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Material Lists

Current and Upcoming Classes Below:

Dorian Eng

Zentangle Introductory Class

12 Student Limit!

Saturday

November 15th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $35 (supplies included!)

The Zentangle® method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and enjoyable drawing technique that creates beautiful images from structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.

Taking a class from a CZT provides a meaningful learning experience that will enhance the use of many of the Zentangle® books currently available. All Certified Zentangle® Teachers are taught by the creators of Zentangle®, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

Creating Zentangle® art is enjoyed by people of all ages; no art experience is necessary. Everything you need can fit in your pocket, it's inexpensive and portable.


Dorian Eng

Zentangle: Introduction to Black Tiles

Saturday

August 2nd

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $35 (materials included!)

The Zentangle method is a fun and relaxing drawing technique creating beautiful images from easy-to-learn structured patterns. We explore multiple techniques and effects working only on black tiles. The possibilities and the fun are endless!!

Zentangle increases focus and creativity, and provides artisitc satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

Taking a class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) is an uplifting learning experience.  All CZT's are taught by the creators of Zentangle, Rick Roberts, Maria Thomas.

 


Dorian Eng

Zendala Class

Saturday

September 27th

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost: $40 (materials included!)

Fun, Relaxing, and Easy-to-Learn!

Create beautiful mandalas using the Zentangle® method. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and enjoyable drawing technique that creates beautiful images from structured patterns. Mandalas are circular shapes representing wholeness and unity, appearing in all aspects of life. The combination of mandala and Zentangle becomes Zendala.

Zentangle increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.

Taking a class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is an uplifting learning experience. All CZT's are taught by the creators of Zentangle, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

Creating Zentangle art is enjoyed by people of all ages, no art experience is necessary. Everything you need can fit in your pocket, it's inexpensive and portable.

 

 


Dorian Eng

Advanced Zentangle Class:  Introduction to Color

Prerequisite: Basic Zentangle, Zendala, or Black Tile Class

Saturday

August 9th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $35 (materials included!)

An introduction to basic color theory.  Using a watercolor pencil technique, we will explore the use of color within the Zentangle method.  Learn to use simple tools to expand your creativity and palette.

Zentangle increases focus and creativity, and provides artisitc satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

Taking a class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) is an uplifting learning experience.  All CZT's are taught by the creators of Zentangle, Rick Roberts, Maria Thomas.

*Option to Prerequisite requirement:

A condensed introduction to Zentangle will be offered prior to the Introduction to Color Class for students who do not have the prerequisite.  This condensed introduction will take place 30 minutes before the Introduction to color class (from 12:30 PM- 1:00 PM) at an addtional cost of $10. Participants who do not have one of the prerequisites will need to register and participate in this condensed introduction. Please bring a micron .01 pen (provided in previous classes).


Dorian Eng

Young Adult's Art Course:

Origami, Tangrams, and Paper Tricks

(Paper-Play Class)

Ages 9 and up!

Saturday, July 19th

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

12 Student Limit!

Cost:  $35 (supplies included!)

Enjoy 2 hours of paper fun:

- Learn Origami (Japanese paper folding) - fold paper to make books,
cards, and other designs!

- Construct a Tangram (ancient geometric puzzle) that can create 100's
of images from simple geometric shapes!

- Cut and fold paper to perform tricks that will amaze your friends and family!

 


Martha Lever

Calligra-Fun!

Friday

July 25th

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cost: $65 (Teacher will provide paper! Other supplies not included.)

Calligraphy with Brush Markers!

In the class you will learn a traditional calligraphic letterform called Italic and will use these letterforms to create fun words to be used in your journal, scrapbooks, envelopes, on canvas and anywhere else your imagination and creativity takes you.  It is fun for all ages 12 to 112 and is a very fun way to doodle. Doodling is good! And if you are a lefty---no problem! Lefties can write with these wonderful brush markers and do just as well as right-handers. This class is also a great starting point to transition into learning calligraphy letterforms with the traditional tools of dip pens and ink.  Have fun, learn the letterforms then make them your own and create wonderful words with bright colors---but be careful… it is highly addictive! (but that’s a good thing!)

