SA 0325 Wednesdays 7-9pm
Starting September 5th

$300/full course (11 weeks)

Learning both Traditional and Non-Traditional Techniques

An introduction into oil painting, using traditional and non-traditional methods, to learn what works for the artist or spark new ideas using oil paint. Requirements - canvas (16x20), turpenoid, oil paint ( black and white to start), palette, oil pastels, brushes. (11 weeks)

Abstracts & Shapes in Nature as Art

SA 0225 Tuesdays 4-6pm
4 week course: Sept. 11-Oct. 2nd or Oct. 9-30th

$20/class or $60/4 week course

These workshops will focus on natural objects, taken from either still life (instructor will provide) or photography (that participants may select). There will be an emphasis on color (abstract or realism is acceptable) - participants can use watercolor, acrylics, mixed media or collage. There will be some discussion and examples of local artists who have done similar types of work, i.e., using local produce or natural scenes for their representations. No previous art experience required, but imagination and creativity preferred. Brushes, easels and tables provided.

Participants are to provide their choice of medium and canvas/paper. Ages 12 and up. (Two 4-week courses)

Studio Art & Drawing

SA 0250 Thursdays 7-9pm

$35/class, $350/course (11 weeks)

Join artist Lindsey Márton O’Brien of Lumina Noctis for autumn-inspired studio art classes! This course focuses on learning fundamental drawing and painting techniques and further developing art skills in a positive environment. Throughout this course, we will learn techniques for drawing portraits, explore new possibilities and styles through the expressive and surreal world of fantasy art, and further refine our drawing and painting skills by observing autumnal- themed botanical still life setups. In each class, we will cultivate an inspiring sketchbook, exercise multifaceted techniques for encouraging lifelong artistic expression, practice free form calligraphy / hand lettering, and learn tools for creative brainstorming. All classes will be held in a welcoming atmosphere with tea, as we nourish our creative souls with the revitalizing inspiration of autumn.

For class updates, class Q&A, and links to recommended art supplies, visit the Lumina
Noctis Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LuminaNoctis

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Graphite pencils, Sharpie pen, colored pencils (Prismacolor is great), pencil sharpener, eraser, watercolors, watercolor palette, variety of brushes, container for paint water, and two new artist’s quality sketchbooks - one for drawing, and one for watercolor (or one sketchbook appropriate for mixed media). Students are encouraged to also bring charcoal, pastels, and calligraphy pen and ink if they have them. Suggested sketchbook size 8x10, but may be bigger or smaller depending on student’s preference - pick one you will be comfortable using long term as your main sketchbook! Students will need a bottle of gold ink if participating in Oct. 4th “Gilded October Dreams” class. Students may bring a mug to each class if they wish to have tea!
(11 weeks)

Figure Drawing & Painting Open Studio with Live Model

SA 0010 Mondays 6-9pm

$10/class, drop-in

Join us for the opportunity to study and draw/paint from the nude human figure. Our models range in variety of body types which are consistently challenging and great practice for building artistic skills and inspiration. We begin with several 5-minute poses for warm up
and then continue with longer studies of 30 minutes or more.

All skill levels are welcome, as long as everyone is serious about the practice. We are laid back and open to suggestions for poses, lighting, duration of pose, etc... So feel free to be part of our creative process. We have art furniture to use; just bring your art materials and $10 to go toward the cost of paying the model. (every week)