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
Intro to Digital Photography
Instructor: Demetrius Borge FULL
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.
Mondays, Nov 26, Dec 3, Jan 7(new date), Tuition $75 FULL
Weds AM Painting for All Levels
Instructor: Sarah Wesson
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 and composition. 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 classes.
Jan 2-30, Tuition $140
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 1-Jan 3-31
Sess 2-Feb 7-Mar 14 (no class on Feb 28)
Sess 3-Mar 21-Apr 18
Sess 4-Apr 25-May 23
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. From 10AM-noon.
Mondays, Jan 7-28, Tuition $100
Monday Night Oil Painting: Beginner to Experienced
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. 1-Jan 7-Feb 4
Sess. 2-Feb 11-Mar 18 (no class Feb 18)
Sess. 3-Mar 25-Apr 29 (no class Apr 15)
Sess. 4-May 6-June 10
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. 1-Jan 3-31
Sess. 2-Feb 7-Mar 14 (no class on Feb 21)
Sess. 3-March 21-Apr 25 (no class on Apr 18)
Sess. 4-May 2-30
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. 5 Classes per session. Tuition: $130
Sess. 1-Jan 17-Feb 7
Sess. 2-Feb 14-Mar 14 (no class on Feb 21)
Sess. 3-Mar 21-Apr 11
Sess, 4- May 2-23
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 still life painting. Catherine M. Palmer is a local artist and a member of Colored Pencil Society of America. Prismacolor pencils will be provided for you to use in this class. Teens welcome.
Tuesdays, March 5-April 9 from 6-8PM. Tuition $162
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.