Adult Classes and Workshops
EASTERN SHORE ART CENTER FALL SCHEDULE
Fall Classes Begin on September 15th. Registration will end on September 9th.Classes are 8 weeks, unless otherwise noted. Click the link at the bottom of the page to enroll on-line or call 251-928-2228, ext. 107 or enroll in person; Tuesday - Friday 8:30 - 12:30pm in the Registrar's office. ESAC Family Members and above receive class discounts. See below for our Refund Policy.
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Beginning Acrylic Painting with Jane Sellier, 9 – noon, Studio 4, $135, $125. Learning to use the materials leads to enjoying the process of painting. Step-by step demos of the tools and techniques will show you just how easy it is to paint. No drawing or previous painting experience is necessary or even preferred. You’ll end up saying: So that’s how it’s done. I can do that too!” Supply list
Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced 9:30 – 12:30 & 5:30 – 8:30pm, $160, $150 Members –Intermediate to advanced levels can enjoy this class with Maria as she discusses and demonstrates pottery forms and their functions. Pottery forms often follow function; to fit the hand or pour a certain liquid. In this class you’re the artist, so form and surface decoration may come first. Express yourself! You may decorate the surface with carvings, slips and glazes to make every piece unique. Maria will help each student on the pottery wheel or with hand building to advance your pottery skills. Pieces created in class may be fired as part of the class. All other pieces will be charged the appropriate fee for firing and glazing. Clay and tools may be purchased as needed. Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil. Class is Full. See Wednesday class below.
Learn How to Draw with Janet Hinton, 1 – 4pm, 6 Weeks, Studio 5, $100, $90. This class is for those who want to learn how to draw what they see. Included will be basic perspective, line drawing and shading. The class will draw various subjects from life, indoors and outdoors. Supply List Class is full. Please call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list.
Digital Photography with Stephen Savage, Tues., 6:00 – 8:30pm, 6 Weeks. Studio 2. $100, $90 Members. This is the perfect class for all levels of photographers. Sessions include composition skills, using a flash and more. We will cover storing and manipulating photos on the computer and how to email them home. Each week we’ll critique our photographs and learn a new technique—plus it will be fun! Bring your camera and camera instruction book if you have it. CLASS IS FULL.
Beginning Oils with Frances Fontaine, 4 Weeks, Nov. 3 - 24, 1 - 4pm, $80, $70. Everything you ever wanted to know about painting with oils. Simple instruction, fun exercises, and lots of painting. Jump off that limb - you won't regret it! Supply List
Watercolor Portraits with Kathy Sheppard, $135, $125 Members, 9:00 – noon, Studio 5. Painting portraits in watercolor may seem difficult, but Kathy will teach you easy steps to develop your painting and help build your confidence. She will give demonstrations, hand-outs of palettes of known portrait artists and give plenty of one-on-one instruction. The first two classes will be spent on basics, drawing and how to mix skin tones. So bring your favorite photos and join Kathy’s other students who are thrilled to be learning the techniques of portrait painting. Bring the watercolor supplies that you have to the first class. Kathy will review and discuss supplies during the first class.
Beginning – Intermediate Sumi-e: Asian Brush Painting with Maria Papp, Studio 5. $145, $135. The Japanese word Sumi–e means “Ink Picture” or “black ink painting”. An economy of brush strokes is used to communicate the essence of the subject. Sumi-e may be regarded as a form of expressionistic art that captures the unseen, and has captivated artists from the Impressionists to the Expressionists on up to Picasso and artists of the present day. The goal of ink painting is not simply to reproduce the appearance of the subject, but to capture its spirit. To paint a flower, there is no need to perfectly match its petals and colors, but it is essential to convey its liveliness and fragrance. You will learn the techniques to create enchanting Sumi-e paintings. supply list
Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced, 12 - 3pm, $165, $155 Members –Intermediate to advanced levels can enjoy this class with Maria as she discusses and demonstrates pottery forms and their functions. Pottery forms often follow function; to fit the hand or pour a certain liquid. In this class you’re the artist, so form and surface decoration may come first. Express yourself! You may decorate the surface with carvings, slips and glazes to make every piece unique. Maria will help each student on the pottery wheel or with hand building to advance your pottery skills. Pieces created in class may be fired as part of the class. All other pieces will be charged the appropriate fee for firing and glazing. Clay and tools may be purchased as needed. Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil.
Painting Lace & Crystal with Kathy Sheppard, 1 – 4Pm, Studio 5, $135, $125. Painting crystal and lace in watercolor is easier than you think! Kathy will show you how easy it is to draw and paint crystal, silver and lace with flowers or fruit to create stunning paintings. Kathy has won top awards for her intricate, detailed paintings. Come join the fun in her class as she shares her talent with you. Bring the watercolor supplies that you have to the first class. Kathy will review and discuss supplies during the first class.
