Summer Studio / Adult

Teenagers are welcome in adult classes. Unless otherwise specified, classes are designed for beginning and intermediate levels. Most classes require students to bring their own supplies. Supply lists can be found on our website.

Drawing

Monitored Figure Drawing & Painting

Della Drees, Monitor
This ongoing session offers the opportunity to maintain and improve drawing and painting skills in a relaxed atmosphere. A live model is provided each week.
Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm
June 23 – August 25
1 session: Members $15 / Public $20
5 sessions: Members $70 / Public $95*
All season pass (10 sessions total): Members $135 / Public $185*
*Must pre-pay entire amount and choose specific dates to qualify for reduced fee.


Nuts & Bolts of Drawing (FULL) Call to be added to the wait list!

Lisa Lyman Adams
Improve your ability to draw realistically. Learn set up, composition, observation skills and techniques to sharpen your accuracy in graphite drawing. Gain knowledge of the physics of shadows and light sources, and learn to measure distances accurately, working from photographs and still lifes. Also practice a variety of rendering and shading techniques for achieving different textures.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 9pm
August 5 – 26
Members $120 / Public $150

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Painting

Intro to Painting in Oils or Acrylics

Jack Montmeat
Learn the basics of painting, from set-up to color mixing, proportions and perspective. Enjoy working from a still life in a relaxed atmosphere. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction.
Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
August 3 – 31
Members $120 / Public $150

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Contemporary Impressionism

Sheila Barbone
Learn to paint subject matter realistically, but with a modern twist reminiscent of Impressionism, and with elements of Abstraction. Focus on fast brushwork, use of color, and paint application.. Work from photos, in oil or acrylic.
Thursdays, 6pm – 9pm
August 6 – 27
Members $145 / Public $180

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Summer Workshops

Classes running more than three hours will break for lunch around noon.

Plein Air Painting

Howard Park
Capture the essence of the landscape by painting outdoors on the beautiful grounds of MAC. Teacher demonstrations will be in oils and focus on applying premier coup principles of rapid and minimal brush strokes to simplifying the scene. Graphite, acrylic and watercolor media are also welcome. Rain date TBD.
Saturday, August 22, 10am – 4pm
Members $ 65 / Public $85 per class

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Stained Glass

Rebecca Grills – Guest Faculty
Learn the art of stained glass from pattern preparation to glass cutting, foiling and soldering, while creating your own sun-catcher and small window panel. All materials provided.
Saturday, August 15, 10am – 4pm
Members $110 / Public $130


D.I.Y. Body Products

Brenda de los Santos
Learn to make you own lip balm, sugar scrub, bug spray and lotion to stay comfortable all summer (and year) long! Each student will leave with one of each product. All materials provided.
Sunday, August 9, 1pm – 4pm
Members $50 / Public $60

 

Fall Studio Programs / Adult

Teenagers are welcome in adult classes. Unless otherwise specified, classes are designed for beginning and intermediate levels.
Classes running more than three hours will break for lunch around noon.

Drawing

Monitored Figure Drawing & Painting

This ongoing session offers the opportunity to maintain and improve drawing and painting skills in a relaxed atmosphere. A live model is provided each week.
Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm
September 8 – October 13
1 session: Members $15 / Public $20
6 sessions: Members $85 / Public $115*
*Must pre-pay entire amount to qualify for reduced fee


Nuts & Bolts of Drawing

Lisa Lyman Adams
Improve your ability to draw realistically. Learn set up, composition, observation skills and techniques to sharpen your accuracy in graphite drawing. Gain knowledge of the physics of shadows and light sources, and learn to measure distances accurately, working from photographs and still lifes. Also practice a variety of rendering and shading techniques for achieving different textures.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
September 16 – October 14
Members $120 / Public $150


Intro to Drawing

Jack Montmeat
Improve your understanding of spatial orientation, light and shadow, working from simple 3-D geometric shapes, such as spheres, cubes and cylinders. These skills serve as a foundation for all types of drawing. All levels welcome.
Monday, December 7, 6pm – 9pm
Members $35 / Public $40


