Adult Art

Adult Art Classes

 Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South except for

Mary Lower’s classes which will be held at her studio

Expressive Painting

Instructor: Alessandra Delia-Lobo

In this class we will be exploring mark-making, color, and composition through different painting media. Students will be working on developing their own personal style. Be prepared to work loosely and get messy! Using techniques and styles from gestural painting, abstract expressionism and realism, you will dive deep into your creative side, and follow your own internal path to art making as an expression of your inner self. Bring your own watercolor or oil paint materials-you can e-mail the instructor ahead of time if you have any questions or need guidance on what to bring. This is a class for all skill levels. From 6-8PM. 5 classes.

Weds, May 1-29, Tuition $125

Exploring Color and Value in Oils-Solvent Free Class

Instructor: Jill Madden

This is a class in the methods and materials of painting. Instruction will be personalized in order to help each individual improve their painting skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding light and shade, color, value and composition. We will work in landscape and still life. Students should bring the materials they want to work with as well as several still life objects. No solvents permitted. 5 classes. From 10-noon.

Sess. 2-Weds, May 22-June 12, Tuition $108

Design Your Own Garden Workshop

Instructor: Judith Irven

A well-designed garden marries the inspirations of the site with the aspirations of the gardener. It balances beauty and practicality, form and function. It also matures gracefully and is beautiful in every season. Garden design questions are as individual as gardeners and their properties. For instance:

Do you have lots of ideas for a new garden but don’t know how to put it all together?

Has your garden been in place for years and now seems lackluster and tired?

Do you have difficulty visualizing an overall plan?

Do you need to rethink an out-of-control section?

This hands-on workshop allows you to pursue a personal design project for your own garden-anything from developing a brand new spatial layout that complements your land, to creating a planting plan for an existing bed in need of a ‘make-over’.  By the end of the workshop you will have a ‘ready to implement‘scale drawing that answers your specific needs. Materials are included. Judith Irven is a landscape designer and garden writer.  She studied landscape design at Vermont Technical College, is a Vermont Certified Horticulturist and teaches Sustainable Home Landscaping for the UVM Extension Master Gardener course. See more at http://www.NorthCountryReflections.com

Sess 2-Saturdays, May 11, 18, 25, from 9-noon. Tuition $210

Intro to Digital Photography

Instructor: Demetrius Borge

Students in this beginner workshop will learn the basics of using their camera. This class will focus on learning the basic of your camera, and taking it off of automatic. We will discuss the different uses of aperture, shutter speed, and iso. Each week there will be a photo challenge, and an opportunity to critique and learn from each other’s work. A DSLR camera will be required. No experience necessary. Teens welcome. From 6-8PM. Tuition $75

Sess 3-Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13

Sess 4-Mondays, June 3, 10, 17

Thurs. Morning Oils

Instructor: Mary Lower

This class is for both the beginner and the more experienced oil painter. Working from observation, students will begin by blocking in the composition focusing on placement, proportion, perspective, and the dynamics of design. Value, intensity, and temperature of color will be emphasized. Instruction will include demonstrations, examples from art history and individual critiques. Oil painting supplies will be provided. Classes will be held at the instructor’s studio in Middlebury from 10AM-noon.

5 classes per session. Tuition $130

Sess. 3  March 21-Apr 25 (no class on Apr 18)

Sess. 4  May 2-30

Thursday AM Mixed Media/Pastels

Instructor: Sean Dye

Have you ever been mesmerized by a pastel painting? Pure pastel pigment sits vibrantly on the surface. Learn how to effectively use under-painting. Make your own painting using some of Sean’s favorite combinations of materials. Through demonstration and instruction Sean will explain how and why certain supplies were used. Panels, paper, pastels, paint and alternative materials will be provided. Please bring sketches, still life or reference photos. Tuition $150. From 10AM-noon. 5 classes per session.

