Monmouth County Parks System

Oil Painting Techniques 

Fall 2020

Thur, Sept 17-Oct 22

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Thur, Oct 29-Dec 10

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

no class 11/26/20
THIS CLASS IS OFFERED ON MY ONLINE COURSE TAB ABOVE.

Confidence is taught by proper structure of technique and application of the material.Through this hands–on-course, students will learn diverse painting styles, as well as various master techniques. We will cover concepts such as: working lean to fat, impasto, Alla prima and underpainting specific for each image and subject within the image.  Finished paintings will be 5x7 or 8x10 in size with references provided by your instructor in the step by step structured class. All levels are always welcomed.  A supply list is provided on your registration receipt. Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist, MFA Lightscapes Studio LLC

Six Sessions $120.00 Per Person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Pastel Impressionism

Fall 2020

Mon, Sept 14- Oct19 

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Mon, Oct 26-Dec 7

10:00 AM- 12:30 PM

 no class 11/23/20
THIS CLASS IS OFFERED ON MY ONLINE COURSE TAB ABOVE.

Explore the forgiving and simple media of soft pastels. References will be provided varying in subject matter and style. Working together as a class in a step by step manner you discover how a professional artist begins, creates and finishes a work of art. This method of teaching gives you confidence and allows you freedom to develop your own style.  Color Theory, application methods and diverse techniques are used to teach you use of texture and dimension in your paintings.  All levels are welcome.  A supply list is provided on your registration receipt. Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist, MFA Lightscapes Studio LLC

Six Sessions $120.00 Per Person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Renaissance Drawing

Fall 2020

Wed, Sept 16-Oct 21

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Wed, Oct 28 -Dec 9

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

no class 11/25/20
THIS CLASS IS OFFERED ON MY ONLINE COURSE TAB ABOVE.

This course covers how to understand perspective  correct your own artwork, and explore the mediums of charcoal, pencil, and ink all in black and white imagery. Still lives will be set up on site to provide students the opportunity to practice vital drawing skills. Taught in a structured learning environment, students will acquire the knowledge necessary to master the art of drawing.  Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, Lightscapes Studio LLC

Six Sessions $120.00 Per Person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Renaissance 
Painting

Fall 2020

Wed, Sept 16-Oct 21

1:00-3:30 PM 

Wed, Nov 4-Dec 16

1:00-3:30 PM 

no class 11/25/20

 

THIS CLASS IS OFFERED ON MY ONLINE COURSE TAB ABOVE.

This new class is designed to hone the skill of observation, , training your eyes to see the subtle color nuances from a fixed subject matter. Learning how to see and observe, is an invaluable skill for any artist from the novice to the seasoned painter. Still lifes and plein air demonstration will reveal some helpful keys to learning to paint what you see, achieve success and master your oil paintings. Come explore.  Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, Lightscapes Studio LLC

Six Sessions $120.00 Per Person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Studio Time
with Gina

Fall 2020

Mon, Sept 14-Oct 26 

1:00-3:30 PM

Program Code: Z7004A
no class10/19/20

Mon, Nov 2-Dec 14

1:00-3:30 PM

Program Code: Z7104A
no class 11/23/20

Fri, Sept 18-Oct 30

1:00-3:30 PM

Program Code: Z7204A
no class 10/23/20

Fri, Nov 6-Dec 18

1:00-3:30 PM

Program Code: Z7304A
no class 11/27/20

Open studio is an environment where all artists of any level can work in any medium side by side. Gina will work one-on-one with everyone in a small setting designed for individual growth. Personal lessons will be offered, and positive group interactions among students will also create a rewarding and educational experience.  All levels are welcome. Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, Lightscapes Studio LLC

 

Six Sessions $120.00 Per Person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Plein Air
by the Sea 

Fall 2020

Thurs, Sept 17-Oct29 

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Program Code: Z8004A no class 10/22/20

Thurs, Nov 5-Dec 17

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Program Code: Z8104A
no class 11/16/20

This course will allow you to observe and paint amazing views from a hidden cottage on the bayside of the Manasquan Inlet. Bring the media of your choice. Lessons will be well-structured with demonstrations every week. New techniques will be introduced on composition, values, color theory and applications of media.  Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, Lightscapes Studio LLC

Six Sessions $120.00 Per Person

Fisherman's Cove Act Ctr

Children Summer Camps

Senior Art Intensive Camp 

Summer 2020

Mon-Fri, July 8-12

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Program Code: Z0193A

Mon-Fri, Aug 5-9

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Program Code: Z0393A

This camp is for children who are interested in creating various types of art forms in a structured yet creative environment. Under the direction of artist Gina Torello, our staff will encourage young artists to develop their skills, talents and creativity. Projects will be individual as well as group and will include painting, drawing, artware, sculpture, mixed media and other 2 and 3 dimensional art mediums. Parents, please join us at 2:30 PM on the last to enjoy our end of camp art show. Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, Lightscapes Studio LLC

 

Five Sessions $275.00 Per Child (entering grades 6-8)

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Junior Art Intensive Camp 

Summer 2020

Mon-Fri, July 22-16

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Program Code: Z0593A

Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Program Code: Z0693A

This camp is for children who are interested in creating various types of art forms in a structured yet creative environment. Under the direction of artist Gina Torello, our staff will encourage a broadening of young artist skills, talents and creativity. Projects will be individual as well as group and will include painting, drawing, artware, sculpture, mixed media and other 2 and 3 dimensional art mediums. Parents, please join us at 2:30 PM on the last day to enjoy our end of camp art show. 

Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, Lightscapes Studio LLC

Five Sessions $275.00 Per Child (entering grades 3-5)

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Intensive
Drawing Camp 

Summer 2020

Mon-Fri, July 15-19

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Program Code: Z0793A

If you enjoy drawing and want to improve your skills this is the camp for you. We will work on mastering your drawing abilities by emphasizing the importance of observation and learning the proper techniques to becoming a skilled artist. Focus on perspective using 1-point and 2-point, proportions and accuracy, making and using values properly and being able to use these skills on your own in all your art work. Various media used including graphite, charcoal, fine markers, Chinese ink, and colored pencils. Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, Lightscapes Studio LLC

Five Sessions $215.00 Per Child (entering grades 5-9)

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Intensive
Painting Camp 

Summer 2020

Mon-Fri, Aug 12-16

9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Program Code: Z2893A

This advanced exploration camp is for children that love to PAINT. We will work in every painting media possible. From still lives using a standing easel, plein-air under the trees in the park and from my professional photographs as reference. Campers will learn how to use oils, acrylics, watercolor, tempera and mixed media painting. They will understand and create art that differs from Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Fauvism, and Abstraction. Perfect camp for a serious young artist.  Instructor Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, Lightscapes Studio LLC

Five Sessions $235.00 Per Child (entering grades 3-5)

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center