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Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI
Thursdays, March 28 – April 25 (NO CLASS April 18) 6:00 – 8:00pm

Learn how your favorite photos and images can translate into sensitive and powerful drawings. This class will cover a brief introduction on drawing and then focus on how to translate photographs using drawing techniques and tools. Graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, and pastel will be discussed. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a new perspective!

Includes four sessions. Some supplies included.

$85.00 Register online or by phone: 262-373-5023


Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI
Saturday, March 2, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm*

Learn pastel drawing while focusing on landscape as subject matter. Students will learn how to layer and blend pastels to achieve gradation, depth, and atmosphere, while color discussions and demos will teach students how to layer color to achieve desired results. All levels of experience are welcome!

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

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.

Register online or by phone 262-375-3676

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!