Expressionistic Painting with Linda Ledet, 1 – 4pm, Studio 4, $145, $135. This abstract painting course will describe and reveal itself as we experience the gamut and FUN of this genre of art. This class is designed for oil and acrylics painting. No experience necessary. Abstract art is its own unique experience. We will paint like we never painted before. Each work is spontaneous and not bound by rules of representational art. We will not fear our own originality! Paint with whatever you are comfortable. Supply List Class is full. Please call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list.
Figure Drawing – Self Directed, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Studio 4, $125. Bring the medium of your choice and join this self- directed drawing/sketching/painting class. Fee covers model fee.
Beginning to Intermediate Pottery with Zach Sierke, $165, $155, 5:30 – 8:30pm, Studio 3. Whether you are a true “newbie” to pottery or have some skill that you want to enhance, Zach will demonstrate techniques and work with each student on their projects. This class will cover wheel thrown pottery as well as creating from clay slab. You will learn to slip, glaze or carve to give your work its own personality. Clay and tool kit to be purchased during first class. Students to bring apron, hand towels, paper towelsm notebook and pencil to class.
Beginning Watercolor with Mary Lou Nicolai, 9 – noon, Studio 2, $135, $125. Let’s take the intimidation out of painting with watercolor! We will learn some basic and some not so basic skills create some beautiful, glowing skies and fluffy clouds. We will talk about composition, value, lighting, color mixing and getting and keeping whites white. This will be a fun, relaxed class where we will celebrate our accomplishments! Supply List
Brushstrokes & Brilliance with Loran Chavez, Studio 5. 4 WEEKS, $75, $65. This bare bones acrylic class brings you back to basics using demonstrations and instruction. Learn several techniques, including blending, mediums, patterns – how to make them! color mixing to avoid making mud, the value of values, layering and glazing. You will learn the value of a limited palette and good quality brushes. We will learn how to paint water, building, and glass. Flowers, reflections and so much more! Join Loran Chavez for this fun filled, fast paced, painting class. Supplies included.
The BIG Picture with Jane Sellier, 9:00 – 12:00, $135, $125. No one ever finishes learning to paint. In this class we’ll use bigger canvases and emphasis will be on big shapes and bold brushwork. Demonstrations are broken down into easy to understand steps with personal guidance. Any subject matter lends itself to this approach so bring a picture or photos that you can use as a reference. Painting bigger will definitely get you out of the hum drum mode of painting. Supplies: medium of your choice, watercolor, oils, acrylics. 24”x30” or larger canvas, paper towels and all of the other painting supplies you normally use.
Pottery – Intermediate to Advanced 9:30 – 12:30 & 5:30 – 8:30pm, $160, $150 Members –Intermediate to advanced levels can enjoy this class with Maria as she discusses and demonstrates pottery forms and their functions. Pottery forms often follow function; to fit the hand or pour a certain liquid. In this class you’re the artist, so form and surface decoration may come first. Express yourself! You may decorate the surface with carvings, slips and glazes to make every piece unique. Maria will help each student on the pottery wheel or with hand building to advance your pottery skills. Pieces created in class may be fired as part of the class. All other pieces will be charged the appropriate fee for firing and glazing. Clay and tools may be purchased as needed. Students need to bring an apron, hand towels, paper towels, notebook and pencil.
Water Media with a SPLASH with Mary Lou Nicolai, 1 - 4pm, Studio 2, $135, $125. Join Mary Lou for an exploration into water media. Watercolors, acrylics and various mixed media will be used to create magical layers of depth and mystery. You will be taught how to do beautiful, transparent pours using multiple masking techniques. Let the water media paint itself - go with the flow for interesting results. We will also delve into working with Yupo paper, an ultrasmooth multimedia paper. Students will obtain the skills to use new techniques in your painting to enhance the beauty of your work. This class is for intermediate to advanced students.
Sumi-e Painting - Intermediate to Advanced with Maria Papp, 1 - 4pm, $135, $125, Studio 5. Join Maria Papp for an adventure into the ancient art of Sumi-e painting. Supply list.
Art, Art History, and the Subjectivity of Perception with Dr. Robert Bantens, 6:00 - 7:30pm, $70/$60, Studio 4. The analysis of art reveals a broad range of information - the esthetics of the period and place of an object's conception, the ideas and beliefs discernable in a work that underlie its conception, and even the unique characteristics of the object's creator. Often one learns as much from what is found in a work as from what has not been incorporated by the artist. It is art's ability to communicate a wealth of information and to sensually stimulate, delight, and fascinate humans across time.
