Spring - Summer 2021

All Classes will be held virtually via Zoom


Parkland Community Education

Arts & Crafts Classes - Parkland College

Painting Snow Scenes

Date:  Thursday, Jan. 21 - Feb. 25 (six weeks)

Time: 6-8pm

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)

Time:  6-8pm

Level: Beginner



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)

Time: 6-8pm

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)

Time: 6-8pm

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)

Time: 6-8pm

Level: Beginner


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)

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate


"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