Kathleen Buck

Deanna White

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Maria Winner

Lynne Wintermute

Elizabeth Massa-McLeod

Work with Kathleen on abstracting an image, but keeping it recognizable. Be aware of eye-flow, values and colors to make an exciting, semi-abstract painting.

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Learn how to paint exciting acrylic paintings using two flexible palette knives.
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Learn and refine the technique of pouring diluted acrylic paints to create textures. Let it dry. Then develop an image within to create amazing paintings.

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Discover the versatility of the acrylic medium as we lean to mimic the qualities of watercolors.

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Learn how to turn your garden produce into a great composition, and then paint along with Kathleen.  

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Learn how to paint convincing rocks. We will discuss shapes, values and how to put interesting rocks in your composition.

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Learn how to make hair and fur convincing without panting in photorealism.  

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We live in wine country. Learn how to compose and paint beautiful scenes from our local vineyards.

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Don't just paint a subject, then try to figure out what do do for a background. Learn how to block in the shapes of the entire painting, then refine it to the painting you want.  

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Knowing basic concepts of eye flow, values and design can strengthen your paintings and make them more successful.  

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Learn how to apply perspective to a three dimensional object in space, then add light & shadow to creatively define & clarify the various forms.

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Learn how to use foreshortening, which flattens out and shortens the length of an object, to simulate perspective, and make the figures look accurate.
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Learn to capture the effect of the translucent foreground, the deeper, reflective background, and other issues involved in painting water.  

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Learn how to paint convincing drops of rain on a surface and hanging from a branch.
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When painting in watercolor, learn to save the white areas by painting negative shapes in the background. Start building white trees by painting what is seen behind them.
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Learn to link your dark and light shapes. Concentrate on the abstract patterning of light and dark shapes so that your viewer's eyes can travel throughout the painting.  

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Learn to paint convincing trees without painting every leaf and twig.

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Are you interested in painting an abstract, but don’t know how to start? Abstracts, like all good paintings, generally follow the rules of composition. We will discuss several approaches to painting a pleasing abstract.

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Does your painting need a certain mood? Kathleen teaches you how to create different texture effects.  

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Step-by-step instruction of spray painting in watercolor. Simplify your image into a few shapes, then learn how to create an exciting image by spraying watercolor. Let's do it together!

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Create great collage material by printing on Gelli plate. We will discuss the versatility of this method and how to print. Then we will print several together. These printed papers are great for use in your collages. Materials: Gelli Plate, hard roller, liquid acrylics, thin paper and any materials you wish to print from.

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Kathleen discusses painting preparation, how to create seductive surfaces and different effects, as well as different presentations of the final piece. She also discusses the grounds, materials and tools to use for the best outcomes. All skill levels will benefit from this class.

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Learn about underpainting, texture, drawing, transferring, composition and color. Supplies needed: *one wood or canvas pre-gessoed substrate, 12"x12" or larger; *Tube acrylics in black, white, red and a variety of your favorite colors; *Gesso; *Tissue paper; *1" and 1/2" FLAT acrylic brushes; *Pencil; *Drawing paper.

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Paint your transferred composition using acrylic tube paint, scraping, collage and stamps for texture and whimsy.  
Basic Supplies Needed: *Stamps * Scrapers
*Collage Papers  
*Tubes of Acrylic Paint
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Learn to paint Parrot Tulips in this easy and fun class. No drawing skills needed.
Supplies needed: * Friskit masking fluid *Hot press watercolor paper, 1/2 sheet 12"x15" *Pencil *White eraser *#8 round WC brush *Transfer paper *Paper towels *Water container *Transparent watercolors in shades of Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine blue, Cobalt teal, Azo yellow, Gamboge, Green, Gold, *Black Gesso *Watercolor pencils.
Supplies can be purchased online from The Merri Artist, McMinnville's excellent art supply store. www.merriartist.com
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This workshop covers the basics of Oil Painting. This first one hour class covers materials, technique and composition. Students will begin their landscapes. They can paint along with Elizabeth or choose their own image from the suggested materials.
Supplies can be purchased online from McMinnville's, The Merri Artist. www.merriartist.com
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This workshop covers the basics of Oil Painting. In this second one-hour class students will develop their own styles as they continue working on their paintings. The instructor will discuss completion of works, varnishing, and caring for the finished art.
Supplies can be purchased online from McMinnville's, The Merri Artist. www.merriartist.com
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Learn this luminous and beautiful method of painting.  Oil & Cold Wax can be abstract, include realism or landscape. Paintings have depth, layers, texture, collage and more.  

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Watch Demos on these steps: 1) Underpainting in acrylic on paper;
2) Texturing in Acrylic;
3) Preparing Oil & Cold Wax;
4) Beginning Layers of Color;
5) Use of Brayer, Squeegee & Palette Knife.
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Study the Basics of Landscape. Learn to simplify any landscape and to shake it up with color combinations and values hidden from the artist's eye!

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Loosen up and learn the tools to help you become a more abstract painter. Lynne will share the basics that will lead you to abstraction, whether a simplified landscape, or an abstracted composition.  

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Loosen up and learn the tools to help you become a more abstract painter. Lynne will share the basics that will lead you to abstraction, whether a simplified landscape, or an abstracted composition.  

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Part 1 of this 2 part class begins with a slide show on Van Gogh's life and history as an artist. There will then be a demo followed by instruction and painting session focused on a detail of a Van Gogh painting. (This is a first in a series of "The Styles of Painters We Love".)

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In Class 2 we will discuss the successes and challenges of painting the assignment from class 1. Then we will pick a painting to replicate in our own unique style. This painting will be started in class with guidance on composition, color, light and movement.

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Class 1 begins with a slide presentation of Claude Monet's life and art followed by a demo explaining how to paint in his unique style. You will be sent details of several paintings to replicate in class or on your own time.

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In class 2 we will discuss the success and challenges of painting the previous assignment. You will pick a painting to replicate in your own unique style. You will be given guidance on composition, color, light and movement.  

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Explore the beauty of painting in chalk and pan pastels. With beautiful colors this very versatile medium can move from Realism to Abstraction. Learn the basics that will get you started on a new adventure in art!

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Thread, or needle painting, is a fiber art technique where stitches and threads are used to produce embroidery that has the same qualities as a painting. No previous experience with embroidery techniques is required for this class.

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