Art Classes for Adults: Spring and Summer 2016


New! 
Botanical Illustration Session 2
Some drawing experience is necessary. Hone in on your drawing skills as you work with shading, perspective, 3-dimensionality to draw botanic subjects. Render accurate and realistic flowers, fruits, and other plant materials as we further explore color, light, shadow and composition. Instructor: Caroline Hottenstein
3 lessons @ 3 hrs, $141/$126 MCC district residents
Register online: 6639.316    
F, 5/6,          9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tu, 5/10     9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
F, 5/13        9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


 

Continuing Painting
A class designed for the continuing painting student at the beginning and intermediate level. Continued practice with paint application, color mixing and composition with a focus on thematic development. Subject matter will vary as students paint from imagination, memory, photographs, or direct observation.
5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $195/$180 MCC district residents
Register online: 6638.316           W, 4/27-5/25      1-4pm


 

2-Day Photoshop Workshop
For beginners and those with some experience. Photoshop is a fabulous tool for artists for editing and correcting their images but also for special effects, making art and animation. The first half of this workshop will go over the basics of Photoshop. Part two will focus on ways artists can use Photoshop to push the boundaries of their creative expression. Bring your laptop with Adobe Photoshop CC loaded (either with Adobe’s Creative Cloud free trial or a purchased plan or software of the most updated version) images of your work, and let’s play! Instructor: Kristin Reiber Harris
16 years – Adults
2 lessons @ 3 hrs, $100/$85 MCC district residents
Register online: 6607.416           Sa, Su, 6/11 – 6/12         1-4 pm


 

Watercolor: Evening Alfresco
Work directly from the landscape and surrounding nature in this outdoor watercolor class. We will explore how the later afternoon light transforms our subjects, and hone in on different inspirations we find in the summer evening setting. For a portion of each class when it gets dark, we will bring our work into the studio and continue to work and critique inside. This class is led by MPA exhibiting artist Carol Barsha, who has much experience teaching watercolor outdoors, and employs this medium and setting in her own work.
16 years-Adults
5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $190/$175 MCC district residents
Register online: 6601.416           W, 6/8–7/6                     4:30 – 7:30 pm


 

Line, Color, Pattern, Motif: From Coloring Book to Art
Open to artists of all levels. Inspired by the coloring book craze, this class is designed to lead artists through an exploration of line as a guiding force in art.  Referencing sources as diverse as textile designs, old master drawings, 17th Century emblem books, and coloring books, we will go from simple to complex designs using colored pencils. Beginning students with no drawing experience can begin making designs using abstract patterning and transfer techniques; intermediate and advanced students can develop complex pictures through composite methods.  Along the way we’ll touch upon color theory, tonality, line quality and pencil techniques.  Instructor: Aletha Kuschan
16 years- Adults
6 lessons @ 2.5 hours, $190/$175 MCC district residents
Register online: 6603.416           Sa, 7/9–8/13                   1-3:30 pm

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 Drawing into Painting
For beginning and intermediate students. Hit the refresh button this summer and get your skills and confidence up! You will bring your drawing skills up to speed with measuring, composition, shading, and gesture through exercises to help you loosen up as well as hone in your technical and observational skills. Students will select either acrylic or oil, and we will explore mixing, different applications, and using color in the composition as we build our paintings. The materials list will include choices for basic acrylic or oil. Model fee extra. Instructor: Naomi Chung
16 years – Adults
6 lessons @ 2.5 hrs, $190/$175 MCC district residents
Register online: 6602.416           M, 7/11–8/15     7-9:30 pm


 

I’ve Never Held a Pencil: Beginning Drawing for Adults
For the true beginner. If you’ve wanted to take a drawing class but found it intimidating, this is the place to start. We will fall in love with our drawing tools by exploring all the different media available to us, including different pencil weights, woodless pencils, graphite, charcoal, ink, and more. Each student will find a variety of drawing material with which they are comfortable. Your skills and confidence will grow as you learn to work with line, texture, shading and simple forms. This series of beginning drawing classes is taught by a different instructor each semester, so each session is slightly different. Instructor: Jessica Linnenkamp
5 lessons @ 2 hrs, $130/$118 MCC district residents
Register online: 6608.416           W, 7/13-8/10                  6-8 pm


 

Intermediate  Acrylic Painting
For students with some background in painting and drawing. We will practice the technical and expressive fundamentals of painting in acrylic as we work from still life, figure, subjects from memory and photographs, and exploring the abstract. We will explore the possibilities of technique and surface and challenge ourselves to improve our painting in new ways. Model fee extra. Instructor: Arthur Kwon Lee
16 years-Adults
6 lessons @ 2.5 hrs, $190/$175 MCC district residents
Register online: 6604.416           Th, 7/14–8/18                 7-9:30 pm

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Open Studio: Uninstructed open drawing sessions with a model

Saturday sessions feature long poses (minimum one hour). Save when you register for the series!

Winter/Spring 2016

Tuesdays

10 sessions @ 2.5 hrs, $65/$60 MCC district residents
Individual sessions, $9.
Register Online: 6631.316                          Tu, 1/12-3/15                          7-9:30 p.m.

9 sessions @ 2.5 hrs, $60/$55 MCC district residents
Individual sessions, $9.
Register Online: 6632.316                          Tu, 3/29-5/24                          7-9:30 p.m.

 

Thursdays

10 sessions @ 3 hrs, $80/75 MCC district residents
Individual sessions, $10.
Register Online: 6633.316                          Th, 1/14-3/17                          1-4 p.m.

9 sessions @ 3 hrs, $75/70 MCC district residents
Individual sessions, $10.
Register Online: 6634.316                          Th, 4/7-6/2                             1-4 p.m.

 

Saturdays

8 sessions @ 3 hrs, $65/60 MCC district residents
Individual sessions, $10.
Register Online: 6635.316                          Sa, 1/23-3/19                           4-7 p.m.
No session on 2/13.

7 sessions @ 3 hrs, $60/$55 MCC district residents
Individual sessions, $10.
Register Online: 6636.316                          Sa, 4/2-5/14                            4-7 p.m.
No session on 5/21.

 

Summer 2016

7 sessions @ 2.5 hrs, $50/$45 MCC district residents
Individual sessions, $9.
Register online: 6605.416           Tu, 6/21–8/9                  7-9:30 pm
No session on 7/5

7 sessions @ 3 hrs, $60/$55 MCC district residents
Individual sessions, $10.
Register online: 6606.416           Sa, 6/25–8/13                 4-7 pm
No session on 7/2


 

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