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April

Paint Your Pet - all mediums, demos in Oil, with Jacki Yamin
April 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cost: $30 Members, $38 Non-Members
Please register by 04/16/2020!

Paint your Pet! Challenge yourself to capture a pet’s personality. Bring a photograph AND a photocopy to create a grid to accurately transfer the likeness to the painting or drawing.
Using your favorite photograph (or one provided in class), we will work to transfer the likeness to the canvas. Colors will be mixed to provide a foundation, and then we will move on to build the texture of the fur and the sparkle in their eyes. All levels welcome and mediums, demos will be in Oil.
Please bring your own material, or you can rent a kit from the instructor for a $10 fee to be paid directly to instructor.

Beginner to Intermediate Oil Painting Class with David Simpson
April 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$30 for members/ $38 for non-members per class
Please register by 04-18-2020!

Would you like to learn how to paint with Oil, but don’t know where to start? Are you looking to further your oil painting ability? OR Are you looking to explore the grand possibilities of a new medium? Then this is the painting class for you! As a long time, professional oil painter and fine art educator, David holds a plentiful amount of experience in producing and teaching various styles of oil painting. Regardless of your amount of experience, desired painting style, or subject preference, this class will assist in your growth as an oil painter and artist.
Against common belief, oil paint is the perfect medium for painting enthusiasts, because it is more forgiving than other mediums. This allows artists to make substantial improvements throughout the painting process without having to start all over.
Ultimately, this class will guide you step by step, starting with the best materials for oil painting. Next, in each lesson to connect class content knowledge to student painting application, historical and contemporary masters will be featured. Along with color mixing, the primary goal of instruction will address the importance of creating a sketch and dynamic compositions in paint. Finally, instruction will cover the various layers of “building up” an oil painting to reach the end goal.
Need materials? There are 3 options: 1.) Email me at davidsimpson.art79@yahoo.com for a material list or 2.) I can provide you with all the necessary materials, including a canvas for the painting class on the day of instruction for $15 fee paid directly to the instructor at the start of class or 3.) At check in, you can buy a starter kit directly from the gallery for $25, this includes essential paints, medium, brushes, palette and 1 canvas. See you there!

Drawing Skills -Drawing Boot Camp with David Simpson (Develop your Drawing)
April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$30 for members/ $38 for non-members per class
Please register by 04-18-2020!

Would you like to learn how to draw with more precision and grace, but don’t know how to elevate your skill? Are you looking to become a more improved painter (better drawing is often the solution)? OR Are you looking to explore the grand possibilities of a becoming an artist? Then this is the drawing class for you! As a long time, professional 2-D artist and fine art educator, David holds a plentiful amount of experience in producing and teaching various styles of 2-D media. Regardless of your amount of experience, desired drawing style, subject preference, or preference of media, this class will assist in your growth as a 2-D artist.
Ultimately, this class will introduce, focus on and incorporate art fundamentals, more properly known as, the Elements of Art and the Principles of design. Typically, each lesson will focus on a specific element of art. In each lesson, to connect class content knowledge to student drawing application, historical and contemporary masters will be featured. In addition, tips, techniques, and common strategies will be shared to strengthen students’ comfortability and confidence when drawing. Finally, instruction will cover ways of “building up” an artwork to transcend sketches into masterpieces. The essential materials are a variety of Pencils, 2H-8B, erasers, and sketch pad (approximately 11” x 14”). You are welcome to explore with other materials. Need materials? I can provide you with all the necessary materials for the lesson, for a $5 fee, paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. Hope to see you there.

Sip and Ceramics: Bird House
April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$45 for members, $56 for non members
Please register by 04/21/2020!

Make your own creative and beautiful piece out of clay! Class includes all materials and refreshments. No experience necessary.
Perfect for date night or girls night out. Please allow 2-3 weeks for pieces to be ready to take home.

Exploring the World of Watercolor - Spring Flowers - with Kathy Bohs
April 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members
Please register by 04/23/2020!

Learn to use your creativity to express yourself through this exciting medium. We will cover different techniques, ideas and tips. This workshop is great if you’re new to Watercolor or just want to re-energize your own skills. Paint from life or from a photograph by really looking at colors, shapes, shadows, and light spots to create sparkle.
Every month we will work on a different theme! Get on Kathy’s email list and we will send you the theme each month!

Please bring your own supplies, or rent a complete watercolor kit for $10 (please let us know ahead of time when you need to rent a kit)!

Art and Soul: “ Transformation: Terrarium Zen gardens"
April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Funded by the Art League of Ocean City, MD.

The theme of this class is “transformation” and it geared towards those dealing with stress, trauma or grief with projects designed to focus on centering and healing. Each session features a healing modality by Zenna Wellness.

Glass mosaic self-portraits – “A True Reflection of Oneself”- How do we see ourselves and how do others see us? This project will allow you not only to explore the steps to mosaic but will allow yourself to see who you really are while working with fragments of different colors of glass. Finished project will appear like stained glass project

We will open this class with an additional healing modality based on nutrition.

*Dehydrating* – learn some basic dehydrating techniques to preserve the nutrition in living foods. Small tastings will be provided.

Screen Painting Folk Art - Paint a Lighthouse with Lisa Marie Penn
April 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $55 Members, $66 Non-Members , includes the Material
Please register by 04/27/2020!

Learn the traditional Baltimore Folk Art of painted window screens from the master screen painter Lisa Marie Penn.

Follow her step-by-step instructions and inspiration! Take home your very own painted 10×20 window screen on the end of the class.