Landscape Painting: All Media (int/adv)

Starts from: 6/21/2018

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    DELETED
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Learn how to strengthen your paintings by applying principles of composition and design. You will then apply these principles to your chosen reference material and work on your personal paintings in the medium of your choice. Supplies: notebook or sketchbook and pencil, media of your choice, supplies for painting, and good quality reference photo.

Supplies: notebook or sketchbook and pencil, media of your choice and supplies for painting, good quality reference photo.

Drawing I for Absolute Beginners

Starts from: 6/21/2018

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APD1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Drawing starts with learning how to see. Then learning how things relate to each other in size and shape. It’s fun to learn how to reduce what you see into simple shapes and put them down on paper – perhaps for the very first time!

Supplies: Bring Pencil, Paper, and Eraser.

Portraits, All Media

Starts from: 6/21/2018

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    DELETED
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Bring any media you desire to explore the nuances of portraiture. The first class will begin with a lecture on basic facial anatomy, proportions and shapes of features (bring a notebook). In following weeks, students will work independently on portrait paintings or drawings from their own photographic sources with guidance from the instructor. (Basic drawing skills and some knowledge of your chosen medium required.)

(basic drawing skills and some knowledge of your chosen media required)

Create Better Paintings!

Starts from: 6/21/2018

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APC1002
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wondered why your paintings look dull, lifeless, or flat? Would you like to better understand the tools used by professional artists to design more visually interesting images? Then join us as we explore the tools of linear composition and value pattern and apply these concepts to turn your photo reference into stronger paintings. Supplies: week one lecture – bring a notebook and photographic reference. Supplies for future classes will be discussed at first class.

Supplies: week one lecture – bring a notebook and photographic reference. Supplies for future classes will be discussed.

All Media, Open Studio (not for beginners)

Starts from: 6/26/2018

$169

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAM2014
  • Duration
    9 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Instruction is individualized according to the knowledge and needs of each student. Students are free to choose their medium and work in a studio setting. The creation of paintings is explored through approaches to still life, figure, and landscape. Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Instruction meets the needs of intermediate and advanced students only – this class is NOT for beginners! Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Watercolor, Intermediate

Starts from: 6/27/2018

$169

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APWI2012
  • Duration
    9 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to take beginning watercolorists further in their understanding of the medium’s unique character. Emphasis is placed on composition, value, color temperature, atmospheric and linear perspective, glazing, and color mixing. Demonstrations and critiques are integrated into each session. Individualized instruction, as well as a creative and supportive environment, is provided to each student with the opportunity to explore their unique style while building on their experience level. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Watercolor, Beginning (incl mat’l for first class)

Starts from: 6/27/2018

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APW1007
  • Duration
    9 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

For all who think that watercolor is one of the most difficult mediums, this course is designed to take the fear away. Students learn how to control this luminous art form to create a finished work suitable for matting and framing. A materials list is provided at the first class, and the instructor will review what to purchase. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where supplies are purchased. Each class starts with a lesson and demonstration. Then students paint, and the instructor provides individual assistance. Friendly critiques are part of this class. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

Most supplies are provided for the FIRST CLASS ONLY. Please bring 3 small tubes of watercolors (blue, yellow & burnt sienna), a pen/pencil, notebook and any painting supplies you may have. Brushes are supplied for use in the class.

Acrylics, Impressionism (Not for Beginners)

Starts from: 6/28/2018

$169

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAI1509
  • Duration
    9 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Did you always admire the works of Monet and other Impressionist painters? Learn to paint in the Monet style by applying different techniques to familiar scenes. For example, you may decide to paint a picture of your home in the style of Monet. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased; supplies will be discussed at the first class. Note: This class is not appropriate for beginning painters. Students should bring whatever painting supplies they have: brushes, paint, canvas, pencil, paper, etc.

This class is not suitable for beginning students. Cost of supplies is $100-$125, depending on where they are purchased. Materials list will be discussed at the first class.

Abstract Art (not for beginners) (Acrylics)

Starts from: 7/9/2018

$149

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAA1007
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Lois has won several awards for her abstract paintings. This class is for students who have completed the Acrylics, Beginning class and want to learn more techniques in this medium. Demonstration by the instructor is part of the class along with practicing new techniques. Learn to make pictures relying on the purely aesthetic value of design using all methods available to you. Explore the intentions in the revelation of subject matter. Consider painting without a brush, surface textures, values, design and composition, and dominance. This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

This class is not for beginners. Students should bring their own painting supplies.