~ ! Please bring your lunch ! ~

Materials List: http://www.reddiarts.com/MaterialsPage.html

                                                    


Martha Lever

Italic Calligraphy

Thursday, September 18th

Friday, September 19th

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: $175 (materials not included)

Please bring your Lunch - A Lunch break will be included in the schedule.

Italic script, also known as chancery cursive, is a semi-cursive, slightly sloped style of handwriting and calligraphy that was

developed during the Renaissance in Italy. It is one of the most popular styles used in contemporary Western calligraphy, and is often one of the first scripts learned by the beginning calligrapher. In this workshop I will teach you the correct foundations and letterforms of this calligraphic hand and with practice you can become proficient in this hand and start to address envelopes, write sonnets, scripture, and poems, and just about anything you would like to do. Like any form of art, Italic Calligraphy take discipline and lots of practice, but is probably the most rewarding form or art there is.

Materials: http://www.reddiarts.com/MaterialsPage.html


Paula Foster

Creative Art with Acrylics

Tuesdays

October 14th, 21st, 28th

November 4th, 11th, 18th

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cost: $120 (not including materials)

In this class you will learn how to enhance your paintings by making it look heavier - giving it a “built up” look. You will be taught how to paint with other implements besides a paint brush. Creative techniques for special effects! This class is for beginning and intermediate students. You will be instructed at whatever level you are in your art. You will also learn mixed media techniques using acrylic paint and images from different souces.

Materials: Coming soon!


Ed Hall

Intermediate Figure Drawing Workshop

3 Saturdays

September 6th, 13th, and 20th

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost: $225  (not including materials)

Note: (see examples online through my about.com tutorials: http://drawsketch.about.com/od/guestartistbiographies/a/edhall.htm)

Week One (September 6):

-Building Value with line only: Cross-contour, directional hatching & massing lines

-Continuous motion gestures with multiple moving poses (5-10 gestures)

-Memory gestures (5-10 gestures)

-Long pose: cross-contour studies. Lines move "across" the form rather than along the edge (pay attention to line weight and variation of line). Directional hatching explained.

-Long pose: sustained study in line and value. Massing lines. Start light and loose, progress wityh thought, and end aggressively.

Week Two (September 13):

-Value studies: Connected planes, contour planes, and sliding planes

-a quick review about finding planes through value observation and setting up your composition (understanding the importance of squinting to see large forms)

-Warm-up gestures with side of charcoal - quickly blocking in value (5-10 gestures)

-Concentration on the "big three" tone masses: lights, half-tones, and shadows (review)

-Long-pose: connecting the planes - drawing with sliding/ bleeding masses

Week Three (September 20):

-Value Studies: Massing forms and values- an additive AND subtractive approach

-Tonal gestures (start with a one and use your eraser as well as your charcoal)

-Smear gestures/ using your hands as drawing instruments - the value of getting messy

(5-10 gestures)

- Long pose: the additive and subtractive process with a concentration on planes & shapes

-Final analysis - brining it all together

-visualizing value space

Ed Hall has been teaching and specializing in figure drawing for the past 30 years.  He holds an MFA in painting and a BD in Graphic Design from the University of Florida.  His drawings have been featured in both national and international exhibitions, and his award-winning figure drawing from the Figures of the New Millennium show is held in the permanent collection of The St. Augustine Art Association.

Materials List:  http://www.reddiarts.com/MaterialsPage.html


Allison Watson

Acrylic Painting Class

Wednesdays

October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

November 5th and 12th

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Cost: $195 (not including materials)

This painting class is designed for painters of all levels. Students may paint landscape, still life floral, etc. The basics of painting will be covered: color theory and mixing, composition, painting techniques, value and use of materials. Each student will work at their own pace and will have personal attention in each class. All should complete 2 or more original paintings. There will be demonstrations of watercolor techniques, mixed media and use of materials, discussions of realism, impressionism and other styles of painting. Demonstrations will be in acrylic because of their speed and “forgiveness.”

Allison Watson has taught painting classes and workshops for over 30 years and is a painter of southeastern landscapes.

