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Adult drawing classes - July 22 through September 16, 1-4pm at the Chester (MA) Railroad Depot
Material covered will be determined by the level of experience and interests of the students - wildlife, pets, architecture, landscapes, trains and boats, etc. Minimum of 6, maximum of 12 students per class. Cost will be $35/class (per student) or $120 for any four classes (paid in advance). All necessary materials provided.
Please contact Steve Hamlin at 667-3346 to register or for more information.
Drawing Planes, Trains and Boats – 3 sessions: Thursdays 10/13-27, 1:30-4:30 at the Springfield Museum School
Drawings and paintings that include trains, boats and planes have great appeal, but those subjects can be vexing to render accurately. In this 3-session series, we’ll tackle the unique challenges of drawing each of these subjects. Some knowledge of perspective drawing is helpful, but not required. Some drawing experience is recommended. A materials list is available. Most materials will be available for loan or purchase.
Drawing Pets and Wildlife – 3 sessions: Thursdays 11/3-17, 1:30-4:30 at the Springfield Museum School
In this 3-session series, we’ll explore the challenges of drawing form, fur and features of animals. Bring a photo or two of a pet you’d like to do a portrait of. We’ll work from photos that are provided by the instructor for the first session or two. In the final session, we’ll apply techniques previously explored, applying them to your photo. If you don’t have a pet, but just love animals, a photo will be provided. Some drawing experience is recommended. A materials list is available. Most materials will be available for loan or purchase.
Introduction to Watercolors – 1 session: Saturday, 10/27, 10-3:00 at the Springfield Museum School
This class will explore the challenges and opportunities of transparent watercolors: graded washes, controlling edges, masking, etc. We’ll paint a still life, exploring wet-in-wet, splatter and other texture effects in the background, moving into rendering form, light and shadow in the foreground subjects. No previous experience is necessary. Students should bring drawing and painting tools (list available). Supplementary materials will be available.
Painting Flowers in Watercolor – 1 session: Saturday, 11/5, 10-3:00 at the Springfield Museum School
Flowers are a perfect subject for watercolors – this transparent medium is ideal for capturing the translucency of petals and leaves. In this class, we’ll explore the use of wet-in-wet, edge control and color blending in rendering a floral subject. Some experience with watercolors is recommended. A materials list is available. Most materials will be available for loan or purchase.
Painting Birds in Watercolor – 1 session: Saturday, 11/19, 10-3:00 at the Springfield Museum School
In this 5-hour workshop we’ll tackle the challenging, but rewarding genre of rendering birds in watercolors. Some of the specific areas we’ll focus on include texture feathers, reflective surfaces like eyes and beaks, and underlying anatomy and the way it is affected by light and shadow. Some experience with watercolors is recommended. A materials list is available. Most materials will be available for loan or purchase.
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