Adult Art Classes
Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South
except Mary Lower’s classes which will be held at her studio
Come make a basket and surprise yourself. We will be making either the popular market basket, a rectangular shaped basket with a handle…perfect for mittens, utensils, garden vegetables or shopping…OR a useful multi-purpose basket on legs that’s great for knitting and needlework projects Learn many basic basket weaving techniques. No experience is needed. Students should bring: a pencil, sharpest scissors, old hand towel, flat head screwdriver, & spray bottle. For ages 13 and up (with accompanying adult). Instructor will provide all materials.
Sat, Feb 3, 8:30AM -12:30PM, Tuition $78
Monday Night Oil Painting
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, space, 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 Mary Lower’s studio on Halladay Rd. 5 classes per session. Teens welcome. Hours 6-8PM.
Sess. 2- Feb.12-Mar 19 (no class on Feb 19) Tuition $125
Sess. 3- March 26-April 30 (no class on Apr 16), Tuition $125
Sess. 4- May 7-June 11 (no class on May 28), Tuition $125
Weds. AM Beg/Int Oil & Pastel Painting
This is a class in the methods and materials of painting. Emphasis will be placed on developing an initial roadmap using compositional skills. The use of hue, value, and intensity will be studied to provide the foundation to create a successful painting giving the artist the freedom to expand personal self-expression and style development. We will work in landscape and still life. Students should bring the materials they want to work with. A suggested materials list will be provided upon request. Hours 10-noon.
Sess 2-Feb 7-28, Tuition $100
Sess 3-March 7-28, Tuition $100
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. Students taking multiple sessions are encouraged to explore a personal style. 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: $125
Sess. 2- Feb 15-March 15 (no class Feb 22)4 classes. Tuition $100
Sess. 3- March 22-April 26 (no class on Apr 19)
Sess. 4- May 3-31
Thursday Mixed Media/Pastels
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. Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South. Teens welcome. Hours 6-8PM, 5 classes, Tuition $150
Sess 2– Feb 8-Mar 8
Sess 3– March 15-Apr 12
Sess 4– Apr 19-May 17
Sess 5– May 24-June 21
Thursday Night Drawing
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 on Halladay Road in Middlebury from 6-8PM. Teens welcome. 4 classes per session. Tuition $112
Sess. 1- Jan. 18-Feb 8 RUNNING
Sess. 2- Feb. 15-March 1, 3 classes, Tuition $84
Sess. 3- March 8-29
Sess. 4- April 5-May 3 (no class April 19)
Sess. 5- May 10-31
Details to be announced.
Fridays, March 9-30 from 9AM-Noon
Instructor: George Van Hook
In this workshop George will stress allaprima painting using a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try. Participants will be meeting on location and painting all day from 9am-4pm. We will begin each day with a demo by the artist. At that time, he will discuss composition, laying out the pallet, proper use of materials and all other aspects of plein air painting. We will then break up into groups and paint individually. He will provide individual instruction helping solve the issues for each artist. After lunch, there will be a quick demo to refresh the ideas presented at the start. Painters will start a second painting for the afternoon with additional individual instruction. After 4 pm we can simply paint as a group. George has found this to be the most congenial and beneficial experience of the day. 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.
July 28 & 29, 9AM-4PM each day, Tuition $300
To register call Barb Nelson at 802-247-3702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio phone 377-5661 (you can leave messages and we will get back to you but 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.