DescriptionFridays, June 24 – August 5 (Class will not meet on Friday, July 8)
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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This is a 6 week class.
Please register early as class registration closes 48 hours before the start of first-class. Registration must be accompanied by full payment.
Expand your vision and take a bolder approach to painting. This course is for the artist who has covered the basics of color mixing and techniques and who wants to move to a more advanced level in the studio. It is focused on art that is derived from real object sources and is, by definition, representational.
Each class will cover a specific topic such as when to modify your palette, bringing the figure into a painting, and contemporary brush work. Interactive discussion on all topics is encouraged. There will be ample class time for painting with personal follow-up by the instructor with each student.
Each class will start with an exercise and short talk by the instructor. Students will then work on common projects for several weeks. The final two weeks they will work on individual paintings with their choice of subject matter.
Though this class is primarily focused on oil and acrylic painting, water-based painters are welcome.
Class topics and discussion:
Essentials of a strong composition, design and value structure.
Adding translucent colors to your palette and how their use differs from opaques.
The language of edges and how to work them expressively.
The human form in the landscape—the importance of scale and placement.
The darks—it’s important not to lose them as you paint.
Health and safety issues in contemporary painting.
How to loosen up your brush strokes.
Expanding your brush knowledge and creating your own signature.
The Falmouth Art Center is very proud to have a scholarship fund supported by donations from members and friends. It is available for both children and adults who have a great desire to create art. Applications should be submitted to Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. If you have questions about our scholarship program, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the art center at 508-540-3304.
Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no makeups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.
The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.
If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.