Online Classes and Workshops

Register for all classes here or click on the link contained in each class description.

Summary of Upcoming Classes
Art Classes – Farmstead Arts – April – May 2021
Photography Classes- Farmstead Arts – April – June 2021
Acoustic Guitar – Farmstead Arts – Starts April 6

Become a Farmstead Arts member here – enjoy reduced class fees!

Please contact us by email (admin@farmsteadarts.org) if you wish to pay by check. Paying by check allows you to avoid online processing fees.

Please note: Some classes require a minimum enrollment. If the minimum is not met, a full refund will be given. In the event of a class cancellation, you will be notified at least 2 days in advance.

Acoustic Guitar Lessons with Bert Lams - Classes Start April 6

In a light and fun way, with room for questions and dialogue, the following will be explored in individual (one-on-one) lessons (adapted to your skill level and areas of interest):

  • basic principles of left and right hand technique
  • learning to read/play notes and melodies in the first position of the guitar
  • learning to play chords in the first position

The goal? At the end of the course, students will be able to play a simple melody and accompany a song with chords. The approach? Play basic exercises together with Bert as a guide, and develop a personal practice on the guitar.

All classes held on Zoom. Links and passwords will be sent out prior to the class start date.

Learn more about Bert Lams: Teaching Faculty

Individual Guitar Lessons (via Zoom) with Bert Lams

Individual Lessons (via Zoom) – all levels welcome!

Farmstead Members: $225 – $420 (depending on the number of weeks – from 6 to 12) see registration link for details.
Non-members: $240 – $435 (depending on the number of weeks – from 6 to 12) see registration link for details.

  • Tuesdays, starting April 6, 3:00 – 3:30 pm. Register here
  • Wednesdays, starting April 7, 4:00 – 4:30 pm. Register here
  • Wednesdays, starting April 7, 6:30 – 7:00 pm. Register here
  • Wednesdays, starting April 7, 7:30 – 8:00 pm. Register here
  • Thursdays,  starting April 8, 4:00 – 4:30 pm. Register here
  • Thursdays, starting April 8, 7:00 – 7:30 pm. Register here
  • Saturdays, starting April 10, 10:00 – 10:30 am. Register here
  • Saturdays, starting April 10, 11:00 – 11:30 am. Register here

Materials needed:
A guitar(nylon string or steel string, or electric)
An electronic guitar tuner (clip-on, or app on your phone)

Printed materials and scores, sent as a pdf via email.

Photography Classes (via Zoom) - March - June

Join professional commercial/fine art photographer Thom Williams to learn the essentials of photography…

Beginner – Intermediate – Black & White – Photographic Lighting and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom classes offered!  Summary of Photography Classes: Photography Classes- Farmstead Arts – April – June 2021

All classes are virtual (via Zoom). All classess suitable for ages 13+

More about Thom Williams: Teaching Faculty

Beginner Photography I and II - March, April, May, June

Join professional commercial/fine art photographer Thom Williams in Beginner Photography!

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

Beginner Photography 1
4 Weeks

Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 4:00 – 5:30 pm – Register here
Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Register here

$90 Farmstead members / $100 non-members

This 4 session class will help beginners learn the basic functions of their camera as well as the basis of ALL photography: the exposure triangle. Students will, through class instruction and a series of homework assignments, begin to master the use of: shutter speed, aperture and ISO to take complete control of image creation. Open to all types of cameras but most valuable to those able to adjust shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

Students should have their own camera for this class.

Beginner Photography 2
4 Weeks
$90 Farmstead members / $100 Non-members

Thursdays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Register here
Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18 & 25 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm – Register here
Wednesdays, June 9, 16, 23 & 30 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Register here

A series of 4 classes focusing on beginner composition techniques. It is best if students have a working knowledge of their camera including an understanding of the exposure triangle. Each class will include new instruction and homework designed to put into practice new knowledge. Images created will be reviewed in class for students to receive input and further guidance. Open to all types of cameras.

Intermediate Photography - March, April, June

Intermediate Photography – 4 weeks

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm – Register here
Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22 & 29 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Register here
Tuesdays, June 8, 15, 22 & 29 – 4:00 – 5:30 pm – Register here

$90 Farmstead Members / $100 Non-members

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

This series is for students that have a clear understanding of the exposure triangle and beginner concepts of composition. We will be covering more advanced techniques and compositional elements in an effort to help guide students toward developing their own unique style. Students will have assignments throughout that will be discussed in class along with a final project at the conclusion of the course. Open to all types of cameras.

