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The Art of Painting

with Glenn Kessler

The Art of Painting: In this class we will explore the numerous aspects of painting from stretching the canvas to the final varnishing of a finished work.   Along the way techinical skills will be taught enabling students to develope their own individual style. Discussed will be topics such as: What is light?, Why does it matter? In addition, other aspects that will be explored are grounds, dynamic compositions, chiaroscuro and value, atmosphic perspective, alla prima vs layered under painting techniques, controlling focus, color mixing and glazing, impasto, vanishing, and photgraphing your artwork. So come prepared to grow, develope new skills, and have some fun!

Mondays, January 13 - March 2
1 pm - 4 pm
$220 mar $285 non mar

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

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