Portrait & Figure Drawing

Jack Montmeat
This class will feature a portrait model one week and a figure model the next, alternating weeks. Each class will consist of one long pose per class. Drawing concepts such as placement of the subject on the page, proportion, likeness, line quality, and using light and shade will be demonstrated. Additionally, basic anatomical landmarks will be given to strengthen work. All levels welcome.
Thursdays, 6pm – 9pm
September 10 – October 15 (no class 10/1)
Members $225 / Public $270


Zentangle Renaissance

Carol Dunn
Take your Zentangle to new heights! Use Zentangle Renaissance paper tiles along with brown and white pens, white charcoal pencils and regular black pens and pencils. Instructor will demonstrate a combination of new tangles and tangles students may have learned previously, but in color. Handouts and resources will be provided for those who wish to continue creating new designs and patterns. Prior Zentangle experience is strongly encouraged but not required.
Sunday, November 8, 10am – 1pm
Members $35 / Public $45 + Supply fee payable to instructor at class (approximately $13- $20).

Painting

Introduction to Painting in Oils or Acrylics

Sarah Stifler Lucas
Learn the basics of painting, from set-up to color mixing, proportions and perspective. Enjoy working from a still life in a relaxed atmosphere. Class includes demonstrations and personal instruction.
Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
September 14 – October 12
Members $120 / Public $150
November 2 – 23
Members $95 / Public $120


Contemporary Impressionism

Sheila Barbone
Learn to paint subject matter realistically, but with a modern twist reminiscent of Impressionism, and elements of Abstraction. Focus on fast brushwork, use of color, paint application, and more. Work from photos, in oil or acrylic.
Tuesdays, 6pm – 9pm
October 27 – November 24
Members $180 / Public $225


Watercolor Essentials

Lisa Lyman Adams
Explore the medium of watercolor by working from still lifes and other reference materials. Learn painting set-up skills, composition, and techniques for layering colors and creating light and shadow to replicate stationary and moving objects, including water, skin and cloth. Class will focus on demonstrations and hands-on exercises to practice techniques.
Tuesdays, 9:30am – 12pm
September 15 – October 13
Members $150 / Public $185


Line & Wash

Howard Park
Learn to record events and experiences as they happen. Gain simple tools for making quick sketches with pen and watercolor. These sketches can serve as studies for later paintings, or as records of experiences. Learn to develop lines, forms and values working from photographs, personal objects, or from the classroom environment itself. Repeat students can hone their skills.
Sunday, September 20, 10am – 3:30pm
Saturday, October 17, 10am – 3:30pm
Members $60 / Public $75 per class


Pastel for All

Jacqueline Phillips
Improve your drawing skills while working with pastels. New still-life compositions and techniques will be introduced to challenge beginners and returning pastel painters.
Thursdays, 6pm – 8:30pm
October 29 – November 19
Members $120 / Public $150


Photo to Canvas

Sarah Stifler Lucas     
Bring your favorite photographs and learn how to create a work of art in acrylic or oils. Instructor demonstrations focus on design, composition and value. Previous painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
September 9 – October 14
Members $145 / Public $180
Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
September 10 – October 15
Members $215 / Public $270


Premier Coup Landscapes

Howard Park
Discover how quickly a scene can be captured with oils using the ‘premier coup’ technique of rapid and minimal brush strokes. Learn to develop compositions based on simple placement rules, focusing on contrast, expression, and strong compositions. Using a limited palette, create proper colors that relate to each other and require less mixing, thus saving time. Various impasto techniques will also be demonstrated, as a means of adding dimension to your canvases. All levels welcome.
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm
October 14 – November 18 (No 10/21)
Members $180 / Public $225


Featured Master Class: Form and Color with the Figure

JaFang Lu, Studio Incamminati
This workshop focuses on two areas of study in oil painting—closed grisaille and color study. In grisaille, students initially focus on linear construction with accurate proportions and basic structure development of the figure. They then move into turning linearly constructed flat shapes into 3-dimensional form with well-observed and calibrated value relationships. In color study, students first learn to see and paint the figure and environment as simple color blocks. They then learn to adjust these color blocks (value, hue and intensity) to recreate the sense of light temperature on the figure and surrounding environment. The first three days begin with short exercises, one to three hours each, focused on these two disciplines. The workshop week ends with a two-day pose where students have the opportunity to integrate the two skill sets. This workshop is suited for students of all painting skill levels with basic and more training in drawing. The goal is for students to s go home with crucial painting skills, rather than with a polished painting.

