With the exception of Saturday mornings’ Junior classes, all meetings, lectures, exhibitions and classes take place in the first floor main room of the Park House.

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Independent Projects

Adult. Tuesdays , 9:30-11:30AM
10 weeks. October 9th-December 11th

An 'open ended class' available to artists and students working in painting or drawing, able to work on their own, under the guidance of an experienced artist. Frequent individual and group critiques, art historical insight, and a supportive environment foster exciting outcomes and individual growth. Please provide your own supplies.
Instructor: Ava Blitz (see Ava's biography in About Us)

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White-line Woodcut

Thursdays, 6:45-8:45PM
5 weeks. October 11th-November 8th
$120, supplies provided.

White-line woodcut is a dynamic, painterly, fun and forgiving printmaking technique. An image is drawn or traced onto wood and the lines are cut with an exacto knife. These grooves will separate the colors during the printing process. Sections are then painted with watercolor or gouache and printed onto an anchored piece of paper with a wooden spoon. The incremental painting process allows the artist to see the image as it develops and make aesthetic decisions along the way. You can make as many versions of a print as you want and then flip the board over and start a new image!
Instructor: Julie Zahn (see Julie's bio in About Us)

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Introduction to Fine Art

Junior/Teen (9-16)
Saturdays, 10AM-noon
10 weeks. October 13th- December 15th.
$130. Class size limited. Supplies provided.

This class supplies its junior students with a foundation in traditional visual fine art via each student’s imaginary, representative or abstracted interpretation. Highlighting one noted artist, art movement or concept per class, students are taught a working knowledge of classic art mediums through painting, drawing and printmaking demonstrations. Students are encouraged to experiment with these new skills in order to ultimately choose their favored means of individual expression. Class meets in third floor studio.
Instructor: Eileen McDonnell (see Eileen's bio in About Us)

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Basic Drawing

Thursdays, 9:30-11:30AM
10 weeks. October 4th-December 13th (no class November 22nd)

Learn to see and draw from a variety of subjects, portrait, figure, still life, landscape, etc., in creative ways, using graphite and charcoal. The class is suitable for beginners, and those wishing to hone their pre-existing skills, adding strength to their work. Bring a sketchbook and pencils- B,2B, 4B, and 6B, to first class.
Instructor: Ava Blitz

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Clothed Figure Drawing

All ages
3rd Tuesday of each month, September-December; March-June
$12 per session (pay during session)

A complement to Open Studio Figure Drawing/Painting (see below), these sessions provide the chance for artists of all ages to sketch the clothed/costumed figure. We have been fortunate to have professional dancers pose for us in their theatrical costumes or ethnic attire. An ideal opportunity for high school artists to supplement their portfolios with figurative work. Beginners are encouraged to initially write to with any questions.
Instructor/monitor: Eileen McDonnell

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Open Studio Figure Drawing

1st Tuesday of each month, September- December; March-June
6:00-8:30 PM
$12 per session (pay during session)

Working with professional live artist models, these monitored sessions are an exciting opportunity for the intermediate/advanced (18+) artist who wishes to affordably work figuratively, independent of instruction. Each session will begin with a series of croquis, culminating with several longer poses. Please provide your own supplies, all mediums welcome. Some easels available.
Monitor: Eileen McDonnell