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Painting in Oil from Antiquity to Modernism

$240

with Daniel Graham Loxton

Calendar Current session started Jan 29, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn traditional oil painting basics derived from Renaissance techniques, culminating in a still-life painting based on the work of Giorgio Morandi. In this 5 week course, students will learn to use a limited palette of oil paints to create a naturalistic "living color wheel" for use in their project. Preparing a canvas from scratch, various oil mediums and their applications, along with some drawing techniques will also be part of the course.

This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, and all materials are included. 

No class February 19

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Still Life Painting

$175

with Danielle Lafayette

Calendar Current session started Feb 21, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Students will explore using various art materials and techniques in this fun and creative class.  Interesting still lives will be created, and students will learn the fundamentals of how to construct a still painting from start to finish. 

This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, and all materials are included.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Drawing and Painting for Teens

$160

with Danielle Lafayette

Calendar Current session started Feb 24, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this class, teens aged 13-19 will explore line, value, color, and composition.  Drawing from life will be emphasized.

Materials used in class will include; Pencil, Charcoal, Pen, and Acrylic Paint. This class is for teens of all skill levels, and all materials are included. 

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Contemporary Mixed Media Painting

$240

with Daniel Graham Loxton

Calendar Current session started Feb 24, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Students will create a wholly personal, contemporary work of art using paint, collage, assemblage, stenciling, direct transfers, Renaissance techniques, and more. Following Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Albert Oehlen, Michael Krebber, and Sarah Rapson as guides, students will engage with paint and objects in an expansive way, exploring 3-dimensions, rhizomatic structures, and text-based collage. Contemporary questions in post-modern painting will be addressed.

This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, and all materials are included. 

This class is scheduled to be in our print studio, which is only accessible by stairs.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.

Watercolors Turbo

$265

with Greta Corens

Calendar Current session started Feb 25, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In the Watercolors Turbo class, students work on varied Drawing and Watercolor Techniques, from wet-in-wet to dry-brush, from loose watercolor sketches to detailed studies, boosting technical skills and brush techniques, while they progress into painting realistic landscapes and seascapes. This class of 5 weekly sessions is ongoing, exposing new aspects of painting as students progress, and is open to students who have already taken The Building Blocks of Watercolors or are intermediate-level watercolor painters.

New students will receive an email about what supplies they will need to bring; the class does not include materials. This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels.

This class is scheduled to be in our print studio, which is only accessible by stairs. 

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Nature’s Palette Workshop
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Nature’s Palette Workshop

$75

with Laura Lanchantin

Calendar Current session started Mar 3, 2024 at 10 am

In this workshop, plein air/abstract artist Laura Leigh Lanchantin will walk through the traditional method of creating watercolor paint from local stones. This includes gathering stones, milling pigments, and applying these paints with your painting process. Laura will also discuss basic geology, the history of pigments, safety procedures, and areas of the Appalachian and Green Mountains where she collects her stones.  Each student will have the opportunity to create a small watercolor palette to take home. The end of the workshop will feature an open-paint session with pigments, charcoal and watercolor mediums. Laura will guide you to create your own painting based on nature, imagination, or a reference photo. This workshop is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels. All materials are included.

This workshop is in our printmaking studio and is accessible only by stairs.

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. We also have a separate application for Financial assistance for Senior Citizens.

An Artist's Journey in the Arctic Circle

Free

with Ada Pilar Cruz

Calendar Current session started Mar 3, 2024 at 2 pm
1 additional session on Mar 3, 2024

“What are artists doing in the Arctic?” 

A presentation by artist and teacher, Ada Pilar Cruz

Ada Pilar Cruz, an artist and teacher at Garrison Art Center, embarked on a unique journey this past October 2023 to the Arctic Circle on the Barquentine tall ship called the Antigua. For twenty days she and 29 other artists sailed around the Svalbard archipelago stopping to hike through dunes of snow, to trapper huts, and science, weather, and space research stations to both experience the landscape, and its seemingly eternal ice, and bear witness to dying glaciers and a melting environment. Through her presentation and work, she invites others to join her in reflecting on the fragile beauty of the Arctic environment and the importance of preserving its pristine wilderness. Ada's journey serves as a powerful reminder of the profound connection between art, nature, and human experience.

Ada will present her experience and the artwork she created using seaweed, on this amazing once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Join us for this conversation with Ada about her creative journey to the Arctic.

One Subject, Many Interpretations

$60

with Sharon Rubinstein

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Mar 14, 2024

Experiment and see how a single object can be depicted in many ways! Exploration, artistic growth, fun - these are the goals of this class. We will concentrate on a single subject (with several available as choices) across multiple class meetings. Each session will focus on a different material and approach, but the same subject matter! The saying "A rose is a rose is a rose" is true - but they surely can look different. Find out, and expand your artistic imagination and capacity across media. Register for just a few weeks, or sign up for all five and save 10% with promo code FIVE. This class is for adults and mature teens of all skill levels, and all materials are included.

Feb 1: Materials are pencil/conte/charcoal, Approach is realism

Feb 15: Materials are pen/ink, Approach is cubist or realist stippling

Mar 7: Materials are colored pencil or watercolor, Approach is impressionism

Mar 14: Materials are pastels, Approach is realism/impressionism

We believe art should be accessible to all. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify.





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