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Acrylic Painting Natural Elements

Acrylic Painting: Natural Elements

Mondays at 1:00 to 4:00 PM

with Instructor Nicole Lee

Dates:

Winter/Spring Session 2: 2/27, 3/6, 3/16, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

Break: 4/10

Winter/Spring Session 3: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22

Price: Non-members: $170.00 | Members: $135.00
(Not a member? Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

In this class, we will take on the common, natural elements that are seen most often in landscapes through techniques with acrylic paint. Learn tips and tricks on mastering trees, clouds, flowers, hills, valleys, and many more. Follow the instructor as we all create our own version of a common image. We'll spend 1-2 classes on each painting. This is an on-site class.

 

Suggested Supplies

  • 5-6 canvases (any size that you choose, 16x20 is a good basic size, but smaller will also work)

  • A basic set of acrylic paints 

  • A set of brushes (a large and small flat, various rounds and a liner)

  • Palette paper or wax paper

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

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All Media Painting

All Media Painting

Thursday at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

with Doug Tweddale

Dates: Winter/Spring Session 2: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

Price: Non-members: $170.00 | Members: $135.00
(Not
a member? Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

This class builds upon two earlier drawing classes, and is open to all artists.  You do not need to have attended the two earlier classes to join this ongoing group.  The focus is upon composition and using colors that match the values of the scene.  Artists of all experience levels are welcome, using any painting medium.

Doug will be doing demos in pastel and oils during the class that focus upon drawing evocative compositions, the effective use of underpaintings, and how to match your color selections to the desired value ranges for the scene.  Doug will be helping each artist individually during these classes.  

Please bring your painting media supplies along with electronic or printed photos of your favorite subjects for your use.  Any media is fine, including chalk pastels, acrylics, oil, watercolor or color pencils. The first class will begin with color theory, later classes will demonstrate the use of underpainting to establish values, color selections that match the desired values, and then proceed to the finishing touches to complete a painting. Please join us for this informative class!

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

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Pen and Watercolor

Pen and Watercolor

Tuesdays at 6:30 to 8:30 PM

with Instructor Jason Rodriguez

Dates: Winter/Spring Session 2: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

 

Price: Non-members: $125.00 | Members: $90.00

(Not a member? Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Location: Online Zoom Class

Together, Pen and Watercolor are an incredible combination to master. Learn both drawing fundamentals and color theory. We will cover many topics like color blending, complementary colors, color value, and pen techniques. Don’t worry, that’s just the technical description. How we’ll be learning all that is by coloring people, animals, animated movie shots, our own illustrations, and much more. This is a ZOOM class.

Required Supplies

  • Watercolor Paper 9×12 or larger (Canson or Strathmore)

  • Watercolor Paints (Koi or Windsor Newton Pan Set of 12 or more colors)

  • Round Watercolor Brushes–Sizes 7 and 2

  • Set of Microns or other Multiliner Pens (Varying Sizes)

  • Brush pen (Pentel Brush Pen) 

  • 2B Pencil

  • Kneaded Eraser

Questions? Email: jdrodpictures@gmail.com

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All Media Drawing

All Media Drawing

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

with Betz Green

Dates:

Winter/Spring Session 2: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Break: 4/12

Winter/Spring Session 3: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24

Price: Non-members: $170.00 | Members: $135.00

(Not a member? Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

Drawing proficiency is important for all artists, whether highly skilled in a medium of choice or, just beginning on a creative journey. This class is for all levels. Each class includes demonstrations in various mediums, techniques, and art theory, with ample time for individual practice. On the first day of each new session, a still life will be arranged and, using charcoal, I will sketch the set-up while discussing working methods. This class may also be used by those seeking independent work time and space with input from a fellow working artist. This is an on-site class.

Required Supplies

  • Charcoal (either pencils, sticks, or powdered, including white if you have it)

  • Kneaded eraser

  • Charcoal or pastel paper (I used toned Canson pastel paper)

  • Chamois

  • Backer board and masking tape (to keep the paper rigid and in place)

  • Still life objects, or a favorite photo to work from (either as a hard copy or on an iPad)

 

Questions? Email: bgreen@betzgreen.com -or- Phone: (215) 292-3664

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Watercolor Basics

Watercolor Basics

Thursday at 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

with Nicole Lee

Dates: Winter/Spring Session 2: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13 (Please Note: 3/30 class is being made-up on 4/13)

Price: Non-members: $170.00 | Members: $135.00

(Not a member? Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

Each week we will explore and learn a new technique and apply that technique to our own painting. The subject matter can be of your choosing or suggested by the instructor. This is a great beginners class where master artists will be covered and techniques will be learned; including how color works together. This is an on-site class.

