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Adult Art Classes

Adult Art Classes

Call (708) 671-0648 to Register!

All classes are 6-week sessions.

Please register at least 5 days before class begins to provide instructors time to prepare. Supply lists available at registration.

Monday

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Mondays at McCord

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

 

Instructor: Beth Leahy

This is an open studio class for all levels of painters working on their independent paintings with guidance from the instructor. Class painting projects may be arranged. Group demos are given on various topics on technique, color theory, supplies, etc. Beginners are started with a reference from the instructor and work in black and white; color may be added as skill develops. A supply list is given upon registration.

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Beginning Watercolor

1 - 3 PM

 

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: Carmelo Schifano

Create a loose and stylistic painting every session. Don’t know how to draw? No problem. Patterns will be given to help you compose your painting, and you will learn the basics. Throughout the sessions, the principles and elements of good design will be employed.

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Exploring Watercolor

Evening: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

 

Instructor: Phyllis Kozlowski

An opportunity to explore a variety of techniques using the media of watercolor.  Weekly demonstrations, detailed information on color mixing and brush use, individualized attention and a variety of subject matter will be covered.  Appropriate for all levels of painters including those with little or no experience.

A list of supplies will be provided the first day of class.

Tuesday

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Oil Painting Studio

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: Beth Leahy

This is an open studio class for all levels of painters working on their independent paintings with guidance from the instructor. Class painting projects may be arranged. Group demos are given on various topics on technique, color theory, supplies, etc. Beginners are started with a reference from the instructor and work in black and white; color may be added as skill develops. A supply list is given upon registration.

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Painting the Still Life

12:30 - 3:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: Beth Leahy

Sharpen your ability to observe and paint the still life with accuracy. This class offers the artist the opportunity to paint a new subject each week. Emphasis will be on observing simple subjects, analyzing value patterns into basic shapes, how to compose the subject on the canvas, and use a viewfinder, mixing color, and capturing the image quickly, yet accurately. Students may bring a camera to class. Six 8”x10” canvases or canvas panels should be brought to the first class. A supply list is given at registration. Minimum of 6 students.

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Evening Watercolor

6:00 - 8:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: John Howard

Learn a step-by-step approach to painting with watercolors and gain the skills to paint any subject matter with confidence. Wet-into-wet, glazing, and negative painting are among the 14 techniques students will experience. Classroom and individual demonstrations will enhance the student’s awareness of the watercolor medium. A supply list is given at registration.

Wednesday

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Soft Pastel Painting

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: Kim Abbati

Explore the beautiful and versatile medium of pastel. Learn the essential information needed to paint a variety of subjects. Weekly demos will introduce different techniques and styles from washes and underpainting to creating textured surfaces and abstract designs.  In this ongoing class students may bring their own reference photos, choose from the instructor's photos, or even create a still life set up to work from. Basic pastel materials will be on hand to try before investing in an extensive supply list.  Bring what you have and try something new!

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Afternoon Watercolor

12:00 - 2:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: John Howard

Learn a step-by-step approach to painting with watercolors and gain the skills to paint any subject matter with confidence. Wet-into-wet, glazing, and negative painting are among the 14 techniques students will experience. Classroom and individual demonstrations will enhance the student’s awareness of the watercolor medium. A supply list is given at registration.

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Drawing with John

2:30 - 4:30 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: John Howard

Gain the ability to render any subject matter and experience a multitude of drawing mediums. Learn the three forms of drawing: gesture, contour, and mass drawing. Composition, light, and shadow arrangements and perspective will be covered to help convey your visual expression. Expand your knowledge if you are a novice and acquire the basics if you are a beginner. A supply list is given at registration.

Thursday

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Oil and Watercolor with John

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: John Howard

Learn an approach to oil painting and gain the skills to paint any subject matter with confidence. If you prefer, learn to paint with watercolors including wet-into-wet, glazing and negative painting techniques are just among the few you'll experience. Expand your knowledge if you are a novice and acquire the basics if you are a beginner. Classroom and individual demonstrations will enhance the student’s awareness of the oil medium. A supply list is given at registration.

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Portrait Drawing

11:00 - 1:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: Tony Crnkovich

To “build” a head in portrait drawing requires much more than simply copying what you see. And the necessary know-how only comes with definitive knowledge. In this portrait drawing class, students will learn to understand and execute the details involved in capturing facial elements on paper by understanding the principles of hand/eye coordination, gesturing, and shading to achieve the optimal outcome. Students must supply a photo of someone of their choice to draw from.

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Colored Pencil Technique

1:30 - 3:30 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: Tony Crnkovich

In this class, students will be helped to understand and execute the basic principles involved in creating tight, realistic colored pencil renderings. The importance of beginning with an accurate drawing will be stressed before proceeding to color, which is applied progressively in layers and blended through burnishing until a painterly result is achieved. Portraits are the main focus, and the various subject matter is open to choice.

Friday

Contour Drawing

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

$115/130 (Member/Non-member)

Instructor: Tony Crnkovich

All drawing starts with a line. This class will focus on accurate observations of change in the direction of contour. Learn how to achieve the illusion of solidity without the benefit of a full rendering. It’s all about the line, developing accurate appreciative variety and learning from mistakes. You’ll leave with a better understanding of an outline, especially one that represents or bounds the shape or form of something. Students must supply a photo of the subject of their choice.

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Open Studio

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Five-session punch card/$25

Don’t have an art studio at home? Looking for a light and airy space to create your artwork? Come to McCord on Friday afternoons and engage with other artists. Use our easels and tables and bring your oils, watercolors, pastels, ideas, etc. We’d love to welcome you!

Refund and Makeup Policy

If student needs to cancel registration, refunds will be given ONLY before a session starts. Once the first class of a session has begun, there will be no refunds for that session.

A make-up class will be arranged if an instructor cancels a class. Classes can be pro-rated if student knows in advance they will not attend a class date. If a student misses a class, there are no refunds for that class. A make-up class can be arranged during that same session by the instructor if space is available in another class. Make-up classes will not be rolled over into a new session.

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