Spring 2017 Class Schedule at the Guild

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Painting Essentials with Sam Morrow – Mondays 10am-1pm

Painting Essentials with Sam Morrow – Mondays 10am-1pmSam Morrow painting

Sam Morrow will teach traditional painting techniques and methods.  Beginning with a transcription of an old master painting, he will go through all basic processes from under painting, through body paint, glazing, scumbling, wet into wet, wet onto dry, transparency and opacity to name but a few.  Students will apply the principles learned in their old master copy to their own paintings, working from still life, photographs or the imagination.  Group discussion will be a feature in class as well as individual personal instruction.  The aim is to bring out the uniqueness in the student and all levels are welcome, from absolute beginner to advanced.  This class is for the oil or acrylic painter.

Sam Morrow was born and educated in London, England and has shown extensively in Britain and the United States.  He has taught art at university level in Virginia, Ohio and Tennessee and now lives in Connecticut.Dates: March 27, April 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5

Cost: 9 classes – $315 members, $45 drop in fee / $405 non-members, $55 drop in fee

Contact the Guild for more information 203.438.8863

OPEN TO SERIOUS STUDENTS OF ALL AGES AND LEVELS, BEGINNERS WELCOME!

Supply List:
Recommended Paint Colors:
Ivory Black, Flake White, Titanium White, Zinc White, Veridian Green, Terre Verte (Earth Green), Permanent Green, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue, Light Red (actually a sepia brown), Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson (‘lake’ is best but ‘permanent’ will be ok), Burnt Sienna,
Raw Umber, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ocre

Essential Materials
Linseed Oil (Artist’s Quality not Household!)
Artist’s Thinners (Mona Lisa brand is good).
Flat, medium-sized palette.
Paint rags (old T Shirts, sheets etc…)
Tacklebox or similar for storing paints.
Empty food cans, jars etc…

Brushes
A good selection of small-to-medium sized oil painting brushes (these tend to be a courser bristle than watercolor) or Acrylic Brushes if painting with Acrylic. Buy long-handled brushes for better balance and handling.

Canvas
Initially you will need 2 or 3 canvas boards.  These are fairly inexpensive.  After a couple of weeks, feel free to purchase stretched canvas.  If you have previous experience with painting use stretched canvas if you prefer.

Other Materials (optional)
For Oil: Damar varnish,Linseed Stand Oil, Liquin Paint Medium
For Acrylic: Mediums

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Finding Your Way in Abstraction with Binnie Birstein – Tuesdays 10am-1pm

AIR 6 30X30-printFinding Your Way in Abstraction with Binnie Birstein – Tuesdays 10am-1pm

Abstraction in painting allows the artist to communicate in often personal and impactful ways.

Designed for all levels of experience, students are exposed to a variety of approaches applying abstract techniques and sensibilities to painting. Through lectures, demonstrations, critiques, and in-class painting, this course allows participants to develop a unique voice in their paintings.

Topics include: color theory, composition, depth, movement, abstraction from life, and paint application.

Students supply their own painting materials.  Acrylic or Oil Paints.

Dates: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Cost: 6 classes – $210 member, $45 drop in fee / $270 non-member, $55 drop in fee

Contact the Guild for more information 203.438.8863

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Painting with Jock MacRae – Wednesdays 10am-1pm

Painting with Jock MacRae – Wednesdays 10am-1pm

Instructor Jock MacRae delivers high level instruction and feedback in this class, tailored to meet individual needs and goals. Students may work from any reference materials and paint in a variety of styles. Bring your own supplies from your preferred medium.

Dates: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7

8 classes – $280 members / $360 non-members

Drop-in cost: $45 members/$55 non-members

Contact the Guild for more information 203.438.8863

OPEN TO SERIOUS STUDENTS OF ALL AGES AND LEVELS, BEGINNERS WELCOME!

Instructor Jock MacRae is an accomplished artist and has taught painting for many years. He completed his formal education at the Art League in New York City in 1980. His paintings appear in numerous corporate and private collections.

“I have been studying under Jock’s guidance for about three years now and continue to learn from his outstanding knowledge of art history as well as technical guidance. Students of Jock tend to be very devoted because he is an outstanding teacher. He has the unusual ability to stand back and observe without interfering with your creative process but then know just when the right moment is to intervene if you are stuck. Each artist in the class is working on something different and Jock is able to instruct each accordingly. For instance my work is mostly abstract figurative while another student will be working on something representational. One artist will be working on something for weeks while another will crank out several paintings in one class. we are all very different and that’s what makes it interesting and gives us all the opportunity to learn from one another as well as from Jock. There is a great dynamic in there, in addition to be really interesting people, all the artists are very generous with their positive support for one another. Jock’s class tends to attract artists with certain sophistication and focus, especially the student’s who come back year after year.”  from student Maria Poosikian

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Still Life Oil Painting with Rick Daskam – Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm

Still Life Oil Painting with Rick Daskam – Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pmRick_DaskamClass

Instructor Rick Daskam will be working from a new still life each week. You will learn drawing skills, understanding of light and shadow, color relationships and composition. All levels of expertise welcome!

Dates: April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25

Cost: 7 classes – $245 member, $45 drop in fee / $315 non-member, $55 drop in fee

Contact the Guild for more information 203.438.8863

Supplies you will need:

  • Oil Paint – Alizarin Crimson, Cad. Red Light, Cad. Orange, Cad. Yellow Lite, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue and Thalo Blue and Green. This is the palette I use, others will suffice if you have them.
  • Brushes – I use flat and round bristle brushes #s 2/4/6 and 8, Windsor and Newton, Robert Simmons, Utrecht or Grumbracher are all good brands.
  • Canvas – We will be doing a new set-up each day so you will need a 12in x 16in canvas or board each week.
  • Thinner – Odorless

About the Artist
Rick Daskam’s paintings have appeared in Art Galleries and Juried Exhibitions through out the Connecticut and New York area. In 1998, he followed his passion of painting plein air, and spent his time painting landscapes and farms in the local area surrounding his home.

In 2002 Rick first visited Monhegan Island and fell in love with its rugged beauty. Returning every year for a week of “sun up to sun down” painting, the artist has produced some of his most memorable works.

Mr. Daskam is on the board of the Hudson Valley Art Association. In 2004 he began entering Juried Art Exhibitions and Museum shows. Preferring to express his passion in Oil, Mr. Daskam’s works have garnered him numerous awards including the, The Collectors Award from the Butler Museum of American Art, the Claude Parsons Memorial Award for Landscape from the American Artists Professional League, and the Frank Vincent Dumond Award for Best Light and Atmospheric Effect from The Hudson Valley Art Association.

Rick makes his home in Southbury, CT with his wife Paula and their 15 year old daughter Alex.

To view Rick’s Work go to www.rickdaskam.blogspot.com

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Life Drawing

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Life Drawing – with Vic DeMasi

Thursdays: 7:00pm-9:00pm

$12 members/$15 non-members

Contact the Guild for more information 203.438.8863

Live models are presented for this open, drop in studio session. Open to adults of all skill levels. Please bring your own supplies. Class is ongoing and artists of all levels are invited.

Class monitor, Vic DeMasi, has been painting and teaching for many years.

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Inclement Weather Guidelines for All Classes

The Guild follows the Ridgefield Department of Education (see ridgefieldct.org) guidelines for school closings and early dismissals. If schools are dismissed early or are closed, the Guild will close and no classes will be held that day.

*Please note, if the schools have a delayed opening, our morning classes will proceed at the scheduled time without a delay.*

Classes and events that are cancelled due to inclement weather will be rescheduled.