Make art and feel better. All are welcome to this open studio style class. Get a weekly dose of creativity! Making art does improve your physical and mental well-being. Instruction will be provided for beginners. Bring your own painting project and get professional support to make it your best! You will receive 1:1 attention in a group setting. All...
With just a palette knife and ten colors, Diane teaches a wet on wet painting technique which is fun and uniquely different. You will learn color theory, composition, perspective and how to enhance your drawing and painting skills. Work on the subject matter of your own choice and at your own pace. All skill levels are welcome and no experience...
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Through working on a current piece or project with guidance and insight from the instructor, practice new ways to see and develop your artistic voice and/or technical skills. Learn to discover roadblocks and work through current limitations with an emphasis on fundamentals in your chosen media in painting or drawing. There will be various discussions...
Classical painter Teresa Oaxaca will coordinate figure drawing sessions Fridays from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Students at all levels are welcome at these uninstructed sessions using traditional drawing media.
Friday May 25th, 10:30am
You will be provided four wine glasses to paint and all the art materials (enamel paints, brushes) and instruction you need. No experience required. NO ALCOHOL PROVIDED.
The beautiful lighting in this film and its subject were inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, blending both painting and modern cinematic arts. George Washington University’s film studies professors Michael Shull and Dr. David E. Wilt participate in a post-film discussion. Directed by Terrence Malick (95 mins; 1978).
This outdoor class focuses on composition, value, and color relationships. Students examine the property of light and hoe it reveals form and color. Instruction includes demonstrations for newcomers to plein air (outdoor) painting. Class is held indoors during inclement weather. Locations may not be metro accessible and students are responsible...
In this mud dyeing workshop, participants will begin with a guided meditation to reflect on their own relationship with the earth. Participants will then learn the process of mud dyeing and traditional Shibori folding techniques to create lovely, hand dyed and hand painted fabric. Optional 4x5 inch frames will be available for purchase on which to...
Painting from Life (MPA) All levels welcome! Learn the fundamentals of painting with your choice of medium. We will explore color theory, value, composition and more while observing from life and photographs.
Students will dive right into plein air by making observational drawings from nature, tonal sketches, and small painted studies that will build up confidence to paint directly from the landscape. This class will meet offsite each session, locations and supply list will be emailed to students prior to the first class. Students must be able to...
This course provides an outlet to develop a personal pictorial language for both the beginner and the advanced painter. Painting subjects include the figure, still life, landscape, abstraction, and the imagination. Instruction is geared towards the individual student.
Abstract Painting Through an art historical lens, we will explore the principles of Impressionism, lyrical abstraction, and abstract expressionism. We will attempt dynamic mark making and complex color combinations whilst developing a personal voice in the realm of abstract painting.
Starting with drawing, students will develop their artistic potential through observation, while exploring techniques and materials. Technical aspects of drawing such as line, light and volume, and perspective will be introduced through class instruction and demonstrations. At their own pace, students will move to painting, becoming comfortable with...
Watercolor Studio Learn how to combine watercolor painting techniques with your own authentic self-expression. Enjoy this inspiring journey of watercolor painting and learn a wide variety of techniques. You will explore graded washes, variegated washes, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, splattering, dripping, glazing, color mixing, and more.
Explore both realist and expressive approaches to depicting the surrounding world. Students learn to show space on a 2-D surface through linear and atmospheric perspective, and examine composition, color, and techniques for the landscape painter. All levels welcome. Oil and acrylics are the mediums of choice.