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Botanical Watercolors

The fragile beauty of flowers and the vibrancy of watercolors go hand in hand. In this class, the instructor will guide you through painting several types of flowers from start to finish. He will provide color mixing, brushwork, and step-by-step instructions. He will also share tips and tricks for watercolor that you can use for a lifetime. Explore the finer details of nature in color, light, and form. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome. Tuition includes a $15 materials fee to cover the cost of flowers.

Still-life with Watercolors

Join Adam as he guides you through the world of still life in watercolor. You’ll learn the composition concepts of what makes a successful still life and how to use value & color theory, lines and movement throughout the painting all while learning to paint a variety of different objects such as fruits and vegetables, pottery, glass, reflections, flowers, and more. Students will gain understanding
in how to setup their own still lifes. Tuition includes a $15 materials fee to cover the cost of flowers.Join us in discovery of new skills and how to create the watercolor paintings you’ve always wanted to and have fun doing it!

Acrylic basics

In this class Adam will teach the basics of acrylic painting as well as a few advanced techniques. He will show how to mix and work with paint, how to start a painting, how to work quickly, what materials are better (and why) and many other lessons. We will use various still life props and setups for class
to learn from including fruits and vegetables, pottery, metal, and other materials. Students will gain an understanding in acrylics to carry into their own paintings. Join Adam in learning new techniques and how to take your acrylic painting to a whole new level.

Animals in Watercolors

In this class Adam will show how to paint animals in watercolors. He will demonstrate several types of animals including dogs, cats, birds, and more as time permits. Photos will be provided, but students can bring in their own animal photo to work from if they choose. Adam will instruct how to
mix the colors needed, which ways are best to use paper, how to achieve various fur textures, getting that ‘right light’ in the eyes, and so much more. Join us and learn how to create animals in watercolors!

Cloudscapes in Watercolors

In this one day class Adam will teach several ways of painting cloudscapes. He’ll go over how to get ‘wispy’ clouds, the afternoon Cumulus 'puffy’ clouds, rays shining, as well as much more. He will show different techniques to use in cloud painting as well as ways to incorporate them into landscape
painting, so join us in this one day class, pick up some new skills, and have your head in the clouds for a few hours.

Seascapes in watercolors (one day class)

Come explore seascapes in watercolor with a focus on color and various blending and mark making techniques to create waves, light reflections, skies, sand, clouds, rocks and more. This one day class is designed for a wide range of watercolor skill levels from beginners to advanced artists. Adam will demonstrate several aspects, so join us and learn how to create the beauty that is the seascape.

More Acrylic basics!

In this class Adam will teach the basics of acrylic painting as well as a few advanced techniques. He will show how to mix and work with paint, how to start a painting, how to work quickly, what materials are better (and why) and many other lessons. We will use various still life props and setups for class
to learn from including fruits and vegetables, flowers, wood, books, and other materials. Students will gain an understanding in acrylics to carry into their own paintings. Join Adam in learning new techniques and how to take your acrylic painting to a whole new level. All levels from beginners to
advanced are welcome. (The fall acrylic basics class is not required to take this one)

Birds in watercolors

As we get ready for spring we’ll look to the birds who will be returning. Robins, bluejays, falcons, owls, hummingbirds and even the humble sparrow will be the subjects our class. Working from images, Adam will first demonstrate how to paint these birds, then offer individual guidance to each
student. He’ll show how to paint feathers, beaks, claws, and eyes, as well as giving them a setting and environment. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome so join us and paint these magnificent creatures in watercolor.

Pollinators in watercolor!

Butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, moths,and ladybugs are all creatures that help grow the flowers around us. Join Adam as we pick a different one each class and we will learn about the different types of pollinators, their importance to the environment, and how to paint them in watercolor. He’ll be showing various tricks and tips on how to mimic the textures of these animals. As always he’ll bereducing the subject into easy, bite-size sections so students walk away will knowledge they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome so join us
and practice your skills by painting these important pollinators.

Learn More about Adam on his website. Adamadkison.com



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Painting in Acrylics 
18y and up N/A Tu  11/07/2023 - 12/12/2023
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Beech Street Center - Beech Street Center Area: Art Room
$243.00 Res, $243.00 Non-Res
 
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Still - Life Watercolors 
18y and up N/A 11/06/2023 - 12/11/2023
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Beech Street Center - Beech Street Center Area: Art Room
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Pollinators in Watercolor 
18y and up N/A 01/22/2024 - 03/04/2024
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Beech Street Center - Beech Street Center Area: Art Room
$207.00 Res, $207.00 Non-Res
 
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More Acrylic Basics 
18y and up N/A Tu  01/23/2024 - 03/05/2024
04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Beech Street Center - Beech Street Center Area: Art Room
$250.00 Res, $250.00 Non-Res
 
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Birds in Watercolors 
18y and up N/A 01/24/2024 - 03/06/2024
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Beech Street Center - Beech Street Center Area: Art Room
$207.00 Res, $207.00 Non-Res
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