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  • February 1, 2017 - March 8, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Here is an opportunity to explore the medium of watercolors! This class will cover the basics. The materials and tools (paint, paper, brushes), setting up your palette, and learning to do washes and glazes, wet into wet, and other techniques. A basic knowledge of drawing is very helpful as we will be starting our paintings (more…)

  • February 1, 2017 - March 15, 2017
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The colder months are an opportunity for painters to focus on studio work. In this class we will follow the traditional method of developing a large painting by carefully considering your composition and intent in a grayscale study, followed by painting a small color study and finally, using the classic method of a grid, transferring (more…)

  • February 1, 2017 - March 8, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this class will continue to explore the world of watercolor painting, building on skills learned in Watercolor I. We will work from subject matter such as still life, landscape, florals, abstraction , and any other subject matter that inspires you! Wednesday  Afternoons 1:00pm – 3:30pm Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1 & 8 (more…)

  • February 2, 2017 - March 9, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Take your watercolor painting to the next logical level with this intermediate course.  Now that you have learned the basics, this course will give you the opportunity to apply those skills in creating actual paintings.  Due to the time of year, a landscape image will be provided for each class, but students will be encouraged (more…)

  • February 2, 2017 - March 9, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you wanted to try abstract painting but weren’t sure how to begin?  Have you been painting abstract paintings and want to further develop your vision and style?  Whatever your experience and sensibility – expressive brushwork or calm fields of color –  this class will teach you how to use your existing skills, interests and (more…)

  • February 2, 2017 - March 9, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This class will start with tips on how to step out of your comfort zone of dependence on the “Auto” or “Program” settings of the camera and “focus” on learning how to be in control of your photos. What do all of the other letters on the camera dial mean?  Why is it worth my time (more…)

  • February 3, 2017 - March 10, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

DRAW!  This 6 week class will focus on the fundamental techniques and concepts of representational and expressive drawing. Students will explore the basic building blocks of a great drawing; line and tone, values, positive and negative space, perspective and proportion. Other fundamentals will be taught such as understanding different drawing tools, different techniques for creating (more…)

  • February 3, 2017 - March 10, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

For those who have already taken the Fundamentals of Drawing I class or who have previous drawing experience, this 6 week class will continue to build on skills learned, and to explore aspects of realist drawings from life and occasionally from master drawings. We will be using still life, natural forms, plaster casts, and human (more…)

  • February 4, 2017 - March 11, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Week one will cover some of the basic history and intro to different types of acrylic paints offered on the market. Week two through four will focus on the diversity of heavy body acrylics and different applications using paint brush and or palette knife, creating a landscape of your choice. Week five and six will (more…)

  • February 6, 2017 - March 13, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 6 week session of pastel classes will focus on painting the landscape from photos.  We will concentrate on all of the basics of painting, with an emphasis on understanding the value scale and how to use it to create different moods in your paintings.  Participants will develop several different preliminary value/color studies to guide (more…)


Please check back often as additional class details are finalized and registrations open.

Weekly Drop-in Life Drawing Workshop

Life Drawing with Live Model

Group meets every Wednesday at the NAA, 7-9:30pm

Life Drawing Image
Fees:  $8 members, $10 non-members
Student Rates:  $5 members, $7 non-members

Group leader is Gordon Przybyla.
Contact Gordon  for more information.

Annual group show at the NAA

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