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Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center


Drawing Fundamentals


with Holly Errigo

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 23, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

In this class, students will master the basics of drawing. This 6 week class is designed for beginner to intermediate learners. Guided lessons will teach students how to set up a composition and will emphasize and incorporate the use of art elements and principles of design. Special emphasis will be on light, value, and shading techniques. Gain an understanding of drawing supplies and how to properly use them. Students will walk away with tools, techniques and ways of looking at drawing to continue their practice with confidence!

Member discount: 15 percent. Supply fee: $50.

Digital Arts


with Cara Dunning

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 27, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this digital drawing class students will learn to create attractive and beautiful artwork on a MACC provided iPad using modern illustration techniques by Cara Dunning.

Member discount: 15 percent. Supply fee: $30.

Foundations of Oil Painting


with Jessica Lewis

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is intended for those students who would like to learn how to transition from drawing into oil painting and for those who would like to develop their skills further. We will work from prints of masterworks to study and explore paint techniques and how to apply principles of drawing, light and color mixing. Classes will begin with a brief lecture and demonstration and then continue with one on one help throughout.

A supply list will be provided upon registration so students can learn how to invest in a good basic set of equipment and also continue to learn and create at home.  You also have the option of paying a $50 supply fee to the teacher and all materials needed for the class will be provided.

Member discount: 15 percent

Adult Acrylic Painting


with Priscilla Eichler

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 29, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Come create beautiful paintings in acrylics on canvas. You know you have always wanted to try out your creative ideas. Now is the time. Pick your favorite subjects – pets, birds, houses, landscapes, and more. Get guided instruction as you transform your ideas into reality. Learn the basic techniques and tools you will need to complete your masterpiece. 

Member discount: 15 percent. Supply fee: included in tuition.

Adult Watercolor

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 29, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Working with watercolors is a great way to let your artistic side shine! This class will cover the basics of watercolor painting from brush strokes, mixing colors and shades, using wet and dry techniques and making the most out of those inevitable mistakes! Mastering the art of watercolors comes with practice and we develop these skills by creating landscapes, botanicals, and even some free-flowing abstracts. We will also work together through a still life composition developing the eye for light and perspective.

Member discount: 15 percent. Supply fee: $50.

Adult Advanced Photography


with Angela Thomas

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 30, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to photograph like a pro! In advanced photography learn what it takes to step up your game! In this class we will focus on when to push the button, editing techniques, and what programs work and how (Editing programs are not required but options will be available as we go over them).

We will use class time to photograph and critique images to find out what makes them stand out. You will learn when and how to look for the best locations and what takes them to the next level. We will also study the different types of photography and learn strong techniques to build solid foundations for the ones of interest.

At the end of the course we will build each student a digital portfolio from their collection and print the best one. Students will need a dslr camera for this class.

Member discount: 15 percent. Supply fee: $50.

Adult Acrylic Painting - Fridays


with Holly Errigo

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

If you've ever wanted to learn to paint, this class is for you! Using the easy medium of acrylic paint, learn the basic techniques and processes of painting as you work from photographic images. Students will explore the basics of painting a variety of subjects including still life, florals, and landscapes. Learn how to use your materials and brushes to get different effects and to use color and value to build depth and details as well as how to mix paint and match color.

In this class, you will walk away with several beautiful completed works and the confidence to continue and practice.

Member discount: 15 percent. Supply fee: $50.

Drawing Essentials

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Discover the world of drawing and hone your skills to recreate the world around you. This class will look at the fundamentals of drawing from shape to measurement, light, and perspective and how to choose the right tools for any composition. Throughout the class you will develop your eye for perceiving and rendering through the creation of a unique still life.

Member discount: 15 percent. Supply fee: $50.

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