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WILLIAMSBURG CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
ADULT ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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adult CLASSES – Spring 2019

monday  |  tuesday  |  wednesday  |  thursday  |  friday

Mondays
 

Fundamentals of Drawing - Beginners & Intermediate - Ongoing
   ASP-288-ASP  1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25
         Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
            Times: 9:30am - 11:30am
            Course Fee: Non-Members $    Members $

Instructor: Richard Corwin

*Course Fee: 
Members: $35 per class or $150 for 5 classes
Non-members: $40 per class or $175 for five classes

Drawing is both an art in itself and a tool used in painting. Students will learn how to capture the likeness of an object and use light and shading to make objects appear three dimensional, as well as learn the rules of perspective. The class will include some human anatomy (NO nude models) and still life arrangements. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. ALL LEVELS WELCOME. This course is ongoing and open to both mature teenagers and adults.

How this works: You may purchase one class at a time, or a group of 5 classes (best deal), but you must attend your class or classes within eight weeks of purchase.  This spread of time allows for individual travel interruptions or other personal issues during the eight-week period.  

How to enroll: Richard Corwin is a WCAC sanctioned independent contractor and will book your class, or group of classes himself.  If you are interested in attending, please contact him at either (757) 707-8860 or corwinshome@yahoo.com.  Once Richard confirms availability for your class or classes, you will need to pay him directly either by cash or check – no credit cards accepted.  He will give you a receipt which he will also file with WCAC.  WCAC will not book these classes or accept payments for them. However, if you have any questions, please contact Cary Garnet at (757) 229-4949 or Janis Wood at (757) 220-2217.

Supply List

*graphite pencils
*good erasers preferably plastic and/or kneaded
*small pencil sharpener,
*sketch pad minimum 5x7 - the larger the better

Richard taught fine arts at the Warwick Art College in Hampton Virginia, the USO at Fort Eustis Virginia and at several private schools. He has owned and operated a gallery and art school in Florida and has exhibited his work in numerous galleries and exhibitions.

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Tuesdays
 

Copper Plate Calligraphy
   ASP-296-01  1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 Make-up date: 2/25
         Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
            Times: 7 PM to 9 PM
            Course Fee: Non-Members $100    Members $90

Instructor: Nick Vrettos

Have you ever admired the writing on formal invitations and the envelopes within which they arrive?

If so, we are offering a course in formal Copperplate Calligraphy to be taught by Penman Nick Vrettos.  Nick has been studying and teaching this form for nearly 20 years.  His initial training was at the New York Society of Scribes, and he has since attended annual seminars given by the International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting.  This course will cover the use of the pointed pen and the forms necessary to the script.

Sign up soon - space is limited!

Supplies:  Instructor will provide the materials/supplies necessary for this class for an additional fee of $25.  Please pay the instructor directly on the first day of the class. 

A make up class will be held on 2/25

 

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Wednesdays
 

Intro to Watercolor
   ASP-251-ASP  2/13, 2/27, 3/6
         Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
            Times: 9:00 - 11:00 am
            Course Fee: Non-Members $120.00    Members $105.00

Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

In three sessions, you will learn about watercolor materials, the basics of using watercolor media, and how to create a simple still life painting.  You will end with enough insight to begin to paint simple scenes on your own or feel comfortable in beginner watercolor classes.  If you've been away from painting for awhile, this class will refresh your skills and help you get back into it.  

Supplies: You will learn all about watercolor media and materials during the first class - please do not purchase materials before that class .  There is a one week gap between the 1st and 2nd class to allow time to purchase your materials. If you prefer, Elizabeth will put together a small kit for the class for $50 - she will explain during the first class.

Painting with the Instructor
   ASP-162-ASP  3/20, 3/27, 4/3
         Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
            Times: 9:00 - 11:00 am
            Course Fee: Non-Members $120.00    Members $105.00

Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

Learn how to use the basics of watercolor in a painting.  Prior to the class, the instructor will e-mail a copy of a landscape photograph to students. That photo and scene will be the subject for this 3 session class. 

The instructor will take you step-by-step, from start to finish, through the painting. Using this image, she will teach you to utilize the basics of watercolor in a painting.  She will demonstrate each step of the process before you try it, and give you careful instructions while you are working on your version.   

Prior to the first class, be sure to print out the photo that Elizabeth emails to you.  Upon your enrollment, she will send you a supply/materials list and her contact information. 

Continuing Watercolor - Painting From Your Own Photo
   ASP-299-ASP  4/17, 4/24 and 5/1
         Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
            Times: 9:00 - 11:00 am
            Course Fee: Non-Members $120.00    Members $105.00

Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

Now it's time for you to select one of your own photos and begin painting your own subjects.  Please do not use someone else's photo from a magazine, etc. They are copyrighted and not legal to use unless you have the copyright holder's written permission.  It is also more rewarding to work from a photo scene that is personal to you. 

Prior to the first class, please complete the drawing/s from your own photo in your sketch pad.  The instructor will work with students individually as you progress from your drawing through the development of your painting. She will help you plan your approach to your painting, make paint color choices, and decide where to use mask, etc. 

Class I: Getting the drawing right. Please bring the drawing/s you completed and your sketch pad.  Elizabeth will critique you while you work on getting your drawing sized correctly for your watercolor paper. She will also help you plan the process for doing your painting.

Classes II and III: You will continue to work on your painting at your own pace.  Elizabeth will provide guidance and support during this process.

Throughout this series, feel free to listen to instruction given to other students - it may be very useful.  Elizabeth will stop as needed to demonstrate painting techniques to address issues encountered while working with students. You will find both Elizabeth and your fellow students supportive as you work through the stages of learning how to paint in watercolor.

Materials:  Upon enrollment, you will receive an email with the materials necessary to complete this series.


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For additional information, call: 757–229–4949
or visit the gallery at 110 Westover Avenue, Williamsburg.


Unless otherwise noted, Classes & Workshops will be held
in the Art Education Center at the back of the Blue Building,
110 Westover Avenue, Williamsburg.
Our parking lot entrance is one way only from Lafayette Street.
Advance Registration Required.

Call the Gallery to register today!
757–229-4949