Foundations and Expressions in Oil and Acrylic with Ron Thomson, 1:00 – 4:00, Studio 4. $135, $125. Understanding how to see light is the foundation of painting light. Join us on a low stress journey to express the beauty around us. This class is an on-going exploration not only of light, but the nuts and bolts of all aspects of the painting process. Embark on this exploration directed by your interests. Ron will support both the creative spirit and your artistic prowess. www.ronthomson.net Supply List Class is full. Call 928-2228, ext. 107 to be placed on the waiting list.
Portrait Sculpture with Fran Neuman, 9 - noon, $175, $165, Studio 5. Using information from photos you bring to class, create an individual portrait of anyone you choose. Work in terracotta for a piece that can be fired after the end of class or use plasticine if you want to cast it at a later date. Some experience with clay is helpful. Clay to be purchased separately. Students to bring apron, hand towel, paper towel to class.
Botanical Art: Painting in Watercolor with Derek Norman, 10:30 - 1:30pm, $135, $125. This class is designed as and introduction to the botanical art of painting in watercolor using the six color palette. This is an opportunity to develop and further refine your understanding of basic color, color mixing and sound color selection through a step-by-step approach. Learn to paint wet-on-wet, and how to apply a glaze, a wash and classic English dry-brush. Students will progress to working with botanical specimens as they build confidence and proficiency. Learn the fundamentals of botanical watercolor painting - surprise and delight yourself and your friends! No class the week of October 17th, class will extend through November 14. Supply List
Quick Landscape Studies with Melanie Morris, September 17, 18, 9:30 - 3:30pm, $225, $215. Join acrylic painter Melanie Morris for a new workshop that promises to be a lot of fun and will help you create fresher landscape paintings. Each student will paint a quick, small landscape from a photograph and then use this small painting as a reference for a larger painting. Throughout the two days, Melanie will paint several demos and help everyone individually. Students will work from their own photographs so each painting will be unique. Supply List One spot left as of August 27th. Call 928-2228, ext. 107 to enroll.
Wood Kiln Firing with Maria Spies, September 18, 19, 22. $100/shelf, $120 to drop off your pottery. Once again we will be firning up our Manabigama wood kiln in September. So bring your pottery and join the fun as we wait to see the pottery when the kiln is re-opened. Pot luck Friday and Saturday, bring a dish to share. SOLD OUT!!!
Negativity Isn't Always Bad! Explorating Negative Space with Mary Lou Nicolai, October 23, 24, 9:30 - 3:30pm, $155, $145. Students will learn how to see negative space in a new light and how to use these spaces to make your composition stronger. You will learn how to paint beautiful watercolors/acrylics simply by painting the negative spaces. This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced watercolor or acrylic student. Bring your watercolors or acrylics, paper, brushes and lunch and jump into the negative!
Mosaic Pendant Workshop with Gila Rayberg, November 7, 10:30-1:00pm, $75, supplies included. Join Gila for a fun adventure of creating mosaic pendants for yourself or for gifts. Each student will create two mosaic pendants of their own design. Full instruction will be given by Gila during the workshop. Come let your creativity abound and see what you can create!
Watercolor … Creative Design and Innovative Color Patterns with Judi Betts
February 22 – 26, 2016, 9:30 – 3:30 daily. $550, $500 members.
Ways to develop your own personal painting style will be explored by this master of creativity and expression. Variation and simplification in design, influence of color, variations in texture, and the use of abstract images are some of the essentials which will be explored. You will learn to see and understand Judi’s concept of ‘magical shapes”; as well as discover new ways to see and capture mood and emotion. The workshop’s focus is to assist the artist in creating their own expressive paintings. In addition to planning landscapes, you may want to further develop your skills with animal and human figures.
With over 100 awards to her credit, Judi is a painter who also teaches. Her paintings are known for their luminosity, humor and sparkle. Judi’s classes are spirited and upbeat, fun and constructive. The lectures and demos are designed to encourage, expand and explore. It’s recommended that you bring many photographs to work from. Participants are encouraged to bring a few finished paintings or sketchbooks for professional review with Judi. Daily challenges are given which are personalized to each student’s level of experience...SOMETHING EXCITING! $275/$250 deposit due by September 8, 2015 to reserve a place in the workshop. $275/$250 due Nov. 20th. There is a $75 cancellation fee up to Nov. 20, 2015. Thereafter, no refunds will be issued. Supply List
A $25 fee will be charged for class all refunds. Class refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class or workshop start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given. There is a $75 refund fee for all workshop cancellations. Workshop refunds will be given up to one month prior to the workshop. Thereafter, no refunds will be given.
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