Spring - Summer 2021
All Classes will be held virtually via Zoom
Parkland Community Education
Painting Snow Scenes
Date: Thursday, Jan. 21 - Feb. 25 (six weeks)
Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! In keeping with the season, learn to paint beautiful snow scenes as you explore subtleties of color and texture affected by sun and wind. You can expect to create approximately two small paintings. Historical and contemporary references will be presented. Oil or acrylic painters welcome.
Beginning Painting Series
Date: Monday, January 18 - February 15 (five weeks)
Have you always had an interest in learning to paint but didn't know where to begin. Learn the basics in this 5-week class as Paula McCarty explains color mixing, composition, paint handling and so much more. Students can expect to complete two small paintings over the course of 5 weeks. Supply list of approximately $125 will be given at time of registration.
Common Problems in Painting
Date: Tuesday, April 13 - May 4 (four weeks)
Level: Beginner with color mixing experience/Intermediate
Gain a better understanding and more confidence in your painting abilities. Enhance your skillset as you focus on common problems in painting, such as how to avoid pasty color mixes, bring life to shadows, and use edges effectively. Using small canvases, you will work through exercises specific to each topic. You will be able to work in either acrylic or oil paint.
Portrait Painting Simplified
Date: Tuesday, May 18 - June 8 (four weeks)
Level:Beginner with color mixing experience/Intermediate
This class will investigate portraiture through a reductive lens and from using a photo reference. Various planes of the head and universal proportions will be discussed. Gridding and contour drawing will be the starting point through which students begin to analyze shape and value to create an abstracted portrait. Students will be required to watch a PowerPoint addressing photo references. Students can use either acrylic or oil paint.
Digital Painting with iPads
Date: Thursday, June 3 - 24 (four weeks)
Try a new way to express your creativity and talent. Discover the pressure-sensitive technology of a digital drawing tablet. Learn how to translate color mixing and paint applications to a digital format. You will need an iPad and stylus. Please download the free Brushes Redux app to your iPad prior to the start of class.
Springer Cultural Center
Drawing with Colored Pencils and Ink
Date: Wednesday, January 27 - March 3 (six weeks)
"Drawing" inspiration from items around the house, students will learn how to use their materials to create form and depth, utilize negative space, and play with edge as they create small drawings using colored pencil and ink pen. Instructor Paula McCarty, MFA, will guide you through this Zoom based class. Supply list will print at time of registration