Adult Art Classes
Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South
except Mary Lower’s classes which will be held at her studio
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. 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
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.
May 7-June 11 (no class on May 28), Tuition $125
Weds. AM Beg/Int Oil & Pastel Painting
Instructor: Norma Jean Rollet
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.
April 4-25, Tuition $100 NEW SESSION
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. Hours 10AM-Noon.
Sess 2-May 3-31, Tuition $150
Sess 3-June 14-28, Tuition $90
Thursday 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 on Halladay Road in Middlebury from 6-8PM. Teens welcome. 4 classes per session. Tuition $112
Sess. 4- April 5-May 3 (no class April 19) RUNNING
Sess. 5- May 10-31
Spring & Summer
Weds. AM Int/Adv Painting
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 – May 2-16, Tuition $84 (3 classes)
Sess 2 – July 11-25, Tuition $84 (3 classes)
Sess 3 – Aug 1-29, Tuition $140 (5 classes)
Instructor: Ashley Wolff
Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Blooms-we’ll use the complex and joyful imagery of summer as inspiration for linoleum block prints. Students will start with a simple 2 color print. I’ll teach you how to handle the tools, my safe and easy carving techniques, basic registration skills and simple ways to print by hand. Our second project will use a black key line like my book illustrations. We’ll paint our prints using watercolor. Materials included. 4 classes.
Weds, July 11, 18, Aug 1, 8, 6-8PM, Tuition $200
Key Elements of Plein Air Painting
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 email@example.com
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.