Pastels – North Port

Starts from: 7/12/2018

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADPNP1003
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Pastels are the only dry painting medium. Pastels come either in compressed form or very creamy, and they can be applied to a variety of surfaces. Learn how to apply pastels loosely with wild expression or tightly to show the finest detail.

Supply list: *Dick Blick’s “Rembrandt” set of 15 half sticks – approximately $26.16. Be sure it is soft pastels, not oil pastels!
*Canson Mi-Tientes paper $3 per large sheet – only available at Hobby Lobby locally, OR a pad of 12″x16″ approximately $10.79.
*Stabilo Carb-Othello Pastel Pencil Sets – set of 12 approximately $13.47 (Amazon)
*Drawing Board – $6 at Hobby Lobby

Right Brain Drawing I & II – North Port

Starts from: 7/12/2018

$119

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADBNP3001
  • Duration
    8 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Pet Portraits (incl mat’l) Not for Beginners

Starts from: 8/1/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADPD1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Acrylic is a wonderful medium for creating realistic pet portraits. Every artist has his or her own painting technique. Some like to paint impasto, meaning a thickly textured application of paint. Others like to build up thin layers of paint. Neither way is right or wrong. I will demonstrate simple techniques you can use with acrylic paint to achieve realistic fur and bring life and sparkle into the eyes of your pet. Please bring a photograph of your pet, preferably a close-up. Let’s get started!

*Please send a clear photograph of your pet to claudia.wix@sarasotacountyschools.net so I can size it and have it ready for you to paint on the 1st day of class. All supplies will be included; paint, canvas and paintbrushes. Time permitting you can bring in your own canvas for a 2nd portrait and I can get you started. Please bring along an apron, paper towels and a pen.

Charcoal for Beginners

Starts from: 8/6/2018

$69

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    ADCB1003
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

The dramatic, rich markings of charcoal first appeared in caves; it is known to be the oldest medium ever. Charcoal is by far the most forgiving medium for beginners, allowing students to easily learn shading, gradation, value, and blending, and it is easily erasable.

Supply List: 2-5 Sheets of Canson paper, light gray colors, light flesh colors, or light blues, pinks, creams…no white, no black, no deep colors.
(Available at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s no longer carries full sheets.
Foam board, large enough to fit a full piece of Canson Paper. OR…a large drawing board with clips.
Vine Or Willow Charcoal sticks
General’s Charcoal pencils (comes in a pack of three or four, including the white, you’ll want to get that, and usually it has a kneaded eraser too.
Tortillion sticks or Blending Stumps
Krylon Workable Fixativ
Napkins, Painter’s or Masking tape, Hand sanitizer small
Face image(s) from a magazine, no children, no relatives please. There’s a reason for this! Get as close to a full page as possible or at least the size of your hand.
This is if you wish to do portraiture. If you’d prefer to create still-lifes, we can set them up. Or work on whatever you wish. Instructor will demo first class as wel

An Abstract Mess: Acrylic Pouring

Starts from: 8/23/2018

$25

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APAP1004
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is for anyone who is interested in having fun making an abstract mess! Acrylic pouring is a new trend making its way around the world. Each colorful painting is new and exciting; plus, anyone can do it. Be prepared to make a mess. Plan to pick up completed art on another day, as each piece needs to dry before moving.

Plan to pick up completed art on another day, as each piece needs to dry before moving.
Supply List: Apron.
Latex gloves (3-10 sets).
Assortment of craft paint – choose colors you love! Make sure titanium white is one of your colors. Bring plenty (8-12 colors).
Water container.
Craft sticks for mixing.
Flood Floetrol (Home Depot or Lowes) – one quart is fine.
Spray Silicone (Home Depot or Lowes)
Small plastic cups, cocktail size (one package).
Package of pushpins.
Three canvases: 8×8, 8×10, or similar size. If there is extra time, you may bring extra to paint if you want.
Black Sharpie pen.
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

One Morning Masterpiece – North Port (incl materials)

Starts from: 8/24/2018

$29

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APMNP1003
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

It’s all the rage: Go from a blank canvas to a completed painting in two hours, no experience necessary! All supplies included. Enjoy creating, spending time with others who enjoy painting, laugh a bit, and take home a work of art you made yourself. Make it an outing with friends. Your instructor will guide you step-by-step in technique, color, materials, and composition. Let’s go paint!

ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.