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Acrylic/Oil Painting with Zbigniew Grzyb
In this course students will learn about using acrylic/oil paint. We will use acrylics/oil in different ways and explore the flexibility of the medium. Students will have freedom to experiment with different styles and to create their own original artwork. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students Download materials list here.
6 Mondays, July 10 – August 14, 1:00 – 3:00 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
All Medium Painting with Deborah Leonard
Creativity is what it’s all about! Whatever your level, you can improve your work with Deborah’s easy teaching style, tips and guidance. Students will explore the flexibility of their preferred medium. Everyone has a unique style and in class you’ll discover yours! Students will have the freedom to experiment and find satisfaction with their work. A material list will be provided.
6 Tuesdays, June 13 – July 25, 1:00 – 3:00PM, $145 (no class 7/4)Non-Members $145 Members $130.50
TUESDAY WATER MEDIA! Painting Basics for Everybody with Carolann Dvorak-Brewer
This is the class for EVERYBODY who’s ever wanted to paint, EVERYBODY who used to paint, EVERYBODY who likes to paint now, and EVERYBODY else too. Learn to use watercolor, acrylic, and water-soluble oil paints, and decide which one is for you. Concepts such as shading, color mixing, subject selection, and composition will be demystified. This is a terrific beginner opportunity and an excellent refresher, too. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download material list here.
8 Tuesdays, June 13 – August 8, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (no class July 4)Non-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
8 Tuesdays, August 15 – October 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
WEDNESDAY WATER MEDIA! Painting Basics for Everybody with Carolann Dvorak-Brewer
This is the class for EVERYBODY who’s ever wanted to paint, EVERYBODY who used to paint, EVERYBODY who likes to paint now, and EVERYBODY else too. Learn to use watercolor, acrylic, and water-soluble oil paints, and decide which one is for you. Concepts such as shading, color mixing, subject selection, and composition will be demystified. This is a terrific beginner opportunity and an excellent refresher, too. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students Download material list here.
8 Wednesday, June 14 – August 2, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
8 Wednesday, August 9 – September 27, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
OPEN EASEL STUDIO
FVAC’s Open Easel Studio is intended for students who are working on a painting/drawing at home and would like to receive critique/advice with their work. All skill levels and all types of mediums are welcome. Bring your painting/drawing and your own supplies. A professional artist/instructor will be in the classroom from 12:30 to 2:30PM, and you will be able to use the studio until 4:00PM.
8 Wednesdays, June 14 – August 2, 2017, 12:30 – 4:00 pmNon-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
Ways with Watercolor for Everybody with Carolann Dvorak-Brewer
Experience watercolor painting in all its exciting forms. Demonstrations by your instructor will take you along a journey from traditional to modern, from wet in wet to puddled paint, to drybrush, collage, and much more. Fun new techniques will be introduces each week. You will have opportunities to explore your personal vision with hands on guidance. Download materials list here.
6 Thursdays, July 20 – August 24, 10:30 – 12:30, $145Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
6 Thursdays, September 7 – October 12, 10:30 – 12:30, $145Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Landscape Painting for Beginners to Intermediates with Kathleen Curran Smits
Learn how to explore the colors and textures in the beauty of a landscape with oil or acrylic paint. Create depth and contrast in the sky and the earth with the use of color and shape, layering, glazes and washes. Reference photos available or bring your own. The “ins and outs” of working from photos will be discussed. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download material list here.
6 Thursdays, September 7 – October 12, 1:30 – 3:30 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Exploring Abstract Painting with Maurice Casas
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This class offers a fundamental exploration into the beauty of abstract painting. Instruction focuses on composition, techniques, form, texture and color. Students will develop their own artistic vision, while referencing the works of contemporary painters. This class is ideal for beginners and intermediate painters. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students Download material list here.
6 Thursdays, June 29 – August 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, $145Non-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Drawing and Painting with Oil Pastels with Zbigniew Grzyb – EVENING CLASS
A class offering more than 40 step-by-step sequences that show how to master pastel painting to develop your own individual style. The projects show the whole process of picture making from planning to completion. A series of sessions covering the full range of techniques and skills using oil pastels. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download materials list here.
6 Thursdays, June 29 – August 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Painting Basics with Paul Iezzi
A course designed for the beginner to the advanced painter. Students wishing to work in Acrylic, Watercolor or Pastel are welcome. The basics of painting including: color mixing, paint application, drawing, and composition, will be addressed in this course. Subject matter will include landscape, still life, and portraiture. Students are encouraged to express creativity and personal vision. Min. 3 / Max. 9 students. Download material list here.
