All Classes are held at the Brannon-Heard House
in Downtown Cumming:  111 Pilgrim Mill Road 

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Painting

an aspen

Hot Poppies!

Sip lemonade or sweet tea and create a beautiful pod of poppies in  this painting party style class.  You may choose a blank or pre-drawn canvas, and will be led through the painting step by step.  All supplies are included.

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Level:  All

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$40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 24
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Painting

Nancy Nowak

Taking Your Painting to the Next Level

This 2-day workshop will cover in depth the foundations and techniques of oil and pastel painting. Instruction and demos will include:

  • Discussion on materials
  • In-depth study of composition, value studies. color temperatures and color harmony
  • How to select and work from a reference photo (importance of simplifying, massing, telling a story)
  • Different methods and techniques of underpainting
  • Step-by-step painting instruction with critiques
    pitfalls and how to avoid them 
  • Discussion on what makes a successful painting

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Level:  All

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$225.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 28-29
9 AM – 4 PM

 

Painting

Kris Straukas

Beginner Encaustic Painting

What is Encaustic Painting? The word “Encaustic” is a Greek word meaning “to heat or burn in”. Encaustic medium is made of natural Beeswax and Damar Resin (crystallized tree sap). The beeswax and resin is melted, pigment can be added, and applied in layers to a porous surface with brushes and other tools. Wax layers are then reheated to fuse it to the previous layer. Encaustic mediums and paints are a versatile, spontaneous medium. They can be re-melted to create different effects, layered in opaque or translucent layers, modeled, textured, scraped, sculpted, polished, or combined with a variety of materials to create collage works. Unlike other paints, encaustic is never wet or dry – it goes from a liquid to a solid state and back again in seconds, allowing additional layers to be added immediately.

This class will teach you the basics in Encaustic painting. Learn how to melt the medium and keep it within a safe working temperature, tools required and safety precautions to get you started. Experiment with different materials to create an 8 x 8 collage.

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Level:  Beginner

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$125.00

 

 

 

July 10
10 AM – 3 PM

July 31
10 AM – 3 PM

 

 

Painting

an aspen

6-Week Oil Class: Yellow Flowers and Dolomiti

You’ll want to grab the Frescati when you get home with this one!  Create this lovely scene from the Dolomiti while learning about my approach to color and harmony in this oil painting.

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Level:  All

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$199.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mondays
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20
September 3
September 10
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

 

 

Painting

an aspen

Blue Hydrangeas

Sip lemonade or sweet tea and create a vibrant vase of blue hydrangeas in  this painting party style class.  You may choose a blank or pre-drawn canvas, and will be led through the painting step by step.  All supplies are included.

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Level:  All

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$40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 31
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

 

Painting

Bill Stevens

Creative Drawing and Watercolor

Watercolor is presented as a fun, easy and forgiving medium.  Various subject matter from still life, landscape, to self-portraits will be rendered.

Pick an all day class during August, October or December. 

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Level:  Beginner

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$150.00

Material List

One 2B pencil
One kneaded eraser
One 18″ x 24″ Strathmore watercolor pad spiral bound
Ten sheets 8.5″ x 11″ white copy paper
One Prang watercolor set
One #10 round watercolor brush
One 1; or 2: wide flat watercolor brush

 

 

Saturdays
9 AM – 3 PM
(Bring Lunch)

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August 4
December 15

 

 

Painting

an aspen

Aloha August!

Sip lemonade or sweet tea and think of tropical breezes as you create a colorful floral composition in this painting party style class.  You may choose a blank or pre-drawn canvas, and will be led through the painting step by step.  All supplies are included.

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Level:  All

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$40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 7
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

 

 

Painting

an aspen

Indian Elephant

Sip lemonade or sweet tea and create a beautifully decorated elephant in  this painting party style class.  You may choose a blank or pre-drawn canvas, and will be led through the painting step by step.  All supplies are included.

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Level:  All

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$40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 14
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

 

Painting

Katie Phillips

Intro to Palette Knife Painting

Have you ever admired a painting that had tons of texture and unique blends of color? Chances are it was created with an impasto painting method often done using a palette knife. The knives allow you to use thick layers of paint, leave highly visible marks and apply them in a loose, energetic manner.  This 2 1/2 hour workshop will show you how to get started with palette knife painting and different strategies for creating a range of effects.  

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Level:  Beginner

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$75.00

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August 11
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

 

Painting

an aspen

Gossip

Sip lemonade or sweet tea in  this painting party style class and create a conversation of your choosing with these chickens! You may choose a blank or pre-drawn canvas, and will be led through the painting step by step.  All supplies are included.