Advanced Photography - May - June (8 weeks)

Advanced Photography – 8 weeks

Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 and June 7, 15, 22, 29 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Register here

$175 Farmstead Members / $195 Non-members

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

A free form photographic journey where each student is able to deep dive into a specific topic of photography that THEY select and are mentored through the discovery of. Each class will be an open discussion as well as a critique of the student’s progress. This group dynamic will expose each student to other topics of discussion that may not directly relate to there’s but potentially give a new perspective or added insight into their own journey

Open to all types of cameras.

Introduction to Photographic Lighting - Fridays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, March 5 - 26

Intro to Photographic Lighting
Fridays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, March 5 – 26
4 weeks
Register here

$90 Farmstead Members / $100 Non-members

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

This 4 session class will discuss different types of lighting, their use and application. We will cover on/off camera flash, studio strobes, continuous lighting as well as reflectors and light modifiers. There will be several demo’s as well as tips on the use and making the appropriate selection for your own photographic needs. Open to all types of cameras.

Introduction to Photographing People - Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April 6 - 27

Introduction to Photographing People – 4 weeks
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, April 6, 13, 20 & 27
Register here

$90 Farmstead Members / $100 Non-members

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

Understand what portraiture is and what constitutes a good portrait. Describe the nuances of lighting and posing. Understanding equipment, it’s limits as well as strengths and maximizing what you have to work with. Embracing the concept that a portrait is created in front and behind NOT in the camera. There will be demos to help students see the topics discussed in the real world.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - Wednesdays, April 7 - 28, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Intro to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Register here

$ 90 Farmstead Members / $100 Non-Members

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

Lightroom is one of the most powerful software packages for the organization, presentation and editing of photographs. This class walks students through organization and workflow of images as well as the different elements of lightroom. The primary focus of the class will be on the library module and develop module to have students be prepared to maximize the potential of their images.

Students are asked to have “Lightroom Classic CC” installed on their computer so that they can follow along with the instructor to learn the different aspects of the software.

Advanced Photo Editing - Thursdays, May 6 - July 1 - 8 weeks

Advanced Photo Editing – 8 Weeks
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 10, 17, 24 and July 1 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Register here

$ 175 Farmstead Members / $195 Non-Members

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

Curves, Layers, Blending Modes, Masking… All things you must master in today’s photographic world to bring your images to the next level. We will discuss these common tools available in software and apps to allow you to pull the most out of your images. While most of the class will be covering Lightroom and Photoshop we will venture into other apps and alternatives to these popular packages.

Introduction to Still Life/Product Photography - Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, May 6, 13, 20 & 27

Introduction to Still Life/Product Photography – 4 weeks
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, May 6, 13, 20 & 27
Register here

$90 Farmstead Members / $100 Non-members

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

Explore the differences and similarities between still life and product photography allowing students to have the experience of shooting both. We will cover professional equipment as well as tips, techniques and tricks to help you create wonderful images from what you have to work with. There will be demos to help students see the topics discussed in the real world.

Open to all types of cameras.

Introduction to Food Photography - Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, June 7, 14, 21 & 28

Introduction to Food Photography – 4 weeks
Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, June 7, 14, 21 & 28
Register here

$90 Farmstead Members / $100 Non-members

All classes held via Zoom. Links will be emailed 2 days before classes start.

We will discuss techniques, concepts, lighting and equipment involved in creating successful food images. Ideas will be given on how to create wonderful images with whatever equipment you have to work with. Tell a story with composition, backdrops and shooting surfaces and using props to complete your images and story. There will be demonstrations to help students see the topics discussed in the real world.

Open to all types of cameras.

Spring Art Classes Start April 6th

Our art classes are online!

 
All classes will be held via Zoom.  Material lists are provided in each class description.
 
Our instructors are working artists, illustrators or cartoonists who are passionate about engaging the community in the arts and dedicated to bringing out the creativity in their students. Farmstead Members enjoy discounted class rates. 
Colored Pencils (for Teens and Adults) - Mondays, 2:00-4:00 pm - April 12 - May 17

Master the Art of Colored Pencils with Doug Schiller
Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17
6 Weeks
Register here
$160 members / $175 non-members

Explore and discover the range and special qualities of watercolor colored pencils. Drawing and painting principles will be applied in the of mixing and blending of colors on paper, overlays, washes, and value judgments. Choices of still life arrangements, landscapes, and and personal compositions. Appropriate for beginners and beyond.