8 Saturdays, July 1 – August 19, 2 – 5PM, $285Non-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
8 Saturdays, August 26 – October 21, 2 – 5PM, $285 (no class Sept. 2)Non-Members: $285 Members: $256.50
Figure Drawing with Paul Iezzi
Learn to draw the human figure using a variety of media including charcoal, pastels, ink, and pencil. Hone or find your ability to “see” through an artist’s eye working with a new live model each week. Personal growth and self-expression are developed through this beginner-friendly series of classes focused on lessons such as gesture, contour, and proportion. Tuition includes live model fee. Min. 3 / Max. 10 student. Download material list here.
4 Wednesdays, July 19 – August 9, 7 – 10PM, $177.50Non-Members: $177.50 Members: $159.75
4 Wednesdays, August 16 – September 13, 7 – 10PM, $177.50 (no class August 30)Non-Members: $177.50 Members: $159.75
4 Wednesdays, September 20 – October 11, 7 – 10PM, $177.50Non-Members: $177.50 Members: $159.75
Classical Drawing Skills for All Levels with Carolann Dvorak-Brewer
Experience an awareness of the necessary components needed to draw a successful three-dimensional, representational drawing using graphite, pen and ink, charcoal and/or pastels. Generate confidence in your drawing by having exciting interactive creative exercises each week. Working from still life, exploring the landscape, the human figure and capturing intriguing composition at all levels of experience. Empower your abilities to create by working alongside others encountering the same discoveries. Bring a sketchbook and draw with us! Min. 3 / Max. 10 students. Download material list here.
6 Thursdays, July 20 – August 24, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PMNon-Members: $145 Members: $130.50
Printmaking and Collages
Material fee: $20 paid to the instructor the first day of class.
3 Tuesdays, June 6 – June 20, 10:00AM – 1:00PMNon-Members: $95 Members: $85.50
Color-filled Collage with Jill Henderson Pasanen
Enjoy experimenting with color as you create an abstract collage. Participants will focus on mixing favorite and new color combinations, exploring techniques for collaging paper, and reflecting on the principles of composition. Experienced collagists and newcomers are welcome.
Materials fee: $10 payable to the instructor. An essential supplies list will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 10:00am – 3:00pmNon-Members $120 Members $108
Introduction to Creative Photo Apps for iPhone and iPad with Andy Mars in Studio 1B
This session will introduce you to the best photo apps for taking better photos with your iPhone and/or iPad. Learn how to edit your photos with popular editing apps, such as Snapseed. You will learn tips on photo composition and getting better quality images using photo apps giving you control over your shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Learning about fun filters and textures that will wow your family & friends! Students are required to have an iPhone 5/5S or later operating system with the option to purchase for a few dollars (average $2-4.00) photo apps for their devices.
6 Tuesdays, June 13 – July 25, 6:30 – 8:30PM (no class 7/4)Non-Members $145 Members 130.50
Take Photoshop To The Next Level! With Andy Mars
Do you want to make ordinary photos extraordinary! Learn about composition and how to edit your best photos. Use the free *Nik Collection plugin which has many photo enhancement features you can incorporate in your photoshop workflow. Discover how to add textures to your photos by using masks, layers and modes for the wow factor!
Class requirement: A laptop with PS CC, PS CS6 or PS Elements 14/15 installed.
*Before the 1st class download the free plug-in Nik Collection. The photos you want to work with in class should be on your laptop.
Evening Class: 6 Tuesdays, September 12 – October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PMNon-Members $145 Members $130.50
Morning Class: 6 Thursdays, September 14 – October 19, 10 AM – 12 PMNon-Members $145 Members $130.50
Bear-able felting with Elena Gibson
Explore the fascinating technique of needle felting and create a realistic or stylized bear figure. You will learn how to transform sheep wool with a special barbed needle into a firm (3-4″) felted figure with detailed features. Wool in a variety of natural colors will be available to make different types of bears. In addition, a wet felting technique will be used to further enhance the shape and firmness of the figure.
Sunday, July 9, 12 – 3PM, $45Non-Members: $45 Members: $40.50
Materials fee: $15 (payable to the instructor)
Gourd Art Workshops
From Field to Fine Art with Ceil Rossi
Create your own unique piece of art from a California-grown gourd. Participants will learn how to plan, design, wood-burn, paint, dye, apply metal foil, and finish the gourd. Open to beginners – no painting or artistic skills necessary. Students should bring to class a set of various angled paint brushes. Materials fee: $10 payable to the instructor
Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 10AM – 2PM, $120Non-Members $120 Members $108
Knitting 101 with Rebecca Picoult (Studio 10B)
In this introductory knitting course, students will learn the skills necessary to complete simple knitting projects like hats and scarves. Topics include: tools of the trade, how to choose yarn and read a yarn label, the knit and purl stitch, casting on and binding off, reading a simple knitting pattern, blocking your project and measuring gauge, fixing mistakes, decreasing and knitting in the round. Materials provided by instructor. Please bring a small bag or basket to hold all of your materials.
4 Mondays in the Fall, 10AM – 12PM, $95Non-Members: $95 Members: $85.50
Materials fee: $30 to be paid to instructor.