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KNIFE PAINTING

Held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave. Cedarburg

Saturday, Nov 10 10am-3pm

Paint with thick creamy paint and create vibrant, colorful surfaces. Knife painting allows the artist to loosen up and achieve a more impressionistic look. Working from photo, students will learn how to handle painting knives in order to achieve unique texture on their paintings. Techniques in knife manipulation with be covered as well as direct painting methods and color observation. This class is best for students some basic painting experience. Supply List available online. $88 CCC Members / 106 Non-Members

$106

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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

MIXED MEDIA WATERCOLOR 

 

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield
Thursdays, October 4 – 25
6:00 – 8:00pm

Move beyond traditional watercolor and learn how to incorporate other materials such as pastels and acrylics into a unique work of art. Whether you are an experienced watercolorist or a beginner, this class will allow all students to explore texture, layering, and more while developing an understanding of media and image.

Includes four sessions. Supplies not included.

$80.00

Register online or by phone 262-373-5023

EXPLORING THE WISCONSIN LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLIC

 

Held at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield
Thursdays, September 6 – 27
6:00 – 8:00pm

What makes the Wisconsin landscape unique? Working from photograph and life to combine observation, emotion, and memory, students will learn the basics of setting up a landscape composition and how to emphasize the defining features of our beautiful state. Beginners welcome.

Includes four sessions. Supplies not included.

$80.00

Register online or by phone 262-373-5023

 

Painting without a Brush

Dates and Times: August 31-September 1 | 9am-4pm

Discover new methods, techniques, and tools in this process-based exploration of acrylic painting. Emphasis will be placed on creating visually interesting marks and compositions.

Through demonstrations and discussions, learn several brushless techniques of painting using traditional and non-traditional tools to achieve unique effects. Working from photographic references of subject matter of your choosing, create paintings filled with new marks and expression. All levels welcome. Experienced painters will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their painting practice, while beginners will develop skill.

 

School Information: 

With instruction in all fine art media, at all skill levels, Peninsula School of Art has brought excellence to art education for over 50 years. Nationally recognized art educators lead workshops in our light-filled, spacious studios nestled in the inspirational beauty of Door County, WI.

 

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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!