Materials List: http://www.reddiarts.com/MaterialsPage.html

 


Gordon Meggison

Watercolor Painting

Thursdays

August 28th

September 4th, 11th, 25th

October 2nd, 9th

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost: $195 (not including materials)

Initially we will cover accurate color mixing, then cover my goal to better facilitate the one problem

I find most students have trouble mastering: loose, vibrant color washes in controlled areas that retain the brilliance for which watercolor is famous.  I believe this is a key factor in creating a strong, convincing watercolor painting. I will also have excercises designed to help achieve brilliance with glazing techniques and watery washes that promote looseness in a controlled manner.  I will also introduce a variety of techniques that produce the illusion of textural effects.

 

Materials: http://www.reddiarts.com/MaterialsPage.html


Gordon Meggison

Acrylic Secrets Part 2

Friday

September 12th

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

with lunchbreak at 12:30 PM

Cost: $90 (materials included)

I will be working quickly and demonstrating actual paintings in progress.  This is a chance to see how I use these various techniques on my own pieces, and how they pull together within a piece of fine art.  If you feel like you were left wanting more from "Valuable Secrets Revealed" and would like to understand these techniques and new ones as applied to a fine art piece, this workshop is for you!

We will go deeper into wet on wet techniques, squeegee, uses of sculpted and imbedded tech in a painting, editing, crosshatching, pressing, and more!

Although there will not be time to demonstrate full paintings and guide hands on samples, this is the most cost effective way for you to get this knowledge FAST!  You are, however, welcome to bring your own materials to try things as I do them and I will help you with them if needed.  I will not be initiating formal sample making sessions.

For beginners and advanced alike.


William McMahan

Drawing Ambitious Still Life Setups

4 Week Class

July 15th, 22nd, 29th

August 5th

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Cost: $70 (not including materials)

In this class, students will draw life setups containing glass, metal, fabric, wood, and bones.  This will be retained for four weeks along with consistent light sources. There will be an emphasis placed on composition in this class, as students will complete numerous thumbnails and preparation drawings, experimenting with a wide range of layouts, before starting larger drawings. Students will begin drawing from the still life setup in class, and will have photographs of the setup from their personal perspective so that work may be completed outside of class.  Students will be encouraged to establish focal points an to achieve different levels of finish throughout the compositions.  The final class will include a group critique of each piece in which class will be discussing compositional decisions and technical aspects of the drawings.

Materials list: Coming soon!


William McMahan

The Art of Drawing Noses and Mouths

Tuesday

October 14th

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cost: $20 (not including materials)

This workshop will demonstrate techniques for drawing noses and mouths from straight on, a 2/3rd turned angle, and from profile.  Students will be encouraged to break these features into a collection of simple shapes that piece together to create  more complicated wholes.  Students will be encouraged to consider how light and shadow work on these features, and render using directional, contour shading techniques. Generic facial proportions and structure will also be explained. Handouts and demonstration drawings will be distributed at the beginning of the workshop.

Materials list: Coming soon!


William McMahan

Drawing in Pen and Ink Marker

Tuesdays

August 12th, 19th, 26th

September 2nd

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: $70 (materials not included)

This class will introduce techniques for creating value, and through
that, dimensionality using pen, ink, and markers. Students will
practice making marks and creating varying textures using hatching and
cross-hatching, stippling, and contour and cross contour
(line-following-form) lines.

Students will also work on varying line weight and width, and on using
white pens for highlights and reductive marks. Methods for applying
even grey and sepia values in marker to enhance pen and ink work will
be introduced, and students will also be encouraged to work on toned
or grey paper later in the course.

Materials List: http://www.reddiarts.com/MaterialsPage.html


William McMahan

Figure Drawing Workshop

Friday

September 26th

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cost: $35 (model fee included; materials not included)

Minimum 4 students

The workshop will begin with gesture drawings from 30 second long
poses, one minute long poses, and two minute poses. After warming up,
students will produce a series of 20 minute long figure studies before
concluding with two half hour long seated poses.

A formula for creating dynamically posed figures will be introduced
that focuses on finding and emphasizing the angle between shoulders,
the angle between hips, the angle between knees, and the angle between
feet. Students will also be encouraged to break the body into simple
shapes such as cylinders and cones for shading reference, before then
rendering details and specifics while focusing more intently on the
model.

