Drawing & Painting

Drawing and Painting in Nature (955)

Denise Lisiecki, Ensata Gardens, Galesburg
Friday, June 15/ Rain date June 22
10 am - 4 pm/One day
$70/Members: $50

Learn special techniques for creating images from flowers, trees, fields or ponds. Enjoy the beautiful setting of Ensata Gardens while working in your favorite medium. Bring a lunch and your favorite art materials for an inspirational day in the garden. Directions to the garden will be emailed to you. Instructor's website:

Painting / 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;

Painting with Colored Pencils and Solvents (953)

Karen Matson, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Saturday, July 21
9 am - 4 pm/One day
$85/Members: $65

Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing or equivalent
Learn to create painterly effects very quickly with colored pencils using Prismacolor Art Stix and solvents! You ll cover large areas of illustration board with dramatic intense colors in minutes! All materials provided.


Faux Bone for Jewelry (746)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, June 9
10 am - 3 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

Faux Bone is a user friendly and versatile material that can be cut, sawn, carved and sanded. It can be dyed to look like ivory or bone. Design several faux bone pieces that can be used to create jewelry pieces including a pendant and earrings.

Unconventional Powder Coating (747)

Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Sunday, June 24
Noon - 4 pm/One day
$80/Members: $60

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience.
Learn powder-coating methods that you can do at home. Learn how to dip, sift, fill and mask your materials for powder-coating. We will review finishing techniques that can be used once the powder-coat has been applied. These alternative powder-coating methods will be easy to use at home once you learn them. Materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.

Alternative Casting (748)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, July 28
10 am - 3 pm/One day
$90/Members: $70

Explore several different ways to cast metal including broom straw casting, salt casting and bean casting. Each casting experience will create interesting abstract metal shapes and designs that can be incorporated into jewelry

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