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Monmouth County Parks System

Oil Painting Techniques 
Spring 2023

Wed, Mar 8-Apr 5

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Program Code:ZBH32A

Wed, Apr 12-May 10 

2:00 PM 4:30 PM

Program Code:ZBJ32A

Wed, May 24-Jun 14

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Program Code:ZBK32A

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

Five Sessions $100.00 per person 

Four Sessions $80.00 per person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Pastel Impressionism
Spring 2023

Wed, Mar 8-Apr 5

11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Program Code:ZBD32A

Wed, Apr 12-May 10 

11:00 AM 1:30 PM

Program Code:ZBE32A

Wed, May 24-Jun 14

11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Program Code:ZBF32A

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

Five Sessions $100.00 per person 

Four Sessions $80.00 per person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

ChiaroScuro Drawing Techniques
Spring 2023

Mon, Mar 6-Apr 3

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Program Code:ZBR32A 

Mon, Apr 10-May 8

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Program Code:ZBS32A

Mon, May 22-Jun 12

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Program Code:ZBT32A 

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.

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

Six Sessions $120.00 Per Person

Five Sessions $100.00 per person 

Four Sessions $80.00 per person

Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center