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Fall Classes 2017

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Painting Essentials with Sam Morrow – Mondays 10-1PM $ See Below

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, […]

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Italic Calligraphy – The Italic Hand with Moki Kokoris – Monday 6:30-9PM $ 325

Calligraphy (calli- kalos in Greek, meaning “fine,” and -graphy from the Greek grapho meaning “write”) is a delicate and elegant yet endangered craft. Following traditional methods and principles, students of this 5-week course will be introduced to the classical Italic hand, sometimes referred to as Chancery Cursive. Developed in Italy during the Renaissance, Italic is based on the Humanist minuscule script, […]

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Painting Outside of the Box with Binnie Birstein – Tuesday 10-1PM $ See Below

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.

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Sam Morrow’s Fall Plein Air Painting – Wednesdays 10-1PM $ See Below

Taking advantage of the beautiful fall scenery and colors, Sam will conduct Plein Air classes, teaching traditional painting techniques and methods either outside at the Guild or at designated locations such as Weir Farm.  (On days not suitable for outdoor work, the class will be held inside in the studio working from a photograph). Sam will go […]

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Still Life Oil Painting with Rick Daskam – Thursdays 9:30AM-12:30PM $ Call 203-438-8863

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!

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Drawing Fundamentals with Sam Morrow – Thursdays 3-6PM $ 175 members/$225 non-members

Sam Morrow will guide the student through all the fundamental techniques, materials and concepts of traditional drawing, including line, tone, volume, form, composition, proportion and much more. The student will study observed drawing through still life, portraiture and other studio studies, working largely with traditional media such as charcoal and pencil. 

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Life Drawing – Thursday 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.

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Instructed Figure Drawing with Tania Henderson – Fridays 10-1PM $ See Below

Learn to draw the human figure using basic drawing fundamentals including proportion, perspective, anatomy, and design.  These lessons can be used for sketching the people around you, for creating characters for stories, and as a foundation for realist figure drawing.  Students will learn through guided exercises and by doing master studies, drawing from photos, imagination, […]

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