Painting

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature. - Henry Ward Beecher

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spring 2019 Schedule
April 8 - June 7

  • Painting

    Edward Spaulding DeVoe

    Exploring the Techniques of the Masters

    with Edward DeVoe

    This class uses portrait and figure models in arranged settings to instruct students in the many ways of painting. No restrictions placed on medium, technique or subject matter. DeVoe teaches individually and his expertise, as an instructor, is in combining traditional painting instruction with the student’s innate abilities. 

    Beginning students are encouraged to join. 

    Tuesdays, April 9 - May 28
    9 am - Noon
    $240 mbr, $305 non-mbr; Model included
    Register
  • Painting

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    Transcending Nature: Advancing Your Personal Artistic Journey

    with Edward DeVoe

    This class is about taking your artistic skills beyond the normal or physical level.  It is an advanced seminar to find your voice and make it transcend personal limits. It is for people who have a sense of direction for their own art. 

    This is best taken by experienced students who can build subjects on their own. Mr DeVoe will demonstrate individually for students who bring sketch materials. He will give some slide lectures and mini whiteboard demos as subjects present themselves. As paintings move toward completion group critiques will happen. Transcending Nature can mean new subjects--personal subjects. This can mean painting larger than you have ever tried! 

    Beyond your own relationship with your work, the class addresses how you effectively impart your passion as an artist so the viewer is engaged- that is our challenge. It can be hard work: building, crafting. Not a focus on fast; the focus is on effectiveness. Artists digging down to their primal cause in a highly creative group energy, connected to their essential purpose. Be it empowered or bold or just truth at last. Try a six-foot canvas. Mix your mediums. For example you could start in watercolor, painting with your fingers, then end in oil, painting a life force you sense at the tip of your brush. 

    Tuesdays, April 9 - May 28
    1 - 4 pm
    Materials extra
    $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr
    Class limit: 10
    Register
  • Painting

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    Abstraction: Then, There, Now

    with with Timothy Bergstrom

    This class will attempt to answer what abstraction is, not only in broad historical strokes, but to each individual who takes the class. Designed for all experience levels, classes will center around painting, but will include historical lessons, painting technique demonstrations, individual and group critiques. Whether you want to push paint around like an expressionist, or create a conceptual matrix to produce works, this class will give you a greater understanding of abstraction.

    Wednesdays, April 10 - May 29
    9 am - Noon
    $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr
    Register
  • Painting

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    Draw, Compose, Oil Paint – One Process

    with with Patty Fogle

    Cast the mystery aside and you’ll make a beautiful artwork in oils! Improve your drawing, composition and painting skills through a clear logical process that gives you a solid foundation for mastering oil painting. All levels welcome with a focus on individual goals. Color harmony is achieved quickly and you’ll see your painting fit together like a perfect mosaic of brushstrokes - giving you the freedom to discover your own expression and spirit in paint. 

    Thursdays, April 11 - May 30
    1 - 4 pm
    Materials extra
    $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr
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  • Painting

    Ira Barkoff

    Painting from the Inside Out

    with Ira Barkoff

    THIS CLASS IS OPEN FOR TWO MORE STUDENTS. This class will deal with painting as a means of expression. We will select various artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. We will use these artists as a reference - experiencing what they experienced, gaining knowledge along the way. You will be guided to find your voice while learning how to technically achieve the results you want. There are no rules but lots of principles. 

    Wednesdays, April 10 - May 29
    1 - 4 pm
    Materials extra
    $220 mbr, $285 non-mbr
    Class limit: 15
    Register
  • Painting

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    Painting Landscapes

    with Robert Lenz

    Think of this class as a potpourri of ideas and techniques that you can use to further enhance and develop your own painting style. Whatever your level, I truly believe we can never learn enough, no matter how long we've been painting... as long as it remains a passion. We will be painting the landscape en plein air.

    THIS CLASS IS FULL

    Mondays, May 6 - June 17
    1 - 4:30 pm
    No class May 27- Memorial Day. Materials extra.
    $165 mbr, $230 non-mbr
    Class limit: 10
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  • Painting

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    Get to Work! An Oil Painting Experience

    with Souby Boski

    Show up and start the process! Stretch your imagination while strengthening skills through the process of “painting.” Intermediate and advanced oil painters will explore concepts and techniques. Gain the confidence to explore the use of color, mark making, surface quality and composition, emphasizing your own pictorial language. This will be a 6 week course. There will be no classes on May 10 & May 17.

    Fridays, April 12 - May 31
    1 - 4 pm
    $165 mbr $230 non-mbr​
    Register
  • Painting

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    Painting From Life with Watercolor

    with Peter Cusack

    This course will offer expressive techniques for painting the figure, landscape, and still-life. Students will strengthen drawing skills, explore color theory, and learn to work with confidence.



     

    Wednesdays, April 24 - May 29
    6 - 9 pm
    $220 mbr $285 non-mbr
    Register

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at washingtonart@snet.net.

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395