Art classes and Workshops: Schedule

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I have extensive art teaching experience (more than 35 years), great tutoring skills and remarkable painting and drawing skills (45+ years). I have Master’s degree in Arts, Education and Psychology.

ART CLASSES ARE PROJECT BASED.  CLASSES provide with lots of insight and are a learning experience. We are exploring all aspects from subject, composition, colors, textures to secrets of color mixing, values and their importance to eventually perfect our painting skills. Most projects take 2 weeks. You will enjoy lots of attention and experience very individualized instruction whether you are an absolute beginner or somebody who has been painting before. Our ART CLASSES are not crowded: 5 to 8 students at a time.

PAINTING WORKSHOPS are marked specially: during workshop, we are painting one particular image start to finish. WORKSHOP deals with specific set of approach and explores specific subject, theme, composition, colors or effects.

During our art classes, we always create very personalized paintings which do not look like copies of each other.

BEGINNERS and NEW STUDENTS: get started, have realistic expectations and you will be able to create your own art soon. Each project is adjustable for different skill levels including or excluding some elements.

After June 8, all classes and all workshops WILL REQUIRE TO HAVE YOUR OWN MATERIALS because it is a huge plus. It is a great advantage to know ahead how your paints, brushes, papers and canvas work since every brand of paints, every paper, canvas and every brush works differently.

MATERIALS FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING classes and workshopsAcrylic painting materials for art classes

MATERIALS FOR WATERCOLOR and DRAWING classesMaterials for art classes in watercolor and drawing

PAYMENTS:

Please e-mail for last minute inclusions. Payment should be made in advance, on Monday of the week when class takes place: e-mail transfer, Paypal to inesepogaart@gmail.com or cash.  Soon payments will be accepted through the website.

Please notify at least 7 days prior to project start date of any cancellations to receive a full refund. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 7 days prior to project start date or during the project. Any fee can be transferred to another participant.

WATERCOLOR, SKETCHING AND DRAWING CLASSES

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Regular  WATERCOLOR, DRAWING AND SKETCHING classes are on TUESDAYS 6.30 pm to 8.30 . These classes usually run from September to the end of May. Each set of 4 classes: $120.

Please check out the summer projects which have different starting time and take place on different days. 

DRAWING AND SKETCHING FLOWERS AND GARDEN PLANTS FOR WATERCOLOR OR ANY OTHER PAINTING

Set of 4 classes to explore basic painting principles for working in ANY MEDIUM

MAY 30 and 31, JUNE 6 and  JUNE 7; fee $120; every class: 6 pm to 8 pm

Basics of drawing, sketching and composition for artists working in any medium. Intensive learning.

I have observed over many years that the most crucial skill for getting started in art is being able to create a successful composition and drawing or sketching. Painting is almost like drawing with a brush: learning about values, edges, overlapping shapes and implementation of distance and relationship between the painting elements is the most necessary part of getting started in painting. Lack of this basic ability makes one trace photos or stick with abstracts because any painting relies on some initial subject and composition related idea.

We will spend 2 classes drawing and sketching in order to find out what is worth keeping, what should be avoided, and what elements make the best painting. We will exercise in edges, values and contrasting parts. After that, we will transfer drawings onto watercolor paper. I will show a few effective drawing/sketch transfer techniques. 2 classes will be devoted to application of paint because that is another problematic issue: nobody can paint until they know how to get paint on their painting.

ONLY WITH STUDENT’S MATERIALS: drawing paper (the same size what watercolor paper), some 4-6 sheets, 11 x 14 in or 12 x 16 in, watercolor paper (thick, heavy, cold press) 2 sheets, 11 x 14 in or 12 x 16 in, transparent transfer paper 6 sheets, 11 x 14 in or 12 x 16 in, graphite paper, artist grade soft eraser, pencil (not too soft, harder is better), small set of watercolors (primary colors, plus Payne’s grey, Alizarian Crimson or Permanent rose, Leaf green, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt blue, Cerulean blue, as well as Golden ochre and Burnt sienna. You will need black pen (Micropen 0.2 or 0.3), 2 round , soft watercolor brushes with fine tips: No. 6 and 10-12, paper towel (quite a lot), palette with large mixing areas (small mixing wells and areas DO NOT WORK).

