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    • Wed, June 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Wednesday, June 19

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    This is a fun and messy class! Just come and have fun! Tres will share her acrylic paint pouring recipe and lots of tips and tricks.  Everything you need including paint, tools and 2 canvases will be provided.  If you have specific colors or tools you want to work with, please feel free to bring them.  If you bring your own paint you will need at least 4 colors of the small bottles of craft paint for each canvas (2 included in this class). 

    Reg by: 6/17


    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Skip 7/2) August 6

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 07/07


    • Tue, July 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register


    NEW CLASS!

    Tuesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30

    Facilitator: Rebecca Downing Pelley

    Intermediate to Advanced students will enjoy instruction tailored to personal interests. These two hour classes are limited in size and designed to suit student goals and ensure progress. Students select art media with which they are most comfortable to pursue individual directions.  If you've already taken a variety of classes in drawing and painting but seek more, or if you've tabled your passion as life intervened, we've got a home for you here. Guided Adventures assumes a comfort level with drawing and/or painting and is not for beginners. 

    Register by 07/07

    • Wed, July 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!

    Register by 07/08

    • Thu, July 11, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 7
    Register

    Thursdays,  July 11, 18, 25 (skip 7/4) August 1, 8

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 07/09


    • Mon, July 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Monday, July 15

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    Come discover the beauty and simplicity of Chinese brush painting in this one time introductory session. What is the difference between “Western” and “Chinese” watercolor? In this class you will learn about the basic strokes and techniques, supplies and philosophy. After discussion and demonstration, you can give it a try. All supplies provided just come and learn something new!

    Reg by: 07/13



    • Tue, July 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 2
    Register

    Tuesday, July 23

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    This is a fun and messy class! Just come and have fun! Tres will share her acrylic paint pouring recipe and lots of tips and tricks.  Everything you need including paint, tools and 2 canvases will be provided.  If you have specific colors or tools you want to work with, please feel free to bring them.  If you bring your own paint you will need at least 4 colors of the small bottles of craft paint for each canvas (2 included in this class). 

    Reg by: 7/20


    • Mon, August 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

    Facilitator:  Alicean "Li" Slough

    In this class you will learn about some of the differences between the "western" brush and the "Chinese" brush and their respective paints, controlling water and mixing colors, composition and some of the basic strokes using the Chinese brush. There will be a power point presentation, as well as demonstration before you begin painting. The subject matter will be the Four Gentlemen: Wild Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum and Plum Blossom. Supplies provided, but if you would like to buy your own here is the supply List: Rice paper (roll or pad), Traditional or Authentic Chinese watercolors, Brushes: 1 small, med, large, brush holder, Ink stick or traditional Chinese Ink (liquid), Ink Stone, porcelain palette or 8 jar lids. You can purchase most things at area craft stores.

    Reg by: 08/03



    • Tue, August 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 8
    Register

    Tuesday, August 6

    Facilitator: Tres Testolin

    This is a fun and messy class! Just come and have fun! Tres will share her acrylic paint pouring recipe and lots of tips and tricks.  Everything you need including paint, tools and 2 canvases will be provided.  If you have specific colors or tools you want to work with, please feel free to bring them.  If you bring your own paint you will need at least 4 colors of the small bottles of craft paint for each canvas (2 included in this class). 

    Reg by: 8/4


    • Wed, August 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Registration is closed


    Wednesdays,  August 7, 14, 21, 28

    Facilitator: Ron Wick

    This class is for beginners and intermediate painters who love to paint with acrylics. Join Ron's class and enjoy painting with acrylic on canvas and other surfaces. "To paint well is to have control of the medium". Together we will explore your potential. Ron will give demonstrations on different subjects each week. Come! Lets enjoy the experience together! Students can bring a painting they have done if they would like to have it critiqued in the first class. Please bring your paints, brushes and canvas and be ready to paint at the first class!


    Register by 08/05

    • Tue, August 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 10
    Register

    Tuesdays, August 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    This class is for those first timers wanting to experience watercolor or someone who wants to expand beginning skills. Have fun exploring the enchantment of water and paint in their irresistible dance. As with all painting, a little drawing experience is helpful. Feel free to bring supplies you may already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. Some basic supplies are furnished. We will discuss preparing paper to paint, brushes and their technique, some color theory - but mostly we will jump in the water, and do it!

    Register by 8/18


    • Thu, August 22, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Womanspace New Dimensions Studio
    • 9
    Register

    Thursdays,  August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19

    Facilitator: Sue Abare

    Intermediate & Advanced Level. In this five-week class we will continue to practice our skill building toward simplicity, spontaneity and success. We will discuss value, wetness, color and composition. Do you know what NOT to paint? Ideas abound, lots of thinking goes on as students and instructor continue learning. Students bring their own supplies. 

