Painting

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature. - Henry Ward Beecher

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summer 2020 Schedule
July 6 - September 4

  • Painting

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    Zero In

    with Patty Fogle

    Join us in WAA’s courtyard to catch the light on a small still life from surrounding nature. Using your plein-air easel, oil paints, color mixing and composition skills, you’ll capture the essence of a given moment with quick brushstrokes. These painted sketches can be the basis of a larger work, or a finished series.  

    Outdoor spacing will be comfortable and further details on materials available at registration.

    Thursdays, July 9 - July 30
    2 pm - 5 pm
    4 weeks
    $125 mbr $190 non-mbr
    Class limit: 5
    Register
  • Painting

    Boski S SteepRock

    Plein Air Painting: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

    with Souby Boski

    Working from nature, students will stretch their imagination while strengthening skills in order to paint the landscape. This workshop will deal with painting the landscape as a means of expression.  

    Students will be challenged to see and interpret the landscape in new ways. Various approaches to painting will be encouraged: experimentation of techniques and ideas, trial and error. Students will gain the confidence to explore the use of color, mark making, surface quality and composition, emphasizing their own pictorial language.  

    We’ll look closely, paint loosely and discuss freely aspects of the landscape.

    Wednesdays, July 8 - August 5
    1 pm - 4 pm
    4 weeks no class July 22
    $125 mbr $190 non-mbr
    Register
  • Painting

    Hodza Portait

    Heads - Up

    with Xenia Hodza

    Paint the bust portrait in oil using only burnt sienna, ultramarine, and white. We’ll do several studies from life en plein air and finish from photos in online classes held the next day. 

    July 9, 16, 23, 30   Onsite: Thursdays  9 – 11:30 a.m. 

    July 10, 17, 24, 31 Online: Fridays       9 – 11:30 a.m.

    Thursdays, Fridays, July 9 - July 31
    9 am - 11:30 am
    4 weeks / 2 days per week
    $220 mbr $285 non-mbrs
    Register
  • Painting

    Painting devoe landscape copy

    Advancing your Personal Artistic Journey

    with Edward DeVoe

    Edward DeVoe’s  classes continue to build upon the effective style of personal instruction he brings to all his classes. His student are encouraged to paint the subjects of their choice in the genres of figurative, still life and landscape. All medium from oil to acrylic, watercolor and pastel are welcomed. Individual critiques are given to all students. 

    Tuesdays, August 4 - August 25
    9 am - 12 pm
    4 weeks
    $125 mbr $190 non-mbr
    Register
  • Painting

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    Still Life in the Outdoors: Session 1

    with Karen Simmons

    Explore still life in an environment of constantly changing light and moving air. Explore changing shadows, reflections and transparent objects.

    7/31 as weather backup

    Fridays, July 10 - July 24
    2 pm - 5 pm
    $95 mbr $160 non-mbr
    Register
  • Painting

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    Still Life in the Outdoors: Session 2

    with Karen Simmons

    We will work with a focus on the upcoming members show: "Transforming the commonplace". Painting objects that are overlooked or banal, but memorialized through our focus.

    8/28 Weather backup date

    Fridays, August 7 - August 21
    2 pm - 5 pm
    3 weeks
    $95 mbr $160 non-mbr
    Class limit: 5
    Register

For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at washingtonart@snet.net.

Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.

Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.

Please note: Occasionally, WAA documents classes and other educational events using photography and video. This is for publicity purposes and these images may be used in our promotional and informational materials as well as on our website.

Registration for any of these events at WAA or sponsored by WAA assumes permission to collect an image of you and/or your artwork and to use those images publicly to promote WAA. You may inform us at the time of registration, or inform the photographer/videographer at the event, that you do not wish to have your image taken.

Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Washington Art Association & Gallery offers high-quality, personalized instruction that will reward your efforts. We welcome all ages and levels of experience.

Students of WAA classes receive a 10% discount on art supplies at the Washington Supply Company. 860.868.7395