DOW ARTS CLASSES


Plein Air Painting Workshop

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Ages: Adult

Saturday & Sunday September 14-15, 9:30am-3:30pm

Though painting on site comes with its own set of challenges, it is the artist’s surest way to learn how to create the feeling of “being there” in their painting. In this two-day workshop, we will focus on choosing and designing a composition that leads you into the painting and using values and color temperature to create the feeling of light on your canvas.

The class will paint together on site as weather permits. We will be available to offer students as much instruction as they like throughout the day. This is an oil painting workshop, but participants are welcome to paint in any medium they choose.

Class size: 4-6 students

Instructors: Janet Sutherland & Michael Dorsey

Cost: $100/members or $120/non-members

All Ages Wire Sculpture Workshop

Sunday, September 22, 2019. 1-3pm

Ages: Age 7 – Adult 

Learn the basics of working with this fun and simple medium with award-winning artist Ryan Kelley. Students will create mixed media sculptures with wire and found objects while learning to work with their hands in our 3D world!

Class size: 7-20 students

Instructor: Ryan Kelley

Cost: $20

Plein Air Painting Workshop

Saturday & Sunday, October 5 and 6, 9:00- 1:00 pm. 

Ages: 16  to Adult

This 2-day workshop in plein-air painting will be taught on location by Nicole Hupin-Otis. We will explore what goes into making a landscape painting, working directly from the subject. The workshop will include an overview of materials, canvas and palette preparation, planning a strong composition, seeing tone and hue, developing, and finally, completing the painting. This class is open to all levels although some experience- especially in drawing- is helpful. The tone of the workshop will be light-hearted and encouraging, so if you’ve always wanted to work in oils but did not know how to begin, come give it a try! If you’ve got some experience but wish for a new perspective, join us! 

Nicole’s work can be viewed on Instagram at @nicole.hupin.otis 

Cost: $90/members or $110/non-members

Digital Photography Workshop 

Thursdays, October 24 & November 7  (2 sessions, no class on Halloween) 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Ages: adults

This 2-session workshop is based on two overriding premises. #1 Good photographs, even Great photographs, are made by the photographer, not the equipment. #2 The best Camera is the one you have with you.

Whether your Camera is an iPhone/Smart Phone, a digital SLR or a digital point and shoot you need to understand the basic techniques involved in obtaining proper exposure and focus. Once we’re sure everyone understands those critical steps the fun begins as we explore all the techniques for identifying and including all the Elements of Composition that elevate a snapshot to a worthy Photograph, and the importance of and tools for Post-Processing your images. A homework assignment due for the 2nd session will be a key part of the learning experience, and class participation is important. No matter what level of expertise you think you are at with your Camera, this workshop will make you better.

Class size: 5-10

Instructor: David “Stoney” Stone

Cost: $75/members or $90/non-members