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Fall 2018 Painting Classes

Member enrollment begins August 27. Non-member enrollment begins August 31.

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Any Experience Level Painting Courses

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Abstract Painting with Jim Gross

This course explores all past and current trends in non-objective painting. Acrylic, water based media, and drawing with collage will be explored. This class is ideal for the beginner as well as the advanced.This class will focus on projects chosen by the student and they will be encouraged to experiment with new techniques.

Students should bring their own personal supplies. If you do not have supplies, Jim recommends the following:

  • – Some kind of support to paint on (canvas, primed wood, panel, etc.)
  • – Acrylic or other water-based paints
  • – Tools (brushes, rollers, palette knife, etc.)
  • – Drawing materials if desired
  • – Collage paper is also welcomed

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jim Gross

Location: Tables Studio

Nonmember Price: $145 | Member Price: $130.50

  • -Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m. | Fall Dates: September 25 – December 4, no class on November 20.
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  • -Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Fall Dates: September 25 – December 5, no class on November 21.
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Capturing the Light with Oil Painting with Mary Binford Miller

Mary will walk you through her process for creating dynamic, light filled paintings. Demonstrations on the fundamentals of a good painting and tips to improve your own work are included along with one-on-one instruction with a variety of subject matter. All experience levels are welcome.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Mary Binford Miller

Wednesdays, 1 – 4 p.m.

Fall Dates: September 26 – December 5, no class on November 21.

Location: Easels Studio

Nonmember Price $210 | Member Price $189

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Painting Light in the Studio with Virginia Grass Simmons

Increase your skills to translate imagery from your tablet or photograph to canvas. We will work on principles of design, color harmony, temperature, value and other important concepts and have fun at the same time! Demonstrations and short presentations will help refine skills to develop one’s unique voice. All levels welcome.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Virginia Grass Simmons

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fall Dates: September 25 – December 4, no class on November 20.

Location: Easels Studio

Nonmember Price $210 | Member Price $189

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Mixed Media: Methods and Mediums with Matthew Hilyard

This class is intended for absolute beginners as well as intermediate students. Using a variety of mediums, students will explore the range of possibilities available in the world of mixed media. Whether you are new to mixed media or an experienced artist needing a spark of creativity, this class will get your ideas flowing.

Ages 16+ | Instructor: Matthew Hilyard

Wednesdays, 6 – 9 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $210 | Member Price: $189

Fall Dates: September 26 – December 5, no class on November 21.

Location: Printmaking Studio (this is not a printmaking class)

Mathew Hilyard is a painter, photographer and curator well known in the Wichita Art community, holding a B.F.A. from Wichita State University. He has a keeper of the Plains Sculpture at the Urban Pop-up Park and his work is included in the Publication, New American Paintings West Coast edition no.120. His students have received numerous awards in local juried art competitions. He maintains his home and studio in Andover, KS.

Beginners & Intermediate Painting Courses

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Multi-Media: Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Pastel and Watercolor with Gayle Clayborn

This class will focus on learning through exploration in a relaxed environment. Students work on individual projects focusing on composition, perspective, value, color mixing, layering and more in their medium(s) of choice.

Supplies: Students should bring their own personal supplies, such as the following

– Some kind of support to work on (watercolor paper, pastel paper, bristol paper or other drawing paper)

– colored pencils, pastels or watercolors

Ages:  13+ | Instructor: Gayle Clayborn

Mondays,  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Fall Dates: September 24 – December 3, no class on November 19.

Nonmember Price: $145 | Member Price: $130.50

Location: Tables Studio

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Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor with Caryl Morgan

This class is designed for students who want to learn the art of watercolor painting. Basic artistic concepts pertaining to the medium will be covered, such as the three characteristics of the medium (transparent, translucent, opaque), forms of watercolor, painting equipment, painting composition guidelines and basic color theory. Emphasis will be on skill building, and helping students develop a personal style. Specific techniques will be addressed to help students make decisions, work through and complete paintings. The class content is appropriate for high school student through adult learners.

Ages 14+ | Instructor: Caryl Morgan

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $145 | Member Price: $130.50

Fall Dates: September 27 – December 6, no class on November 22.

Location: Tables Studio

Caryl Morgan is an internationally recognized contemporary realist watercolor artist whose primary interest is working with vivid, highly saturated watercolor. She is currently painting vintage signage and uses close angled perspectives with strong shadow and contrast to elevate the old signs to an iconic status. She taught high school and adjunct college classes for 34 years then retired early to produce art full time. Morgan is a signature member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society as well as other regional, state, national and international watercolor societies.

Intermediate to Advanced Painting Courses

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Modern Traditions in Painting with Brian Hinkle

In this course, students will develop their painting skills in the representational or abstract style of their choice.  Emphasis will be on the techniques and methodology of painting and on individual problem solving.  Topics covered include color, composition, texture, tools and materials. Previous experience with painting is recommended. All media welcomed.

On the first day of class, students will need to bring the supplies they already have along with note-taking supplies as the instructor will be going over the supply list and discussing student projects.

Ages: 16+ | Instructor: Brian Hinkle

Tuesdays, 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $175 | Member Price: $157.50

Fall Dates: September 25 – December 4, no class on November 20.

Location: Easels Studio

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Painting in Amazing Technicolor with Melinda Weis

Everyone paints with color, with each artist making palette choices that dramatically affect the feel of a painting. Choosing the right colors, however, is not as easy as it seems. This class will  explore all the facets of color — hue, chroma, value, color and mixing. This class will focus on how to apply this knowledge while creating more effective paintings, but most importantly, to paint outside the box. All painting mediums are welcome, but painting experience is required.

Ages: 16 + | Instructor: Melinda Weis

Thursdays, 1 – 4 p.m.

Fall Dates: September 27 – December 6, no class on November 22.

Nonmember Price $210 | Member Price $189

Location: Easels Studio

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Portraits and Head Studies from Photographs with Mary Binford Miller

We will be focusing on facial structures, expressions, light and color using photographs as references. Please bring good photographs of people you would like to paint or draw. All mediums accepted. The first day of class will be demonstrations by the instructor.

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Mary Binford Miller

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Nonmember Price $210 | Member Price $189

Fall Dates: September 26 – December 5, no class on November 21.

Location: Easels Studio

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Watercolor with Anne Horton

Students will work on individually driven projects with instruction on professional techniques and use of color. This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own supplies.

Ages: 18 + | Instructor: Anne Horton

Thursdays, 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price $175 | Member Price $157.50

Fall Dates: September 27 – December 6, no class on November 22.

Location: Tables Studio