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Adult Weekly Lessons

Oil Painting February - Wednesday, Paint a Raven

$150

with Jamie Lightfoot

Calendar Feb 7, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

February 7, 14,  28 - No class Feb 21st.

Let's paint a raven together!

You know I love painting my ravens. This month, we will take a closer look at how to paint ravens. Topics covered will include painting and mixing the color black, painting feathers, and those fun backgrounds that I love to create.

All supplies provided.

This class is oil painting and drawing lessons for students 14 and over, mixed adults and teens. 

 

 

Full Course

Adult Ceramics Wheel Throwing Class - February

$200

with Raphaela Nicholls

Calendar Feb 7, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Wednesdays at 6:30 - 8:30 pm

February 7, 14, 21 & 28

  • Weekly for two hours
  • Limited to four students
  • All supplies provided

Come play with clay and learn the fundamentals of ceramics wheel throwing. Topics covered include throwing on the wheel, trimming, and glazing techniques. Students will learn to create functional and decorative pieces using the pottery wheel. The class is open to students of all skill levels. All supplies provided.

Full Course

Acrylic Painting - March with Amy Scherer

$200

with Amy Scherer

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Mondays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm 

March 4, 11, 18, 25

All levels welcome. 

Painters will be given the option to follow given exercises or get help developing a painting based on their own reference. We will work from photo reference unless you want to bring in a small object for still life. 

Each monthly course has a general focus that can be deviated from if it is not useful. If you are challenged, select the given exercise; if not, you can choose another area of focus for the day. 

Class 1. Value/measuring/color spots 

Class 2. Limited palette and interpreting color temperature and saturation. 

Class 3. Earth palette and mark-making 

Class 4. Putting it together/developing an area of focus (value, color, etc.). 

Each of these topics gets fleshed out a bit differently each month depending on class participants and their experience, combined with the given or self-chosen reference. The object or subject of your painting can be anything: portrait, landscape, still life.

I approach painting as a type of note-taking on our visual experience. Each study can be developed into a final work if desired, but I focus on small studies over final works of art for beginners. We discuss the basics of painting and concepts meant to change how we think about what painting is and what we can do with it. 

I use Golden Open acrylics; you may use whatever paint you wish. I suggest working small (9x12) on painting paper or loose canvas, but you may choose the size and support of your choice.

 

Supply List: 

● Strathmore 400 Acrylic paper - durable, heavyweight paper (246lb, 400 g/M2) is perfect for Acrylic painting as are canvas boards. 9x12 up to 11x17. I am currently working on 11x14, canvas boards.

● Paint, Golden Open Acrylics, or regular Acrylic if you prefer. I use OPEN acrylic by Golden.

● Please do not bring “decorative” paints or “Artists Loft” like you see at Michaels or “pour” paints.

● Brushes (princeton sets from Michaels are fine, I use them) flats, rounds, filberts assortment.

● Palettes knives for mixing and painting

 

Will run

Watercolor Painting - March with Pam Carraway

$200

with Pam Carraway

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

March 4, 11, 18, 25

Come play and learn the basics of watercolor while completing different exercises in a small painting each week.

The class is designed to help students learn and practice various watercolor techniques, including color mixing, paper, brushes, and paint!

The class is open to all skill levels. Students must provide their own supplies.

 

About Pam

Pam Carraway is a watercolor painter and teacher from Edmonds, WA. She loves playing with colors and learning the ins and outs of what can be done with watercolor. Fur, feathers, and faces are her favorite subjects. Pam has been selected for the Edmonds Arts Festival Gallery 2021 - 2023 and was a selected artist in the Edmonds Artwalk February 2023. She also teaches at Cole Art Studio, Red Sky Gallery, and Mystic Art Supply. Pam's artwork can be found at Mystic Art Supply or the Edmonds Summer Market. She is also available for pet portrait commissions.

Watercolor Supply List

Will run

Oil Painting March - Afternoon, Open Paint

$200

with Jamie Lightfoot

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

 

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

 

This class is oil painting and drawing lessons for students 14 and over, mixed adults and teens. 

If you are a new student, plan on spending your first class getting to know your oil color palette and completing a color wheel.  

After the first session, students work on their own pieces at their own pace. Most paintings require a minimum of three classes to complete. 

You can work from your photo reference or one of mine. See the BLOG page on the website for helpful tips and reference images. 

Please email me a copy of the image you would like to work from, your skill level, and anything in particular you are interested in learning.  

An iPad or laptop works best for viewing your images. Printed photos work as well.

Wear old clothes as oil paint stains. You will be added to the student newsletter, so check your junk email if you don't receive it. 

All supplies are provided, but please feel free to bring your favorite paintbrushes. We paint on canvas, but Ampersand Boards are available for an additional charge. 

 

Full Course

Oil Painting March - Evening, Open Paint

$200

with Jamie Lightfoot

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

March 5, 12, 19, 26

This class is oil painting and drawing lessons for students 14 and over, mixed adults and teens. 

If you are a new student, plan on spending your first class getting to know your oil color palette and completing a color wheel.  

After the first session, students work on their own pieces at their own pace. Most paintings require a minimum of three classes to complete. 

You can work from your photo reference or one of mine. See the BLOG page on the website for helpful tips and reference images. 

Please email me a copy of the image you would like to work from, your skill level, and anything in particular you are interested in learning.  

An iPad or laptop works best for viewing your images. Printed photos work as well.

Wear old clothes as oil paint stains. You will be added to the student newsletter, so check your junk email if you don't receive it. 

All supplies are provided, but please feel free to bring your favorite paintbrushes. We paint on canvas, but Ampersand Boards are available for an additional charge. 

 

Full Course

Oil Painting March - Wednesday, Intro to Oil Painting

$200

with Jamie Lightfoot

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

March 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Let's Get Back to the Basics- 

In this course, you will learn about the basics of oil painting. Topics covered will include:

You will learn from demonstrations, exercises, and projects that will help you develop your skills and confidence in this medium. The focus of the course is not to finish a painting but to learn some fundamentals that will help you achieve that goal.

This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate.

Full Course

Introduction to Oil Painting

$200

with Jamie Lightfoot

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

March 6, 13, 20, 27th

Let's Get Back to the Basics- 

In this course, you will learn about the basics of oil painting. Topics covered will include:

  • An introduction to the tools.
  • Toning your canvas.
  • Your color palette.
  • Basic color theory and color mixing.
  • Using value to create dimension.
  • How to use color temperature to create shifts.
  • A brief introduction to composition.

You will learn from demonstrations, exercises, and projects that will help you develop your skills and confidence in this medium. The focus of the course is not to finish a painting but to learn some fundamentals that will help you achieve that goal.

This course is suitable for beginners and intermediate painters who want to improve their oil painting techniques. All supplies provided. Ages 15+.

Full Course




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