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WILLIAMSBURG CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
ADULT ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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adult CLASSES – summer 2024

This is just a partial list - please visit this site again for additional Summer Semester classes!

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Tuesdays
 

Introduction to Watercolor - 04-24

   ASU-498-04-24   /  Tuesday, April 30, May 14, & 21

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

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105
                Non-Members: $120
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

Registration is limited to six (6) students.

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.

Questions, Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by April 26 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.  


Continuing Watercolor 05-24

   ASU-499-05-24   /  Tuesday, May 7, 14, & 21

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

              Course Fee:
                Members: $105
                Non-Members: $120
Instructor: Elizabeth Greaf

Registration is limited to six (6) students.

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 at 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.

Questions, Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by May 3 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment. 

 


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Wednesdays
 

Beginning Acrylic Painting Part I - 05-24

   ASU-497-05-24   /  Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 1:00 - 3:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $170
                Non-Members: $185
Instructor: Carol Gruppe

ALL SLOTS FOR THIS CLASS ARE TAKEN!!!!

This beginner course offers the basics of working with acrylic paints and the techniques needed to create finished artwork. Different acrylic mediums and styles will be introduced and students will have the opportunity to paint various subjects which will incorporate the techniques learned. We will paint on gessoed watercolor paper and canvas surfaces. After this course, students should feel comfortable with some basic techniques of acrylic painting and be able to work on their own and transition into more advanced lessons and techniques.

Supplies: Students need to bring the following items to class: mixed media paper sketchbook (8x10 or larger) for notes and examples; water container; roll of paper towels; and painting clothes or apron.

A $35 materials fee will be collected by the instructor in the first session.

Questions Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com.


Continuing Acrylic Painting - 05-24

   ASU-496-05-24   /  Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 10:00 - 12:30

              Course Fee:
                Members: $170
                Non-Members: $185
Instructor: Carol Gruppe

Registration is limited to six (6) students.

This is a follow-on 6-week course for those who took one or both of the beginning sessions with Carol, or for those who have some basic experience with acrylics, but want to expand their techniques. We will continue with landscape and beach scenes, still life, figure and abstract painting working on gessoed watercolor paper and canvas. Various styles and color theories will be explored.  There will be group discussion of works in progress in order to share creative thought processes and build confidence in going forward.

Supplies: Once you are enrolled, Carol will send a supply list and contact information for any questions you might have.

Questions, Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by April 24 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.

 


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Thursdays
 

Korean Traditional Folk Painting (Minhwa) Intro Class - 06-24

   ASU-501-06-24   /  Thursday, June 13, 20, 27, and July 11

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 12:00 - 2:00

              Course Fee:
                Members: $120
                Non-Members: $140
Instructor: Moonjoo Lee

Registration is limited to six (6) students.

Engage your senses exploring the beauty of Minhwa - Korean traditional folk art.  Paint oriental style peonies as you immerse yourself in the flavor of the Orient. 

Students need to bring the following items to class:  a small water basin, two medium sized white, flat non-paper plates for palette, one tiny small bowl for Sumi-e ink, paper towels, and  a 20 x 24 cloth mat/sheet to use under rice paper.

A supply fee of $40 for rice paper, paint brushes, Chinese watercolors, a stretched canvas, Chinese ink, and copies of the sketch will be collected at the beginning of class.

Questions, Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by June 3 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.

 


Korean Traditional Folk Painting Intermediate Class - 06-24

   ASU-500-06-24   /  Thursday, June 13, 20, 27, and July 11

          Location: WCAC - 110 Westover Avenue
          Times: 9:30 - 11:30

              Course Fee:
                Members: $120
                Non-Members: $140
Instructor: Moonjoo Lee

Registration is limited to six (6) students.

Engage all your senses exploring the beauty of Minhwa.  Paint a lotus flower and dragon fly as you immerse yourself in the flavor of the Orient.

The beginner class is a PRE-REQUISITE for this class.  Only students who took the beginner class with MoonJoo will be permitted to register.

Students will bring the supplies that were distributed at the beginner class: Chinese watercolor and ink, paint brushes, small water basin, palette (white porcelain plate), paper towels, and cloth for mat.  

A $5 supply fee for coated mulberry paper, stretched canvas, and a copy of the sketch is due on the first day of the class.

Questions, Enrollment Deadline & How to Enroll:  Contact Michael Jones, Art Center Manager, by June 3 at (757) 229-4949 or visitwcac@gmail.com to register and make payment.

 



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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