Sunday, 1/15/23, 1/22/2023 and 1/29/2023, 1:00 to 4:00
Perfect for students at all levels who want to learn drawing fundamentals so they can improve their drawing and painting skills. The class will start with simple exercises and expand into finished drawings. You'll be guided through easy methods to accurately represent line, proportion, depth, shadows and texture working with graphite and charcoal. A $10.00 Materials Fee is PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR for all course supplies, or bring your own supplies. See spruillarts.org for information regarding the instructor and additional details regarding supplies. https://registration.spruillarts.org/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=231DWLD020
Sunday, 2/12/2023 and 2/19/2023, 12:30 to 4:30
This class is for those who want easy guidelines to improve or learn how to paint a landscape in person or from a reference photo. You will find that even non-artists can learn to paint landscapes with step-by-step instructions. Use your own photos or the instructor's reference photos as a resource. Learn the principles of composition, value, color mixing, pattern and shape while creating your painting in oil, acrylic or pastel. Supply List available on spruillarts.org.
Saturday, 2/25/2023 and 3/4/2023, 9:30 to noon
Why pay someone to create and maintain your website when you can easily do it yourself without any programming skills? Even if you hire someone, you still need to understand the basic concepts of website design. As an experienced Spruill instructor, artist, software designer and designated GoDaddy Superuser, the instructor will walk you through the basics of website design for artists. The first session will focus on organizing your artwork for website presentation. The second session will focus on building your site using GoDaddy's proprietary software. Bring your laptop and an extension cord.
Saturday, 3/25/2023, 9:30 to 3:30
Apply Monet's Impressionist techniques to the study of color, light, and composition while you increase your painting skills in oils, acrylics or pastels. You will create your own landscape paintings based on my reference photos from Monet's gardens in Giverny and/or your own landscape photos. Bring a sack lunch and landscape photos with good lighting, water, or foliage. For the Supply List and more information about the instructor, go to www.spruillarts.org.
Saturday, 10/22/2022, 9:30 to 3:30
A supermarket bouquet can be the basis for a beautiful floral painting in oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolors. Whether your style is traditional, abstract or impressionistic, you will learn how to arrange the flowers to create a composition that balances color, shape, texture and value. Bring a medium size canvas, pastel or watercolor paper and your usual set of supplies and a sack lunch. If you don't have paint colors that would work for pink flowers, buy a tube of crimson or rose paint, because sometimes it is difficult to mix your own pink. See www.spruillarts.org for more information on the instructor and a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.
Sunday, 11/6/2022 and 11/13/2022, 1:00 to 4:00
Learn to use ink with watercolor to capture everyday places and objects or travel scenes in a sketch book or journal with or without text. Or use the medium to depict animals, buildings, landscapes or still lifes as finished works of art. Perfect for beginners who always wanted to learn to draw or paint but never had the time, those who don't want to invest in expensive art supplies, and intermediates who want to learn a new skill. Bring landscape photos. See www.spruillarts.org for more information on the instructor and a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.
Saturday, 10/1/2022, 9:30 to 3:30
If you love those luscious French Impressionist paintings of tables overflowing with food and wine, this class will provide the steps to create your own scrumptious, delectable painting. Imagine you are in 19th Century France while you learn how to compose a painting with multiple patterns, shapes, textures and colors. Use oils, acrylics or pastels. Bring a sack lunch. See www.spruillarts.org for information on the instructor and supplies you need to bring to class.
Sunday, 10/9/2022 and 10/16/2022, 1:00 to 4:00
Create a portrait of a child using oils, acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, graphite pencil or charcoal. Bring at least 3 clear photographs that are 8" x 10" with good lighting conditions and facial details, or work from your tablet or PC (not phone). If using a device, bring your power cord and extension cord. No prior experience required. If you are a beginner, you may want to work in pencil. See www.spruillarts.org for more information on the instructor and a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.
Sunday, 8/21/2022, 1:00 to 5:00
Spend a fun and enlightening Sunday afternoon learning to paint a sunflower arrangement using your favorite painting medium (pastel, oil, acrylics or watercolors). Learn about composition, texture, shading and color mixing while you create a painting of these iconic flowers from a cut flower arrangement. Perfect for teens and parents or a girls' afternoon out. Supply List available on www.spruillarts.org.
Sunday, 8/28/2022, 1:00 to 5:00
Create a portrait of your pet using oils, acrylics, pastels, pencil or charcoal. Bring at least 6 clear photographs that are 4" x 6" or larger (8" x 10" is best) with good lighting conditions and facial details, or work from your tablet or PC (not phone). If using a device, bring your power cord and extension cord. No prior experience required. Pay $5.00 Materials Fee to instructor if you want to try pastels, or bring your own supplies. See www.spruillarts.org for more information on the instructor and a list of supplies you will need to bring to class.