Virtual Classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class

Materials List

  • 2H drawing pencils, eraser
  • Drawing paper, 11″ x 14″ minimum
  • Blending stick
  • Watercolor colored pencils
  • Pencil, eraser

 

Indoor Studio Landscapes - Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm - April 12 - May 17

Indoor Studio Landscapes with Doug Schiller
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17 (6 sessions)
Register here
$160 members / $175 non-members

 

Students will complete an outdoor landscape indoors working from direct observation, photographic references and imagination. Step-by-step instructions and demonstrations help develop an understanding of perspective, shading, color and compositional elements as representational three-dimensional spaces are created. Personal understanding and progress reinforced with individual and group critiques. No previous experience required.

Virtual classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class start date.

Materials List

  • one drawing pad, 11″ X 14″ or larger, 140 lb.
  • 2H & 2B drawing pencils
  • one drafting eraser (“Vanish brand recommended)
  • one blending stick
  • one 1/2″ soft bristle flat paint brush
  • one soft bristle pointed paint brush
  • one :colorless blender blending pencil
  • assorted soft oil pastels
  • one set watercolor drawing pencils (Derwent recommended)
  • one small piece sandpaper
Intro to Watercolors - Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm - April 6 - May 11

Intro to Watercolors with Doug Schiller
Tuesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11
Six Sessions
Register here
$160 members / $175 non-members

Students will learn basic watercolor techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. Still lives and landscapes will be explored, as elements of composition, design, and basic skills will be refined through color, shading, value, and proportions. No previous experience required.

Virtual classes held on Zoom. Link and password provided before class start date.

Materials List

  • one watercolor drawing pad, 11″ x 14″ or larger, 140 lb.
  • one set watercolor drawing pencils (Derwent recommended)
  • one drafting eraser (“Vanish” brand recommended)
  • assorted soft oil pastels
  • one piece sandpaper
  • one set tubed watercolor paints (optional)
  • one 1/2″ soft bristle flat paint brush
  • one soft bristle pointed paint brush
Oil Painting for Adults - Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm - April 6 - May 11

Oil Painting with Doug Schiller
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

April 6, 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11
Register here
$160 members / $175 non-members

Gain a greater understanding and experience working with oil paints and related materials. Basic skills and materials will be reviewed as still life arrangements, landscapes and personal imagery are developed. Demonstrations and personal attention will be given. All levels welcome.

Virtual Classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class

Supplies
Set of oil paints
Turpenoid
Palette
Palette knife
Canvas board, 11″ x 14″ minimum
Assorted paint brushes
Pencil, eraser

Watercolor Painting (Teens & Adults) - Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Apr 7 - May 12

Watercolor Painting (for ages 16 and up!) with Oscar Peterson
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12 (six sessions)
$160 members / $175 non-members
Register here.

Using traditional and modern watercolor techniques (wet-on-wet, dry brush, gradations, etc.) students will explore the freedom and precision that the medium offers. Although geared towards realism, this class will also examine abstract means and methods of creating art. Demonstrations provided.

Watercolor supplies (Students may use any supplies they already have)
Watercolor paper (140LB or heavier)
Painter’s tape (or masking tape), Pencils, Medium size jar, or cup

Paints – Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue

Brushes – 1/2″ flat brush, Assorted rounds (#2, #7, #10)

Introduction to Pastels for Adults - Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm - April 7 - May 12

Introduction to Pastels with Doug Schiller
Wednesdays, 1-3pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12
Register here
$160 members / $175 non-members

Students will learn basic watercolor or pastel techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. Students will learn how to develop their imagery, working from direct observation and photographic references – such as still lives and landscapes. Elements of composition, design, and basic skills will be refined through color, shading, value, and proportions. No previous experience required.

Materials List
Tubed watercolors and/or watercolor colored pencils
Heavy weight watercolor paper
Palette
Assorted soft pastel sticks
Assorted paint brushes (pointed to 1/2″ )
Pencil, eraser

Drawing & Painting for Adults - Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm - April 7 - May 12
Drawing & Painting for Adults with Doug Schiller

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12
Register here
$160 members / $175 non-members

Session 2: January 6,13,20
Register here for Session 2.
$85 members / $90 non-members

Learn how to develop and apply the fundamental principles of drawing and painting and gain a greater understanding of varied mediums and techniques. Light and shadow, color, perspective, and composition will be explored in still life arrangements, nature studies and personal imagery. Demonstrations and individual attention will be given. All levels welcome. Virtual Classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class Materials List pending

 

Painting with Watercolor Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm, April 8 - May 13

Watercolor Portraits with Margaret Fanning

Thursdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13 (six sessions)
$160 members / $175 non-members
Register here.

Learn to control watercolor with a variety of techniques, from basic washes to more experimental approaches. Paint a landscape, a portrait, or an abstract design. Bring your own reference photos if you’d like. Beginner or intermediate painters!

