4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Art Studio Classes With Adam Adkison - Pollinators in Watercolor
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 watercolorsAs 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 be reducing 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.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.Seascapes in WatercolorsCome 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 is designed for a wide range of watercolor skill levels from beginners to advanced artists. Adam will demonstrate each aspect as well as a complete seascape, so join us and learn how to create the beauty that is the seascape. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.Local Birds in WaterJoin Adam in this one day class as he guides you through the art of birds. He’ll show how to paint feathers, beaks, claws, and eyes, as well as giving them a setting and environment. Working from images, Adam will first demonstrate how to paint these birds, then offer individual guidance to each student. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome so join us and paint these magnificent creatures in watercolor!Still Life in WatercolorsJoin 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 understandingin how to setup their own still lifes. Tuition includes a $15 materials fee to cover the cost of still lifes. Join us in discovery of new skills and how to create the watercolor paintings you’ve always wanted to and have fun doing it!Painting Forests in WatercolorsJoin Adam as he teaches how to create forest scenes with watercolors. He will demonstrate 3 different forest scenes, starting with simple and moving to complex. He will show how to paint the different elements including trees, rocks, clouds, trails and streams. He will then individually assist each student in achieving the painting they want to create. This class is open to beginners and up.Painting Docks in WatercolorsIn this class Adam will show how to create seaside docks so ubiquitous to New England. He will demonstrate several elements including how to layout your painting, how to create the mast and rigging of docked ships, piers, and the various items you find dockside. He will also demonstrate one to two paintings depending on time, then have each student work from the same image tocreate a painting. This class is open to beginners and up.Matting and Framing your Print or PaintingIn this 3 hour workshop Adam will walk you through how to create a mat for your print or watercolor painting. He will show how to measure and mark the mat board, the proper techniques for using a mat cutter, how to install into a frame and get the frame ready for hanging on the wall. Mat boards and mat cutter will be provided, you bring the painting or print and any frame you want to hang it in, up to 16” x 20”. $15 material fee included in cost of class.
Beech Street Center - Beech Street Center Area: Art Room