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All adult and children’s classes are temporarily suspended until further notice. We will re-access the situation and inform all students of extended class dates in the coming weeks.  All registered students in the Spring I session will receive credits for the remaining classes in the session.  If you have further questions or specifics on any credit amounts, please reach out to us at rgoa@sbcglobal.net.

Adult

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

Sam Morrow will teach traditional painting techniques and methods. He will go through all basic processes from underpainting, 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 to their own paintings, working from still life, photographs or the imagination.

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Drawing Basics with Laura McCormick – Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 pm $ TBD

A good drawing is the basis of all artwork. This class is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who need to return to the basics. Students will concentrate on all aspects of drawing including composition, contour, perspective, and symmetry. We will bring our drawings to life with charcoal pencils, learning about values as […]

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Exploration in Still Life Painting with Rick Daskam – Thursdays 9:30-12:30 $ TBD

In this class, students will paint from still life arrangements provided by the instructor. In addition, Rick will mix in arrangements and lessons based on works of the masters.  Matisse, Picasso, Morandi, and Theibaud, among others, will be explored, and used as inspiration for student work. Most classes will start with a discussion, sometimes a […]

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Watercolor Basics with Cindy Delaney – Thursdays 10:00-1:00 $ TBD

This course is for beginners or intermediate students who want to review or expand their use of watercolor techniques. Watercolor can be an amazingly diverse medium. There will be demonstrations, explorations and discussions around aqua mediums, color theory and techniques aimed to build confidence and achieve each student’s goals.  

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Learning to Draw through Still Life with Rick Daskam Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm $ TBD

Learning to draw the still-life in charcoal is a fun way to learn the basics of drawing.  We will focus on modeling, shape, light and shadow and values, while drawing from simple still life objects.  In this class, Rick will help you lay down the foundation to your artistic ability, enabling you to produce better […]

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Life Drawing with Victor DeMasi – Thursday evenings 7-9pm $ 12 Members $15 Non-members

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, Victor DeMasi, has been painting and teaching for many years. Cost: $12 members – $15 non-members per class Ongoing / […]

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Finding Your Voice—Acrylic Abstract Painting with Rachel Volpone – Fridays 9-11am OR 11am-2pm $ TBD

This class is for painters who would like to explore the possibilities of opening up their work to abstraction, whether by maintaining a sense of realism or moving into non-objectivity. Focus will be in finding an authentic way to express ideas as well as challenging the way of viewing and making art. Reference materials like […]

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Monotype & Intaglio Printmaking with Anthony Kirk – Saturdays 10am-1pm or Tuesdays 6-9pm $ TBD

The class will first focus on monotype printmaking using Akua inks and water soluble crayons. Participants need not have previous experience. If you can push paint around with a brush then you can make unique one of a kind prints. Midway through the session a safer technique to make etchings will be introduced. These can […]

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Elementary

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Joy of Art with Laura McCormick – Elementary (grades 3-5) Mondays 5-6pm $ TBD

This studio class is perfect for new and returning students. Your child will be introduced to multiple media including watercolor and acrylic painting, pastels, and charcoal. Students are encouraged to choose their own subjects and work at their own pace in the relaxed environment.

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Cartooning with Michelle Friedman – Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 pm $ TBD

Cartooning is such a rich area for young artists! We will explore character development using simple shapes, body language and facial expression. We’ll try our hands at drawing characters from all walks of life and species before developing our own range of characters.

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Art Exploration with Laura McCormick – Elementary (grades 3-5) Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm $ TBD

Instructor Laura McCormick will plan weekly projects where students are encouraged to explore a wide variety of art styles and techniques. The class will work with watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and acrylics, all the while strengthening both their artistic skills and their understanding of art.

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Drawing and Painting with Holly Hawthorn – Thursdays 5-6pm – Grades 3-5 $ TBD

Create 2-dimensional works while learning both drawing and painting techniques. Instructor-guided projects can include still life, landscape, portrait, figure, abstraction and more. Work with a variety of materials including: pen, pencil, colored pencil, marker, pastel, watercolor and acrylic. Recommended for grades 3-5.  

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Fashion Illustration with Jessica La Rock – Grades 3-8 Fridays 4:30-6:00 $ TBD

Fashion Illustration will introduce students to drawing model poses and creating fashion looks using different mediums. The class will also have simple introduction to sewing basic stitches and sewing with beads with careful supervision! This class is open to kids with an interest in fashion in any capacity and creating fun and fabulous designs! Recommended […]

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Middle/HS

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Joy of Art with Laura McCormick- Mondays 3:15-4:45 pm – Middle/High School $ TBD

This studio class is perfect for new and returning students. Your child will be introduced to multiple media including watercolor and acrylic painting, pastels, and charcoal. Students are encouraged to choose their own subjects and work at their own pace in the relaxed environment.

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Cartooning with Michelle Friedman – Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 pm $ TBD

Cartooning is such a rich area for young artists! We will explore character development using simple shapes, body language and facial expression. We’ll try our hands at drawing characters from all walks of life and species before developing our own range of characters.

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Drawing and Painting with Holly Hawthorn – Thursdays 3:15-4:45pm- MS/HS $ TBD

Create 2-dimensional works while learning both drawing and painting techniques. Learn to draw from observation (vs. photographs). Discover new ways to arrange your picture (composition) and understand which colors work best together (color theory). Instructor-guided projects will include still life, landscape, portrait, figure, and abstraction.

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Fashion Illustration with Jessica La Rock Fridays 4:30-6pm – Middle/High School $ TBD

This fashion class is for students ready to create garments using hand stitching or a sewing machine. The class will create designs that will rival those of Tommy Hilfiger or Dolce & Gabbana! We will also work with markers and watercolor to create mood boards and create a fabulous line of clothes. Students will also […]

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