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Impressionistic Painting in Acrylic

Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave

Saturday, February 2: 10 am–3 pm, (includes a break for lunch)

Discover how to capture color and light the way the impressionists did. We will discuss historical examples of impressionism, analyzing the techniques of artists such as Monet and Turner. Then using demonstration and guided steps, students will work from photographs to create their own impressionist style paintings. This class is perfect for beginners or painters who want to challenge their current working methods. Supply List available online.
$80

Register online or by phone 262-375-3676

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING 

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield

Thursdays, November 1 – 29 (NO CLASS 11/22)
6:00 – 8:00pm

Begin your journey into oil painting! Working from photos, we will practice different ways of building an image in oil. This class will cover the basics of mixing, applying, and cleaning materials, as well as different painting methods and techniques, such as underpainting, direct painting, and more.

Includes four sessions. Supplies not included.

$90.00

Register online or by phone 262-373-5023

IMPRESSIONIST-STYLE PAINTING IN ACRYLIC

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield

Saturday, October 20
10:00am – 2:30pm*

Discover how to capture color and light the way the impressionists did. Through discussions of historical examples of impressionism and an analysis of the techniques of artists such as Monet and Turner, students will work from photographs to create their own impressionist-style paintings. This class is perfect for beginners or painters who want to challenge their current working methods.

Supplies not included.
*Please bring a sack lunch to eat during a short class intermission.

$45.00

Register online or by phone 262-373-5023

Ugly Stages

This image is from last Tuesday’s abstract painting class at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The image on the left was the quick expressive first layer. I was reacting to the colors and shapes from a random magazine ad. The image on the right is the second layer which incorporates different techniques such as masking, rollers, and dripping. I found the result particularly interesting because I like the first painting and then I “messed it up” for the sake of demonstrating techniques. However, I also found this to be a good opportunity to talk about the ugly stages in painting. Often there are moments when you will like a painting and moments when you will hate it. Of course the goal is to come out on the side of like. Yet, the more I look at the painting I ended up with the more I like it anyways!