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Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center



Adult Winter/Spring 2024

Adult Watercolor

$208

with Gina Kelley

Calendar Current session started Feb 28, 2024 at 12:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 3, 2024

Working with watercolors is a great way to let your artistic side shine! This class will cover the basics of watercolor painting—the materials; the techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on dry; the use of color theory; and working with a sketch to create a strong final piece.

Mastering the art of watercolors comes with practice. We develop these skills by creating free-flowing color studies, landscapes or botanicals, and one final primary piece of your choosing. Demonstrations and hands-on help will be provided throughout each class.

Note: $35 material fee due first day of class to the instructor

Member discount: 10%

 

Adult Intermediate Oil

$208

with Jammie Williams

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Designed for those with a basic understanding of oil painting techniques, this intermediate painting course is the perfect next step from beginning oil painting. 

This course will cover the study of color and value as well as old master techniques.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Students will be introduced to the following concepts:

•Building up a painting in layers

• Grissalle (monochrome underpainting)

• Glazes.

• Impasto.

• Further development of design and composition.

*No Class the week of Spring Break, March 18 - 22

Supply Fee $50 - If you would prefer to bring your own supplies, please contact Tonya at admin@monthavenarts.org for a supply list. 

Member discount: 10 percent. 

Adult Intermediate Oil

$208

with Jammie Williams

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Designed for those with a basic understanding of oil painting techniques, this intermediate painting course is the perfect next step from beginning oil painting. 

This course will cover the study of color and value as well as old master techniques.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Students will be introduced to the following concepts:

•Building up a painting in layers

• Grissalle (monochrome underpainting)

• Glazes.

• Impasto.

• Further development of design and composition.

 

*No Class the week of Spring Break, March 18 - 22

Supply Fee $50 - If you would prefer to bring your own supplies, please contact Tonya at admin@monthavenarts.org for a supply list. 

Member discount: 10 percent. 

Adult Acrylic

$312

with Cain & Cyle Barnes

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Embark on a vibrant artistic adventure with our Adult Acrylic Class, where the world of acrylic painting comes to life. Whether you're a novice eager to dive into the realm of art or an experienced painter looking to master a new medium, this class offers a stimulating environment for all skill levels.

Under the expert guidance of our seasoned instructors, you'll explore the versatility of acrylics, learning techniques such as layering, impasto, glazing, and texture application. Unleash your creativity as you experiment with a wide array of colors and discover the power of this fast-drying medium, allowing you to build layers and bring your artistic visions to fruition in a shorter span.

From abstract expressions to realistic portrayals, the possibilities are limitless as you translate your ideas onto canvas. Join us for an unforgettable artistic experience where your passion for painting takes center stage!

$50 Supply Fee

Member discount: 10 percent. 

Watercolor Pet Portrait

$312

with Megan Gill

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Watercolor Pet Portrait Class – an artistic adventure designed for adults of all skill levels! Discover the magic of bringing beloved pets to life through the vibrant medium of watercolor. Over six weeks, you'll explore the art of pet portraiture, starting with an introduction to watercolor supplies and techniques. From learning to transfer your pet's image onto paper or board to mastering values, midtones, and intricate details, each session is a steppingstone toward capturing the essence and personality of your furry friend. Delve into creating lifelike pet portraits that reflect the unique charm and spirit of your beloved companions.

With expert guidance and a supportive environment, unleash your creativity and craft timeless keepsakes. Join us and embark on a heartwarming journey of pet portraiture in watercolor.

*Class will not meet the week of Spring Break, March 18 - 22nd*

$50 Supply Fee

Member discount: 10 percent. 

Brushstrokes of Brilliance: Mastering the Art of Oil Painting

$208

with Jammie Williams

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Whether you're brand new to oil painting or just want a refresher, this beginner course is for you! You will be shown the fundamentals of painting while building essential skills that will be a solid foundation for your painting journey!

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Students will be introduced to the following concepts:

  • Painting tools and materials. 
  • Basics of design. 
  • Basics of color and value. 
  • Color mixing. 
  • Describing 3 dimensional form. 
  • Different styles and methods of painting. 
  • Painting from life as well as photos. 
  • Introduction to different subjects such as still-life, landscape, abstract, narrative and portrait painting.

*No Class the week of Spring Break, March 18 - 22

Supply Fee $50

Member discount: 10 percent. 

Dynamic Darkroom: Intro to the Art and Science of Photography - Adult

$208

with Drew Kirk

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

The “Dynamic Darkroom: Intro to the Art and Science of Photography” is a journey into the art and science behind every photo. In this introductory course, you’ll embark on a hands-on exploration of the magic that happens every time you click the shutter. You will learn to develop your skills and artistic voice through your photographs. Join us as we dive into the fascinating process of turning your passion into timeless works of art.

Member Discount:  10%

Colorful Traditions: Pysanky Egg Crafting Workshop

$40

with Jessica Lewis

Calendar Next session starts Mar 9, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Pysanky eggs have a rich and fascinating history. Dating back thousands of years, this traditional Ukrainian craft involves the dyeing of intricate and ornate Easter eggs. The term "pysanky" comes from the Ukrainian verb "pysaty," which means "to write." These eggs are meticulously decorated using a wax-resist method, where designs are drawn with melted beeswax onto the eggshell. The egg is then dyed in a sequence of colors, with each layer of wax preserving the previous color and revealing the next. Pysanky eggs hold great cultural and symbolic significance, representing the rebirth and renewal associated with Easter.

In this three-hour workshop, students ages 10 - adult will receive step-by-step instruction on creating their own stunning pysanky eggs. We'll cover the traditional techniques of applying wax and dye, as well as explore various design patterns and motifs. Students will learn how to achieve vibrant colors and beautiful, intricate designs on their eggs.

Feel free to bring any snacks or drinks you'd like to enjoy during the class. We want you to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience as you delve into the art of pysanky egg dying. Get ready to create beautiful and unique Easter eggs while learning about the rich traditions and history behind this ancient craft.

Supply Fee $15

Member discount: 10 percent. 

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