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Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You’ll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. New start date for this course is January 29th. January 22nd classes have been cancelled due to snow. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Jan 29 - Apr 30
winter
2pm18 - 0weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You’ll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. New start date for this course is January 29th. January 22nd classes have been cancelled due to snow. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Jan 29 - Apr 30
winter
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Adventures in Watercolor, Drawing + Illustration
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you’ll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. We’ll be inspired by lush vegetables, fruits, florals, textural displays and decorative lettering. Supply list will be emailed in advance; space is limited. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Mar 11 - Apr 29
winter
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Printmaking without a Press: The Expanded Monotype
Ideal for those without access to a press or printmaking facility, this workshop takes a mixed-media approach to monotype—the most immediate of all the printmaking processes. You'll discover numerous image-making methods that can all be recreated in your home studio or apartment. We will work both additively and subtractively, with stencils, stamps, collage, and shaped foam-print plates to create complex layered prints. All materials are non-toxic and all levels are welcome. Supply list will be emailed in advance. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Apr 6 - May 4
winter
5pm weekly
Watercolor: All Levels
Explore a variety of watercolor techniques with an emphasis on developing your style and abilities. Demos in color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry-brush techniques, and a unique new watercolor stretched canvas will be covered. Students of all levels can paint from still life, photos, or your own subjects. Click here for the watercolor supply list. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Apr 23 - Jul 2
spring
10am18 - 0weekly
Projects in Painting + Drawing: All Levels
Plot your own project path with the support of your guide, Heidi Johnson. After an initial warm up exercise, Heidi tailors instruction for each student to ensure that everyone accomplishes their goals. Participants will work on their own projects in a lively, open studio setting, while receiving technical and conceptual guidance. All levels are welcome. Most drawing supplies provided by JCC; other supplies will be discussed in class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Apr 24 - Jul 3
spring
10am18 - 0weekly
Projects in Painting + Drawing: All Levels
Plot your own project path with the support of your guide, Heidi Johnson. After an initial warm up exercise, Heidi tailors instruction for each student to ensure that everyone accomplishes their goals. Participants will work on their own projects in a lively, open studio setting, while receiving technical and conceptual guidance. All levels are welcome. Most drawing supplies provided by JCC; other supplies will be discussed in class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Apr 24 - Jul 3
spring
1:30pm18 - 0weekly
Watercolor: All Levels
Explore a variety of watercolor techniques with an emphasis on developing your style and abilities. Demos in color and design, wet-on-wet, and dry-brush techniques, and a unique new watercolor stretched canvas will be covered. Students of all levels can paint from still life, photos, or your own subjects. Click here for the watercolor supply list. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Apr 25 - Jun 27
spring
10am18 - 0weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene's drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Apr 25 - Jun 27
spring
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Basics of Painting + Drawing: All Levels
If you've wanted to draw or paint but never had the opportunity—or if you've been doing it your whole life—join us in working from still life, imagination/photographs, and the figure. This class is a combination of Basics of Drawing with the option to paint in your medium of choice. Pencils, charcoal and pastels are provided by the JCC for in-class use; painting supplies will be discussed with individuals who choose to paint. Drawing by student, Martin A. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Apr 28 - Jul 7
spring
10:30am18 - 0weekly
Basics of Drawing
This course focuses on building fundamental drawing skills to translate a 3D experience onto a 2D surface. Students will learn basic techniques like shading, controlling tones, and composition. Class will draw from still life, photographs, and live models, working in both black-and-white and color. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized instruction. Most drawing materials are provided; other materials will be discussed in class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Apr 28 - Jul 7
spring
1:30pm18 - 0weekly
Drawing, Painting + Printmaking
Beginning and returning students will benefit from the varied media explored in this open workshop format. You will pick subjects you enjoy and develop them in different mediums: charcoal, pastels, acrylics, and printmaking. Many supplies provided; others will be discussed in class. Painting by student, Phyllis L. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Apr 29 - Jul 1
spring
9am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry + Ceramics + Wearable Art Mother's Day Sale
A beautiful selection of handmade gifts created by JCC Art Studio staff instructors will be available in the lobby. Cash and personal checks preferred but credit cards are OK! Vendors are on the JCC Art Studio staff, the sale is not open to outside vendors for booking. (more)LEARN MORE
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Apr 29 - Apr 30
spring
11am18 - 0daily
Printmaking
Thanks to the generous donation of a printing press by Gerson and Judith Leiber, we are able to offer the rare opportunity to learn the basic principles of this classic artistic process. Create monotypes, which are painterly prints that offer freedom and spontaneity unmatched by any other artistic process. Explore basic approaches, materials, and techniques without the use of acid, including drypoint, collage, and relief cut images such as linoleum cuts and wood cuts. Starter supplies included in course cost; additional supplies discussed at first class. Print by student, Mew C. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Apr 29 - Jul 1