Sess 4  Apr 25-May 23

SUMMER

Sess 1-May 30-June 27

Sess 2-July 18, 25, Aug 8, 15, 22(no class on July 11 or Aug 1)

Sess 3-Aug 15-Sept 12

Monday Night Oil Painting: Beginner to Experienced 

Instructor: Mary Lower

Whatever your level of experience, this class is your laboratory to learn from seeing and expand your command of the oil medium. The first class presents a one night fun painting challenge. For the next four classes, students work on canvas following a painting process that emphasizes form, the dynamics of composition and use of value, intensity, and temperature of color. Instruction will include demonstrations, examples from art history and individual critiques. Oil painting supplies will be provided. Classes will be held at the instructor’s studio in Middlebury. Teens welcome.

Hours 6-8PM, Tuition $130

Sess. 3  Mar 25-Apr 29 (no class Apr 15)

Sess. 4  May 6-June 10

Thurs. Night Drawing

Instructor: Mary Lower

This course is designed to build drawing skills sequentially using different approaches to seeing and a variety of drawing media. Drawing from observation will be emphasized along with encouraging personal expression. Understanding how to render convincing line, mass, volume, and perspective will lead to more complex drawing compositions that consider the dynamics of figure/ground relationships. Drawing media will include charcoal, pencil, pastel, brush, pen and ink. Supplies are included in tuition. Classes will be held at the instructor’s studio in Middlebury from 6-8PM. Teens welcome. 4 Classes per session.  Tuition: $104

Sess. 3  Mar 21-Apr 11

Sess, 4  May 2-23

Try Colored Pencil Drawing

Instructor: Catherine Palmer

Colored pencil is deservedly becoming a more appreciated professional medium allowing for great detail, control, and realism. I this class we will focus on technique using a variety of strokes and mixing colors to achieve intensity and depth in a small painting. Catherine M. Palmer is a local artist and a member of Colored Pencil Society of America. Colored pencils will be provided for you to use in this class. Teens welcome. Students should bring their own images or still life to work from. You are welcome to take 1 or more sessions.

Thursdays from 6-8PM. Tuition $25 per session

Sess 1-May 2

Sess 2-May 9

Sess 3– May 16

Summer 2019

Thursday AM Mixed Media/Pastels

Instructor: Sean Dye

Have you ever been mesmerized by a pastel painting? Pure pastel pigment sits vibrantly on the surface. Learn how to effectively use under-painting. Make your own painting using some of Sean’s favorite combinations of materials. Through demonstration and instruction Sean will explain how and why certain supplies were used. Panels, paper, pastels, paint and alternative materials will be provided. Please bring sketches, still life or reference photos. Tuition $150. 5 classes per session.

Sess 1-May 30-June 27

Sess 2-July 18, 25, Aug 8, 15, 22(no class on July 11 or Aug 1)

Sess 3-Aug 15-Sept 12

Weds. AM Int/Adv Painting 

Instructor: Richard Weinstein

This is a class in the methods and materials of painting. Emphasis will be placed on the growth and development of drawing, color, and compositional skills so that personal self-expression and style can be realized. We will work in landscape, still life, and the figure. Media may include pen and ink wash, watercolor, oils, acrylics, and pastel depending on the preference of the student. Students should bring the materials they want to work with. Class will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South from 10-noon.

Sess 1 – June19-July 3, Tuition $84 (3 classes)

Sess 2 – July 10-31, Tuition $112 (4 classes)

Sess 3 – Aug 7-28, Tuition $112 (4 classes)

Bringing the Plein Air Experience Indoors Instructor: George Van Hook

Many people love to paint outdoors en plein air.  We all have trouble bringing those paintings to completion. This can easily be remedied by joining George Van Hook as he shows you how to take your plein air studies to completed paintings. George will stress allaprima painting using a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try and then each day we will return to the studio to complete your studies or use them for further artistic expression.  This will be a wonderfully creative way to learn and experience how to enhance your own artistic development.  Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic). Bring a bag lunch and drink. A materials list will be supplied upon registration. This workshop will be for all levels.

July 27 & 28  9AM-4PM each day, Tuition $300

To register & information call Barb Nelson at 802-247-3702 or email ewaldewald@aol.com

Classroom phone 802-458-8979 If no one answers it’s best to call Barb at 247-3702
Mail check to office at:
Middlebury Studio School, 989 Indian Trail, Leicester, Vermont 05733

No refunds given for student cancellations less than 7 days from start of class.

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