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WILLIAMSBURG CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
ADULT ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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adult CLASSES – Spring 2023

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Sundays
 

Matting and Framing 2-D Art Demo 02-23

   ASP-432-02-23   /  Sunday, February 5

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 2:00-4:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $0.00
                Non-Members: $
Instructor: Altman and Schwartz

THIS PROGRAM IS FREE TO WCAC MEMBERS ONLY

Apryl Altman and Karen Schwartz will demonstrate how to prepare 2-D artwork for hanging in a professional manner.  The demo will include matting, framing and wire placement on paintings and photos under glass, and also how to frame and wire paintings on canvas.  There will be time for questions.

To reserve your seat for this program, call Michael at the WCAC office at 757-229-4949.  The deadline for registration is February 2.


iPhone Photography 02-23

   ASP-431-02-23   /  Sunday, February 26

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 1:00-4:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $50.00
                Non-Members: $55.00
Instructor: Caroline Maryan

Join us for a hands-on iPhone photography class with Williamsburg-based travel photographer, Caroline Maryan.  Whether the iPhone is your only camera..or not..you'll be amazed at what you can capture with it.  All it takes is some knowledge and practice.

Working with the Camera app that comes with the iPhone, we'll start with the basics, learning what the various camera buttons, dials, and settings control.  Then, we will dive into the modes before moving on to learning and practicing advanced techniques.  Finally, we will touch on simple editing.

Throughout the afternoon, you will pick up tips and tricks to improve your iPhone photography and leave feeling inspired to use your iPhone for more than a messaging device.  You will also take home handouts with suggestions for practice that will keep your learning on track.

Students will need to bring their iPhone.  All models are welcome, but some of the older models may not have all the modes available.  PLEASE CHARGE YOUR PHONE BEFORE YOU BRING IT TO CLASS!

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Please contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com by February 22 to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-466


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Tuesdays
 

Introduction to Watercolor 01-23

   ASP-425-01-23   /  Tuesday, January 10, 24, and 31

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 12:30-2:30

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

In three sessions you will learn about watercolor materials, basics of using watercolor, 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 early watercolor classes.  If you've been away from painting for a while, this class can refresh your skills and help you get back into it.

 

The first session will teach you about watercolor materials. Please wait to get your supplies after this class.  Bring only pencil and paper to the first session (for notes).

Session One   Watercolor materials, how to choose them, how they work

You need to understand how to select paint, paper, and brushes in order to have tools that will let you achieve your goals in painting. You'll learn why these selections are important and be able to make good decisions as you add materials.

Session Two     Watercolor techniques, basic strokes and techniques

When should the paper be dry, when should it be wet?  How can I use my brush to create the image that I want to make?  What other tools can I use to create images?  How do I "paint" white shapes since I don't use white paint in watercolor?  Demonstration and exercises will help you learn about working with watercolor, it's materials, and equipment to achieve your painting goals.

Session Three  Create a simple watercolor still life painting.

You will create a simple painting that will utilize many of the materials and techniques that were discussed in earlier sessions.  This will give you the opportunity to reinforce what you have learned by trying the techniques in an actual painting.  We will work from specific still life items in a setup for your subject.  These items have been chosen to enable you to use a wide variety of the basic techniques.  You will need to bring a small purple eggplant, a nicely striped Gala apple, and a Bartlett pear to class for your subject

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by January 6 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 01-23

   ASP-424-01-23   /  Tuesday, January 17, 24, and 31

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 9:00-11:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

This is a small class for people who have had some experience with watercolor, preferably at least an introductory class that taught them about watercolor materials and the basics of painting in watercolor.  In this class you will be doing paintings from your own photographs.  The instructor will work with the students as a group and individually during the class to help them further develop their skills.  She will help you plan your approach to your painting, give guidance on the drawing that you are starting with, and then advise, demonstrate, etc. on aspects of the painting wherever you may need her help.  When needed, she’ll use a class session for a concentrated lesson on some aspect of drawing/painting.  When she is working with one student, all are welcome to listen and ask questions as these questions offer a learning opportunity to all.   Get your materials list when you enroll.  If you have questions about items on the materials list, contact the instructor for information.  516 383-1137 or artbyeliz@gmail.com.

