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New Acrylic Class Theme

Painting with AcrylicsBy: Kathleen Maurer

My acrylic class for the next session is going to Europe for the next six weeks!

NOT literally, but in a sense as we’re painting all European scenes and subjects from France and Italy. (I know my regular students are growing tired of marshes!) This is going to be a great series! We’ll have to flip a switch in our minds and challenge
our talents to travel to unknown territories!

To those of you that have been to the warm-yellow tones of Provence you can probably
already see the colors… and to those who haven’t been, you’ll now be able to reach out
and touch them.

We’ll begin with a simple photo I took in Nice, France of a window balcony with flowers.
You can add your own or change the colors. I used that fabulous “Breton” french blue!

Please by all means bring in your own picture to paint too. The bringing in your “choice”
class seemed to work very well last series. My painting is on a small canvas, but then again, this is your choice too. Remember you should sign them, and hang them in an appropriate place in your homes!

If you are coming the same day as before that’s great. If you are changing days let me know.

See you Thurs, Feb.24, and Fri., Feb 25th.

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Learn to Sketch and Draw

William Maurer Sketch PracticeBy: William Maurer

Every Thursday morning I teach a “Learn to Sketch/Draw” Class.

It is from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on the corner of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue, in classroom #204.

The class is only $40.00 per class and weather permitting, we often go outside to sketch and draw. Drop-in’s are welcome!

Learning to sketch improves your paintings. I teach perspective drawing in this workshop making it a worthy, fun learning experience!

Every Friday morning from 10-12:30 I conduct a Watercolor Painting
Workshop. This is a six week session for only $210.00, or drop-in for just $40.00 per class.

Each week I bring in a different subject to paint. Whether it be a boat, a landscape, or a building, you will always bring home a finished painting.

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Welcome to Provence!

Introduction/ Class Outline

1. Review blocking in Nice, France. Street Window – remember to see the shapes, forms, darks and lights. Add all the Color at the very end!

2. Underpainting- exaggerating color. Lots of wet-into-wet blending Lavendar

3. Tone surface, begin line and mass approach, and with horizon line. Details last. Wine, table, Still Life

4. Same way to begin as all others. Just a different challenge: The People of Provence

5. Bring in your Choice – Look for subjects that will challenge you, as well as you’ll enjoy painting it. Something that will gain your confidence.

6. Sunflower Fields or Poppy Fields

Summer is filled with these warm colors.
No detail is involved… lots of blending and simplicity of the landscape. An “impression” only, knowing when to stop, hold the viewer, and take control of your color!!!

… “can’t you just smell the croissants now?”

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