2019 Art Class Pre-Registration

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Fall Program Pre-Registration
This pre-registration window for the following classes closes on October 20, 2019. 
Right now, we are determining interest so  please hit the email link by each class and let us know how many may be interested in that particular class and if day-time of evening classes work better.  Then, we will lock down the actual dates to start.  

 All materials provided in classes listed.  In order to participate in the following classes, you must register in advance.


Art Elements Class (concrete) – 2 Programs – Day or Evening Class
Cost:  $180 each.
Minimum 4 people required.
14 hours paint time.
Begins week of October 27- November 2

TO REGISTER
Send an email by clicking the following link:
Art Elements Class
We will get back to you with dates and times.

Class Purpose
This is a  6-class series to learning to paint the “parts of a scene”.  Each 2 hour class will be dedicated to painting one element of the scene for five, 2 hour classes.  The final sixth class is a 4-hour class.  In it, students paint an 8 x 10 canvas of the all elements combined.  Elements will include (but not be limited to),  the background, birds,  trees,  rocks, and snow.

The intent of this class is to build confidence, skills and knowledge for exploring other possibilities in painting on one’s own.  Yes, the focus is to learn how to paint, not just how to follow the guy leading in the front of the room.  And YES – you can do it.  No experience is necessary.

Tentative Class Days:
Wednesday 10 AM-Noon 
Sundays  6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Final Dates TBD


Letting It Fly (abstract):
Cost:  $180 each
Minimum 4 people required.
12 hours paint time.
Begins week of October 27- November 2)

TO REGISTER
Send an email by clicking the following link:
 Letting It Fly Class
We will get back to you with dates and times.

Class Purpose
This is a class about permission to explore and break free of the painting moose and squirrel, lakes, and other concrete subjects.  The advantage of doing this allows you to understand how paint and depth of field works to make your concrete paintings even better.

My Abstract Story (if you believe abstract painting is weird)
When I first painted an abstract as a kid, everyone had thought I lost my mind – and they told me so.  I never touched abstracts again.  And they were FUN!!!  But, as kid, that last thing you want is somebody thinking you were strange – so don’t do that anymore!

Well, as an adult being married to an artsy, dingy, talented, extremely intelligent and skilled stylist woman who has a hair salon, I had the opportunity to paint my first real abstract knowing “that somebody would still love me” if it was an abject failure.  Annette wanted a painting for her popular hair salon that was “edgy”.    So…I painted her a “red canoe in the BWCA” scene.   She didn’t like it for the salon.   I was a little irked but then glad she didn’t like it.  It turned out well after 70 hours, I thought.   So, back to the canvas I went and with difficulty, I took a deep breath and let my proverbial “hair down (not a lot there, hence proverbial) ” to let fly with paint on canvas.  You want edgy?  I’ll show you edgy.  This process resulted in my first abstract, Green Doritos which my wife absolutely loved and had me hang in Studio A Hair.   It was a blast to paint, too!

I now consider abstracts to be my “art vacation” where I go to explore and learn new ways to do stuff.

Side note:  When I painted my first abstract in 2017, both the owner and manager of the art house who does my scanning dropped their jaws when they saw it.  They looked at me as if I had completely lost my mind.  I’ve seen that “look” before and it actually rattled me a little and I took a tiny step back.  Can you believe that?  57 years old at the time and I briefly felt the need to explain that I’ve never done any drugs, ever – it was art for my wife – I swear!   Then, we all had a good laugh, they took a breath and I continued onward with abstract work.

Here’s what I learned in the process.

Painting abstracts is very challenging.  The absolute hardest part is allowing yourself to break away from EVERYTHING and follow the brush and color where they want to go – like a Ouija board.  Until you give yourself that permission, literally every brushstroke you make will result in your questioning if that is the way you should push the paint out of fear that someone will judge you.  After you commit to allowing yourself to go abstract, you realize how much fun painting truly is.

But there is a catch:  We don’t just allow all the paint to fly.  We allow SOME of it to fly and the rest of our strokes are to enhance the painting by adding depth, color, and shape.  This is not just some willy-nilly, hippy-dippy, feel-good-only, art experience (well, it kinda still is – minus the magical crystals and saffron robes).  We do paint with purpose to make it interesting to even the most concrete blockhead on the planet.    Only then, does it become really interesting.   A good abstract has a lot of depth of character (and field) displayed, not to mention how much you learn in playing with colors and shadows.  That is what we will practice in this class – and you will absolutely love it.  Doing abstracts concretely.

Tentative Class Days:
Tuesday 10 AM-Noon 
Tuesday Evenings 6:30 PM -8:30 PM

Final Dates TBD

Think of the FUN you could be having!


Painting Angels (abstract):  – $60
Two 2-2.5 hour classes

Includes 8 x 10 canvas, paint and instruction.

TO REGISTER
Send an email by clicking the following link:
Painting Angels Classes
We will get back to you with dates and times.

Class Purpose
This is a “follow the leader” style class where we paint an abstract angel on an 8 x 10 canvas.  This is fun because of the brush techniques and color contrasts used to produce an angelic figure.  While the subject is concrete the results can be more abstract and ethereal depending on who is holding the brush.  Come let your hair hang down and feel the swoop of angel wings in paint.

Tentative Class Days:
Thursday 10 AM-Noon 
Thursday Evenings 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Final Dates TBD
Angel, angel art, joebaltichart,

 

 

 

 

 

 


Only Ornamental:  – $45
One 3 hour class Christmas Ornament class.

Includes plastic ornament, paint, materials and instruction.

TO REGISTER
Send an email by clicking the following link:
Only Ornamental Class
We will get back to you with dates and times.

Class Purpose
This is a “follow the leader” style class to paint a scene on a Christmas ornament in acrylic paint.

Tentative Class Date:
To be announced base on interest.
Final Dates TBD

  

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