A model will be present for the entire workshop, and the workshop will
conclude with students sharing and discussing their work with the
group.

Materials List: http://www.reddiarts.com/MaterialsPage.html


William McMahan

The Art of Drawing Trees 1

Tuesdays

September 16th, 23rd, 30th
October 7th

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Cost: $70 (not including materials)

In this class students will be introduced to various techniques for rendering both representational trees from observation, as well as stylized trees from imagination.  Methods for drawing various types of bark, roots, knots, leaves and branches will be explained and practiced. As part of this, techniques for creating a range of textures using cross-hatching, loose/rough hatching, and stippling will be demonstrated. Work produced in this class will be shared and discussed throughout. This class will lay the groundwork for ambitious tree students and compositions to be executed in "The Art of Drawing Trees 2."

Materials List: Coming Soon!


William McMahan

The Art of Drawing Trees 2

Tuesdays

October 28th

November 4th, 11th, 18th

10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Cost: $70 (not including materials)

This class will expand upon material covered in "The Art of Drawing Trees 1."  The first class is not a prerequisite. Students will create and fully render one tree out of their imagination and also multiple trees from observation. Students will learn techniques for rendering clusters of trees from a distance, as well as how to use branches as compositional tools. Techniques for drawing specific types of trees will also be demonstrated based on the interests of the class.

Materials List: Coming Soon!


Helen Ashmead

The Art of Pastel Painting

4 Weeks

Wednesdays

October 15th, 22nd, 29th

November 5th

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Cost: $98 (materials not included)

Express yourself with the vibrant and versatile medium of pastel. Classes will cover various ways of handling pastels, different approaches to the pastel process, and finding your own special style and vision. The fundamentals of composition, design, color theory, and values will be covered. The class is appropriate for Intermediate, as well as Beginner Students.

About the Artist:

As a painter and printmaker, H.S. (Helen) Ashmead creates artworks depicting her favorite subjects – the Flora and Fauna of nature – angels – everything of the natural world and beyond. Strong, pure colors are frequently employed by the artist to evoke feelings of joy and sensations of light. An award winning artist, Helen’s works have been exhibited throughout the south and northeast, and are included in collections across the country. She conducts classes and workshops in painting and printmaking. Helen holds a B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut. She completed graduate work in drawing and painting at the Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford. Continuing study includes printmaking with Barry E. Wilson of Jacksonville, Florida, and portrait painting with Patricia Whitty of New Orleans, Louisiana. As a lifelong learner, she remains committed to strengthening her skills, vocabulary and scope as an artist.

Materials List:  http://www.reddiarts.com/MaterialsPage.html

This class series will also be offered

Wednesdays, October 15th 22nd, 29th, and November 5th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Mike Grecian

First Class: Intro to Color Theory

Wednesday

August 13th

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cost: $45 (class materials included)

Participants will also receive a "goody bag" which will offset the cost of the course.

We will work with a limited palette – primary colors, cyan, magenta, and yellow. The goal is to use minimal colors to mix secondary, tertiary, and the complete color wheel. We will explore mixing to achieve a better understanding of color and its properties. The goal is to make more effective color statements in our paintings. We will explore how color works, touch on color theorists who have been instrumental and effected how we understand and apply color to our painting and drawing life. We will review Delacrix’s color triangle, Josef Albers and Munsel color theory; Hue, Chroma, Value and relationships of juxtaposed color, looking at examples of Monet, Gauguin, Serat, and Vincent van Gogh, to name a few. Strong reference to color wheel for understanding of why and how colors effect each other. We will discuss and review examples of color application and end up working on a grey toned image; Giclee on 140lb D’Arches cold press. Our goal is to apply the theories and understanding of color relationships to achieve even stronger painting!

 

Second Class: Advanced Color Theory

Wednesday

August 13th

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cost: $45 (class materials included)

Participants will also receive a "goody bag" which will offset the cost of the course.

Class II is much more advanced; utilizing far more mixing drills. We will explore juxtaposed color in a variety of examples, and create our own reference boards for each artist to take home for reference. We will do multiple exercises to exemplify why correct use of color in composition and design will make a better painting!