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The early spring landscape offers subtle beauty in the tracery of trees and hints of budding color. We’ll explore composition, color, value, color temperature and more. A critique and discussion will be held at the end of the session. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$75 members, $80 non-members
Making Felted Birds or Penguins
with Sue Carey
Saturday, March 4, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Oh, the choices. Make a 3 to 5 in tall bird or penguin ornament with Sue Carey at Gallery at the VAULT on Saturday, March 4. You can choose a robin, owl, cardinal, eagle, Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Oriole, etc. or your favorite penguin. Have fun creating your favorite winged wonder out of wool by needle felting and wet felting, which involve the matting and compressing of wool fibers. Please let us know when you sign up, or contact Sue at email@example.com several days before class so that she can bring the colors of wool that you need. Sue uses wool from her own Cotswold sheep. Students should bring scissors and an old towel. Sue will provide everything else.
$30 members, $35 non-members
$15 materials fee
The Art of Colored Pencils
with Josephine Habeski
Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
We will cover the basics of pencil drawing and the techniques to achieve rich contrasts, textures, patterns and reflections. You will learn how to achieve the results that work best for you, using a minimal selection of tools. Come explore this fun, versatile, portable art form! A materials list will be provided at registration.
$40 members, $45 non-members
Painting Spectacular Flowers in Watercolor
with Robert O’Brien
Sunday, April 8, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Students will learn basic floral painting techniques, with an emphasis on values and composition. We will focus on painting with a close-up reference of flowers in an artistic setting. The instructor will demonstrate the techniques, then students will paint while he provides hands-on guidance. A critique and discussion will be held at the end of the session. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$70 members, $75 non-members
Turning Photos into Drawings and Watercolor Paintings with Christine Mix
Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Learn how to turn your favorite photos into your own drawings and/or watercolor paintings using the old masters’ grid method. Bring a color or black-and-white copy of your favorite photo or artwork (no originals because we will be drawing on them) and learn how to reduce or enlarge the image onto watercolor paper or watercolor board using a simple scale ruler and pencil. Once the image has been drawn and transferred, you’ll be able to paint or color it as you like. All levels are welcome. A materials list will be provided at registration.
$40 members, $45 non-members
with Stephen Whitaker
Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
and Sunday, June 11, 2017 5:30 a.m. - noon
In this two-day workshop, we will explore the principles of composition, the concept of “visual weight,” how to choose what to include and omit, and how to use texture, shape, form, color and quality of light to create beautiful images that you will be thrilled to share no matter what kind of camera you use. We will spend a mix of time in the classroom and in the field, shooting around sunset and sunrise to get great quality of light—and finishing in time for a much-needed nap on Sunday! All levels are welcome, and we will work with whatever camera you have.