    Register by 08/20

Past events

Tue, June 11, 2019 Cancelled - Beginning Chinese Brush Painting I (CP18-43)
Thu, June 06, 2019 Paint as your muse! (AC18-43)
Wed, June 05, 2019 New! Guided Adventures in Studio Art I (DW18-43)
Wed, June 05, 2019 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC18-42)
Thu, May 16, 2019 Class Cancelled - Pour Painting I (PTG18-41)
Thu, May 16, 2019 Splashdown! I (WC18-42)
Sat, May 05, 2018 Encaustic Painting I (PTG17-41)
Tue, March 13, 2018 Birch Trees Painting in an Evening (AC17-24)
Thu, March 08, 2018 Multi-Media Madness II (MXM17-27)
Wed, March 07, 2018 Cold Wax Painting with Oils II (PTG17-25)
Wed, March 07, 2018 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC17-23)
Mon, March 05, 2018 Beginning Chinese Brush Painting I (PTG17-24)
Thu, February 22, 2018 Splashdown! II (WC17-25)
Wed, February 21, 2018 Pastel Painting (PAS 17-21)
Tue, February 20, 2018 Toes In The Water II (WC17-24)
Sat, February 10, 2018 Encaustic Painting I (PTG17-23)
Thu, February 08, 2018 Pour...then Pour I (PTG17-22)
Wed, February 07, 2018 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC17-22)
Wed, January 17, 2018 Cold Wax Painting with Oils I (PTG17-21)
Sun, January 14, 2018 Portrait Painting In Watercolor (WC17-23)
Thu, January 11, 2018 Multi-Media Madness I (MXM17-21)
Thu, January 11, 2018 Splashdown! I (WC17-22)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC17-21)
Tue, January 09, 2018 Toes In The Water I (WC17-21)
Fri, December 08, 2017 Artist's Critique Group (MXM17-6)
Wed, December 06, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC17-4)
Fri, December 01, 2017 Paint a Self-Portrait in Acrylic! (PTG17-10 )
Thu, November 30, 2017 Splashdown! III (WC17-6)
Tue, November 28, 2017 Toes In The Water III (WC17-5)
Sat, November 18, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG17-9)
Tue, November 14, 2017 Portrait Painting In Watercolor (PTG17-8 )
Sat, November 11, 2017 Open Figure Study Workshop (MXM17-5)
Mon, November 06, 2017 NEW! Beginning Chinese Brush Painting (PTG17-11)
Thu, November 02, 2017 Cold Wax Painting with Oils II (PTG17-7)
Wed, November 01, 2017 Collage Creations (MXM17-4)
Wed, November 01, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC17-3)
Fri, October 27, 2017 Encaustic Painting I (PTG17-6)
Mon, October 23, 2017 Intuitive Painting (PTG17-5)
Thu, October 19, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC17-4 )
Tue, October 17, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC17-3)
Mon, October 16, 2017 Art Uncorked: Paint a Friendly Witch (AW17-2)
Wed, October 04, 2017 New Class Added! Pour...then Pour (PTG17-11)
Wed, October 04, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC17-2)
Mon, September 25, 2017 Pour...then Pour (PTG17-4)
Mon, September 25, 2017 Alcohol Ink Sampler (PTG17-3)
Thu, September 07, 2017 Cold Wax Painting with Oils I (PTG17-2)
Thu, September 07, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC17-2 )
Wed, September 06, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC17-1)
Tue, September 05, 2017 Chinese Brush Painting (PTG17-1)
Tue, September 05, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC17-1)
Wed, August 23, 2017 Art Uncorked! Fall Pumpkin Painting Night (AW16-12)
Wed, August 02, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC16-13)
Sat, July 15, 2017 Painting The Figure (PTG 16-24)
Thu, July 13, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC16-16)
Tue, July 11, 2017 Portrait Painting In Watercolor (PTG 16-23)
Tue, July 11, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC16-15)
Sat, July 08, 2017 Encaustic Painting III (PTG16-22)
Wed, July 05, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC16-12)
Wed, June 21, 2017 Art Uncorked! Sunset Beach View Painting Night (AW16-11)
Sat, June 10, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG16-21)
Thu, June 08, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC 16-14)
Wed, June 07, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC16-11)
Tue, June 06, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC16-13)
Sat, May 13, 2017 Encaustic Painting I (PTG16-20)
Thu, May 04, 2017 Paint & Fabric Art (*MXM16-14)
Wed, May 03, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC16-10)
Tue, April 18, 2017 Alcohol Inks On Canvas (PTG16-16)
Thu, April 06, 2017 Splashdown! III (WC 16-11)
Wed, April 05, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas IV (AC 16-9)
Tue, April 04, 2017 Toes In The Water III (WC 16-10)
Sat, March 18, 2017 Encaustic Painting III (PTG 16-15)
Tue, March 14, 2017 Cold Wax Painting II (PTG 16-14)
Wed, March 08, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas III (AC 16-8)
Sat, February 25, 2017 Encaustic Painting II (PTG 16-13)
Thu, February 23, 2017 Splashdown! II (WC 16-9)
Tue, February 21, 2017 Toes In The Water II (WC 16-8)
Mon, February 20, 2017 Intermediate Alcohol Ink Painting (PTG 16-12)
Sat, February 11, 2017 Beginning Watercolor Workshop (PTG 16-7)
Wed, February 08, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas II (AC 16-7)
Wed, February 01, 2017 Pastel Painting (PTG 16-11)
Sat, January 28, 2017 Encaustic Painting I (PTG 16-10)
Tue, January 24, 2017 Cold Wax Painting I (PTG 16-9)
Thu, January 12, 2017 Splashdown! I (WC 16-6)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Painting With Acrylics On Canvas I (AC 16-6)
Tue, January 10, 2017 Toes In The Water I (WC 16-5)
Thu, January 05, 2017 Paint & Fabric Art (MXM16-14)
Wed, December 14, 2016 Art Uncorked: Alcohol Ink Ornaments (PTG 16-12)


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