Adult Art

Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South

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

 

Watercolors Instructor: Richard Weinstein

This class is for students that took the previous session of Watercolors.  We will work on learning and perfecting basic techniques including preparation, layout, color, and brushwork. We will experiment with wet on dry and fine detail work. 140lb paper is recommended but 120 or 90 would be okay (either watercolor or printmaking), two or three watercolor brushes (a number 2 and 8 round and a one inch flat), a 2h pencil, a water sprayer (optional) and paint (watercolor or acrylic). Colors should include: Thalo or Cerulean and ultramarine blue, light and lemon yellow, medium and rose red and any other colors you might have. Frisket or rubber cement is also useful. Hours: 6-8PM.

Mondays, Aug 21 & 28, Tuition $58

 

Drawing Instructor: Christine Holzschuh

A few good tricks will take you a long way in developing confidence in your drawing skills.  This class will use a variety of drawing tools to investigate perspective, body proportions, shading, negative and positive space, composition, how to create volume and distance. If you like to draw but need a bit of help understanding how to push yourself to the next level, this class is for you. Students should bring good drawing paper, vine charcoal, charcoal sticks, pencils, smudge sticks, and pens. Teens welcome.

Friday, Aug 18, from 1-4PM, Tuition $56

Thursday 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. Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South. Teens welcome. Hours 6-8PM. 5 Classes, Tuition $150

Sess 1-Aug 31-Sept 28

Sess 2-Oct 5-Nov 2

Sess 3-Nov 16-Dec 21 (no classes Nov 23)

Fall Classes

Monday 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

Sess. 1- Sept. 11-Oct. 16, Tuition: $125

Sess. 2- Oct. 23-Nov.9, Tuition: $125

Sess. 3- Nov. 27-Dec. 21, Tuition $100

Weds. AM Beg/Int Oil & Pastel Painting 

Instructor: Norma Rollet

This is a class in the methods and materials of painting. Emphasis will be placed on developing an initial road map 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 1-Sept 6-27, Tuition $100

Sess 2-Oct 4-25, Tuition $100

Sess 3-Nov 1-29, Tuition $100 (no class Nov 22)

Sess 4-Dec 6-20, Tuition $75

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 develop a concentration or theme and build a body of work. 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. 1- Sept. 7-Oct. 5

Sess. 2- Oct. 12-Nov. 9

Sess. 3- Nov. 16-Dec. 21 (no class Nov. 23)

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 on Halladay Road in Middlebury from 6-8PM. Teens welcome. 4 Classes per session.  Tuition: $112

Sess. 1- Aug 31-Sept 21

Sess. 2- Sept 28-Oct 19

Sess. 3- Oct 26-Nov 16

Sess. 4– Nov 30-Dec 21

Thursday 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. Classes will be held at 2377 Rte. 7 South. Teens welcome. Hours 6-8PM. 5 Classes, Tuition $150

Sess 1-Aug 31-Sept 28

Sess 2-Oct 5-Nov 2

Sess 3-Nov 16-Dec 21 (no classes Nov 23)

 

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