 

Suggested Supplies

  • Watercolor paper (suggested size 9x12)

  • Set of Soft Watercolor brushes in various sizes

  • Set of paints, cakes or tubes

  • Palette paper or wax paper

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

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Introduction to

Oil Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting

Tuesday at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

with Jim Green

Dates:

Winter/Spring Session 2: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

Break: 4/11

Winter/Spring Session 3: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

Price: Non-members: $170.00 | Members: $135.00

(Not a member? Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

This class is about the knowledge acquired and the fun involved with creating an oil painting. You will learn how to develop a painting from start to finish, with a focus on preparing the surface, creating an interesting composition, and getting the image onto the canvas. We will also discuss and practice the application of paint, along with the proper use and care of materials. We will go over practical matters such as the economics of purchasing materials, as well as how to get into art shows and proper framing. Class critiques will be encouraged.

 

During these sessions I encourage any questions or discussions concerning oil painting because I too and continuously learning from others feel free to contact me with questions concerning this class at jgreen@artbyjimgreen.com or 215-416-0367.

 

Supplies list

  • Palette knife-plastic or metal

  • Palette-a disposable paper pad or wood ( recommended)

  • Odorless solvent - small container of gamsol

  • Paint medium-liquin original (smallest bottle available please)

  • Container for holding solvent (for brush cleaning)

  • Graphite pencil or charcoal

  • Suggested brushes - both bristle and soft Round #2, #6 Flat or bright #2, #4, #6

  • Oil paints:

    • Alizarin crimson

    • Cadmium red

    • Cadmium yellow light

    • Sap green

    • Ultramarine blue

    • Raw umber

    • Burnt sienna

    • Titanium White

  • Painting surface- suggested size gessoed cotton canvas or gessoed board-11"x14", 12"x16", 16"x20"

  • Photos you may want to paint from, or a still life setup.

  • Roll of paper towels or rags

  • An illustrated book about your favorite painter (optional)

 

Please note: that a good art supply store can help with any questions, or again you can email or call me.

Questions? Email: jgreen@artbyjimgreen.com or Phone: 215-416-0367

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Bits and Pieces Mosaics

Bits and Pieces Mosaics

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

with Roxanne Slemmer

Dates: 

Winter/Spring Session 2: 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4

Break: 4/11

Winter/Spring Session 3: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23

Price: Non-members: $170.00 | Members: $135.00

Materials Fee: $20.00 (due to instructor on first day)

(Not a member? Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

Mosaics for everyone. This class is designed for the novice as well as the seasoned mosaic artist. The first class is a small start-to-finish piece learning all the basics to create a small mosaic artwork for those who are new to mosaics or a study in new techniques for those who know the ins and outs of tile and glass art. You can explore and experiment with tile, tesserae, stained glass, natural stones as well as various substrates. The remainder of the course is an 11x14 piece of your own image, with the final class for grouting your piece. All tools and materials are supplied with the class ($20.00 material fee due the first day).

Questions? Email gnartleague@gmail.com

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Introduction to Pastel Landscapes and Still Life

Introduction to Pastel Landscapes & Still Life

Thursday at 10 am to 12:30 pm

with Catherine McIlhenny

Dates:

Session 2: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20

Break: 4/27

Session 3: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8

Price: Non-members: $148.00 | Members: $113.00

(Not a member? Membership is only $35.00 a year and you save on every class!)

Location: GNAL Building, 800 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403

This is an on-site class ideal for beginners as well as more experienced artists interested in pastel painting using soft pastels, or drawing with pastel pencils or charcoal. Work from your own source material such as a printed photo (that you took) or from an iPad. (Working from phone images is not encouraged.)

The class will focus on composition and expression using your desired medium of pastels, pastel pencils, or charcoal. I would like us to explore how each of the parts/objects in your executed work contributes to creating an expressive final piece. What does hte observer "see"? What are you trying to "say"?

Materials:

Pastels, such as NuPAstel (hard), Rembrantdt (medium, Schminke, Unison, and Sennelier (soft) are some examples. Ebay is a good source of quality sets of the above pastels as well as Daler-Rowney and Grumbacher (discontinued but a good medium to soft stick.) Online sites include Dakota, Jackson's, Jerry's Artarama, and Blick Art Material. Be sure to buy "artist quality" rather than "student quality". Your finished work will thank you. 

Paper, such as sanded UArt 320 and Pastel Premier are the most forgiving. These are the papers I use most. As you become more comfortable with the medium, there are lots of other papers. 

Charcoal sticks and pencils if drawing

Pastel pencils, such as Faber-Castell, Stabilo, Derwent and others

Charcoal paper from Strathmere or Cansom M-Teintes for drawing using pastel pencils, and charcoal. 

Questions? Email: gnartleague@gmail.com

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