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

Weds AM Painting for All Levels

Instructor: Sarah Wesson

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 and still life. Media may include watercolors, oils and acrylics depending on the preference of the student. Students should bring the materials they want to work with as well as several images or still life objects. Hours 10-noon. 5 weeks.

Oct 3-31, Tuition $140

Expressive Painting and Drawing

Instructor: Laura Lanchantin

This course is designed to strengthen eachstudent’s ability to express and evoke emotion through painting and drawing. If you are eager to step away from realism and create work that is more personal and from your own inner voice and style, then this is the class for you. Laura is a local plein air/abstract painter and will guide you to create new work in the medium of your choice though techniques in color theory and composition, while also giving lessons in “seeing” and finding your self-confidence. Students should bring the materials they want to work with. Teens welcome.

Sess 2-Fridays, Oct 5-26(no class Oct 19), from 12:30-2:30PM, Tuition $84

Sess 3- Fridays, Nov 2-30(no class on Nov 23), 12:30-2:30PM, Tuition $112

Sess 4-Fridays, Dec 7-21, from 12:30-2:30PM, Tuition $84

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 on Halladay Road in Middlebury from 10AM-noon.

5 classes per session. Tuition $130

Sess. 3-Nov 15-Dec 20(no class on Nov 22)

Thurs. Night Drawing

Instructor: Mary Lower

This course is designed to build drawing skillssequentially 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 on Halladay Road in Middlebury from 6-8PM. Teens welcome. 5 Classes per session.  Tuition: $130

Sess. 3-Nov 19-Dec 17(no class on Nov 22)

Monday AM Pastels

Instructor: Pam Heywood

Pam will guide you thru the pastel process and color mixing with some tips and suggestions. Students need to provide their own pastel panels or Canson paper to work on. Please bring sketches, still life or reference photos to work from. Hours 9:30-11:30AM.

Sess 3-Nov 5-26, Tuition $112

Sess 4-Dec 3-17, Tuition $84

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 on Halladay Road in Middlebury. Teens welcome!

Hours 6-8PM, Tuition $130

Sess. 2-Oct 15-Nov 12

Sess. 3-Nov19-Dec 17

Introduction to Bookbinding

Instructor: Jane Ploughman

During this workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of bookbinding. This includes learning about appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals, or artist books. The book structures taught will include single-sheet books, a single signature book, an accordion book and a Japanese stab bound book. Additionally, you will learn how to cover boards for hard-covered books. This workshop is for beginning bookbinders and anyone who would like to brush up on your bookmaking skills. All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own decorative papers, any tools or a self-healing cutting mat.

Thursday, Oct 11& 18, from6-8:30PM. Tuition $60 RUNNING

Abstract Painting

Instructor: Laura Lanchantin

This class is designed to strengthen student’s ability to create paintings that are non- representational and evoke emotion through color, line and form. Laura will cover basics of abstraction including composition, color theory, and more through hands-on exercises. Instructor Laura Lanchantin works in Oil, Watercolor, and acrylic painting and creates large abstractions inspired by landscape and elements of nature. Laura will go over the history of abstraction and her own techniques in creating paintings that are non-representational. Students should bring the materials they would like to work in, preferably watercolor, oil or acrylics. Class will run from 6-8PM.

Sess 1-Oct 25 & Nov 1, Tuition $56

Sess 2-Nov 29-Dec 20, Tuition $112

Bookbinding: Beyond the Basics

Instructor: Jane Ploughman

Participants in this “advanced beginner” workshop will gain basic skills and build upon those they already have with a focus on sewing and multiple-signature bindings. Class discussions will include topics such as paper grain, making informed materials choices, and how glue affects different types of paper. Students will make at least one multi-signature binding with a decorative stitch and a case-bound flat spine book. This workshop is for anyone who has some knowledge of bookbinding or a willingness and interest to learn. All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own decorative papers, any tools and/or a self-healing cutting mat.

Thursdays, Nov 8 & 15, from 6:00-8:30PM. Tuition $60

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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