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Monmouth County Parks System

Adult Classes 

Oil Painting Techniques 
Fall 2023

 

Sections Available

Wed, Sep 6-27

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Program Code:Z5534A

Wed, Oct 25 - Nov 15 

2:00 PM 4:30 PM

Program Code:Z5634A

Wed, Nov 29 - Dec 20

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Program Code:Z5734A

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. 

 

Four Sessions $82.00 per person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Pastel Impressionism
Fall 2023

Sections Available

Mon, Sept 11- Oct 2 

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Program Code:Z4934A

Mon, Oct 23 - Nov 13 

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Program Code:Z5034A

Mon, Nov 27 - Dec 18

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Program Code:Z5134A

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. 

Four Sessions $82.00 per person

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center

ChiaroScuro Drawing Techniques
Fall 2023

 

Sections Available

Mon, Sept 11 - Oct 2

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Program Code: Z4634A 

Mon, Oct 23 - Nov 13

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Program Code: Z4734A

Mon, Nov 27 - Dec 18

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Program Code: Z4834A

Learn how to draw with confidence and master your drawing skills in this new advanced drawing course. Chiaroscuro is Italian for light and dark invented during the Renaissance to portray depth through slow gradations of light and shadow. This advanced drawing technique will take you to the next level as an artist. Painters will be able to see the subtle nuances of light in their subject matter after completing this course. If you have taken several drawing courses with me and feel confident in your skills in perspective and proportion, join me. We will focus on one direct light source in our classes this will greatly enhance the 3-dimentional quality in your work. We will be working from life and professional photos. Charcoals both black and white and pencils on toned paper to capture the light and dark. Come enjoy expanding your artistic skills with me, you will be challenged. Your supply list is provided on your registration receipt.

Four Sessions $82.00 per person

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center