WEEKLY ART CLASSES
Susan conducts decorative painting classes for adults year round and has over 25 years of teaching experience. Students enroll for a month at a time, meeting once a week. Classes are run in a casual workshop forum, which allows students to pick a project of their own choice and work at their own pace. This provides a relaxed sharing atmosphere free of pressure sometimes involved when given a controlled time for completion. A basic supply list is listed below. Students may work in acrylic, watercolor or oil. Susan will be happy to assist with a more custom supply list, if needed, when you sign up for classes. Susan works from student to student to help with their individual needs, making suggests, showing how to use different types of brushes and mediums. Time with each student differs week to week depending on student’s needs. By allowing students to pick what they want to paint, students are encouraged to use their creativity and their paintings become more personal. Beginners to experienced painters are welcome. If you have ever wanted to paint something, but just didn’t know how to start, this is the class for you. Classes run for 2-1/2 hours, with the last 15 minutes spent cleaning up. Students are responsible for all their art supplies.
TIMES & LOCATION
Basic Supply List
Paints for needed for whatever project or medium (oil, acrylic or watercolor)
Painting medium – (flow improver or extender for acrylics, masking fluid for watercolors and Liquin or copal for oils)
Water basin for acrylics or watercolors, jar with pad for oils filled with odorless turpentine
Plastic tablecloth (24” x 36”) to cover work area
Susan recommends purchasing good quality brushes made for the specific medium (acrylic, oil or watercolor) you are using. Do not purchase craft brushes. Brushes should fit the item you are painting. Smaller brushes for detail, larger brushes for larger areas. In general, use the largest brush you are comfortable using. Watercolor is the easiest on your brushes and you can general get by with a couple of rounds, (#6, #12), a large wash brush (1”), #1 liner and a #1 script liner. Acrylics and oils are harder on your brushes and you will need to purchase brushes more often. Many companies have several of these brushes in value sets. Royal and Langnickel is one company that Susan recommends.
In general the following is a good start:
Susan conducts special seminars occasionally. Please check back for times and dates. Currently she is holding a painted Christmas quilt block that will run till December of 2009.
CHRISTMAS QUILT BLOCK
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