24, May 8, 15, and 22, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. All supplies included except paper towels. 

Cost: $120 Cheshire Residents, $130 nonresidents.

Call Artsplace at 203-272-2787 or go online here to register.

Safety Measures at Artsplace

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 start of class. There will be a ten-minute explanation of the safety rules at the first class, as well as a handout prior to class. The room will have air purifiers for each station on at all times. Each station will be cleaned when the class is over.  There will be bathrooms available on that floor and there will be instructions on their use. No food sharing is allowed, but the student may bring food and 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  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 will be supplied for each student.

Wallingford Adult Education

Beginning and Intermediate Oil Painting

TBD -These classes may be offered in Fall 2021

Hamden Adult Education

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing

TBD -These classes may be offered in Fall 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 Fall 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 Fall 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.