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Alla Prima Painting

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI

Tuesdays, August 4 – 18, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
“Alla Prima” derives from an Italian phrase meaning “at first attempt.” Paintings done alla prima often have an energy and sense of spontaneity to them that comes from working quickly. This class will take students through a series of exercises with oil paints and techniques for applying paint and building a surface without layering or waiting for things to dry.
$95 /$85 for donors Register by phone: 262.373.5023 online

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Painting Without a Brush

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Dr. Brookfield, WI

Saturday, August 1, 2015
9:00am – 3:00pm (with a 30 min lunch break)
Develop your own style of acrylic painting! This class will cover several brushless techniques to achieve a variety of “painterly” effects. Both traditional and non-traditional tools will be demonstrated. Students will be invited to work from photographs in any subject they choose to create two expressive paintings in this one-day workshop.
$75 /$65 for donors Register by phone: 262.373.5023 or online

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20+ Paintings

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, WI

Wednesdays, August 5 – September 1, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

An artist really learns to paint when given the freedom to let go of a subject and the expectations of a single painting.  This class will help students do this through repetition and technique.  Painting the same subject twenty times, students will learn experimentation and will be challenged to find ways to rediscover the subject.  The uses of acrylic paint will be covered as part of the journey.  We will discuss topics such as color, value, style, method, and more!

$123 Member/ $153 Non-Member Register by phone: 262.375.3676 or online

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Painting en Plein Air

 

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, WI

Saturday, July 18, 10:00am – 3:00pm (with a 30 min lunch break)
En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air,” used to describe the act of painting outdoors. This workshop will introduce you to materials and techniques, choosing a location and light effects encountered when painting “en plein air.” Students will learn about values and well as warm and cool tones in the artist’s palette, or color scheme. Favorite artist Beki Borman leads demos and works with students individually during in-class painting time.

$49 Member/ $61 Non-Member Register by phone: 262.375.3676 or online

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Painting by Process in Acrylic

 

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, WI

Wednesdays, July 1 – 22: 6:00-8:00pm

Learn the process of developing a painting methodically step by step. The class will begin with preliminary brainstorming and sketching. Next, we will develop a working study while discussing color and application. Students will move onto the final piece, beginning with an underpainting and ultimately completing a single, well-designed painting. The tools learned along the way can be applied to all future artistic endeavors.

$79 Member/ $98 Non-Member Register by phone: 262.375.3676 or online

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Brushes

I am frequently asked about brushes. When I am teaching brushes are a fundamental component of painting but I use them in my studio rarely. I think many artists, especially those just beginning their painting journey, think that there is a perfect brush for every task. I tend to think that you can make most brushes do what you need (with a few exceptions). So I tend to not spend much time worrying about what number or hair type I have. Of course softer brushes are better for thin applications and blending, and stiff brushes are better for thick paint and texture. Big brushes are better for washes and small ones are better for detail. But I can get a filbert and a round to make pretty much the same marks, and a flat brush makes great lines. So there is a lot of overlap. You don’t need dozens of brushes. But maybe that’s just me. I work mostly with knives anyway. When I do use a brush, my all purpose favorite is a medium soft synthetic flat. Here are a few examples of my most used brushes (when I use brushes at all).

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Impressionist Landscape in Acrylic

Peninsula School of Art
P.O. Box 304 3900 County F Fish Creek WI 54212 US

Friday June 5th & Saturday June 6th, 9:00am-4:00pm

Discover how to capture color and light the way the Impressionists did. Beki will discuss historical examples, analyzing the techniques of Impressionist artists such as Monet and Pissaro.

View demonstrations of acrylic painting techniques and receive step by step instruction from Beki as you work from photographs and real life to create your own Impressionist style paintings. This class is perfect for beginners or experienced acrylic painters who want to challenge their current working methods.

TUITION: MEMBERS: $ 220.00 / NON-MEMBERS: $ 245.00
TOTAL W/LODGING: MEMBERS: $ 460.0000 / NON-MEMBERS: $ 485.00

Register by Phone (920)868-3455or online