Open Studios

“Open Studios” are classes that occur weekly, with no set curriculum structure like our classes and workshops. There is no obligation to come every week so it is a “pay-as-you-go” arrangement. 

Open Studio: Acrylic Painting

with Jane Newman

Starts September 5th 10:00am – 2:00pm,

Every Tuesday

$50 per day

Beginners to Intermediate 

This open studio is a drop-in and pay per day acrylic class. This class is individualized to each participant – you chose an image and canvas, and the instructor will personally guide you in any areas the student requires.

Open Studio Oil Painting for Adults

with Victoria Pearmain

Starts Thursday September 7th 10:00am to 2:00pm

Every Thursday

$50 per day

Intermediate to Advanced

This is a weekly drop-in oil painting class for Intermediate level
painters.We will be working from still-life setups which I will provide. We will switch to landscape from photographs from time to time. The focus of the class will be doing quick sketch studies for design and composition followed by basic blocking in and painting the still-life.
Each individual has a different color sense and style. I will work with you individually to help you develop your unique style as well as assist with information about materials and techniques. Since this is a drop in class we will work toward developing the ability to work quickly and loosely to produce a finished painting by the end of each session.
As this is a four hour class we usually bring our lunch and break about 12:00.
Materials Students are welcome to bring the materials that they have or purchase those listed.
Oil Paints – Artist Grade (no Winton please)
Titanium White
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulian Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Brushes: an assortment of natural bristle sizes 4, 6, 8 Flat or Filbert Round synthetic for finer lines #2, 4 a few softer brushes of Sable #4, 6
Turpenoid or Gamsol (no turpentine) odorless only.
Medium: I use cold pressed linseed oil and Gamsol mixed but you may bring your own choice.
Small metal palette knife
cup/Jar for Turp with good lid
paper towels
palette: Wood or glass preferable to paper
small sketch pad 8×10″
pencils or charcoal
canvas, canvas board or panel – at least 9 x 12 but preferably larger view finder (can be made with paper or cardboard)

Open Studio For All Artists

Every Friday 

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

$10 per day

Open studio is a pay as you go “class” with no instructor. For a small fee, you have access to our classroom space (natural light, large tables covered with brown craft paper, still life objects) and the opportunity to meet with fellow artists in the community.