Community Classes

Art for Everyone!

Painting

The SSA offers a wide array of classes, at all skill levels, in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Composition, technique, style and conceptual vigor are typically covered in every class – with creative experimentation encouraged along the way.

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8010a | Basic Painting
Basic Painting is an ideal class for the beginning or intermediate student-artist who wants a structured approach to painting. Instruction will cover color mixing, paint application, and selection and use of brushes or other painting tools, as well as painting composition and basic perspective. Students will use a limited color palette in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. Bring a sketchbook; a materials list will be discussed at the first class. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended. This studio is not wheelchair accessible.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Wed, 1/20/2016 to 3/23/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $275 | Members: $260


Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/20/2016 and ending 3/23/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

8010b | Basic Painting
Basic Painting is an ideal class for the beginning or intermediate student-artist who wants a structured approach to painting. Instruction will cover color mixing, paint application, and selection and use of brushes or other painting tools, as well as painting composition and basic perspective. Students will use a limited color palette in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. Bring a sketchbook; a materials list will be discussed at the first class. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Miguel Cortinas
Dates: Sat, 1/23/2016 to 3/26/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $275 | Members: $260

Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/23/2016 and ending 3/26/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

8010c | Basic Painting
Basic Painting is an ideal class for the beginning or intermediate student-artist who wants a structured approach to painting. Instruction will cover color mixing, paint application, and selection and use of brushes or other painting tools, as well as painting composition and basic perspective. Students will use a limited color palette in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. Bring a sketchbook; a materials list will be discussed at the first class. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Sam Velasquez
Dates: Tues, 1/26/2016 to 3/29/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $275 | Members: $260
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/26/2016 and ending 3/29/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

8011a | Watercolor Painting - New Dates
This class is for the first-time painter, as well as the student who would like to learn more about the various approaches to painting in this very direct medium. Demonstrations will be given each week showing students how to paint wet-on-wet washes, dry-on-wet washes, and dry brush painting. Color theory as it relates to watercolor will be discussed. A materials list will be provided at the first class. Intermediate level students, while developing an independent vision, will learn ways to improve their painting skills through advance demonstration, practice, and critique. No class Feb 8.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Brad Braune
Dates: Mon, 1/25/2016 to 4/4/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/25/2016 and ending 4/4/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.

8011b | Watercolor Painting
This class is for the first-time painter, as well as the student who would like to learn more about the various approaches to painting in this very direct medium. Demonstrations will be given each week showing students how to paint wet-on-wet washes, dry-on-wet washes, and dry brush painting. Color theory as it relates to watercolor will be discussed. A materials list will be provided at the first class. Intermediate level students, while developing an independent vision, will learn ways to improve their painting skills through advance demonstration, practice, and critique.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ric Dentinger
Dates: Wed, 1/27/2016 to 3/30/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/27/2016 and ending 3/30/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.

8019 | Intermediate Watercolor - New Dates
This watercolor course will employ a unique approach to intermediate and advanced techniques. Creative self-expression and a design mindset will be encouraged; color theory and methods for applying paint will be explored, as will gouache and other materials and methods. Step-by-step demos, along with individual and group critiques, will be regular conduits for learning. Students will work from still-life, imagination or photographs. Students should bring painting supplies they currently use; additional materials will be discussed the first class. Prerequisite: Previous watercolor painting experience required. No class Feb 9.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Brad Braune
Dates: Tues, 1/26/2016 to 4/5/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/26/2016 and ending 4/5/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.

8025 | The Figure In Drawing and Painting
This course offers a combination of traditional and alternative approaches to the body in art. Students will explore various interpretations of the human form, from representation to abstraction. To develop their personal style, students will work from live models and personal images, using a variety of water-based media and experimental techniques. Bring an 18- by 24-inch drawing pad, a selection of pencils and an eraser to the first class; additional materials will be discussed at that time. Model fees are included. Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience. This studio is not wheelchair accessible.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Tues, 1/19/2016 to 3/22/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $295 | Members: $280
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/19/2016 and ending 3/22/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $295.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $280.00 ea.

8030 | Painting Studio
This class is designed to develop and clarify the student's painting style and expand their technical skills. The instructor will tailor discussions and demonstrations to the developing needs of each student-artist. As the class progresses, students will have the opportunity to learn ways of adding other media to their paintings. Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Bring a blank canvas or a work in progress, images or a sample of finished work. Students should bring painting supplies they currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Wed, 1/20/2016 to 3/23/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $280 | Members: $265
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/20/2016 and ending 3/23/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $280.00 ea.

8030a | Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Painting is a continuation of basic painting with emphasis on individual expression. Students will continue to study the methods and materials previously learned in basic painting but will also learn new techniques with regards to development of personal direction. Students' creativity will be further developed while skills learned in basic painting will be strengthened.

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Sam Velasquez
Dates: Thurs, 1/21/2016 to 3/24/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $275 | Members: $260
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/21/2016 and ending 3/24/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.

8032 | Painting Portraits
Learn step-by-step techniques for painting portraits from live models in one sitting. Class instruction will include analyzing tonal value and mixing flesh-tone colors. Students will produce between three and six portraits. Students should bring painting supplies they currently use, a sketchbook, and pencil to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time. Model fees are included. Prerequisite: Previous painting experience required. This studio is not wheelchair accessible.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Mira Hnatyshyn
Dates: Thurs, 1/28/2016 to 3/31/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $290 | Members: $275
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/28/2016 and ending 3/31/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $290.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $275.00 ea.

8040 | Interpreting Contemporary Landscape
In this course, students will explore various approaches to landscape painting using acrylic medium and focus on developing their personal style and improving their painting technique. Demonstrations of various methods and working approaches, glazing, impasto build up, texture, and traditional brushwork application will be covered. Course includes exposure to other artists using this medium, as well as various surfaces, and grounds. Prerequisite: Previous painting experience. Please see SSA website for a list of materials. This studio is not wheelchair accessible.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Sylvia Benitez
Dates: Fri - Sun, 4/8/2016 to 4/10/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $210 | Members: $195
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 4/8/2016 and ending 4/10/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $210.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $195.00 ea.

8062 | Intensified Abstraction (Full)
This course is geared to empower artists with the many possible creative approaches used in abstract expression. Working with acrylic medium on paper or canvas, as well as mixed media applications, the course will concentrate on color relationships and gradations to provide a foundation for abstract exploration. In addition, compositional resource will be explored through geometric design, texture, pattern, and line. Prerequisite: Prior painting experience required. Please see SSA website for a list of materials. This studio is not wheelchair accessible.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Sylvia Benitez
Dates: Mon, 1/25/2016 to 3/28/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $255 | Members: $240
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/25/2016 and ending 3/28/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $240.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $255.00 ea.

8205 | Collage in Painting
This class will focus on the use-both practical and impractical-of collage as a structural device in the making of paintings. Working with both paint and found materials, students will learn to address painting from beyond the palette and beyond notions of permanence. We will look at the work of Picasso, Braque, Dieter Roth, and Rauschenberg, among others, in addition to contemporary artists such as Mark Bradford, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Chris Martin. Students will be challenged to create paintings that are both illusory and tactile while retaining a unified vision.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Daniel Rios Rodriguez
Dates: Mon, 2/1/2016 to 4/4/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $260 | Members: $245
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/1/2016 and ending 4/4/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $245.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.