This class is one in which people who are working to continually improve their painting skills often enroll continuously.  People find not only the help of the instructor valuable but to continually take class with the same group of people creates an excellent support group for your painting endeavors.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by January 13 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 02-23

   ASP-427-02-23   /  Tuesday, February 14, 21, and 28

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 9:00-11:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

This is a small class for people who have had some experience with watercolor, preferably at least an introductory class that taught them about watercolor materials and the basics of painting in watercolor.  In this class you will be doing paintings from your own photographs.  The instructor will work with the students as a group and individually during the class to help them further develop their skills.  She will help you plan your approach to your painting, give guidance on the drawing that you are starting with, and then advise, demonstrate, etc. on aspects of the painting wherever you may need her help.  When needed, she’ll use a class session for a concentrated lesson on some aspect of drawing/painting.  When she is working with one student, all are welcome to listen and ask questions as these questions offer a learning opportunity to all.   Get your materials list when you enroll.  If you have questions about items on the materials list, contact the instructor for information.  516 383-1137 or artbyeliz@gmail.com.

This class is one in which people who are working to continually improve their painting skills often enroll continuously.  People find not only the help of the instructor valuable but to continually take class with the same group of people creates an excellent support group for your painting endeavors.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by February 10 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Painting with the Instructor 02-23

   ASP-429-02-23   /  Tuesday, February 14, 21, and 28

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 12:30-2:30

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

Now that you’ve had a series of introductory classes, learn how to use those basics of watercolor in a painting.  The instructor will e-mail a copy of a photograph to students prior to class.  That scene will be the subject for this 3 session class.  She will take you step by step, from start to finish of the painting, based on the photo, to teach you to utilize the basics of watercolor in a painting.  Each step will be demonstrated, accompanied with careful instruction, then you will try it.  Be sure to print out a copy of the photo for your reference during class.  Get materials list when you enroll.  Contact instructor if you need more information.  516 383-1137  artbyeliz@gmail.com

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by February 10 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Continuing Watercolor 03-23

   ASP-428-03-23   /  Tuesday, March 14, 21, and 28

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 9:00-11:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

This is a small class for people who have had some experience with watercolor, preferably at least an introductory class that taught them about watercolor materials and the basics of painting in watercolor.  In this class you will be doing paintings from your own photographs.  The instructor will work with the students as a group and individually during the class to help them further develop their skills.  She will help you plan your approach to your painting, give guidance on the drawing that you are starting with, and then advise, demonstrate, etc. on aspects of the painting wherever you may need her help.  When needed, she’ll use a class session for a concentrated lesson on some aspect of drawing/painting.  When she is working with one student, all are welcome to listen and ask questions as these questions offer a learning opportunity to all.   Get your materials list when you enroll.  If you have questions about items on the materials list, contact the instructor for information.  516 383-1137 or artbyeliz@gmail.com.

This class is one in which people who are working to continually improve their painting skills often enroll continuously.  People find not only the help of the instructor valuable but to continually take class with the same group of people creates an excellent support group for your painting endeavors.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by March 10 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


Painting with the Instructor 03-23

   ASP-430-03-23   /  Tuesday, March 14, 21, and 28

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 12:30-2:30

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105.00
                Non-Members: $120.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

Now that you’ve had a series of introductory classes, learn how to use those basics of watercolor in a painting.  The instructor will e-mail a copy of a photograph to students prior to class.  That scene will be the subject for this 3 session class.  She will take you step by step, from start to finish of the painting, based on the photo, to teach you to utilize the basics of watercolor in a painting.  Each step will be demonstrated, accompanied with careful instruction, then you will try it.  Be sure to print out a copy of the photo for your reference during class.  Get materials list when you enroll.  Contact instructor if you need more information.  516 383-1137  artbyeliz@gmail.com

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by March 10 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.


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Wednesdays
 

Korean Traditional Folk Painting 01-23

   ASP-426-01-23   /  Wednesday, January 18 and 25, February 1, 8 and 15

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 9:00-11:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $100.00
                Non-Members: $115.00
Instructor: MoonJoo Lee

Engage your senses exploring the beauty of Minhwa-Korean Traditional Folk Art.  Paint peonies and birds, lotus flowers and dragonflies with a Minhwa artist as you immerse yourself in the flavor of the orient.

 

All supplies specific to this technique will be provided.  There is a supply fee of $40 payable to the instructor at the first class.  Students are asked to bring a small water basin for washing brushes, a white flat dish for a palette, paper towels, a cloth mat/blanket approximiately 20"x20" to use under the rice paper.

Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by January 4 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  For questions, contact Judy Leasure, Art Ed Coordinator, at leasure.judy@gmail.com or 757-941-4668.




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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