spring
12pm18 - 0weekly
Collage Intensive
Create spirited collages while learning about composition, and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore color theory and the use basic adhesives for different materials. Learn how to make image transfers using photocopies and/or magazine images with packing tape and acrylic paint. Supplies will be emailed in advance. Detail of collage by instructor, Jenn Adams. Click here for Collage supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, May 4
spring
2pm18 - 0once
Adventures in Watercolor, Drawing + Illustration
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you'll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. We'll be inspired by lush vegetables, fruits, florals, textural displays and decorative lettering. Detail of watercolor poppy by student, Ellen A. Click here for sample images from the instructor. Supply Info: Please bring one pad of Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140# in either of these sizes: 9" x 12" or 11" x 14"; and a pad of lightweight tracing paper, any brand will do. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, May 6 - May 27
spring
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, May 7 - Jul 16
spring
2pm18 - 0weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, May 7 - Jul 16
spring
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Collage Workshops
Create spirited collages while learning about color, composition, adhesives and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore the use of different materials and techniques such as packing tape transfers, tea dying and acrylic medium transfers. Supplies will be emailed in advance. Detail of collage by instructor, Jenn Adams. Click here for Collage supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, May 12
spring
6:30pm once
Exploring Color: A Watercolor Workshop
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you’ll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. Watercolor bubbles by instructor, Marika Hahn. Click here for sample images from the instructor. Supply Info: Please bring one pad of Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140# in either of these sizes: 9" x 12" or 11" x 14"; and a pad of lightweight tracing paper, any brand will do. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, May 18
spring
2pm once
Printmaking without a Press: The Expanded Monotype
Ideal for those without access to a press or printmaking facility, this workshop takes a mixed-media approach to monotype—the most immediate of all the printmaking processes. You'll discover numerous image-making methods that can all be recreated in your home studio or apartment. We will work both additively and subtractively, with stencils, stamps, collage, and shaped foam-print plates to create complex layered prints. All materials are non-toxic and all levels are welcome. Supply list will be emailed in advance. Monotype by instructor, Eva Nikolova. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Jun 1 - Jun 22
spring
5pm weekly
Drawing the Portrait: All Levels
This class will give students the basics necessary to draw and paint the human face. Learn how to use light and shadow to create the 3D forms of the human head. A live model will be used each session. The class will start with one-day poses, then will progressively work into longer, multiple-week poses. Drawing supplies will be emailed a week in advance. Painting by instructor, Gabriela Dellosso. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Jun 2 - Jul 7
spring
12pm18 - 0weekly
Collage Workshops
Create spirited collages while learning about color, composition, adhesives and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore the use of different materials and techniques such as packing tape transfers, tea dying and acrylic medium transfers. Supplies will be emailed in advance. Detail of collage by instructor, Jenn Adams. Click here for Collage supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Jun 2 - Jun 23
spring
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
The Six-Hour Art Major
Gene is absolutely certain that anyone can understand art. Regardless of your background, occupation, or creative skill set, this informative, lively, and entertaining presentation can teach anyone how to experience art from an artist's viewpoint. Whether you’re looking for new ways to understand visual art or you want to wind down after work, you will experience a hands-on and fun learning atmosphere. Gene will cover the art history essentials and send you off with a new perspective on interpreting art and developing your own creativity. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Jun 19 - Jun 26
spring
6pm18 - 0weekly
Exploring Color: A Watercolor Workshop
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you’ll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. Watercolor bubbles by instructor, Marika Hahn. Click here for sample images from the instructor. Supply Info: Please bring one pad of Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140# in either of these sizes: 9" x 12" or 11" x 14"; and a pad of lightweight tracing paper, any brand will do. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Jun 22
spring
2pm18 - 0once
Adventures in Watercolor, Drawing + Illustration
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you'll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. We'll be inspired by lush vegetables, fruits, florals, textural displays and decorative lettering. Watercolor butterflies by instructor, Marika Hahn. Click here for sample images from the instructor. Supply Info: Please bring one pad of Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140# in either of these sizes: 9" x 12" or 11" x 14"; and a pad of lightweight tracing paper, any brand will do. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Tue, Jun 24 - Jul 29
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Printmaking without a Press: Creative Linocuts