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Level:  All

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$40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

 

 

Painting

an aspen

Lighthouse on the Beach

Sip lemonade or sweet tea class while creating a symbol of  inspiration and guidance in this painting party style class. You may choose a blank or pre-drawn canvas, and will be led through the painting step by step.  All supplies are included.

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Level:  All

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$40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 27
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

 

 

Painting

Bill Stevens

Creative Drawing and Watercolor -Weekly 

Watercolor is presented as a fun, easy and forgiving medium.  Various subject matter from still life, landscape, to self-portraits will be rendered.

Pick an all day class during August, October or December. 

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Level:  Beginner

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$200.00

Material List

One 2B pencil
One kneaded eraser
One 18″ x 24″ Strathmore watercolor pad spiral bound
Ten sheets 8.5″ x 11″ white copy paper
One Prang watercolor set
One #10 round watercolor brush
One 1; or 2: wide flat watercolor brush

 

 

Fridays
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Choose: 

October
5, 12, 19, 26

December
7, 14, 18, 21

Painting

Nancy Nowak

Plein Air Simplified – a 2 Day Workshop

Learn many of the tips and techniques of composing and designing your painting on location. Working with shapes, values, edges, and color, Nancy will help guide you to edit, simplify, and interpret the scene to tell a story and create that emotional response in the viewer that all artists seek. By working quickly and efficiently, learn how not to get bogged down by detail and stay loose. If you are new to plein air painting or want to take your skills to the next level, this class is geared towards you.  Nancy’s demos will include discussion on materials, composition, value studies. color temperatures and color harmony, importance of simplifying, massing, underpainting, and discussion on what makes a successful painting 

Visit Nancy’s website: NancyNowak.com 

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Level:  All

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$225.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocotber 6-7
Time to be announced

 

Drawing

Kris Straukas

Advanced Color Pencil Techniques

This six-hour workshop is for the intermediate/advanced student who is looking to learn photo-realism techniques in color pencil. Students with intermediate/advanced drawing skills will learn advanced steps using dry and water-soluble color pencils and work on a small drawing from a photograph. Students must be prepared for class with a graphite drawing on Stonehedge paper no larger than an 8×10 (Please see material list for complete information).

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Level:  Intermediate/Advanced

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$125.00

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July 11
10 AM – 4PM

August 1
10 AM – 4 PM

 

Drawing

Kris Straukas

Creative Pattern Design

Creative Pattern Design is an ancient form of artwork that has been scientifically proven to improve focus, creativity and reduce stress levels.

Coloring books for adults are all the rage right now!  How would you like to learn how to create your own artwork? This class is for all levels of drawing ability. Learn different patterns and work on completing a small drawing in a fun, creative and relaxing environment. These design techniques are extremely easy to learn and can be applied in all types of artwork and crafts.

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Level:  Beginner

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$55.00

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July 17
11 AM – 3 PM

 

Drawing

Kris Straukas

Color Pencil Techniques

This class will show how to incorporate both dry and water-soluble pencils and illustrate various ways to create rich, vibrant drawings and paintings. This four-hour workshop will teach you everything there is to know about color pencils, the perfect papers to use, “tricks of the trade” and complete a small drawing. Cost of the workshop includes all supplies except color pencils. Students are encouraged to know basic drawing skills and bring small basic sets of both dry and water-soluble color pencils.

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Level:  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

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$65.00

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July 18
10 AM – 2 PM

 

DRAWING

Bill Stevens

Fundamentals of Drawing

Instruction in basic drawing with graphite pencil and charcoal relating to line, form, value, texture and light source will be addressed.  Various subject matter from still life to self-portraits will be rendered.  The last hour will involve an introduction to watercolor. We will draw in charcoal on watercolor paper.

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Level:  All

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$150.00

Material List
One graphite 2-B pencil
One package (sticks) soft vine charcoal
One kneaded eraser
One 18”x24” Strathmore “watercolor pad, spiral bound”
Ten sheets 8.5”x11 white copy paper
One Prang watercolor set
One #10 round watercolor brush

 

 

July 21
9 AM – 3 PM
(Bring Lunch)

Oct 20
9 AM – 3 PM
(Bring Lunch)

 

 

DRAWING

Bill Stevens

Fundamentals of Drawing – Weekly Classes

Instruction in basic drawing with graphite pencil and charcoal relating to line, form, value, texture and light source will be addressed.  Various subject matter from still life to self-portraits will be rendered.  The last hour will involve an introduction to watercolor. We will draw in charcoal on watercolor paper.

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Level:  All

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$200.00

Material List
One graphite 2-B pencil
One package (sticks) soft vine charcoal
One kneaded eraser
One 18”x24” Strathmore “watercolor pad, spiral bound”
Ten sheets 8.5”x11 white copy paper
One Prang watercolor set
One #10 round watercolor brush

 

 

Fridays in September
Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Fridays in November
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM