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Workshop: Painting the Portrait for Beginners

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

Workshop: Painting the Portrait for Beginners Open to all levels. While painting from a live model, students will learn proportions, the relationship between values, color and texture to create a successful piece and capture the character of the sitter. Although it is fine to use acrylic, oil is recommended for this class.

$225
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Watercolor Painting (Beginner and Intermediate)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Designed for beginning and continuing students with emphasis on still life and landscape using watercolors.  An introduction to color theory, composition, techniques and materials.

$260

8 sessions

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Fundamentals of Painting (Beginner to Intermediate)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

The goal of this class is to provide a strong foundation for oil and acrylic painters by providing students with a working understanding of composition, paint application, and color theory. Students will gain knowledge from working from the figure, still life and landscape.  $10 model fee paid in class.

$295

9 sessions

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Independent Painting

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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.

$220

9 sessions

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Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Designed for beginning and continuing students with emphasis on still life and landscape using watercolors.  An introduction to color theory, composition, techniques and materials.

$260

8 sessions

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Basic Painting

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Great class to learn how to paint! Develop strong painting skills from composition, application, volume, brushwork and color. This class will get you painting with confidence in oil or acrylic paint. Assignments include still-life, costume figure & landscape. Instructor provides demos, critiques & art history lectures daily.

$240

8 sessions

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The Watercolor Experience

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students develop confidence, consistency, and an individual style. Instruction includes class critique, demonstrations, and individual attention in solving problems in composition, value, and color harmony. The goal is to exploit the unique ÒmagicÓ of watercolor with a variety of approaches. Beginners with some experience in drawing or other media...

$220

9 sessions

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Learning to Draw & Paint

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Great class to learn how to draw & paint! Develop drawing & painting skills using pencil, charcoal, & paint including oils & acrylic. Assignments include still-life, costume figure & landscape. Instructor provides demos, critiques & art history lectures daily.

$308

10 sessions

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Beginning In Watercolor

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This class introduces the basics of color mixing, brush handling, and composition in watercolor with emphasis on creative interpretation and developing a unique point of view. Students receive individual attention while painting a variety of subject matter. This class includes some outdoor painting, weather permitting. 

$220

9 sessions

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Color Theory/Color Mixing

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

An exploration of the properties of color, theoretical and applied. We will address the color wheel, primary and secondary colors, tertiary mixes, observed and constructed color. Learn about the use of different color palettes and grounds, beginning with painters’ greys and limited palette paintings, progressing to the full palette. We...

$265

8 sessions

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Figure Painting

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Students of all levels will learn to draw and paint the figure expressively through observation. Train your eye to see angles, shapes, and color. Explore working from general forms to specific details, with a focus on proportion and patterns of light and shadow. Short and long poses will provide opportunities for dynamic studies as well as more developed...

$279

8 sessions

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Introduction to Watercolor and Gouache

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Watercolor and gouache are two of the most versatile and user-friendly mediums for a painter. No toxic mediums are necessary, transport is easy, and clean up is quick. Learn to paint with a direct approach and take advantage of the unique qualities that each paint offers. Our plans will include interpreting still life, the figure, working on location...

$295

10 sessions

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Painting Using the Photograph (Rush)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Paint from the photo using acrylic or oil paint! Students will learn how to work from photos, sketches, and other source material to create paintings and drawings. Course will include dmonstrations and lectures on composition, color and contemporary and historical artwork. Perfect for beginners. Explore painting and drawing with images of your cho...

$298

10 sessions

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From Drawing to Painting: Figure & Still Life

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

From Drawing to Painting: Fundamentals of Figure & Still Life Learn a variety of basic drawing skills from contour and scribble to building volume and shading. Students will experiment with a variety of media including graphite, conte crayon and ink

$279

8 sessions

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Learn to Paint Flowers From Still Life

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Explore and interpret what you see with oils (or acrylics) working from simple still lifes. A class for beginners and those who want to get back into painting. We will work on creating appealing compositions, brush work, color, how to simplify complex subject matter, and finding your own style. Supply list will be provided. 

$260

8 sessions

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