weekly classes

SUMMER-FALL 2017

Course title: “PAINTING WILDLIFE FREELY IN WATERCOLOR”

Discover the excitement of painting portraits freely in watercolor, focusing on capturing the expression and the emotion while keeping the resemblance of your subject, learning technique tips along the way. This class is an excellent opportunity to release creative blockage. Nothing can go wrong in this class, accidents are converted to serendipitous happenings and the results are fast and spectacular. All levels welcome! See www.spruillarts.org for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.

When: Mondays, September 18 – October 30, 2017 (7 sessions) 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Spruill Art Center

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Course title: “heARTfelt Portraits, A course in watercolor portraiture”

Discover the excitement of painting portraits freely in watercolor, focusing on capturing the expression and the emotion while keeping the resemblance of your subject, learning technique tips along the way. This class is an excellent opportunity to release creative blockage. Nothing can go wrong in this class, accidents are converted to serendipitous happenings and the results are fast and spectacular. All levels welcome! See www.spruillarts.org for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.

When: Fridays, September 22 – October 27, 2017  (6 sessions) 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Spruill Art Center

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Course title: “PAINTING FLOWERS FREELY IN ACRYLIC”

Discover the excitement of painting flowers freely, and learning technique tips along the way. This class is an excellent opportunity to release creative blockage. A demonstration will be performed at the session, and individual guidance offered as you progress with your artwork. All levels are welcome, but for beginners a basic knowledge of the medium is required. See www.spruillarts.org for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class. For more information about award-winning visual artist Diana Toma see the BIO section on the website.

When: Saturday, October 28 – December 9, 2017  (6 sessions) 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM No class 11/25

Where: Spruill Art Center

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Course title: FREE-FLOW SCAPES IN WATERCOLOR OR ACRYLIC

Join European award winning artist Diana Toma in learning to let go of stiff technique methods, and discover the joy of painting freely while maintaining the resemblance of your subjects. Advanced beginners are welcome. Acrylic painters: we will paint on watercolor paper watering down your acrylic paint – no canvas in this class. A photo reference will be provided for each participant in the class, and a demo will be performed live.

When: Wednesday, November 1 – December 13, 2017  (7 sessions) 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Spruill Art Center

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Course title: “EXPLORING WATERCOLOR”

Fascinated with the watercolor medium but not sure what subject to paint? Join this class and try on a variety of subjects from painting landscapes, cityscapes or flowers – to wildlife and portraits. Discover the excitement of painting freely, focusing on capturing the emotion of the subject, learning watercolor techniques along the way. This class is an excellent opportunity to release creative blockage. A demo will be performed at each session, and individual guidance offered as you progress with your artwork. All levels welcome. See www.spruillarts.org for a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.

When: Fridays, November 3 – December 15, 2017  (6 sessions) 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM No class 11/24

Where: Spruill Art Center

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