WINTER classes still available

Portrait/Drawing, Oil Painting or Pastel (933)

Michael Parr, Studio 6
Sundays, March 4 - 18
1 - 4 pm/3 weeks
$120/Members: $100

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing. Oil or Pastel Painting Experience
Explore the portrait with time-extended poses using drawing media, oil paint or pastels. Learn to capture from the model the features and characteristics of the human face. This is a unique opportunity to produce highly finished work or multiple studies. Bring whatever materials you would like to work with. Instructor s website:

Summer / Visiting Artist Workshop

VA Landscape Painting in Pastel or Oil (918)

Guest Artist, Clark Mitchell
Friday through Sunday, July 13- 15, 2018
9am - 5pm/3 days
$260/Members: $240

$50 cancellation fee. No refund after June 30, 2018
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
While experiencing the beauty of southwest Michigan landscape, Clark Mitchell will expand your pastels skills and provide an overview of outdoor painting followed by a plein-air painting demonstration in pastel. He will explain how to adjust for color, understand the elements of a landscape, and infuse your painting with style and emotion. Individualized attention will be provided while you work. Insights into finishing your painting in the studio, discussions and group critiques will inspire your work. Site maps and a supply list will be available online or at the registration of office May 2018. Clark's website;

Spring Painting Classes

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Pastel Painting (940)

Laurel Kuehl, Studio 6
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
1:15 -3:45 pm/6 weeks
$150/Members: $130

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent
Explore pastel techniques of design, color, value and light in this colorful medium. Instructor's website is A supply list for the first class is online and in the school office.

Watercolor and More in the Outdoors (942)

Susan Badger, Studio 2
Wednesdays, May 2 - 16
Noon - 3 pm/3 weeks
$85/Members: $65

Students will work en plein-air (outdoors!). We ll create loose and expressive studies at a variety of local sites, learning to focus our composition and yet freely interpret our subjects. E-mail questions to Susan at

Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor (944)

Denise Lisiecki, Studio 2
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 15
10 am-12:30 pm/6 weeks
$155/Members: $135

Prerequisite: Watercolor Experience
Experienced painters will explore the next level by concentrating on composition, color and subject matter. Painters will be individually guided. Please bring your materials and subject matter to class. Supply list available on instructor's website and in the school office.

Egg Tempera Painting (947)

Mary Kenney, Studio 4
Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$150/Members: $130

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Explore egg tempera, a classic painting technique that dates back to antiquity. Learn traditional methods of underpainting, preparing and layering paint to achieve the luminous results unique to this often- overlooked medium. Most materials are provided. A supply list for the first class is online and in the school office.

Oil or Acrylic Painting

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Explore oil or acrylic painting from ala prima painting to layered techniques involving underpainting and overpainting. All styles, directions and content encouraged. Bring whatever painting materials you have. A detailed supply list available on instructor's website and in the school office.


Kenneth Freed, Studio 6
Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
1 - 3:30 pm/6 weeks
$150/Members: $130
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Kenneth Freed, Studio 6
Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
6:30 - 9 pm/6 weeks
$150/Members: $130

Beginning Watercolor (941)

Susan Badger, Studio 2
Tuesdays, May 1- May 15
6:30 - 9 pm/3 weeks
$90/Members: $70

This class is designed for beginning watercolor students. In it we will focus on the absolute basics of watercolor, and students will gain valuable information that will allow them to proceed in watercolor with the confidence that comes with a firm start. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own brushes and material. E-mail questions to Susan at

Enjoying Transparent Watercolor (943)

Don Marek, Studio 2
Thursdays, April 12 - May 10
1:30 - 4:30 pm/5 weeks
$160/Members: $140

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing
Enjoy painting looser watercolors with weekly demonstrations exemplifying wet-on-wet, layering techniques, clear value and rich colors. Bring watercolor materials and reference photos to the first class. See A supply list for the first class is online and in the school office.

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Art & Journaling for Summer Travel and Memories (948)

Susan Badger, Studio 2
Thursdays, May 3 - 17
6 - 9 pm/3 weeks
$90/Members: $70

Journaling with pictures and words is a wonderful way to save memories of trips, special events and daily observations. Learn simple techniques for rendering scenes, objects and people with watercolor and a variety of drawing media. Bring a watercolor or mixed media journal. All other materials will be provided. Email questions to Susan at

Traditional Chinese Calligraphy (606)

Dr. Chengjun Yin, Studio 2
Saturday, May 12
1-4 pm/One day
$50/Members $30

Calligraphy is one of China s greatest high art forms and a cornerstone of Chinese culture. Participants will receive an introduction to the history of Chinese calligraphy; learn about the main schools of the art form, and how to paint Chinese calligraphy. All materials are included.
Dr. Yin is a visiting scholar at the Confucius Institute at WMU.