Virtual Classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class

Materials List

  • Watercolor paints (tubes preferable)
  • Jar for water
  • Paper towels
  • 140lb (or higher) cold press Arches watercolor paper
  • Practice watercolor paper pad
  • Drawing board (unless you are using a watercolor block-pad)
  • pH neutral masking tape (preferably black)
  • Brushes: 4 sizes of rounds (Sable, Squirrel, or a synthetic blend of sable or squirrel)
  • 1 scrubber brush
  • Palette with deep wells
  • Something to control amount of water used (such as a syringe or eyedropper)
  • Sketch pad
  • HB or #2 pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Reference photos to paint from

 

Fundamentals of Drawing - Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, April 8 - May 13

Fundamentals of Drawing with Margaret Fanning

Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13 (six sessions)
$160 members / $175 non-members
Register here.

Drawing has been the foundation of art throughout the centuries. This class will help students build and refine the techniques needed for drawing. Learn how to use line, shape, and value to form a composition and how to use your observation skills to bring objects to life on paper

Virtual Classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class

Materials List

  • Drawing board
  • Kneaded eraser
  • White plastic eraser
  • 11”x14” or similar sized drawing paper
  • Drawing pencils in a range of hardness grades (Recommended: 2H, H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B)
  • Ruler or traceable straight surface, at least 12”
  • Vine charcoal
  • Charcoal pencils (soft, medium, hard)
  • White soft pastel
  • Grey Toned drawing paper

Optional Materials:

  • Colored pencils or pastels for drawing in color
  • Tortillons (Blending Sticks)
  • Chamois
Tromp L'oeil - The Art of Illusion - Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, April 8 - May 13
Tromp L’oeil: The Art of Illusion with Doug Schiller

Thursdays (six sessions)
April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Register here
$160 members / $175 non-members

This course will explore drawing techniques that develop illusionistic, three dimensional compositions that “fool the eye.” Learn how to manipulate color, light, and shadow to create optical illusions that make you question your initial perception of what is real. All materials provided, no experience necessary.

Class held via Zoom (login and password to be sent prior to class start date)

Materials list

  • one Bristol drawing pad. 11″ x 14″ or larger, 100 lb, mimimum
  • 2H & 2B drawing pencils
  • one blending stick
  • one “colorless blender” blending pencil
  • soft charcoal pencils or sticks
  • one drafting eraser (“Vanish” brand recommended)
  • one small piece sandpaper

 

Teen Drawing & Painting - Thursdays, , 7:00 - 9:00 pm, April 8 - May 13
Teen Drawing & Painting with Doug Schiller

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
April 8, 15, 22, 29, and May 6, 13 (six sessions)
Register here
$160 members / $175 non-members.

Learn how to develop and apply the fundamental principles of drawing and painting and gain a greater understanding of varied mediums and techniques. Light and shadow, color, perspective, and composition will be explored in still life arrangements, nature studies and personal imagery. Demonstrations and individual attention will be given. All levels welcome.

Virtual Classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class

Materials List

  • set 12 watercolor drawing pencils (Derwent recommended)
  • one pad 11″ x 14″ minimum bristol paper, 140 lb.
  • 2H & 2B drawing pencils
  • drafting eraser
  • one 1/2″ soft bristle flat paint brush
  • one soft bristle pointed paint brush
  • one blending stick
  • one small piece sandpape
Portrait Drawing (Teens & Adults) - Fridays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, April 9 - May 14

Portrait Drawing (for ages 16 and up!) with Oscar Peterson
Fridays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 (six sessions)
$160 members / $175 non-members  Register here

Starting with a basic shape we will develop it into the first layer of a drawing. Adding simple light/dark shapes students will define the image. While learning the proper technique and approach, students will learn to create realistic-looking portraits. Demonstrations provided.

Materials List (Student may use any supplies they already have)
Drawing paper, and newsprint paper pads (14″x17″ is a good size)
Drawing board
Charcoal and graphite pencils
A small bristle paint brush
Kneaded and plastic erasers
Mat knife and sandpaper (to sharpen pencils)
Paper towels

 

Figure Drawing (for Teens & Adults) - Fridays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Apr 9 - May 14

Figure Drawing (for ages 16 and up!) with Oscar Peterson
Fridays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 (six sessions)
$160 members / $175 non-members  Register here.

Starting with gestures, then short, and finally, long poses — you will learn how to create form and develop it into it into a completed drawing. Focusing on rendering and shading, you will discover how to define the image. While learning fundamental principles of light, planes, structure, and proportion, students will learn to construct images that look realistic. Demonstrations provided.

