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    Watercolor for Beginners: Lavender Fields

    Tuesday - Thursday, September 25 - 27 / 1:30 - 4:30 pm

    This three-session course will focus on the importance of value and depth in landscape paintings. The subject of lavender fields will first be explored in a monochromatic painting, focusing on value as well as wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry watercolor techniques. In the following sessions students will explore color mixing and will apply the value lessons learned from monochromatic study to full color spectrum paintings. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners welcome!

    $95 General / $85 Museum members

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    Getting Started with Oils: An Introduction to Painting Techniques and Tools

    Monday - Friday, October 8 - 12 / 9 am - 12 pm

    This course is intended to introduce students to traditional painting techniques using oils. Students will gain a good foundational working knowledge of how to setup subjects, blocking, brushwork, mixing color and the use of Neo Megilp medium. The "ala prima" (in one sitting) also called "direct painting" technique will be taught in making still life paintings. Each lesson begins with the concepts to be covered, demonstration of the techniques, hands on experience and ends with suggested homework to be critiqued at the next lesson. *Supply list.

    Instructor: David McCamant
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Beginners welcome!

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

    Thursday, October 11 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Bristlecones are a wonderful subject for both realistic and impressionistic watercolors. Using paint and ink, students will learn to capture the essence of these wonders of the natural world. Some watercolor experience is recommended. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Painting: Open Studio

    Sundays, October 14 - November 4 / 1 - 4 pm

    Students will enjoy developing their painting techniques and skills in this observational open studio class. Weekly subject matter will rotate between nude and clothed models and still-lifes. Each class will begin with brief instruction followed by an open studio format painting class. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. Dry media is also welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages:
    Adult (18+) / All levels

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Watercolor: Open Studio

    Tuesdays, October 16 - November 6 / 9 am - 12 pm

    This intermediate level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work towards completing in this fun and social series. Each class will begin with a short lesson addressing a challenge or technique followed by open studio time to continue work on personal projects. Instructor will be on hand to assist with challenges, offer critique, instruction, and encouragement. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor Students

    $120 General / $110 Museum members

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    Painting Clinic: The Figure in the Environment

    Sunday, October 21 / 10 am - 12:30 pm

    Learn to paint and harmonize the figure in its natural surroundings by simplifying values, properly using warm/cool colors and the principles of light. Painting clinics are designed to offer specific instruction on a variety of techniques and painting challenges. This series is ideal for Painting: Open Studio students looking for additional instruction and help with specific topics. Students may use acrylic or oil paint. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

    Friday, October 26 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Capture the beauty of autumn leaves. Using the techniques of botanical illustration learn to create pictures and cards in watercolor, pencil and ink. This class is open to all levels. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Color Studies in Watercolor

    Saturday, October 27 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Translucence is at the heart of watercolor painting. Learn to chart and mix your colors to keep the beautiful luminosity of the medium. This class includes color charting both wet and dry, mixing triads for unusual color, and learning to combine warm and cool hues. An excellent class for both the beginner and advanced student. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Quick Studies in Oil

    Monday - Friday, October 29 - November 2 / 9 am - noon

    Students will enjoy learning how to paint small color sketches or studies (“pochades”) using oils. This class will focus on how to capture light in the landscape quickly while working with oil paint. Hands-on instruction will take students from basic setup to finish a quick study in oil. This course is designed to introduce you to plein air landscape painting techniques in a classroom setting. Students should have some experience painting with oils. *Supply list.

    Instructor: David McCamant
    Ages: Adults (15+) / Some experience working in oils

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Autumn Leaves in Watercolor

    Saturday, November 3 / 10 am - 2 pm

    Capture the beauty of autumn leaves. Using the techniques of botanical illustration learn to create pictures and cards in watercolor, pencil and ink. This class is open to all levels. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members

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    Painting Techniques: The Still Life in Oil

    Thursday - Saturday, November 9 - 11 / 9 am – 4 pm

    Imploring the techniques and style of the Dutch Masters, both beginning and more advanced oil painting students will enjoy learning how to set up a still life, develop a concept and composition and will learn how to take a still life painting from start to finish. Students will explore oil painting techniques, including brushwork, value and color. Referencing the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt students will work to develop skilled painting of textures and surfaces while exploring use of light, shape and form. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Dee Kirkham
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $210 General / $190 Museum members

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    Bristlecone Pine in Ink and Watercolor

    Sunday, November 18 / 9 am - 2 pm

    Bristlecones are a wonderful subject for both realistic and impressionistic watercolors. Using paint and ink, students will learn to capture the essence of these wonders of the natural world. Some watercolor experience is recommended. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All Levels

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Painting Clinic: Shapes and Design for Painters

    Sunday, November 18 / 10 am - 12:30 pm

    Painting clinics are designed to offer specific instruction on a variety of techniques and painting challenges. This series is ideal for Painting: Open Studio students looking for additional instruction and help with specific topics. Join us this month as we learn to use simple and interlocking shapes and basic design motifs to improve your paintings. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Daniel Helzer
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $25 General / $22 Museum members

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    Nightscape in Watercolor

    Friday, November 30 / 10 am - 3 pm

    This one-day workshop will present techniques in watercolor to express the beauty of sunsets, starry nights and early dawns. Both impressionistic and realistic approaches will be explored. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some watercolor experience

    $55 General / $50 Museum members

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    Hand Painted Ornaments

    Saturday, December 1 / 9 am - 12 pm

    Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce student to basic painting techniques to create beautiful holiday ornaments. Each student will create two hand-painted ornaments using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Hand Painted Ornaments

    Sunday, December 2 / 1 - 4 pm

    Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce student to basic painting techniques to create beautiful holiday ornaments. Each student will create two hand-painted ornaments using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves. All materials included with registration.

    Instructor: Iva Neveux
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $40 General / $35 Museum members

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    Landscapes in Oil: Dramatic Skies

    Monday - Friday, December 3 - 7 / 9 am - noon

    Beginning and advanced students will enjoy this five-day technique-based class focused on creating dramatic landscapes with special attention paid to the sky. Working from photo reference, students will explore the use of sensitive and effective strokes to manipulate paint with a brush and pallet knife. Students will explore texture and depth while creating dramatic landscape paintings. *Supply list.

    Ages: Adult (15+) / Some oil painting experience reccomended
    Instructor: David McCamant

    $155 General / $140 Museum members

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    Botanical Illustration: Winter Gourds

    Thursday, December 6 / 10 am - 3 pm

    Learn the techniques of botanical illustration to capture the bounty of winter gourds in watercolor. Students with watercolor experience and those new to watercolor are welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Carroll Charlet
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $45 General / $40 Museum members