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Basic Techniques of Watercolors Sundays 10a-11:30a


with Isabelle Camillo

Calendar Current session started May 1, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

This 4 part Sunday afternoon series of classes is offered to middle school - adult participants on Sundays from 10a - 11:30a. If you love the whimsical, fluid nature of watercolors then this is the course for you. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to freshen up their skills, students will learn about composition, color theory, and blending techniques in watercolor while producing still-life paintings. This is a great opportunity to become comfortable with the medium in a relaxed, encouraging setting.

Abstract Painting and Acrylic Techniques Tuesday Evenings


with Isabelle Camillo

Calendar Current session started May 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This 4 part series of classes is offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:30p-8:30p to middle school- adult aged participants. Explore the joys of abstract painting. In this class, students will learn the ins and outs of abstract painting using acrylic paints. They will learn composition, color theory, essential painting techniques, and how to achieve the fluid, free nature of abstract painting. You will also dive into the various techniques of acrylic painting. Each evening, students will explore a different technique or painting process involved in this medium. Whether you are a beginner or are looking to brush up on your skills, this class is a perfect way to explore all things acrylic painting. 

Whether you are a beginner or are simply looking to practice your skills in a group setting, join us for a series of expression and fun!


Figure Drawing


with Agata Tria

Calendar Current session started May 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A series of 4 classes offered to high school and adult learners on Wednesday evenings from 6:30p-8p. A live model will be present for this course. The purpose of Figure Drawing is to develop perceptual skills in terms of drawing a correctly articulated human figure with accurate proportions. The student will review basic knowledge of the elements of art structure: line, value, shape, texture, and color to lead to the deliberate manipulation of different types of spatial illusion, compositions, and expressive meaning.

Professional Photography


with nina capozzi

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 12, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks

Sundays from 10a-11:30a. Offered to middle school through adult learners. Review the basics of professional photography and create a portfolio consisting of 10-15 photos over the course of 4 sessions. This class is offered to beginners and intermediate photographers and will be adjusted to the level of each participant.

Participants will learn how to build upon existing skills or learn new ones such as:

  • Editing photos correctly 
  • Using a DSLR camera or iPhone to take photos
  • Using their Laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop Downloaded (with a 30 day free trial)
  • Reviewing Contrast, Leading Lines, The Rule of Thirds, MASP Modes, Shutter speed, and Light.
  • Capturing Nature, people, and action shots
  • Discussion of Ansel Adams when learning how to transfer images and focus on color vs black and white in Lightroom 
  • Work with a Light Meter vs the sun


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