Mark Arts

Summer 2018 Painting Classes

Fall weekly classes run September 24 to December 8. Stay tuned for our fall offerings coming soon. Fall Members enrollment begins Monday, August 27 and Non-Member enrollment begins Friday, August 31.
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Teen Friday Fun Day

Join us as we dabble with multiple mediums and projects based on student interest. Possible projects include abstract pour paintings, pizza making, tote bag painting, t-shirt designing, canvas shoe decorating, macaroni and cheese making, paper maiche sculptures, suminagashi printing and letter writing or paper chain wall hangings.

Ages: 12 – 17 | Instructor: Charlotte Patterson

Fridays, 1 – 4 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $130 | Member Price: $117

6-week Class Dates: Occurs on June 29, July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10.

Summer weekly classes run June 25 – September 10 with no classes on July 2 – 7 and September 3, unless otherwise noted below.

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 media
  • – Tools (brushes, rollers, palette knife, etc.)
  • – Drawing materials if desired
  • – Collage paper is also welcomed

Ages: 14 + | Instructor: Jim Gross

Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m. or Wednesdays, 5 – 7 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $145 | Member Price: $130.50

Beginners & Intermediate Painting Courses

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Multi-Media: 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.

Ages:  13+ | Instructor: Gayle Clayborn

Mondays,  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $145 | Member Price: $130.50

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

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Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor with Bernadette Bradshaw

This class is for anyone interested in learning to paint in watercolor and is geared for beginning to intermediate students. Students will master basics necessary to be successful in watercolor including creating a wash, pouring a background, color mixing, color theory, various applications and techniques of watercolor, as well as the rules for composition and design. Students work on paintings developed from their own photographic or drawing sources to apply learned techniques to their own work.

Ages 14+ | Instructor: Bernadette Bradshaw

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Nonmember Price: $145 | Member Price: $130.50

Intermediate to Advanced Painting Courses

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Modern Tradition 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

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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, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. OR 1 – 4 p.m.

Nonmember Price $210 | Member Price $189