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Monmouth County Parks System

Adult Classes 

Plein Air Oil Painting at the Cove

SPRING 2024

Sections Available​

Tue, May 7 - Jun 11

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Program Code:ZCA42A

Instructor Gina Torello has redesigned this PleinAir class down by the Manasquan Inlet. She will demonstrate each session as everyone follows along painting the exact subject matter as she instructs from inception to completion. Each painting will take two weeks start to finish. Lessons will be on the Manasquan beach, jetty, out in the marsh grass, the fishing boats from Point Pleasant marina and all while painting alongside with a master PleinAir artist. This is a one of a kind experience all local artist do not want to pass up. You will be supplied with a New Wave Pochade Easel to use during your exclusive lessons down in this quaint seashore town. This pleasurable and rewarding class will cover compositional structure, color theory, application of materials and most of all the process of capturing the LIGHT in the open air like the Impressionists. Intermediate to experienced oil painting artists are welcomed. Must be physically able to stand for three hours and mobile to move about outside with all your supplies in a backpack. Detailed Supply list will be attached to your receipt.

 

Instructor: Gina Torello, Professional Artist MFA, LightScapes Studio LLC

*7 sessions $160.00 per person

Fisherman's Cove Act Ctr.

Pastel Impressionism

FALL 2024

Sections Available

Mon, Sep 9 - Oct 21 

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Program Code:Z6444A

Mon, Oct 28 - Dec 16

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Program Code:Z6544A

*no class 11/25

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, MFA Professional Artist, LightScapes Studio LLC

*7 sessions $154.00 per person

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center

Mixed Media Drawing Class
FALL 2024

Sections Available

Wed, Sep 11 - Oct 23 
10
:00 AM-12:30 PM

Program Code:Z6644A

Wed, Oct 30 - Dec 18

10:00 AM-12:30 PM

Program Code:Z6744A

*no class 11/27

This new class offers enjoyment and fulfillment for all artists. We will work with both wet and dry drawing materials such as inks, dyes, watercolor, acrylic, and gouache as underpaintings. Then, we will build upon the subject matter with layering and overlapping techniques to add new life to the drawing. We will then go back into the initial washes with dry drawing materials to design exciting, unique one-of-a-kind artwork that is both fun and forgiving at the same time. We will apply microns, color pencils, markers, and even render with pastel pencils to create your unique style, impressionistic or realistic depending on the individual artist. You will be supplied with various references for inspiration such as koi ponds, sunsets, tropical paradises, animals, and or be inspired by your own ideas as well. Come explore and learn how to mix and match many diverse mediums on one paper. All levels are always welcome.

A detailed supply list will be attached to your receipt.

Instructor: Gina Torello, MFA Professional Artist, LightScapes Studio LLC

*7 sessionS $154.00 per person

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center

Painting Techniques
from Life
FALL 2024

Sections Available

Wed, Sep 11 - Oct 23 
1:00 P
M-3:30 PM

Program Code:ZBK44A

Wed, Oct 30 - Dec 18

1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Program Code:ZBM44A

*no class 11/27

An exciting new class for painters of all levels. Gain confidence in composing still lifes, setting up unique lighting, and exploring diverse compositional approaches while mastering various painting techniques each week. From drawing and composition, matching to mixing vibrant new colors for your palette, I'll guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you finish with a detailed painting you're proud of. Transition smoothly with photos of each still life to work from in class, or choose from my collection of images. All painting mediums are encouraged, from pastels, gouache, acrylics, watercolor to of course the queen of all paints Oils. Delight in painting a range of subjects, including seashells, teapots, dolls, antique toy cars, glass bottles, porcelain items, animal skulls, stuffed toys to fresh fruits and vegetables. No matter your skill level, you're welcome to join. A universal supply list tailored to your chosen medium will be provided upon registration. Don't miss out unlock your creativity!

Instructor: Gina Torello, MFA Professional Artist, LightScapes Studio LLC

*7 sessionS $154.00 per person

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center