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Park Hill Art Club Fall Classes 2019 Registration

  • 08/16/2019
  • 3:30 PM
  • 10/21/2019
  • Park Hill Art Club

Registration

  • These mixed medium classes are designed to add a new dimension to your art work, by the use of texture, mixed with colors. Some texture will be developed with additives and some will be by subtraction of textures to make new textures.All levels of artists may benefit from these classes, since the art principals and elements will be stressed with each new creation.

    For the first class each artist will need 1 16 x 20 canvas as well as elmer's glue all, acrylic paints, brushes, a water container and table covering.

    All other materials will be provided at no additional cost for the first class.

    During each additional class, instruction of the material that will be needed for the next class will be stated.

    Six weeks beginning October 7th.

    9am-12pm

    Room 209
  • Design is king! We will focus on creating interesting designs from photo references. First, to sketch out some preliminary ideas on arrangement of shapes so that it has interest and composition. Second, to prepare the ground or panel to get us to the end result as quickly as possible. Third, apply the paint in as few marks and meaningful marks as possible. Fourth, finish with light over dark to accent the center of interest.

    9am-12pm

    Room 207
  • This class is for painters of all levels and mediums. Each class begins with critique and dialogue about current work. The remainder of the class time is spent working on current work with one-to-one guidance from Victoria. Plan to bring current work and painting supplies to each class.

    9am-12pm

    Balcony room
  • My Monday morning class this fall will be all about creating fun, whimsical imagery. We’ll create eye- popping paintings of animals, people, and other subjects - but in a way that’s totally unexpected. These little creations will get you mixing and using colors in ways you might not have thought of, too. However, you must be willing to leave your inhibitions at the door, be brave, and ready to try new things. It’ll definitely keep you fresh and loose as you give yourself permission to have a good time with your brushwork.

    Yes, you can expect to receive color illustrated class handouts and well-prepared instruction, including demos each week. Everyone will have plenty of time to paint in class and will always receive a great deal of one-on-one attention from the instructor.

    Some experience in watercolor is recommended; class designed for all levels.

    9am-12pm

    Room 205
  • Do you like to get out of the house to be creative? Use our wonderful facilities to spend time on your own work. Register with a friend and make it social. Being an artist can be isolating. This is a chance to paint among your peers, ask for advice and critiques and talk all things art.

    Nine weeks beginning September 16th.

    1-4pm.

    Room 207
  • "Loose and light, 'til you get it right!"

    In this class we will put pencil to paper, make light lines in a flowing manner, and observe the shapes and their interactions, as we develop, build, and sculpt beautiful drawings. The foundation of a good drawing is a combination of “mapping it out,” and building correct value relationships in the drawing.

    Concepts of observation, composition, perspective, measuring, “positive and negative” shapes, shading, and line quality will be discussed and implemented in the class.

    Supplies needed for the class are: a combination of 6 or more good #2 or HB pencils, and 2b,4b, 6b, 8b pencils and erasers (both hand-held and pencil-top), and a utility knife for sharpening the pencils.

    We will be working primarily with a still life setup, for practice with the basics, but we can also work from photo references. For sake of discussion in the first class, please bring a photo of the subject matter that you are interested in drawing.

    Six weeks beginning October 7th.

    1-4pm.

    Room 209
  • You will be making a commitment to work on 6-8 paintings that have a similar focus of either subject matter, style, or color exploration in style. The content of each artist's series will be explored. This class is important for those artists who wish to 'find', or further develop a style based on personal strengths. This is also very useful for those artists who wish to create a body of work for exhibition/gallery purposes. Plan to bring 2 or 3 recent paintings and painting supplies to the first class.

    For more about Victoria:www.victoriakwasinski.com

    Intermediate to Advanced Levels/All Mediums

    Nine weeks beginning September 16th.

    1-4pm

    Balcony room
  • Randy’s Monday afternoon watercolor classes will focus on landscape subject matter, but in ways that will provide paintings with an unexpected edge. This class is best suited for those who want to stretch, bringing some of their own creativity to their subject. It will require an ability to think abstractly, design shapes, edit what they see, and present the viewer with something unique and original. Instruction will center around designing good composition, cultivating an awareness of values, and developing a defined center of interest. Because this course forces each painter to push their work a step beyond copying (a landscape), it requires some careful planning, a sure hand, and confidence. The instructor’s lesson handouts, demos, and one-on-one instruction are all designed to help each painter push thru to new heights. There will be critiques of painters’ work during each class session providing positive reinforcement of successes as well as opportunities to point out solutions where challenges are encountered. Sign up early, these classes fill up fast!

    Intermediate level and above

    Nine weeks beginning September 16th.

    1-4pm
  • What is the future for those unfinished paintings of yours that you currently have in storage? Do some of them have valuable qualities, but are not finished enough to exhibit?

    In this class we will use a tried-and-true strategy to finish those paintings, one by one. We will start by your bringing an unfinished painting, your painting equipment (french box easel or equivalent), paints, brushes, etc., and your photo reference(s), and a fresh canvas and other photo reference for a new painting, and we will begin.

    In the process, we will complete the unfinished painting, making it suitable for framing, exhibiting, and sale, if desired. We will fulfill the potential that you have worked so hard to initiate.

    Seven weeks beginning October 3rd

    9am-12pm

    Room 209
  • Come join Jennifer and explore abstract design using new and exciting techniques and materials. This isn’t your typical painting class and you won’t be staring at the same still life or model for weeks at a time. Each week she will introduce you to different techniques or materials, and uncover the possible shapes they can create, adding dimensionality to your work. She will be using everything from joint compound to various papers, and with Jennifer’s hands-on approach, you will understand the full potential of each new material and find a way to make the art “your own.” Nine week class beginning September 19th. Bring your acrylic paints!

