Abstract Painting
Join this class to have some fun and to learn techniques not normally used in naturalistic painting. You will learn you can distort, exaggerate, omit, multiply, glaze, scrape, and texture in different ways….in abstracts your work does not look like a photo or a scene. You might choose to flatten the entire pictorial space and concentrate on color in a new way, or perhaps distort shapes and use new textures in your composition. For experienced painters this is a chance to challenge yourself and think outside of your comfort zone. Beginning adult artists can see the information you will gain and apply it to your more naturalist paintings. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Abstract Painting (18+) 31970 3/24/2020 - 4/28/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Acrylic Painting
Acrylic painting offers numerous techniques for students to explore. One value in working in acrylic is the fast-drying paint. This allows students to easily change colors, compositions, and how the paint is applied. Acrylic can be worked thickly like oils or thinly like watercolors or any combination of the two. Working in acrylics is fun and exciting. Come see for yourself what interesting pieces you can do in this medium. Adult artists at all levels are welcome. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar
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Register Acrylic Painting (18+) 31971 3/24/2020 - 4/28/2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info
Register Acrylic Painting (18+) 31972 3/25/2020 - 4/29/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Expressive Portraits in Watercolor
Study watercolor portraiture with Watercolor Honor Society and Virginia Watercolor Society member Suzanne Ross. This 6 week class covers taking great photos, color theory, color mixing, and design techniques resulting in an expressive watercolor portrait. The goal of the study is to build understanding and confidence in tackling a portrait in the safety of a class setting. Six week course. Instructor: Suzanne Ross.
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Register Expressive Portraits in Watercolor (18+) 34002 4/27/2020 - 6/8/2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM M Brambleton Info
Painting With Ed Gowen
Have you always wanted to paint but think you aren't equipped with the talent? Take a class with Ed Gowen and amaze yourself, your family and your friends with your masterpiece! First time painters are welcome and no experience is required! Ed will take you step-by-step through a painting project with entertaining demonstrations as well as personal coaching. Class projects last for a day (10: 00 - 3:30) and may include the popular methods of Bob Ross, Robert Warren, Gary Jenkins and at times, Ed’s own techniques as well. So bring a roll of paper towels and settle in for a day of challenging and relaxing fun! All other supplies are included! Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Register Painting With Ed Gowen (Apr.) 35008 4/25/2020 - 4/25/2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Waitlist Painting With Ed Gowen (Feb.) 32958 2/22/2020 - 2/22/2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Painting With Ed Gowen (Mar.) 35007 3/28/2020 - 3/28/2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Register Painting With Ed Gowen (May) 35009 5/23/2020 - 5/23/2020 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Sa Brambleton Info
Starting with basic techniques and using landscapes as subject matter, students will learn about skies, clouds, mountains, trees, rocks, farm building and more. Each week new tips, tricks and techniques will be shown so other subjects can be approached with confidence. This class is taught with demonstrations and individual student coaching. This allows the beginner to start their journey of discovery of the uniqueness and beauty of watercolor. The veteran watercolorist will work on developing a more personal style using new techniques. Six week course. Instructor: Michael Farrar.
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Register Watercolor (18+) 31973 3/25/2020 - 4/29/2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM W Brambleton Info
Mixed Media
A first time offering taught by Michael Farrar. Mixed media is when the artist uses two or more mediums in a single work. For example, using watercolor and acrylic in the same painting. You can introduce photos, photo-transfers, wallpaper, lace, fancy papers, other textures or parts of other paintings or any other media to get the look you are seeing in your minds’ eye. Sometimes when you have taken a piece as far as you can and it still doesn’t suit you, adding another medium pulls it all together. You are welcome to bring a piece you are stuck on to class to turn into a mixed media piece or start fresh in class with the intention of doing a mixed media piece. Six week course.
Activity Name Code Dates Times Days Location
Register Mixed Media (18+) 31969 3/24/2020 - 4/28/2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Tu Brambleton Info