Studio Incamminati graduate and instructor JaFang Lu received the 2012 Leeway Foundation for Art and Change Grant.

Monday – Friday, October 19 – 23, 9 am – 4pm
Tuition $599. MAC Members receive a 10% discount
For details and registration visit StudioIncamminati.org or call Studio Incamminati at 215-592-7910. Classes take place at the Mystic Arts Center.

JaFang Lu will be conducting a demonstration on Tuesday, October 20th, 6pm – 9 p.m.in the studios. Free to workshop participants and members of MAC. $5 for the general public.

Photography

Digital Photography I

Brenda De Los Santos
Learn the basics of digital photography including composition, exposure, white balance, and depth of field using your digital SLR or point-and-shoot camera with manual capabilities. Discover how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO work together to create an image. Topics covered include nature, portrait, and action photography. A digital camera with full manual controls is required.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
September 15 – October 13
Members $120 / Public $150


Digital Photography II

Brenda De Los Santos
Delve deep into composition, lighting, flash, and specialized photography to enhance the images you create. Students must have taken either Digital Photography I or know how to use their cameras in full manual mode.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
October 27 – November 24
Members $120 / Public $150


Art of Photography

Shane Gutierrez, Guest Faculty
Take your photography to new levels by exploring the artistic potential of the medium. Whatever your interest in subject matter may be, you will delve deep into conceptual and aesthetic concerns of the art form.. This class is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a fine art photographer, or in making their photographs more personal and expressive. Some experience recommended. A digital camera is required, although shooting take place outside of class hours.
Mondays, 6:30pm – 9pm
October 26 – November 23
Members $150 / Public $185


Daytime Portraits

Brenda De Los Santos
Learn the best techniques and model poses to create great portraits. Students should know how to use their cameras in manual mode and have a working knowledge of how aperture, shutter speed and ISO interact. Class takes place at Haley Farm State Park in Groton.
Saturday, October 3, 3pm – 5pm. (Rain date October 10)
Members $25 / Public $30

Sculpture & Mixed Media

The Portrait in Clay

Robert Greene, Guest Faculty
Learn the process of sculpting a human face out of oil-based clay, from building the armature, to layering on the clay, to refining the features. Discover techniques for working with modelling clay, called plastalina, that does not need to be fired, and allows for reworking. Class will work from images, casts, and a live model, and will feature teacher demonstrations each step of the way. Some experience drawing or painting from a model recommended. All materials provided, but please bring clear, large photographs (of face and head from all the front, back and sides) if you wish to model a specific person.
Wednesdays, 6 – 9 pm
October 28 – November 18
Members $220/ Public $255


Printmaking Sampler

Carol Dunn
Experiment with monotype and drypoint techniques. This course is open to all levels, and will help painters and printmakers alike to view their work with new possibilities. Materials provided and included in workshop fee.
Sunday, October 25, 10am – 4pm
Members $100 / Public $110

Personalized Programs

Open Studios

Bring your own materials and enjoy working in a relaxed studio environment.

Mondays, ongoing, 1pm – 4pm. Free. No open studios on 9/7, 10/12, 10/19, 11/30.
The printing press will be available on select Mondays. Contact the Education Department to check for availability.


Private Instruction with MAC Faculty

Private lessons for beginning and intermediate artists of all ages offer individual guidance in a variety of media. A unique curriculum created for you personally can help with technical skills and artistic development. Contact the Education Department for information and scheduling.

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