Relief printing is the oldest form of printmaking, and linoleum makes it incredibly easy to practice this ancient art. Popular for their bold graphic quality, linocuts also don’t require a press. In this workshop, we'll cover all stages of the process- image transfer, carving, inking, registration, and printing. We'll be working with different linoleum blocks to create two-color images, while experimenting with multiple color combinations. Supply list will be emailed in advance. Linocut by instructor, Eva Nikolova. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Jun 29 - Jul 27
summer
5pm weekly
Collage Workshop
Create spirited collages while learning about color, composition, adhesives and technique. In this class geared for both beginners and experienced artists, students will explore the use of different materials and techniques such as packing tape transfers, tea dying and acrylic medium transfers. Supplies will be emailed in advance. Detail of collage by instructor, Jenn Adams. Click here for Collage supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Jul 7 - Jul 28
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Projects in Painting + Drawing: All Levels
Plot your own project path with the support of your guide, Heidi Johnson. After an initial warm up exercise, Heidi tailors instruction for each student to ensure that everyone accomplishes their goals. Participants will work on their own projects in a lively, open studio setting, while receiving technical and conceptual guidance. All levels are welcome. Most drawing supplies provided by JCC; other supplies will be discussed in class. Painting by student, Barbara S. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Jul 10 - Aug 14
summer
10am18 - 0weekly
Projects in Painting + Drawing: All Levels
Plot your own project path with the support of your guide, Heidi Johnson. After an initial warm up exercise, Heidi tailors instruction for each student to ensure that everyone accomplishes their goals. Participants will work on their own projects in a lively, open studio setting, while receiving technical and conceptual guidance. All levels are welcome. Most drawing supplies provided by JCC; other supplies will be discussed in class. Painting by student, Barbara S. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Jul 10 - Aug 14
summer
1:30pm18 - 0weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene's drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Jul 11 - Aug 15
summer
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Drawing the Portrait: All Levels
This class will give students the basics necessary to draw and paint the human face. Learn how to use light and shadow to create the 3D forms of the human head. A live model will be used each session. The class will start with one-day poses, then will progressively work into longer, multiple-week poses. Drawing supplies will be emailed a week in advance. Painting by instructor, Gabriela Dellosso. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Mon, Jul 14 - Aug 18
summer
12pm18 - 0weekly
Art History Series
Learn how an artist establishes the mood of a painting and/or makes a statement through utilizing specific visual properties. Gene will discuss individual elements of composition such as line, color, and space, while showing famous works of art that illustrate these properties. Use what you’ve learned in your own artistic practice, or while deciphering a new piece in a museum. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Jul 17
summer
7pm once
Exploring Color: A Watercolor Workshop
This watercolor workshop is an introduction and exploration designed for adults of all artistic abilities. Explore wet-on-wet washes to let colors flow and bleed into each other, creating beautifully unexpected effects. Using washes on a dry surface, you’ll experience the reverse—control and form. Both methods will encourage your creativity and skills. Supply list will be emailed in advance; space is limited. Illustrated lettering by instructor, Marika Hahn. Click here for sample images from the instructor. Supply Info: Please bring one pad of Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140# in either of these sizes: 9" x 12" or 11" x 14"; and a pad of lightweight tracing paper, any brand will do. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Jul 20
summer
2pm18 - 0once
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. Painting by student, Sandy L. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Jul 23 - Aug 27
summer
2pm18 - 0weekly
Creative Painting: All Levels
Whether you're a beginner or more experienced easel painter, this class will test the boundaries of traditional easel painting. Interpret a masterpiece, experiment with collage and mixed media, and expand your notions of what makes a good painting. You'll receive a sound foundation in oil or acrylic technique as well as composition, color theory, color mixing, and other formal elements of art. A supply list will be emailed. Painting by student, Sandy L. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Wed, Jul 23 - Aug 27
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Art History Series
Not just another rundown of names, dates, and "isms." Rather, the big picture of how world art has developed over the past 90,000 years. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Jul 24
summer
7pm once
Art History Series
You see elements of embroidery, miniature painting, and calligraphy everywhere these days from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Etsy. Did you know all of these mediums were born in India and China? Even art enthusiasts lack an understanding of these two important civilizations. Discover the treasures of Indian and Chinese art, as well as the history and philosophies behind their creation. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Jul 31
summer
7pm once
Camera-less Photography Without a Darkroom: The Chemigram
A unique and rare alternative photo process, chemigrams quickly and easily yield results that are as singular as they are spectacular even for the beginner. More related in method and approach to painting and printmaking than to photography, chemigrams use no camera or darkroom. We'll be working in ambient light with darkroom chemicals on black and white photo paper to create subtly colored prints, using a variety of resists, from simple household ingredients like honey and glue, to specialized formulas. We'll also explore hand-coloring methods. No prior photo, printmaking or painting experience is required. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Sun, Aug 3 - Aug 24
summer
5pm weekly
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