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Palette Knife Oil Painting

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

With just a palette knife and ten colors, Diane teaches a wet on wet painting technique which is fun and uniquely different. You will learn color theory, composition, perspective and how to enhance your drawing and painting skills. Work on the subject matter of your own choice and at your own pace.  All skill levels are welcome and no experience...

$25

Tuesday May 29th, 5pm

Basic Color Theory

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Bring your medium of choice. Writing materials for note taking. Basic Color Theory encompasses a multitude of definitions, concepts and design applications – enough to fill several encyclopedias. However, this workshop will focus on the three basic categories of color theory that are especially useful for the artist: The color wheel, color harmony...

$50
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Color Theory/Color Mixing

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

An exploration of the properties of color, theoretical and applied. We will address the color wheel, primary and secondary colors, tertiary mixes, observed and constructed color. Learn about the use of different color palettes and grounds, beginning with painters’ greys and limited palette paintings, progressing to the full palette. We...

$265

8 sessions

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Painting from Life

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

Painting from Life (MPA) All levels welcome! Learn the fundamentals of painting with your choice of medium. We will explore color theory, value, composition and more while observing from life and photographs. 

$265

7 sessions

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Acrylic and Oil Studio

at McLean Community Center - McLean
1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

Acrylic and Oil Studio Learn the technical and expressive fundamentals of painting with either acrylic or oil (student?s choice). Explore color theory, composition, and thematic development as you work from still life, photographs, art reproductions and more. More advanced students will progress on an individual basis

$350

9 sessions

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Watercolor Painting (Beginner and Intermediate)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Designed for beginning and continuing students with emphasis on still life and landscape using watercolors.  An introduction to color theory, composition, techniques and materials.

$260

8 sessions

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Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Designed for beginning and continuing students with emphasis on still life and landscape using watercolors.  An introduction to color theory, composition, techniques and materials.

$260

8 sessions

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Surface Decoration

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students are encouraged to explore a full array of surface decoration and finishing techniques, including silk screening, lithography, mishima, latex resist, colored slip transfers, and carving. A variety of hand-building techniques are explored. Discussions of color theory, form, and function as well as methods to achieve our personal artistic visions...

$270

9 sessions

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Oil Painting

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Students with a solid grasp of oil painting fundamentals advance their understanding of color, composition, form, and materials. Intermediate students hone their skills and explore new challenges.  Advanced students work with painting theory and focus on completing professional-quality work. Portrait, figure, and still-life painters are welcome....

$220

9 sessions

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Fundamentals of Painting (Beginner to Intermediate)

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

The goal of this class is to provide a strong foundation for oil and acrylic painters by providing students with a working understanding of composition, paint application, and color theory. Students will gain knowledge from working from the figure, still life and landscape.  $10 model fee paid in class.

$295

9 sessions

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Acrylic Painting

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Great class to explore expressive painting in acrylics. Learn how paint instinctively with acrylics and explore all the nuances of this wonderful medium to your advantage. Work on visual sensitivity, cultivating technical skills and developing personal view points. This class may be repeated as assignments are designed to meet the needs of all...

$295

10 sessions

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Figure and Studio Painting

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

For students interested in acrylics and oils. Work from a model, landscape and still life. Focus on traditional and contemporary techniques. Class may be repeated, as assignments are designed to meet the needs of all levels.  Demos and lectures on composition, color theory and history. For students under the age of 18, you and your parent/guardian...

$318

10 sessions

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Walk-In Soft Pastel, Watercolor and Gouache

at Plaza Artist Materials - Rockville
1776 E Jefferson St #1119, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Learn techniques and principles of painting and drawing using pastels, watercolors, and/or gouache. This class is designed for artists of all levels, as Michele approaches instruction with focused, individualized attention. You will be taught basic processes and techniques of working in the medium of your choice - in a fun and spirited manner. Bring...

$30
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Painting with Acrylic

at Arlington Arts Center - Arlington
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Designed to offer you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of acrylic painting, this course will cover the use of various painting tools, support preparation, and color mixing. You’ll stretch canvas, complete color theory studies, and observe demos in paint application. Working from observation and photographs, you will hone painting skills while...

$312.50

8 sessions

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Painting with Acrylic

at Arlington Arts Center - Arlington
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Designed to offer you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of acrylic painting, this course will cover the use of various painting tools, support preparation, and color mixing. You’ll stretch canvas, complete color theory studies, and observe demos in paint application. Working from observation and photographs, you will hone painting skills while...

$312.50

8 sessions

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