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Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be issued if you cancel at least a week in advance of the start of the class.

Snow Day Policy: CAE classes will be closed in the event that Jefferson County Public Schools have closed due to severe weather as announced by local radio or TV.

A Painting a Day, the Alla Prima Way
May 5, 2018
One Saturday: May 5, 10:00am-4:00pm
All levels
Instructor: Kelli Folsom
Course description: The workshop will focus on fundamentals of:
• Starting with a clear vision
• Setting up a good composition
• Creating effective illusion of light and shadow
• Value structure
• Color strategy
• Brushwork techniques

This course will focus on completing one smaller work in a day. Kelli has used this method to vastly improve her painting by going for quantity over quality and carrying over lessons learned from the previous days' work into the next painting. By working faster and on a smaller scale, you will learn techniques more quickly and without wasting hours on a large work, only to realize that your painting looks overworked, or the composition was no good, your drawing was off or you just needed a better color strategy or concept. Kelli is even bringing oil paints and panels to share--all you have to bring are your own brushes!

Kelli Folsom is an exhibiting and award winning member of Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists and American Impressionists Society. She received her B.F.A. from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2011 and has come to be well known for her specialty in alla prima light and shadow still life painting. Her technique specifically focuses on achieving a look of depth and luminosity with wet into wet painting.
$120.00 CAE Member
$135.00 Non-Member
Painting in Watercolor
May 9, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 10:00am-3:00pm
All levels
Instructor: Cathy Jones
Course description: Find your artistic muse through watercolor. Discover how it is uncontrollable, fluid and alive. But don't be intimidated by this lovely medium. Cathy is known for her use of color, color theory and her unique approach to watercolor painting which is somewhat impressionistic with a southwestern flair. She will lead you through the process of putting together a watercolor painting from start to finish with her new book "Watercolor Painting Step by Step". You will receive a signed copy of the book to take home with you. Some or all of the following watercolor techniques may be used: masking fluid, splatter, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, glazing, light to dark, and beyond. All abilities and levels welcomed. Click on the link below for the supply list. 300 pound watercolor paper will be available for purchase.
$148.00 CAE Member
$165.00 Non-Member
Your Creative Journey Through Pastel; Level I
May 19, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Marjie Eakin-Petty
Course description: Level I - Beginning with The Basics - Building Foundational Skills

Best for those new to pastel or new to painting or any level wishing to spark up their color and technique skills. These two-day, indoor workshops focus on discovering your own path to inspiration while learning how to capture the essence of excitement in the landscape. Learn the principles of creating vibrant pastel paintings, infusing your artwork with dynamic light and color. Enjoy the process of connecting with your own creative expression while learning the fundamentals of pastel painting in a fun and relaxed environment. Bring reference photos from which to work or new students may paint along with Marjie's demonstration as you begin to immerse yourself in your own painting. Previous knowledge of painting is helpful but not required in Level I. Recommended: repeat Level 1 three or more times (if new to painting) until a working proficiency of concepts is reached before advancing to Level II.

Each day begins with a time of gathering and sharing of your own creative journey, and brief exercises to stimulate your creative fire and inspire your life as an artist. Followed by instruction of soft pastel techniques, composition and color theory. Marjie will demonstrate and provide easel-side assistance while you paint each afternoon.

Class is limited to nine (9) so sign up soon!
$225.00 CAE Member
$245.00 Non-Member
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