Materials List (Students may use any supplies they already have)
Drawing paper, and newsprint paper pads (14″x17″ is a good size)
Drawing board
Charcoal and graphite pencils
A small bristle paint brush
Kneaded and plastic erasers
Mat knife and sandpaper (to sharpen pencils)
Paper towels

 

Landscape & Still Life Painting (Teens & Adults) - Fridays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Apr 9 - May 14

Landscape & Still Life Painting (for ages 16 and up!) with Oscar Peterson
Fridays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
April 9, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 (six sessions)
$160 members / $175 non-members  Register here

Learn how to use color, values, edges and color intensity are used to create stunning landscape paintings. Also learn what to use when setting up still life paintings, how to create mood, and achieve color harmony. All mediums. Demonstrations provided.

MaterialsChoose Oil, Acrylic and/or Watercolor (Students may use any supplies they already have)

Oil or Acrylic Paints (start with a limited palette) – Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow, or Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Cobalt Blue, or Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black

Brushes – Assorted filbert bristle brushes (#2 through #8); Assorted round soft brushes (#2 through #8)

Medium – *Linseed Oil, Artist Quality Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS)

Painting Palette – Your choice — Masonite, plexiglass, glass, disposable wax paper

Painting Surface – Canvas, or canvas panel (with acrylic gesso), no smaller than 8×10 or larger than 14×17

Misc. – Drop-handle painting knife, Palette cups (water jar for acrylics), Cotton rags and/or Paper towels

Pastel Supplies (Students may use any supplies they already have)
Pastel paper pad, or sheets
Any brand of soft pastel (not oil pastels), minimum of 12 colors
Pastel pencils
kneaded eraser
Foamcore board (larger than paper used)
Binder clips, or tape

Watercolor supplies (Students may use any supplies they already have)
Watercolor paper (140LB or heavier)
Painter’s tape (or masking tape), Pencils, Medium size jar, or cup

Paints – Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue

Brushes – 1/2″ flat brush, Assorted rounds (#2, #7, #10)

 

 

Intro to Illustration & Cartooning, Saturdays, 11:00am - 1:00pm, April 10 - May 15
Intro to Illustration & Cartooning with Stefano Junior
 
Saturdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm
April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15
6 sessions
$160 members / $175 non-members
Register here
 

Students will learn the basics of anatomy drawing, expressive line & gesture, cartooning and embellishment techniques through different mediums utilized in illustration, comic books & sequential art. All levels welcome.

Virtual Classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class

Materials List

  • Newsprint sketch pad (9×12 minimum)
  • Vine charcoal
  • 2B pencil (and assorted pencils)
  • Ruler or T-square (12”)
  • Bristol paper
  • India ink
  • Pitt pens
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Straedler eraser
Acrylic Painting - Saturdays, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, April 10 - May 15

Acrylic Painting with Margaret Fanning

Saturdays, 3:00 -5:00 pm
April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15 (six sessions)
$160 members / $175 non-members
Register here.

Drawing has been the foundation of art throughout the centuries. This class will help students build and refine the techniques needed for drawing. Learn how to use line, shape, and value to form a composition and how to use your observation skills to bring objects to life on paper

Virtual Classes held via Zoom – links and passwords will be sent out prior to class

Materials List

  • Set of Acrylic paints. Recommended: Golden Fluid Acrylic paint set of 10 https://www.dickblick.com/items/golden-fluid-acrylics-watermedia-set-1-oz-bottles/
  • Transparent White (besides the Titanium white that is in most sets) Some transparent whites are: Zinc White, Mixing White, or Flake White https://www.dickblick.com/items/golden-fluid-acrylics-zinc-white-1-oz-bottle/
  • Palette. A butcher tray palette is suggested: https://www.dickblick.com/products/butcher-tray-palettes/

Put a wet shammy or sponge on the bottom of the palette and cut parchment paper to go on top of the damp surface. This keeps the paint active longer since acrylics are known for drying quickly. Other options for palettes are Palette Paper, or disposable paper/plastic plates.

  • Brushes of various sizes. Synthetic bristles are recommended.
  • Surfaces- you can paint on different types of surfaces. Stretched canvas works well. If you’d prefer to work on a sturdier surface, I recommend using Pastelbord by Ampersand: https://www.dickblick.com/products/ampersand-pastelbord/
  • Table or floor easel https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-studio-tabletop-easel/
  • Jar for Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil and Sketch Paper

Optional Supplies:

  • Palette Knife
  • Spray Bottle for water

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Gallery Hours - Closed
    April 18, 2021|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


  • EXUBERANCE! Virtual Art Exhibit
    April 19, 2021


Made possible, in part, by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

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Our classes and art exhibits are now online.

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