Intermediate Watercolor Workshop by Eric Michaels: Simplifying Your Paintings To Make Them Stronger

Intermediate Watercolor Workshop by Eric
Michaels: Simplifying Your Paintings
To Make Them Stronger
Wed/Thurs/Fri 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. February 19, 20, 21
Class Fee: $165 ($150 Members)Ages 16-Adult

Like a good house needs a solid foundation, the strength of a painting lies not in the drawing, or the detail, but in the arrangement and execution of its values and masses. Eric will demonstrate how to take any subject and synthesize
it down to its basic value masses. Then, painting those masses accurately, simply and interestingly, we set the stage so that our main focal point has maximum impact. Materials list will be provided at registration.

Eric Michaels: Landscapes In Watercolor and Oil

January 4 – February 8 
Eric Michaels Landscapes 
In Watercolor and Oil
Reception January 23
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont,
231-924-4022.

Eric Michaels is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Watercolor Society, and the Pastel Society of America.

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Eric Michaels’ work is its eclectic flavor. The subject matter spans four continents and both hemispheres, and his painting in the Historical and Western genres are collected nationally and internationally.

Michaels has exhibited at the Royal Watercolor Society in London and has been a regular exhibitor in the Artists of America, the Great American Artists and the “Quest for the West” exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum. His paintings hang in many private, corporate, museum and state collections; including IBM, Honeywell-Sperry Inc., Phillips Petroleum, Puma International, the Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, Booth Museum of Western Art, the Americana Museum, Haggin Museum, New Mexico State Governor’s Gallery and the Pearce Museum of Western Art.

Be sure to check out the watercolor and oil paintings workshops Eric is teaching this winter on page 14 of the Arts & Culture Connections Newsletter.

Learn more about Eric here: https://ericmichaelsfineart.com/

 

Luna Hare Solstice Watercolor

INSPIRE – Classes for Teens
Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:45-5:15 p.m. Ages 11-18
Class Fee $10 These classes are funded in part by a grant from
the FACF Youth Advisory Committee.

These exciting and exploratory art classes are designed
to give middle and high school students a chance to learn
about art styles and mediums they might not get in a
classroom. All materials provided.

December 19 Luna Hare Solstice Watercolor

Students will put into practice the watercolor techniques of
wash, resist, bleed, salt, sponge, splatter and lift to create
a beautiful Luna Hare Solstice painting to celebrate the
upcoming longest day of winter, welcoming longer days
and more sunshine ahead.

Fantastic Friday Watercolor Workshop with Cheryl Gould

Fantastic Friday Watercolor Workshop
with Cheryl Gould
Ode to a Lighthouse
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. October 11
Class Fee: $65 ($60 Members) Ages 16-Adult

Mark your calendars today for a workshop filled with skill building and exploration of media. In this class
participants will experiment with a variety of techniques in watercolor such as spattering, texturing with
plastic wrap and salt, masking, and pouring while capturing a view of a lighthouse. Cheryl is a skilled instructor making this a perfect class for a beginner or even an experienced painter who would like to refresh their skills. Bring a lunch.

Spring Break Art Explorations! Northern Lights Sky Painting

Spring Break Art Explorations!

Northern Lights Sky Painting
Thursday 11:00 a.m. – Noon April 4
Class Fee: $10 Ages 8-14

Using watercolor washes and acrylic paint, artists will recreate the bold colors and whimsy of northern lights.

Fine Arts Sampler with Lindsay Isenhart November 2 Watercolor Painting

Thursdays 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Ages 16-Adult
Class Fee $35 each ($30 Members)
These introductory classes use simple and similar subjects to explore different fine art mediums in each class. Great way to explore your interests without a huge investment of time and money! All materials provided. November 9 and 16 Block Printing requires students attend both days.
September 21 Charcoal & Graphite Drawing
October 19 Chalk Pastel & Oil Pastel Drawing
November 2 Watercolor Painting
November 9 & 16 Block Printing
December 14 Acrylic Painting
Keep an eye out for Art Glass Sampler series January/February 2018. Students will be sampling easy introductory Stained Glass, Fused Glass, Glass Beads, and Glass Mosaic projects.

Watercolor Workshop – Autumn Birch Landscape with Cheryl Gould October 21

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. October 21
Class Fee: $60 ($55 Members) Ages 16-Adult
In this class participants will learn a variety of techniques in watercolor including spattering, textural effects, masking, lifting, stamping and negative painting. A short review of color theory will begin the day and then students will work on painting an autumn forest landscape. Bring a lunch.

Watercolor Winterscape with Cheryl Gould

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

October 29

Class Fee: $55 ($50 Members)

Ages 16-Adult
In this class we will work with the basic elements of a winter landscape; sky, snow, trees and sunlight. We will be pouring, spraying, spattering, salting, stamping, and also using brushwork to create a winter scene. Perhaps it will be something you could use for a Christmas card? Several photos will be provided as reference material, but also feel free to bring you own reference photos to work from. We may be working on several scenes during the day in order to let the paintings dry between steps. Bring a lunch.

Exhibit: Helen Percy Lystra

Helen Percy Lystraday 6[4]
Jansma Gallery – NCCA-Artsplace
August 18 through September 17
Reception, September 9, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Jansma Gallery at NCCA-Artsplace,
13 E. Main St., Fremont, 231-924-4022.

Helen Percy Lystra lives in Grand Haven, and w6 7 treeorks full time as an artist. She paints, makes jewelry, does printmaking, and likes to experiment with many different ways of making art. Her favorite subjects are old boats, old structures and flowers. Most recently a love of fabric has worked its way into her art as well. Of her varied media she says: “My grandmother always said Jack of all trades, master of none. I’ve changed it, I’m a master at being a Jack of all trades.”

the lady in the moonLystra grew up on Union Lake in Commerce Township, Michigan and began drawing and designing at an early age. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and studied at Hillsdale College and at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her study continues with ongoing workshops.

You can learn more about Liz by visiting her very unique art blog: http://helenlystra.blogspot.com/

 

Explore Watercolors in a Day with Cheryl Gould

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

May 16

Ages 16-Adult

In this class participants will learn a variety of techniques in watercolor including pouring, spattering, textural effects, masking, lifting, stamping and negative painting. A short review of color theory will begin the day. We will then work on several images with a spring theme during the day in order to allow drying time for each. Do not expect to take home a finished piece, but do expect to have fun, learn lots of techniques unique to watercolors, and be inspired to head off on your own watercolor adventure. We will be using watercolor paper and paints, spray bottles, sponges, plastic wrap, salt, masking fluid, toothbrushes, clear contact paper, exacto knives, and the occasional paint brush. Bring a lunch.