    9am-12pm

    Balcony room
  • “A place where artists can work on their own art among other artists.” It is a good atmosphere working with other artists. Members may choose to draw or paint the live model, still life, or do their own thing. A professional model sits for three hours. The class monitor secures the model and the class fee covers model cost. Still life painters volunteer to bring in a still life subject, according to a schedule established at the first class.

    Nine weeks beginning September 19th.

    9am-12pm

    Room 207
  • Thursday mornings, 9 am-noon

    Randy Hale will be at Park Hill on Thursday mornings to teach a drawing class. But this one will be more than just drawing – it will center on travel journaling and urban sketching. These useful tools help the artist develop a number of useful skills: eye-hand coordination, replicating scale, producing shapes that are the correct proportion, and capturing accurate perspective. For an artist, drawing must be as natural as breathing. It is the foundation beneath which all good painting emerges. Join Randy on Thursdays – he’ll help you draw what you see! Demos and critiques – of course!!

    Nine week class beginning September 19th.

    9am-12pm

    Room 205
  • This class is for all levels and will cover all elements of painting especially composition, as this is often what determines the success of the painting. Color will also be a focus of this session...it's spring, so why not! We will focus on the beginning stages of the painting though we will carry paintings forward to completion and cover all elements of the painting process. All subject matter is welcome. Students may bring reference photos or still life set-ups to work from. Students are encouraged to start a new painting each week, and are invited to experiment, take risks and enjoy the painting experience! There will be a brief discussion and demo by the instructor, but mostly this will be painting time with individual guidance to help you achieve your painting goals.

    Seven week class beginning September 19th.

    1-4pm.

    Room 205
  • Join us to play with acrylic paint, collage and other mixed media tools to create rich and colorful backgrounds. Then, look closely and find the critters waiting to come to life. In this class we’ll create numerous backgrounds, practice sketching details our favorite critters and then use our favorite parts to add our critters to our paintings. Looking to create looser and get back to the fun of creating like a child? Don’t spend a lot of money. Bring what you have. Jennifer will have additional supplies for use and experimentation.

    Acrylic paints in a variety of your favorite colors including black and white
    White gesso
    Matte medium
    Stabilo marks all pencils in black and white
    Collage materials
    #140 watercolor or mixed media paper 9” x 12” or 18” x 24”
    Newsprint
    Sketch pad
    Various paint brush sizes
    Pencil sharpener
    Two Water containers
    Spray bottle
    Painter’s tape
    Paper towels
    Firm waterproof surface to tape paper to while working (foam core, Masonite, etc)
    Old t-shirt or rag to wipe brushes

    $20 per student supply fee.

    Four week class beginning October 24th.

    1-4pm.

    Room 207
  • Learn how to create beautiful paintings using water and paint! This class is a fun, exciting, and easy atmosphere designed for growing your skills with your watercolor paints to create fresh colorful paintings. Together, we will learn watercolor techniques while painting skies, trees, animals, people and buildings. We put it all together for amazing results in a watercolor painting. To begin each class there will be a discussion and demonstration of our weekly topic. The class will include supportive critiques that help us all learn together.

    This class is open to intermediate- advanced painters.

    Limit 20 students

    Six week class beginning October 10th.

    1-4pm

    Balcony room
  • Shibori is a Japanese word used to describe a resist style of dyeing. This class will explore four specific techniques of resist dyeing in acid dyes, while visiting color theory. Each class we will create samples of the four techniques to be utilized in a culmination project in our final session. This final project will emphasize the elements and principles of design by demonstrating your new technical ability in Shibori.

    Each class will review an example of the resist process often used in Shibori. In class we will create a fabric sample using the technique featured for that week. Samples will be made in a few fibers to demonstrate the saturation of acid dyes. We will review our color theory by calculating our acid dye to fabric ratio. The dyes will become reactive to the fibers by adding heat. Samples will need to cool before we remove the resist object from the fabric. The following class we will set the dye and rinse any excess dye from the fabric due to potential miscalculation. As we create more samples we will begin to build colors and layers of dye. We will repeat a similar timeline for each class until the final session. We will have many samples from previous classes to complete our last dye bath. I will chemically set each students work for pick after shortly after the final session.

    Materials Cost: $35

    Please wear clothes they are comfortable potentially getting dyed. An Apron is helpful.

    Five week class beginning September 19th.

    1-4pm

    Room 207
  • Participants will be introduced to the process of woodcut printmaking, from constructing an effective drawing, preparing the block, transferring the drawing to the woodblock, cutting and gouging the block, to printing the image on suitable paper. In place of a press, we will use the hand-printing processes of a baren, or wooden or Teflon spoon. The goal will be to produce a small edition of beautiful black-and-white woodcut prints. Color woodcuts will be discussed, and accomplished on a limited basis. A
    materials fee of $10, which covers the cost of one basswood block (about 5” x 7”), the use of ink,
    brayers, and newsprint paper. Students need to purchase an Xacto knife (about $3), gouges (a set of Japanese gouges is about $15), and a wooden spoon (about $1).  They may come to the first class without tools, and see specifics of the tools needed.

    Seven week class beginning October 3rd

    1-4pm

    Room 209

Registration is closed

Registration for classes that begin on September 16th or 19th is closed. Online registration is only available for classes that start later than the second week of the fall session.

Email: parkhillartclub@gmail.com

Address:
5209 Montview Blvd
Denver 80207

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