Payment by May 29 at the latest.

DRAWING MAN-MADE STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS FOR WATERCOLOR indoors and outdoors (plein air)  BASIC PAINTING CLASSES FOR ANY MEDIUM

JUNE 13, 14, 20 and 21; fee $120

Every class: 6 pm to 8 pm

Perspective and atmospheric perspective are necessary for creation of any landscape painting.  We will explore dimension and simple one point perspective in order to create multi-dimensional paintings and watercolors with roads, buildings, fences, or street scenes. Students sometimes avoid painting buildings or man-made structures because they are not sure how to implement them onto paper or canvas. Sketching and drawing such composition elements allows using them with confidence in a painting.

ONLY WITH STUDENT’S MATERIALS: drawing paper (the same size what watercolor paper), some 4-6 sheets, 11 x 14 in or 12 x 16 in, watercolor paper (thick, heavy, cold press) 2 sheets, 11 x 14 in or 12 x 16 in, transparent transfer paper 6 sheets, 11 x 14 in or 12 x 16 in, graphite paper, artist grade soft eraser, pencil (not too soft, harder is better), small set of watercolors (primary colors, plus Payne’s grey, Alizarian Crimson or Permanent rose, Leaf green, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt blue, Cerulean blue, as well as Golden ochre and Burnt sienna. You will need black pen (Micropen 0.2 or 0.3), 2 round , soft watercolor brushes with fine tips: No. 6 and 10-12, paper towel (quite a lot), palette with large mixing areas (small mixing wells and areas DO NOT WORK).

Payment by June 10 at the latest.

ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES

ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE AND NATURE PAINTING: resumes in September  on WEDNESDAYS 6.30 pm-8.30 pm. Each set of 4 classes: $120. Only with student’s materials.

Any age adults, youth, seniors; teens who attend with parents or on their own should be 12+

16 x 20 in canvas. You will need acrylic markers in black or grey, blue or green .

Please check back for summer workshops after a while, students will need their own materials.

ACRYLIC FLOWER PAINTING CLASSES

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THURSDAYS 6.30 pm-8.30 pm

THE LAST FLOWER PAINTING PROJECT THIS SEASON

RED SUMMER POPPIES: 2 classes JUNE 1 and JUNE 8,

Each class is 2 hours: 6.30-8.30 pm. This project is very suitable for beginners, however, even a small experience in paint application is a plus.

We will follow a few steps: sketching in 3-4 blooms, blocking them in with paint, creating background (can use sponge if you have), refining bloom shapes and values, applying more layers on the background, final adjustment to blooms and fine details. Colors can be adjusted to everybody’s taste.

We are using 16 x 20 in canvas; please have markers in grey or green and  red/pink, having an acrylic marker is VERY IMPORTANT for these projects.

Any age adults, youth, seniors; teens who attend with parents or on their own should be 12+

Fee: $50 or with all materials included $80, payable by May 30.

The large flower painting class most likely WILL NOT RESUME IN SEPTEMBER. Instead, please keep checking for acrylic painting workshops. All workshops after June 8 WILL REQUIRE USING YOUR OWN MATERIALS. The list is at the top of this page.

BOOK PAINTING PARTIES OR PAINTING EVENTS FOR 6 to 10 PARTICIPANTS! CHOOSE FUN WITH WATERCOLOR OR FUN WITH ACRYLIC.

E-mail: inesepogaart@gmail.com

PLEASE SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FORM IN ORDER TO SECURE YOUR SPOT

APPLICATION FOR CLASSES

Application is completed when payment is made.

In case of unexpected absence, you can transfer your participation fee to another person. We have often people from one family, colleagues or friends.

GIFT CERTIFICATES are available for any event or classes: special birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and similar gift certificates are available