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Drawing and Painting Workshops

Drawing and Painting Classes at VMFA Studio SchoolDrawing + Painting is a very popular area of study and has the most offerings – over thirty each semester. Beginning students are encouraged to start with a Basic Drawing class then graduate to more advanced classes such as Drawing in Color: Pastel, Watercolor Studio, Introduction to Painting or many other courses or workshops.

Instructors Sally Bowring, Sara Clark, Don Crow, Joan Elliott, Dawn Flores, Matt Lively, Marjorie Perrin, and Chuck Scalin teach most of the weekly classes.

Collage and Assemblage Studio [17]

Mondays, Apr 4 – 25, 7 – 10 pm (4 sessions) | Studio School, 2nd floor
Chuck Scalin
For former Intro to Collage & Assemblage students who would like to continue to explore and develop a personal direction, this class gives these students the opportunity to work on independent projects with the instructor’s guidance. Students are encouraged to produce a body of either two- and/or three-dimensional works. Class includes group discussions, presentation, and framing methods. Prerequisite: Intro to Collage
0 (VMFA members 0)

Collage and Assemblage Studio [18]

Mondays, Apr 5 – 26, 7 – 10 pm (4 sessions) | Studio School, 2nd floor
Chuck Scalin
For former Intro to Collage & Assemblage students who would like to continue to explore and develop a personal direction, this class gives these students the opportunity to work on independent projects with the instructor’s guidance. Students are encouraged to produce a body of either two- and/or three-dimensional works. Class includes group discussions, presentation, and framing methods. Prerequisite: Intro to Collage
0 (VMFA members 0)

Drawing Flowers in Color with Oil Pastels [28]

Sat & Sun, Apr 9 & 10, 10 am – 4 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Diana Detamore
Learn to draw flowers from life using the painterly medium of oil pastels. Explore colored grounds, glazes, and various methods of layering color as well as color mixing and interaction.
Prerequisites: basic drawing skills
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$140 (VMFA members $125)

May Plein Air Painting Intensive [29]

Tuesdays, May 3 – 24, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Marjorie Perrin
This crash course in observation-based landscape painting in oil shows students how to “see” the world through a painter’s eyes. Technical demonstrations stress line, shape, value, and color. Students learn to simplify the landscape by identifying color masses from which to develop realistic oil paintings. A portable easel is recommended.
Prerequisite: basic drawing & painting skills
0 (VMFA members 0)

May Color & Abstraction in Painting [30]

Thursdays, May 5 – 26, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Sally Bowring
Expand technical and critical skills and learn to develop new ideas and imagery. In the studio, students work from a variety of subjects, focusing on color and abstraction. Students participate in critical exchange with fellow participants and the instructor as well as discussions of contemporary painting.
Prerequisite: oil or acrylic painting
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0 (VMFA members 0)

May Watercolor Intensive [31]

Fridays, May 6 – 27, 10 am – 1 pm | Studio School, 2nd floor
Dawn Flores
Learn a wide variety of watercolor techniques while using related drawing mediums in this course for beginning and experienced watercolor artists. Students work directly from the still life, landscape, and other subject matter, with discussions of color and watercolor masterworks offering inspiration. Individual assistance provided.

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