Drawing Workout for Painters

Teacher:  John McNulty
Ages: 16- Adult
6 Saturdays
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Fee:  $110 ($120 non-members)
Materials list provided upon registration


Not interested in making drawings? This “workout” will focus on drawing techniques and principles that strengthen your painting skills. Train your eye to draw what you see. Learn to capture the energy of a fleeting gesture, to think like a camera, to work with shapes and masses. We’ll cover contour drawing, chiaroscuro, and the basics of perspective. We’ll also look at some painting procedures that save time and energy. Instructor demonstrations, in-class exercises and constructive critique.
For beginner to intermediate artists.

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Oil Painting Experience

Teacher: Carol Reed
Ages: Adult
Fee: $60 ($70 non-members)
Materials Fee: $25
4 Wednesdays
March 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 10:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.

New to Oil Painting or just a bit rusty? This class is for you.
Learn about oil paint, its associated mediums and tools. You’ll learn how to prep a canvas or other paint surface and why. Lessons in color mixing, glazing and texture. Participants will paint in each session.

Carol Reed is an award winning artist and Pennsylvania native. She has a B.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University. In addition she has completed coursework in chemistry, studied batik in Florence Italy, synthetic dying in D.C., indigo & natural dyes at Longwood Gardens and shibori techniques with Ana Lisa Hedstrom in San Fransisco. Her current work consists of a combination of a fine art composed of weaving, painting and drawing and practical applications like tie dye socks and indigo dyed shibori scarves. She enjoys teaching at CALC and her class is guaranteed to be messy. www.carolreed.org

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Oil Painting Experience in a Day!

Teacher: Carol Reed
Ages: Teen to Adult
Fee: $50 ($60 non-members)
Materials Fee: $25
Saturday, March 24
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Don’t have time to take a class during the week? Try this 1 day workshop that covers most of the Oil Painting Experience class - for those new to Oil Painting or just a bit rusty. We will play with oil paint, its associated mediums and tools and learn about color mixing, glazing and texture while completing several paintings.
We will take an hour break for lunch. Bring your own or go to one of Carlisle’s many wonderful restaurants.

Carol Reed is an award winning artist and Pennsylvania native. She has a B.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University. In addition she has completed coursework in chemistry, studied batik in Florence Italy, synthetic dying in D.C., indigo & natural dyes at Longwood Gardens and shibori techniques with Ana Lisa Hedstrom in San Fransisco. Her current work consists of a combination of a fine art composed of weaving, painting and drawing and practical applications like tie dye socks and indigo dyed shibori scarves. She enjoys teaching at CALC and her class is guaranteed to be messy. www.carolreed.org

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Beginning Watercolors

Teacher: Linda Young
4 Mondays

 April 2, 9, 16, 23
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Ages: High school to Adult
Class Fee:  $135 ($145 Non-Member)

Learn the basics of watercolor painting, how to create different colors, draw and create your own painting. This class would be great for beginners or if you’re a little rusty to get a refresher on painting with them.

Linda Young, PWS, BWS, has earned a signature artist status with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Baltimore Watercolor Society; also a member artist of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. She has taken many workshops with professional artists from all over the U.S. and passes along the information she learns to her students. www.lindayoungwatercolors.com

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Mixed Media Swap Night

Teacher: Cathy Stone

Date:  Wednesday, March 21

Collage and mixed media artists and those who wanna be!  Join us for a fun night of swapping ideas, methods and materials. Bring your unwanted, extra, or orphaned materials (paints, mediums, glitter, paper products, books, trinkets, photos) and we will trade with each other and find some new treasures! Bring a project to work on...or we will have artist trading card blanks to create and trade!

Materials fee: None

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Dynamic Watercolor

Teacher: Linda Young, PWS, BWS
Ages:  Age 18 - Adult
Fee: $135 ($145 non-member)  
4 Tuesdays
April 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:  4:30 pm to 7pm

This is a great class for those who love color and/or want to learn how to use it to make your paintings more expressive. Stretch your perception of how you see, think about, and interpret color.

Learn to create vibrant and glowing color in your watercolors by using flowing passages of wet into wet paint and combining that with overlapping transparent layers of color. Linda will show you her process for interpreting native colors into glowing color. Students will work from their own photos of landscapes of their choosing* and will re-imagine it through a study of color juxtapositions, nuances of color, layering, light, and shadow.

Linda Young, PWS, BWS, has earned a signature artist status with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Baltimore Watercolor Society; also a member artist of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. She has taken many workshops with professional artists from all over the U.S. and passes along the information she learns to her students. www.lindayoungwatercolors.com

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Abstract Watercolor: “Branching” out!

Teacher: Linda Young, PWS, BWS
Ages:  Age 18 - Adult
Fee: $135 ($145 non-member)
4 sessions -Monday:  May 7, 14, 21 and Tuesday:  May 29
Time:  4:30 - 7 p.m.

If you’re in a rut and tired of copying from a photo or painting like everyone else and are ready to paint outside the box you are in, then this class is for you.  Learn the difference between representational and non representational abstracts. Student should have some experience painting with watercolor. You’ll be painting using your own artistic expression. Abstract painting is fun and becoming more popular.  You learn how to find exciting designs for an abstract painting and use negative painting, make strong compositions, use expressive color, glazing and overlapping to create drama. Students may paint on their own if desired with help always available.

Let’s have fun: Grab that “branch” and express your love of color and shapes.

Linda Young, PWS, BWS, has earned a signature artist status with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Baltimore Watercolor Society; also a member artist of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. She has taken many workshops with professional artists from all over the U.S. and passes along the information she learns to her students. www.lindayoungwatercolors.com

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Open Paint Studio

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. •  $10 per session

Work along with other CALC artists! Session begins with a 15-30 minute demonstration on various techniques followed by a 2 hour independent work session. Bring your own materials, work on your own project.

January 18 • Cathy Stone, Facilitator

Cathy discuss metallic paints and metal leaf.  Just in time for the 2018 Member’s Exhibit themed “Silver - 25”

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February 8 • Carol Reed, Facilitator

“You’re Painting with What?" We will play with unconventional paint materials

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March 8 • Cathy Stone, Facilitator

Cathy will discuss support choices for your paintings (canvases, cradled panels, etc)

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April 12 • Carol Reed, Facilitator

“Ways to Abstraction”  We will explore various ways to create abstract paintings

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May 10 • Cathy Stone, Facilitator

Cathy will introduce the rule of thirds as it applies to composing your works.

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Call CALC to arrange for your Paint Party!

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CALC Refund Policy for Art Classes

Carlisle Arts Learning Center does not provide a cash refund for cancellation of art classes, unless the class is cancelled by CALC. If the student cancels with a notice of at least 30 days prior to the start of the class a gift certi cate will be issued for 100% of the class fee. If the student cancels with less than 30 days prior notice a gift certi cate will be issued for 90% of the class value.